Online Equestrian First Aid at Work Level 3 (VTQ) - Online Blended Part 1 Certification

First Aid tailored to horse-riding, however the same skills can be transferred into First Aid for everyday life.

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Equestrian First Aid at Work Level 3 (VTQ) - Online Blended Part 1 at a Glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 5 hours and 28 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • Certified CPD time credit conformation
  • Follows latest UK Resuscitation and ERC guidelines
  • SCORM Ready! Integrates with your LMS
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • Videos include subtitles
  • Course manual available in the following languages: English, Spanish, Polish and Arabic
£24.95 + VAT

The ProTrainings First Aid at Work Level 3 (VTQ) qualification (FAW) is ideal for most businesses whose risk assessment has identified that they require a fully trained first aider for their workplace. All courses are delivered, evaluated and quality assured to meet the new guidelines set out by the HSE in October 2013 and meet the requirements of the First Aid at Work (First Aid) regulations 1981 and subsequent 2017 changes.

This course includes the latest CPR and Coronavirus recommendations.

Also included to comply with the latest HSE and ERC guidelines, are Tourniquets and Haemostatic dressings. 

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2021 as per the HSE requirements. ProTrainings Vocational Training Qualifications (VTQ) are fully recognised by the HSE as Trade Body Qualifications.

This course must be at least 18 contact hours and run over a minimum of 3 days and the certificate is valid for 3 years. To renew you need to attend a 12 contact hour 2-day FAW requalification course. 

In May 2016 the HSE and Awarding Organisations announced that computer-based blended training is now allowed for all workplace first aid courses. You can now become a fully qualified First Aider in the workplace, with two days of classroom training after completing this online course. Reduce your training and travel costs by using our engaging, blended online video-based course. Learn at your pace, one to one with your instructor at a time that suits you.

This blended FAW course meets all of the requirements under the HSE and Awarding Organisations and is available as a ProTrainings or Regulated Qualification.

A modern approach to training backed up by years of experience providing online, blended and classroom courses. Clear, concise and engaging, when you choose ProTrainings you reduce the cost, not the quality of your training.

Candidates completing our FAW courses receive access to our video library for refreshing skills and reference

The HSE strongly recommend that all first aiders complete an annual first aid refresher course and our online course meets this requirement.

Please note that learners undertaking a ProTrainings Trainings Course have the option to choose to take a regulated qualification.   The ProTrainings First Aid at Work Qualification is accepted by TQUK as a qualification for first aid instructors who wish to offer their regulated qualifications. This is because it meets all of the required learning outcomes and due diligence.  

Please be advised that the classroom course has a minimum age requirement of 14.

This qualification and most of the other ProTrainings qualifications are Endorsed by TQUK to show our commitment to extra levels of compliance and quality assurance.

Companies, organisations or agencies are encouraged to contact us for group discounts and information about onsite training and how our system can be used to track and monitor your staff training.

  • Equestrian Centres
  • Horse clubs
  • Riding schools
  • Agriculture
  • Sports
  • Outdoor Pursuits and Exploring 

This course comes with 18.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 5 hours and 28 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Initial Care
    • First Aid at Work Regulations and Rules
    • Accident Reporting
    • Activating Emergency Medical Services
    • Fears of First Aid
    • Barriers - gloves and face barriers
    • Initial Assessment and airway management
    • Unconscious Breathing and Recovery Position
  • Cardiac Problems
    • The Heart
    • Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Heart Attacks and CPR
    • One Rescuer CPR
    • Compressions only CPR
    • CPR Handover to a Second Rescuer
    • Introduction to AED's
  • Other Primary Care First Aid Problems
    • Adult Choking, Conscious and Unconscious
    • Serious Bleeding Management and Wounds
    • Shock Management and types of Shock
    • Spinal Injury Management
  • Specific Injury Management
    • Injury Assessment
    • Breaks, Fractures and Splinting
    • Strains and Sprains
    • Types of Wounds and Practice Bandaging different Injuries
    • Embedded Objects
    • Burns and Scalds
    • Head Injuries
    • Poisoning
    • Temperature Injuries - Heat Stroke, Heat Exhaustion and Hypothermia
    • Eye Injuries
    • Bites and Stings
    • Crush Injuries
    • Chest Injuries
    • Electrical Injuries
  • Illness Management
    • Illness Assessment
    • The Respiratory System and Hypoxia
    • Diabetes
    • Anaphylactic Shock
    • Heart Attack
    • Angina
    • Stroke
    • Asthma and Respiratory Problems
    • Hyperventilating

Learning Outcomes 

Unit 1:  Emergency First Aid in the Workplace (credit can be given in some cases if already completed recently)
1      Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider.
1.1   Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider.
1.2   Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others.
1.3   Identify the need for establishing consent to provide first aid.
1.4   Complete an accident report form.
1.5   Identify the first aid equipment that should be available in a workplace.
1.6   Describe the safe use of first aid equipment.
2      Be able to assess an incident.
2.1   Conduct a scene survey.
2.2   Conduct a primary survey of a casualty.
2.3   Give examples of when to call for help.
3      Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally.
3.1   Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness.
3.2   Open a casualty’s airway and check breathing.
3.3   Explain why it is important to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position.
3.4   Place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position.
3.5   Manage a casualty who is in seizure.
4      Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally.
4.1   Recognise the need to commence Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation.
4.2   Demonstrate Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin.
5      Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking.
5.1   Describe how to identify a casualty with a
Partially blocked airway
Completely blocked airway
5.2   Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking.
6      Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding.
6.1   Identify the types of external bleeding.
6.2   Control external bleeding.
7      Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock.
7.1   Recognise shock.
7.2   Administer first aid to a casualty who is in shock.
8      Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury.
8.1   Administer first aid to a casualty with small cuts, grazes and bruises.
8.2   Administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds.
8.3   Administer first aid to a casualty with small splinters

Unit 2: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace

1      Be able to conduct a secondary survey.
1.1   Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history.
1.2   Conduct a head to toe survey.
2      Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints.
2.1   Recognise suspected; Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains and strains
2.2   Administer first aid for; Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains and strains
3      Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries.
3.1   Recognise suspected; Concussion, Skull fracture, Cerebral compression, Spinal injury
3.2   Administer first aid for suspected; Concussion, Skull Fracture, Cerebral compression, Spinal injury
4      Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries.
4.1   Recognise the different types of chest injury.
4.2   Administer first aid for a chest injury.
5      Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with burns and scalds.
5.1   Recognise the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds.
5.2   Administer first aid for burns involving; Dry heat, Wet heat, Electricity and Chemicals
6      Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with an eye injury.
6.1   Give examples of common eye injuries.
6.2   Administer first aid for eye injuries involving; Dust, Chemicals and Embedded objects
7      Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning.
7.1   Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body.
7.2   Administer immediate first aid to a casualty affected by sudden poisoning.
7.3   Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning.
8      Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis.
8.1   Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis.
8.2   Recognise anaphylaxis.
8.3   Administer immediate first aid for a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis.
9      Be able to provide First Aid to a casualty with suspected major illness.
9.1   Recognise major illnesses including; Heart Attack, Stroke, Epilepsy, Asthma and Diabetes
9.2   Administer first aid to a casualty suffering from major illnesses including; Heart Attack, Stroke, Epilepsy, Asthma and Diabetes

  • ProTrainings - COVID-19 Update on CPR from the UK Resus Council
  • Student Manual (V8.6) - Workplace First Aid
  • AED infographic will guide you through the steps
  • Adult CPR Flowchart
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Aqueos Dog Products range
  • Aqueos Horse products range
  • Asthma UK weblink
  • CAT Tourniquet instruction leaflet
  • CR2 AED user manual to learn more about this unit. For more information contact us.
  • Catastrophic bleeding and trauma First Aid Guidance From ProTrainings
  • CellAED for Life membership
  • CellAED® personal AED
  • Celox haemostatic leaflet
  • Celox leaflet on haeostatic dressings
  • Child CPR Flowchart
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Clean hand techniques leaflet
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Dutch - Student manual
  • Emerade - Package leaflet: Information for the user
  • EpiPen Guide
  • EpiPen instruction leaflet
  • EpiPen patient information sheet
  • Epilepsy in Action Leaflet (register on
  • Essentials of health and safety at work link to HSE website
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • First Aid and Social Distancing poster
  • First Aid at Work Regulations 1981 HSE document
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • French - First Aid Plus student manual
  • HSE 5 steps to Risk Assessing link to HSE website
  • HSE guide to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 19
  • HeartSine 350 Information Leaflet
  • Heartsine 350 AED unit
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • How to register to call EMS by text
  • How to use Celox A
  • How to use Celox Haemstatic gauze
  • How to use Celox gauze
  • How to use Celox granules
  • IPAD SP1 AED Owners Leaflet
  • Infant CPR Flowchart
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Italian - Student manual
  • Jext Product Data Sheets
  • Jext patient Information Sheet
  • Lifepac CR2 AED Data Sheet
  • Link to our Concussion ad Brain injury course in association with Headway, a head injury charity
  • Link to the HSE website
  • Meningitis Now website with many leaflets and resources link
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • Nilaqua Hand Wash leaflet
  • Oxygen User Instructions - Gas rentals are available from ProTrainings, contact us for more information
  • Personal Medical Information Sheet
  • Polish - Student manual
  • ProTrainings - Using an AED Leaflet
  • ProTrainings Defibrillator eGuide
  • RIDDOR link to the HSE guide
  • Regulated - COVID 19 Pre-Screen Student Evaluation Form
  • STAT Tourniquet leaflet - for humans and pets
  • Spanish - Student manual
  • Step by Step Guide to COSHH HSE Guide - Link to HSE website
  • Student Manual (V7.0) - First Aid - Arabic
  • Student Manual (V7.0) - First Aid - Spanish
  • Student Manual (V8.3) - Pierwsza Pomoc w Pracy Ksiazka studenta - Polish
  • Student Manual (V8.6) - Anatomy and Physiology Human Body
  • Student Manual (V8.6) - First Aid - Welsh
  • Student Manual V8.6 - First Aid - Dutch
  • Student Manual V8.6 - First Aid - Portuguese
  • Student manual V8.6 - First Aid - French
  • Student manual V8.6 - First Aid - Ukrainian
  • Student manual V8.6 - First Aid Manual Italian
  • Tick Remover Tools are available from our store on this link
  • Tourniquet Instructions leaflet
  • UK Resus The Use of Automated External Defibrillators
  • Ukrainian - Student manual
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Web link to the Joint Epilepsy Council website - JEC
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Woundclot - haemostatic gauze for all types of bleeding
  • Zoll AED Plus user guide

What People are Saying

“Extremely thorough training for equine first aid at work. ”

- Katherine, Freelance riding instructor from Worcestershire

“Excellent! Able to complete at own pace. ”

- Toni, Equestrian Yard Manager from Lancashire