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Emergency First Aid at Work SCQF Level 6

Learn how to perform effective and efficient first aid in emergency situations.


Why take this course?

Accidents happen when you least expect them. Earning a certification in performing emergency first aid is the only way to ensure you'll know exactly what to do when mishap - no matter how big or small - strikes. This SQA accredited course leads to certification (if the candidate successfully passes assessment) which is valid for three years.

The courses is aimed at those whose work requires them to be aware of emergency first aid measures, including parents, care workers, those in the hospitality industry, etc.

What you will experience

This short course is composed of highly practical content as well as a theoretical element, ensuring you are well equipped with the skills and confidence to act swiftly and effectively in the case of emergency. The topics covered include:

  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • Basic life support and emergency first aid responses
  • Treatment of various injuries and ailments
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Key facts

Mode of study
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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

What you will need

Candidates should wear comfortable clothing for participating in a practical course.

What you need to know

Anything else?

Please note, this course is not eligible for fee waiver.

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

Students may wish to proceed to other child, health and social care courses or go on to complete the 18 hour HSE First Aid Qualification.


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Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Student Advice Centre for more information or register an interest.

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.