Occupational First Aid (5N1207)

QQI Minor Award Level 5 - Further Education & Training

This QQI level 5 accredited course will develop learners as Occupational First Aiders.

The course runs in accordance with the Health & Safety Authority Guidelines and is accredited by QQI. Assessment is carried out in accordance with QQI guidelines and regulations. Certification is valid for two years.

Programme Objectives

The overall objective of First Aid is to:

  • Save life
  • Prevent conditions getting worse
  • Promote recovery

Workshop Content

  • First Aid in the workplace
  • Patient Assessment 
  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Cardiac first response
  • Wounds and Bleeding
  • Altered levels of consciousness
  • Musculosketal injuries
  • Burns and scalds, chemicals, electric shock 

ourse Duration


 Three days 




Award: QQI Level 5
Those who successfully pass the Examinations will be issued with an Occupational First - Aid Certificate recognised by the Health & Safety Authority and QQI.
The certificate is valid for two years and indefinitely on attending a one day refresher every two years.
At the end of the course the participant will receive a pro forma letter indicating that he or she has attended the course and passed the assessment pending the receipt of the QQI certificate.


Thereafter when the First Aider completes a one day refresher course every two years they will receive a certificate from the training provider, as QQI does not issue refresher certificates.