The qualification is designed for those learners already working or preparing to work in
industry who have been identified within the company’s risk assessment of First Aid.
Topics covered include: the roles and responsibilities of the First Aider; assessing an
incident, recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness, assisting a casualty who is
suffering from major injury and illness, chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis. The
qualification is assessed via on-going oral questioning and practical demonstration.
This is an RQF qualification.
This qualification consists of two mandatory units, which learners must complete
successfully in order to achieve the qualification:
- Unit 1 – Emergency First Aid in the Workplace
- Unit 2 – Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace
To be able to complete the course you must attend, comprehend the learning outcomes
below and pass all the practical and theoretical aspects required.
Duration of the Course
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE), in addition to this guidance, have stipulated that the
minimum contact hours for this qualification, excluding breaks, should be for a minimum
period of 18 hours over 3 days and exceeds the HSE requirements for the minimum retraining required for re-qualification of 12 hours.
Learners are required to be 16 years of age prior to certification. It is advised that learners
have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy.
It is the responsibility of the centre to have systems in place to ensure that the person
taking an assessment is indeed the person they are claiming to be.
- Practical observation: The practical assessment of learners for the qualification is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing assessment will involve learners demonstrating practical first aid skills across a number of areas.
- Written/Oral questioning: Learners are required to answer a series of questions ensuring their understanding of the theory content is sufficient to meet the required standard. Oral questioning can be used to extract further information for these questions during the practical assessments, with the tutor documenting the responses, or when needing to supplement learners’ written responses, according to individual learners’ needs.
- Accident Report Form: Learners are required to show evidence that they are able to complete an accident report form.
This qualification lasts for a period of 3 years, at which point candidates will need to re-sit
the course, however the recommendation is that learners refresh their knowledge annually.
Upon successful completion learners may wish to continue their development via the
completion of any of the sign-posted qualifications/training:
- HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid Response
- HABC Level 2 Award in Paediatric Emergency First Aid (QCF)
- HABC Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)
- HABC Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External
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