This regulated qualification forms part of the QA First Aid suite of qualifications. The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of:
Resuscitation Council (UK)
Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications
For people who deal with first aid at work enabling them to be emergency first aiders under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
Based on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work (FAW) courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
This qualification should enable Learners to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of first aid situations.
Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of first aider.
The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by enabling them to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of first aid situations and/or take on the role of first aider in the workplace.
The purpose of this qualification is to prepare the Learner to develop the skills and knowledge needed to administer first aid.
This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic first aid to people in a range of first aid situations.
The course is usually delivered over 3 days (18 hours training)
The course requires six practical assessments and 2 written theory assessments (multiple choice) to achieve the required standard. The course is complete with a first aid manual per student. At the end of the course students will gain a Level 3 Qualification with Certificate and ID Card.