First Aid at Work SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

This three day training course is available at our campuses in Thurso and Alness and aims to:

  • Enable participants to understand the principles of First Aid
  • Enable participants to practise First Aid procedures, emphasising resuscitation and recovery position
  • Enable participants to deal with emergency situations

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but candidates should be physically fit for the course.

  • First aid regulations
  • General principles of first aid
  • Basic human anatomy
  • Taking a pulse
  • Breathing and asphyxia causes and recognition
  • CPR
  • Circulation of the blood
  • External wounds and bleeding causes
  • Practical triangular bandaging
  • Internal bleeding and shock
  • Burns, scalds and effects of temperature
  • Practical application of sterile dressings
  • Fractures, sprains and strains
  • Poisons
  • Eye injuries
  • Practical and theory examination


How will I study my course?

  • Short course

How long will my course last?

This is a three day short course.

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso
    • Alness
    • Dornoch

Start date

A waiting list is in operation for this course.

To book your place, phone 01847 889250 or email  If this course is not scheduled to be held in the near future, we will hold your name on the list until we have sufficient to run the course.



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