First Aid at Work 3 days (RQF) QA Level 3 Award
Awarding Body:Qualsafe Awards – Ofqual regulated
Training course type:On-site training and assessment
Novice training course duration:3 days
Novice candidate numbers:12
Card options:3-year Qualsafe traditional card & certificate
What is QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF)?
The QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) qualification is specifically designed for individuals who wish to act as a first aider in their workplace. Successful candidates will learn how to manage a range of injuries and illnesses that could occur at work and will be equipped with 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 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
- 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
Theory assessment/multiple choice question papers – there is 1 paper for each Learner and Learners should answer all the questions under ‘examination’ conditions.
- The maximum time allowed for Unit 1 is 25 minutes and for Unit 2 is 40 minutes.
- The minimum mark is 11 out of 15 for Unit 1 and 18 out of 25 for Unit 2 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 6 mandatory and 1 optional practical assessment for this qualification:
- CPR and safe use of an AED
- Choking casualty
- Unconscious casualty
- Wounds, bleeding and shock
- Secondary survey
- Management of fractures
- 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