QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF)
This QA qualification is for people who work with or look after children, enabling them to have a basic knowledge of how to deal with paediatric first aid situations, illnesses, injuries and emergencies so they can provide first aid to children (including babies) when dealing with:
- An emergency situation
- Chronic or sudden paediatric illness
- Paediatric injury
Note: This qualification fulfils Ofsted’s first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and child minders (as defined within the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 and within The Child Care Register guide).
Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in situations which can arise when looking after children.
Prerequisites: Learners must be at least 14 years old on the first day of the training.
This qualification contains 2 mandatory units with a total value of 3 credits. Learners must complete all assessments in both units successfully within the registration period to achieve the qualification. The maximum period to achieve this qualification, including any referrals is 6 weeks.
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 12 hours (excluding breaks) and a maximum of 22 hours. Learners should be encouraged to do self-directed study. Self-directed study is a measure of the time a typical Learner will require away from the programme of learning such as reading course/precourse material/handouts and researching information on the internet.
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.
Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will receive an e-certificate.