Is this course right for me?

The objective of this qualification is to support learners in becoming emergency first aiders in the workplace. The content of the qualification meets the HSE requirements for training emergency first-aiders in those organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment. 

 The qualification covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first aider, how to assess an incident and recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness. The qualification also covers first aid skills in CPR and use of an AED, providing first aid to a casualty who is choking and dealing with external bleeding and hypovolaemic shock.

Entry requirements:

  • Learners must be at least 14 yrs of age.

Delivery:

  • Group work 
  • Practical assessments
  • Role play
  • Scenarios
  • Formal teaching/theory
  • Examination

Assessment:

  • Continual practical examination
  • Multi-choice examination

This qualification has been accredited by the regulators of England and Wales (Ofqual and the Welsh Government) and is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). It is supported by Skills for Health, the Sector Skills Council for health.

Progression:

After completing this course, students may want to further develop their knowledge with the Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work.

In line with guidance provided by the HSE, the qualification supports/approves work place first aiders for a period of 3 years, after which point learners will need to retake the course. In addition to this, it is recommended that learners refresh their knowledge annually.