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Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) QA Level 3 Award

level 3 emergency first aid at work

Awarding Body:

Qualsafe Awards – Ofqual regulated

Training course type:

On-site training and assessment

Novice training course duration:

1 day

Novice candidate numbers:

12

Card options:

3-year Qualsafe traditional card & certificate

Minimum age:

14

Instructor:

Tuppco instructor

What is QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)?

The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) qualification is designed for individuals who wish to act as an emergency first aider in their workplace. Upon successful completion of this qualification, candidates will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give safe, prompt and effective first aid in emergency situations.

What’s more, as a regulated qualification, employers can book this course for their employees and rest assured that they have fulfilled their legal responsibilities for providing quality first aid training, without having to undertake any lengthy due diligence checks.

This QA qualification is:

  • 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 Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) 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 emergency first aid situations.

What does the training course include?

  • The roles and responsibilities of an emergency first aider
  • Assessing an incident
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty
  • CPR and defibrillation
  • Recovery Position
  • Choking
  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Minor injuries
    • Cuts, grazes and bruises
    • Minor burns and scalds
  • 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

Theory assessment:

Theory assessment/multiple choice question papers – there is 1 paper for each Learner and Learners should answer all the questions under ‘examination’ conditions.

Guidelines:

  • The maximum time allowed is 25 minutes.
  • The minimum mark is 11 out of 15 in order to be considered for an overall ‘Pass’.

Practical assessment criteria:

Practical assessments – observed by the Trainer throughout the course, with the results of each learning outcome recorded on the practical assessment paperwork.

There are 4 mandatory and 1 optional practical assessment for this qualification:

  • CPR and safe use of an AED
  • Choking casualty
  • Unconscious casualty
  • Wounds, bleeding and shock
  • Optional extra – Catastrophic bleeding

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:

Agriculture, Public Sector, Horticulture, Forestry, Construction, Marine, Industrial, Fencing, Landscaping, Civils, Highways, Quarrying, Utilities, Councils, School, Corporate, Sports

Known as:

Basic first aid, First aid training, first aid at work, 1-day first aid
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