The First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum

The First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum (FAAOF) is a group formed to support regulatory requirements for Awarding Organisations/Bodies.

The remit of the forum is to collaborate on best practice and maintain quality to ensure the integrity and currency of regulated First Aid qualifications, ensuring that they meet the needs of the sector.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and HSENI actively encourage participation for Awarding Organisations/Bodies to follow the shared standards related to the delivery, assessment and quality assurance of First Aid qualifications agreed by the forum. 

Membership is open to Awarding Organisation/Bodies that are recognised/accredited by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales, SQA and/or CCEA to offer First Aid qualifications; including but not limited to:

  • First Aid at Work
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Emergency Paediatric First Aid

The forum meets a minimum of 2 times per year; more if required.

Terms of Reference

Forum Members