First Person on Scene (Intermediate)

First Person on Scene Intermediate (Level 3 Award)


The Association of First Aiders Qualifications (AoFAQ) Level 3 Award in the First Person on Scene (Intermediate) is an up to date qualification underpinned by current practice.  It provides learners with the knowledge and life saving skills to assess, manage and treat a patient in a trauma and/or medical emergency and to stabilise the patient for up to forty minutes before the ambulance or pre-hospital care providers arrive.

The qualification is regulated by the government department Ofqual and is clinically endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (FPHC) and meets the Level 3 FPHC Pre-Hospital Emergency Skills Framework. It is further approved by the Association of First Aiders.

The course is delivered by experienced medical trainers (that include special forces medics, state registered paramedics and emergency services medics), to provide you with a unique learning experience.

On completion of the qualification, the learner will be issued with a certificate which is valid for 3 years and is eligible to apply to the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care for Level 3 membership.  Progression will be made available up to a level 4 diploma (in development).


  • Scene safety 
  • Scene management including triage 
  • Patient assessment 
  • The principles of manual handling 
  • The management of catastrophic bleeding 
  • Basic and intermediate airway management skills (including adjuncts) 
  • Respiratory assessment
  • Management of breathing difficulties (including the use of oxygen) 
  • Basic and Intermediate life support including AED 
  • Management of haemorrhages and shock 
  • Recognition and management of a range of medical emergencies 
  • Recognition and management of a range of trauma emergencies 
  • The recognition features of sepsis 
  • Assisting the health care professional 
  • Paediatric life support


Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) for theory and underpinning knowledge. 

The Practical demonstration of skills. 

To be awarded this qualification the Learner must pass 100% of the practical assessments carried out by observation together with a percentage pass in the MCQ paper.


This 30 hour (4 day) course, can be delivered at our dedicated training facilities throughout the UK, but can also be delivered at your premises if suitable.

Our training facilities include modern, fully equipped training rooms with comprehensive training equipment and dedicated ‘break out’ areas; on site admin support and ample car parking.

On completion of the qualification, the learner will be issued with a certificate which is valid for 3 years, but it is strongly recommended that skills are updated by taking an annual refresher course.


The AoFAQ Level 3 Award First Person on Scene course includes: 

  • 30 hours of training from experienced instructors 
  • All training aids, equipment and hand-outs 
  • AoFAQ Level 3 Award First Person on Scene Intermediate certification