This qualification should enable Learners to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency 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.
Who Should Attend?
- People who deal with emergency first aid at work enabling them to be workplace emergency first aiders under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
-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 emergency first aid situations.
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 emergency first aid situations and/or take on the role of emergency first aider in the workplace.
The purpose of this qualification is to prepare the Learner to develop the skills and knowledge needed to administer emergency first aid.
This qualification contains 1 mandatory unit with a total value of 1 credit. Each credit is equivalent to 10 hours learning time.
Learning time consists of guided learning hours (GLH) and self-directed study. GLH are a measure of the contact time a typical Learner will require in direct Trainer guidance to complete their programme of learning successfully, which for this qualification should be a minimum of 6 hours (excluding breaks) and a maximum of 8 hours. Learners should be encouraged to do self-directed study for a minimum of 2 hours. Self-directed study is a measure of the time a typical Learner will require away from the programme of learning such as reading course material/hand outs and researching information on the internet.
Learners must complete all assessments in the unit successfully within the registration period to achieve the qualification. The maximum period to achieve this qualification, including any referrals is 3 weeks.
-Learners must be at least 14 years old on the first day of the training.
-There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.
The New First Aid at Work & Emergency First Aid at Work Qualifications
As you may be aware, both the Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work and Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work qualifications will be converted onto the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) on 1st October 2017.
Change of Level:
The Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work has changed to a Level 3 qualification following review by the First Aid Awarding Organisations Forum. The change reflects the autonomy and accountability of the role, which is in line with other First Aid qualifications.
Certification: Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will receive an e-certificate.