First Aid Training – Level 3

 Purpose of the course:

This course will enable the learner to take leadership in emergency situations. More focus is place on serious injuries and illnesses.


Target group:

Employees of companies where there is a higher risk of serious injuries or individuals wishing to study further to qualify them as a Basic Ambulance Assistant.


 Course outline:

1. Emergency Scene Management

  • Multiple injury management (Triage)
  • Ethics related to Emergency Care

2. The Primary Survey
3. Management of shock
4. The Medical casualty

  • CPR for adult, child and infant casualties (2010 Guidelines)
  • Choking for adults
  • Unconsciousness & Fainting
  • Breathing emergencies
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Behavioural Emergencies
  • Emergency Child birth

5. The Trauma casualty

  • Bleeding
  • Wounds
  • The management of foreign objects
  • Burn wounds
  • Soft tissue management
  • Hand injuries
  • Chest, pelvic and abdominal  injuries
  • Head, eye and ear injuries
  • Crush and explosion injuries
  • Fractures and Joint injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Rescue carries

6. Environmental casualties

  • Drowning
  • Heat and cold casualties
  • Poisoning
  • Bites & stings

7. Anatomy & physiology



  • Training: 50% theory & 50% practical
  • Evaluation: 30% theory & 70% Practical
  • Competency in CPR is compulsory


Other information

  • Entry Requirement:  Valid Level 2 Certificate and Grade 9 or equivalent
  • Language:  English or Afrikaans
  • Certificate:  ID Card and Certificate of Competence issued, valid for 3 years
  • Duration of course:
    • If you have a valid First Aid Level 2 certificate:  20 hours, excluding 2 hours evaluation (3 days)
    • If you do not have a valid First Aid Level 2 certificate you will be required to attend a First Aid Level 1, 2 & 3 course see our combination courses for more details.

We are accredited

Department of Labour CI 549
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South African Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (Saiosh)
Resuscitation Council SA
Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry
South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
CTECC Educational Content
Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC)