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CitizenAID (RQF) QA Level 2 Award

level 2 citizenaid

Awarding Body:

Qualsafe Awards - Ofqual regulated

Training course type:

On-site training and assessment

Novice training course duration:

3 hours

Novice candidate numbers:

12

Card options:

3-year Qualsafe traditional card & certificate

Minimum age:

14

Instructor:

Tuppco instructor

What is QA Level 2 Award in citizenAID (RQF)?

The QA Level 2 Award in citizenAID (RQF) has been specifically developed to help members of the public learn life-saving skills for use in these extreme situations.
Whenever there is a shooting, stabbing or bomb explosion, the initial priority is understandably to ensure public safety, which can, unfortunately, cause delays to the emergency services being able to reach the injured.
Based on the citizenAID phone App and pocket guide, this regulated qualification is designed to teach people how to react safely, prioritise the injured and give first aid to victims in the event of a deliberate multiple casualty incident.

During this 3-hour course, candidates will have the opportunity to practise techniques for dealing with catastrophic bleeding and will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to save lives in the aftermath of a terrorist attack

What does the training course include?

  • Determining the appropriate actions to take in the following events, using the citizenAID App or pocket guide:
    • Knife attacker or active shooter
    • Exploded bomb
    • Unattended and suspicious item
    • Acid and vehicle attacks
  • Reporting the incident to the emergency services
  • Prioritising multiple casualties
  • Providing sufficient information when the emergency services arrive
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty who is breathing:
    • Opening the airway
    • Checking breathing
    • Recovery Position
  • Controlling severe external bleeding:
    • Applying manufactured and improvised tourniquets
    • Using improvised and manufactured dressings to pack wounds

Venue and equipment requirements:

  • Suitable and safe area to complete paperwork
  • Suitable welfare facilities
  • Suitable area for practical demonstrations
  • Risk assessment completed

HSE further information:

First aid at work

https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l74.pdf

Practical assessment criteria:

Knowledge and skills observations – observed by the Trainer throughout the course, with the results of each learning outcome recorded on the practical assessment paperwork.

The knowledge and skills observations for this qualification include:

  • Active shooter/knife attacker
  • Suspect or exploded bomb
  • Incident report
  • Casualty handover
  • Triage
  • Control of severe bleeding
  • Unresponsive casualty

On-site training courses delivered:

Southwest – Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Avon, Somerset, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire

Southeast – Oxfordshire, Kent, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex

Midlands – Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire

East Anglia – Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk

Aylesbury, Banbury, Basingstoke, Bath, Bedford, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cirencester, Cheltenham, Coventry, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Hungerford, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Northampton, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Southampton,

Stroud, Swindon, Taunton, Warwick, Winchester, Witney, Worcester, Yeovil

Recognised industries:

Hospitality, transport, hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, holiday resorts, sports grounds and stadia, airports, transport, public transport, taxi drivers, bus drivers, railways, Agriculture, Arboriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Construction, country parks, Industrial, Fencing, Landscaping, Civils, Highways, Quarrying, Utilities, Councils, School, Corporate, Sports

Known as:

Major incident first aid, stabbing first aid, terrorist attack first aid training, multiple casualty incident first aid course
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