Health & Safety Department

First Aid at Work Requalification

A 2 day course to update the First Aid at Work certificate when their certificate expires after three years.

The First Aid requalification course provides employees who already hold a current First Aid at Work certificate with the opportunity to update that certificate when their certificate expires after three years.

The new certificate is valid for a further three years.




If you are a qualified first-aider, three years is the maximum amount of time that may elapse between training and requalification.

Course details

The course provides detailed training in theoretical and practical aspects of First Aid at work, in order to enable employees to manage a person or persons becoming suddenly ill or suffering injury at work.

The curriculum of the Basic First Aid Course is covered and includes any update.


Two days duration, 09:00 - 17:00,  which includes oral and practical assessment of First Aid techniques and principles.


All current First Aiders who have been trained by the University of Edinburgh will automatically be offered a place on a First Aid requalification course before their current First Aid certificate expires.

The Training and Audit Unit will aim to get in touch with all First Aiders from 3 months prior to their certificate expiry date to offer them a place on a re-qualification course.

There is no charge to attend this course for University of Edinburgh staff members, however, there is a £50.00 charge for non-attendance/late cancellation (at least 10 days notice must be given for cancellation).

Any new employees who hold a current First Aid at Work certificate should contact the Training and Audit Unit to be added as a registered First Aider.

Registration and further details

If you think you may have been missed out, please get in touch with the Training and Audit Unit.

First Aid Training Registration

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