First Aid for Forestry Requalification (FAWR + F)
Level 3 VTQ
Two-day classroom course

For forestry type workplaces with team members already holding a full Forestry First Aid qualification which is about to expire or has expired less than 30 days ago

Take this 2-day course within 30 days of your current FAW+F certificate expiring - rather than the full 3-day FAW+F course again.  You must provide a copy of your previous certificate at time of booking.

Attend one of our training centres, or book team training at your own workplace.


All courses are delivered by highly experienced instructors with the most up-to-date and engaging methods of learning, designed to give you confidence.

  • Includes training on how to deal with catastrophic bleeds

  • Haemostatic dressing training

  • Lyme disease, signs, symptoms and prevention measures

  • Certificate valid for 3 years

  • HSE strongly advise annual First Aid Refresher training

  • Conforms to CPD guidelines and includes a 12-hour CPD statement

  • Approved, regulated with nationally recognised certification

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£150 per learner at our venues


Discounts automatically apply for multiple bookings

Further discounts available when we come to you to train your team

Who needs this qualification?

Your workplace will identify the right course and qualification that you need. They establish this in their risk assessment for first aid provision.

The First Aid for Forestry (FAW+F) Level 3 qualification is suitable where you require the full qualification in higher risk environments

Call us for advice on 01202 934964


First Aid for Forestry Requalification (FAWR +F)

Is this course for me?

The First Aid for Forestry Requalification (FAWR + F) Level 3 qualification is ideal for workplaces with risk assessments indicating a requirement for a fully trained first aider with skills specific to the forestry environment. The requalification course is for those who have a previous First Aid for Forestry (FAW+F) qualification about to expire.

Does this course meet the standard I require?

Our courses are delivered, evaluated and quality assured, meeting guidelines set out by the HSE in October 2017. They also meet the requirements of First Aid at Work (First Aid) regulations 1981 and 2016. This qualification meets UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per HSE requirements. VTQ qualifications are fully recognised by the HSE as Trade Body Qualifications.

Is blended training recognised?

Yes, good news! In May 2016 the HSE and Awarding Organisations announced that computer-based blended training is now allowed for all workplace first aid courses. The blended course meets all requirements of the HSE and Awarding Organisations and is available as an IPS Safety Training or Regulated Qualification.

How do I renew this qualification?

Your First Aid for Forestry (FAW + F) certificate remaions valid for three years. To requalify the qualification you would take a shorter First Aid for Forestry Requalification (FAWR+F) course. To atttend a FAWR+F course your previous qualification must be no more than 30 days beyond expiry. Beyond 30 days you must resit the full First Aid for Forestry course

Is there a minimum age requirement?

Our courses have a minimum age requirement of 16. You must be over 16 years of age to take an IPS Safety Training course.

Can I earn CPD (Continuous Professional Development) points?

All IPS Safety Training courses have been independently certified as conforming to Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. Certificates and qualifications that we provide include a CPD statement as well as the IPS Safety Training certificate. For online courses an evidence based learning statement is also provided. The EFAW qualification comes with 18 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this.

What topics will be covered?

Emergency First Aid in the Workplace: - Roles and responsibilities of a first aider - Infection controls - Assessing incidents - Initial check of a casualty First aid to an unresponsive casualty: - Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) - Recovery position - Seizures First aid to a casualty who is choking. First aid to a casualty with external bleeding. First Aid to a casualty with a catastrophic bleed - Haemostatic dressings - Tourniquets First aid to a casualty who is in shock. First aid to a casualty with minor injuries: - Small cuts - grazes - bruises - small splinters - Minor burns and scalds Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace: Carrying out a secondary survey First aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints - Fractures, dislocations, strains and sprains First aid to a casualty with head and spinal injuries First aid to a casualty with achest injury - Rib fracture / Flail chest / penetrating chest injury - Crush injuries First aid to a casualty with burns and scalds - Factors affecting the severity of burns and scalds First aid to a casualty with an eye injury First aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning First Aid to a casualty suffering the effects of anaphylaxis Treating common major and minor illnesses Managing asthma attacks Managing epilepsy and diabetes Record keeping and equipment use Lyme disease

How does the blended training course work?

A blended course gives exactly the same qualification as if you had attended a traditional classroom course. The difference is that the course is split into two parts. Part-one includes various theory-based modules presented in short videos followed by brief multiple-choice test questions. This allows you to stop, start and repeat each section at your own pace. All you require is a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC with an internet connection. Part-two is taken once you have completed part-one. This part of the course allows you to put the theory into practice. With the help of an instructor and the necessary equipment you will learn to apply your knowledge to various first aid scenarios. You will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and build your confidence.

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