Level 3 Award in Activity First Aid

Level 3 Award in Activity First Aid

This course is designed to provide the knowledge and competence required for a learner to deal with a range of first aid situations with a focus on sports and activity related conditions.

The course is suitable for learners working in outdoor and activity environments or involved in voluntary and community activities.

Who should attend

  • Those working in a sports/water related industry
  • Volunteers running physical activities for children and/or adults

Course syllabus

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Dealing with a non-breathing casualty (adult & child)
  • Use of an automated external defibrillator
  • Dealing with an unconscious casualty
  • Basic hygiene in first aid
  • Heart attacks
  • Minor injuries
  • Shock
  • Bleeding control
  • Head injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Spinal injuries
  • Angina
  • Choking
  • Seizures
  • Fractures
  • Drowning
  • Electrical injuries
  • Effects of heat and cold
  • Asthma
  • Burns

Course duration

  • Twelve hours excluding breaks
  • Courses are normally run over two seven hour days to allow for breaks and delegate registration
  • Courses may not be spread over more than six weeks

Course dates

  • Closed courses can be held at your site for your group of up to 12 students at times and date to suit you.
  • Individual places available on courses at our various Training Centres.  Please visit our Book Here page for courses close to your location.


  • The qualification is assessed through practical demonstration and oral questioning
  • Delegates must be fourteen years of age, and above, to take the assessment


  • On successful completion, students will be awarded a First Aid Awards certificate through one of our carefully chosen training suppliers

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