QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at work (RQF)

As from 1st October 2017 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 the other First Aid qualifications.

QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at work (RQF)

Qualification Overview         QA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at work (QCF)

This course is designed to comply with the HSE’s changes to the first aid at work regulations and is ideal for a smaller workplace that present few health and safety risks, and where a risk assessment has indicated that a lower level of first aid cover is sufficient . This HSE approved qualification will most likely be appropriate to employees who currently hold an Emergency Aid for Appointed Persons Certificate.

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. This includes carrying out a risk assessment , appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate first aid training.

The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at work (RQF) qualification is specially 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 the essential skills needed to give emergency first aid.

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 introduced in the recent HSE changes.

Course duration – 1 day

What’s covered in the course 

  • The roles and responsibilities of an emergency first aider
  • Assessing an incident
  • External bleeding
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty
  • CPR
  • Recovery Position
  • Choking
  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Minor injuries

With the new course you will also have new practical assessments on;

  • Choking casualty
  • CPR and safe use of an AED Practical
  • Unconscious casualty

Learning outcome 

Confidence to take charge of an emergency situation at work and can feel secure in the knowledge that should an accident or sudden illness occur in the workplace they can deal with the situation.

 If you are interested in registering for this course, or would like more information, please feel free to contact us on 01709 880 886.