Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work QCF
Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work QCF qualification is ideal for those already working or preparing to work within industry wishing to become a First Aider in the workplace. The course is designed to train candidates in both theoretical and practical aspects of First Aid to the standards required by the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations) 1981.
The recommended course duration is 3 days; however the course duration may be increased to meet additional learning needs if required, but may not be reduced
How is this Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work QCF qualification structured?
This qualification is made up of two mandatory units, which learners must complete successfully in order to achieve the qualification. These are as follows:
- Emergency First Aid in the Workplace.
- Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace
How is this Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work QCF qualification delivered?
It is recommended that the qualification should operate on a ratio of (a maximum of) 12 learners to 1 Tutor/Assessor.
Level 3 First Aid at Work QCF syllabus
Arrange of subjects is covered including:
• Incident Management responsibilities and reporting • Assessment of the situation • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty • Fractures and spinal injuries • Shock (including Anaphylaxis) • Control of bleeding • Resuscitation CPR • Bandaging • Heart attacks • Choking • Minor and major injuries • Shock • Eye injuries • Poisoning • Chest injuries • Strains • Sprains • Burns • Asthma • Head to toe survey
Practical demonstration: This is completed throughout the course. This ongoing assessment will involve learners demonstrating practical first aid skills across a number of areas.
Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work QCF Oral Examination:
This will be completed via ongoing questioning with learners on the course. This will require learners to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding in a number of first aid related areas.
Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work QCF Certification:
All successful learners will be issued with a First Aid at Work Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their qualification which is valid for a period of 3 years.
Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work QCF – What about re-qualification?
The qualification is valid for 3 years. Prior to the expiry of the award, learners must be assessed against all learning outcomes and assessment criteria in the units. Re-qualification has recommended course duration of 2 days. However, the course duration may be increased to meet additional learning needs if required, but it cannot be reduced. In order to be eligible to receive re-qualification training, learners must present a valid FAW certificate at the start of the course. This qualification is valid for a period of 3 years, at which point learners will need to re-sit the course. However, the recommendation is that learners refresh their knowledge annually.
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