RGU SPORT delivers a range of First Aid at Work training courses and the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.

If you are interested in any of our courses please contact RGU SPORT on 01224 263666.

First Aid at Work Courses

RGU SPORT runs a number of First Aid courses:

  • Initial First Aid at Work (FAW) Certified Course
  • Emergency First Aid at Work Certified Course (EFAW)
  • First aid at work requalification certified course (FAWR)
  • Annual first aid refresher course (AFAR)

Initial First Aid at Work (FAW) Certified Course

This course meets the full requirements set by the HSE in accordance with the 'Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981' and the approved code of practice and Guidance L74.

It is aimed at those staff that are required to act as a fully qualified first aider in the workplace.

The duration of the course is a minimum of 18 contact hours usually held over 3 days, including an independent assessment. Renewable every 3 years.

Cost £220.00

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Certified Course

This course meets the requirements set by the HSE in accordance with the 'Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981' and is the approved code of practice and guidance L74.

This is a first level course in workplace first aid aimed at giving people the basic knowledge and skills to manage the situation until a fully qualified first aider or other appropriate person arrives to take over the situation. It may be an appropriate level course for the 'Appointed Person'.

The duration of the course is a minimum of 6 hours with a continuous assessment process. Renewable every 3 years.

Cost £80.00

First Aid at Work Requalification (FAWR) Certified Course

This course meets the full requirements set by the HSE in accordance with the 'Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981' and the approved code of practice and guidance L74 and HSG212.

It is required to be renewed every 3 years to enable the fully qualified first aider to remain competent and certified.

The duration is 12 hours contact time usually held over 2 days with an independent assessment.

Cost £150.00

Annual First Aid Refresher (AFAR) Course

The HSE strongly recommends that all employers should enable their workplace first aiders to attend an annual first aid refresher course at least once each year, prior to their requalification in year 3, to assist in the retention of their knowledge and skills and to keep them up to date and competent.

The duration is a minimum of 3 contact hours in years 1 & 2 of the first aider's current certification validity period.

Cost £50.00

Lifeguard

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

RGU SPORT is an approved training centre in Aberdeen for National Pool Lifeguard courses and hosts a range of courses throughout the year.

Further information on the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is available from the Royal Life Saving Society.

Course Dates and Information

The next National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) course will take place on Thursday 23 June until Thursday 30 June (Excluding the weekend of Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June). All days must be attended in full. Exams will take place on Thursday 30 June.

Time: 0800-1715

Cost: £250. This must be paid in full prior to the course commencing, cheques made payable to ‘The Robert Gordon University'.

This course also includes a full First Aid at Work Qualification along with the new PXB (Subject to delivery), no AED.

Course prerequisites are required e.g. swim 50m in less than 60 seconds and swim 100m continuously on front and back. See enrolment form for more details.

If you are interested, please contact reception in person at RGU SPORT or by phoning 01224 263666 to book and confirm your space with full payment. Email rgusportenquiries@rgu.ac.uk with any queries.

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Location and Parking

RGU: SPORT entrance

Located by the River Dee, RGU SPORT is situated right at the heart of RGU's Garthdee campus.