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First Aid Response

Qualification Structure

The qualification is made up of 3 mandatory units:

1. First Aid at Work

2. Medical Intelligence and Environmental Awareness

3. Understand the correct use of an Automated External Defibrillator

Delivery Process

The qualification is made up of 32 guided learning hours, which can be delivered in a variety of ways to meet learner/employer requirements as suggested below:

(a) 4 day block (e.g. Monday-Thursday)

(b) 2 blocks of 2 days (e.g. Saturday - Sunday and Saturday-Sunday)

(c) 32 hours across a period of days (e.g. 2 hours per day).

Note: it is a requirement that courses should not exceed the maximum of 10 weeks.

The course includes on-going practical and theoretical learning and assessment and may include some off-course study.

Assessment Process

The qualification is internally assessed by the following two methods. If you wish to use your own assessment material, this must be approved prior to use:

On-course assessment: This component of the assessment will involve learners demonstrating knowledge, understanding and practical first-aid skills throughout the duration of the course.

This meets the qualification criteria contained within units 1 and 3

Distance study/assessment: The distance study element involves learners carrying out research into the area of medical intelligence and environmental awareness supporting first aid provision. This meets the qualification criteria contained within unit 2.

Learners wishing to achieve the qualification must successfully achieve both of the above components to the required standard

Key facts

Qualification Accreditation Number (QAN):

This is a non-accredited qualification

Guided learning hours (GLH): 32

Credit Value: This is a non-accredited qualification

Assessment Method: Practical demonstration, oral questioning and portfolio of evidence.

Qualification Overview

The Level 3 Award in First Aid Response is designed to support learners in gaining a more comprehensive understanding of first aid along with an understanding of how important medical/environmental intelligence is when dealing with a range of casualties.

In line with industry guidance, the qualification supports/approves first aiders for a period of 3 years, at which point learners will need to resit the course, however the recommendation is that learners refresh their knowledge annually.

Mandatory Units

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1. First Aid at Work

The assessment of this unit should include both theory and practical activities to ensure learners are able to meet all of the required qualification criteria. The practical criteria in this unit can be assessed through simulation.

2. Medical Intelligence and Environmental Awareness

The assessment of this unit is theory based, however practical activities can be undertaken to support learning and development. It is envisaged that learners will complete this unit away from the course as it involves research around their place of work. This evidence should be presented back to the assessor for formal assessment.

Important Note: This unit does not require any additional medical/first aid training other than that covered within units 1 and 3. The unit is designed to support the learners' wider understanding of how important environmental intelligence is, when reacting to specific medical emergencies within their place of work. An example of this would be identifying a specific injury that could be catered for by specialist hospitals e.g. burn injuries being sent direct to Burns Centres or eye injuries going direct to Eye Units.

In addition to the above, where specialist equipment is used within the workplace, this should be identified and acknowledged within the assessment of this unit but should not constitute part of the delivered unit syllabus.

3. Correct use of an Automated External Defibrillator

The assessment of this unit should include both theory and practical activities to ensure learners are able to meet all of the required qualification criteria. The practical criteria in this unit can be assessed through simulation.

Upcoming Courses

Dec
11

First Aid at Work Re-Qualification

Available Places: 8

First Aid at Work Re-Qualification

Date: 11 Dec 2017
Course Description:
This course is designed for current First Aid at Work Statutory Certificate holders prior to expiry. The syllabus comprises of day 1 and day 2 with assessments upon completion of day 2. The course enables participants to refresh their knowledge and technique as well as validating certification for a further three years.
Course Specifications:
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Level: 1
  • Assessment Type: ongoing assessment process
  • Award: Ofqual approved First Aid at Work Certificate
Jan
09

Emergency First Aid at Work

Available Places: 12

Emergency First Aid at Work

Date: 09 Jan 2018
Course Description:

This 1 day First Aid at Work course is for people who work for organisations who need someone to be trained in first aid that conforms to the regulations which were changed in October 2013.

This means that the employer rather than the HSE is responsible for the standards of their first aid training.

Course Specifications:
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Level: 1
  • Assessment Type: ongoing assessment process
  • Award: Ofqual approved First Aid at Work Certificate
Jan
11

Emergency First Aid at Work

Available Places: 12

Emergency First Aid at Work

Date: 11 Jan 2018
Course Description:

This 1 day First Aid at Work course is for people who work for organisations who need someone to be trained in first aid that conforms to the regulations which were changed in October 2013.

This means that the employer rather than the HSE is responsible for the standards of their first aid training.

Course Specifications:
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Level: 1
  • Assessment Type: ongoing assessment process
  • Award: Ofqual approved First Aid at Work Certificate
Jan
15

First Aid At Work

Available Places: 12

First Aid At Work

Date: 15 Jan 2018
Course Description:

This 3 day First Aid at Work course is for people who work for organisations who need someone to be trained in first aid that conforms to the regulations which were changed in October 2013. This means that the employer rather than the HSE is responsible for the standards of their first aid training.

Course Specifications:
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Level: 3
  • Assessment Type: ongoing assessment process
  • Award: Ofqual approved First Aid at Work Certificate
Jan
23

Emergency First Aid at Work

Available Places: 12

Emergency First Aid at Work

Date: 23 Jan 2018
Course Description:

This 1 day First Aid at Work course is for people who work for organisations who need someone to be trained in first aid that conforms to the regulations which were changed in October 2013.

This means that the employer rather than the HSE is responsible for the standards of their first aid training.

Course Specifications:
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Level: 1
  • Assessment Type: ongoing assessment process
  • Award: Ofqual approved First Aid at Work Certificate

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