Dear Sir / Madam,

Thank you for your query regarding the First Aid at Work (FAW) re-qualification. Below are some guidelines pertaining to the course:

The FAW Requalification is the full FAW course but delivered over 2 days instead of 3. It should be run within 1 month of the expiry date of the existing certificate. This however can be extended if you believe the person will not adversely effect or slow down the course. Send in a Special Consideration form stating expiry date.


  • Once the FAW certificate has expired, the holder can no longer act as a First Aider in the workplace hence the employer may be in breach of their responsibility placed on them by the Health and Safety First Aid regulations. 
  • If a Learner with an expired First Aid at Work certificate fails the requalification course, a full 3 day course must be taken.
  • The Employer should be made aware of the risk and potential increase in costs where the Learner is outside the 1 month certificate expiry date. If the Learner fails the Requal, then the employer would need to pay for both the Requal and the full FAW course.
  • Assessment consists of two MCQ papers and a Observations the same as the full FAW qualification.
  • You can not mix learners from a re-qualification with a full FAW qualification.

Relating to the full 3 day FAW, here the learners only requiring EFAW may attend day 1 of an FAW.

The attached flowchart is also useful and gives a breakdown of what a trainer must do.

If you have any further queries, don't hesitate to contact us on 01923 344556

Kind regards,