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First Aid Annual Refresher


First Aid Annual Refresher is a training session conducted on a yearly basis for individuals who have previously completed a comprehensive first aid course. The annual refresher aims to reinforce and update the knowledge and skills of learners in first aid techniques, ensuring that they remain competent and confident in their ability to respond effectively to emergencies. These refreshers are particularly important as first aid protocols and guidelines may change over time, and regular practice helps maintain readiness and proficiency.

Who needs this qualification?

This course is designed for those with a valid Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) or First Aid at Work (FAW) certificate.

The course does not renew first aid certificates or extend the validity period of certificates. It is for practice and refreshing skills only. Those approaching expiry of their current first aid certificate will need to attend a requalification course. You can use our Requalification Checker to find the relevant course and find out more.

Why is this training important?

The HSE recommends that those who hold a valid Emergency First aid at Work (EFAW) or First Aid at Work (FAW) certificate should update their skills and knowledge every 12 months to keep up to date with any changes that happen between completing their first aid qualification and requalifying 3 years later.

Course content

  • Assess an incident
  • Unresponsive casualty
  • Recovery position and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Safely and effectively use an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Seizures
  • Choking
  • External bleeding
  • Shock

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Assess an incident
  • Manage a casualty who is unresponsive and NOT breathing normally
  • Provide first aid to an unresponsive and breathing normally casualty
  • Manage a casualty who is in seizure
  • Recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
  • Manage a casualty with external bleeding
  • Manage a casualty who is in shock
Certificated by: Ouch Learning and Development – approved by the FAIB
Duration: 3 Hours
Assessment: Practical assessment
Prerequisites: A valid Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) or First Aid at Work (FAW) certificate
Validity of award: 1 year
Learner-to-trainer ratio: Maximum 12 learners per trainer
Delivery formats available: Face-to-face

Available dates

There are no dates available currently. However you can enquire below and we will get back to you regarding your course interest.


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Is it Time to Requalify?

Stay on top of your qualfications and certifications effortlessly with our Requalification Checker tool. It’s a quick and easy way to verify your requalification status, ensuring you’re always up-to-date for your professional journey.

Please select the course you have previously completed, to see which course you need to take to renew your certificate

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