Annual First Aid Refresher Course

Annual Refresher Course for First Aiders and Emergency First Aiders

Although it is not mandatory, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) strongly recommend that qualified First Aiders and Emergency First Aiders undertake an annual refresher course in order to keep their skills up-to-date and refreshed.

This three hour annual refresher course has been designed to meet that requirement and will help First Aiders to maintain their skills and knowledge whilst also keeping up-to-date with any changes to protocols.

Assessment and Marking:

The course Instructor is responsible for determining whether delegates pass or fail based on practical and oral assessment throughout the course, i.e. by observation and oral questioning, as well as the completion of a question paper at the end of the course. The Instructor will only award a pass if they believe that delegates have displayed the requisite understanding and competencies at the end of each session throughout the course and successfully completed the question paper.


A minimum of 3 hours, consisting of theoretical and practical activities.


A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Action for vomit
  • Resuscitation
  • Chain of Survival
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Bandaging
  • Hygiene
  • Responsibilities¬†
  • Communication skills
  • Primary Assessment
  • Top-to-toe survey
  • Recovery Position


A certificate of attendance will be issued.


It is recommended that no more than 16 students attend this course.

Age limits:

Students from the age of 14 can attend this course.