On each day, the course runs from 9:00 – 17:00 with breaks.
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 end of course theory test and practical demonstration.
This is an RQF qualification.
The qualification is made up of 3 mandatory units:
Unit 1 – First Aid at Work
Unit 2 – Medical Intelligence and Environmental Awareness
Unit 3 – Understand the Correct use of an AED
To be able to complete the course you must attend, comprehend the learning outcomes (see further details) and pass all the practical and theoretical aspects required.
Duration of the Course
Our course is delivered as a blended course, with 3 days attendance, as well as an e-course which covers the full First Aid at Work knowledge content. The e-course is accessible for a full year from first access. In addition our extended days will include consideration of working in hostile environments, as well as an additional topic which covers the use of tourniquets and hemostatic dressings.
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.
The qualification is internally assessed by both on-course assessment theory and practical assessment along with some distance study/ assessment that investigates the area of medical intelligence and environmental awareness. The course includes on-going practical and theoretical learning and assessment and may include some off-course study.
Upon successful completion learners may wish to continue their development via the completion of any of the sign-posted qualifications/training:
- Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid
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