A one-day Emergency First Aid at Work Training Course for work, personal progression or just to learn some lifesaving skills.
This Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF) has been accredited by the regulators of England and Wales (Ofqual and the Welsh Government) and is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).
It is supported by Skills for Health; the Sector Skills Council for Health.
This qualification is designed for those learners wishing to gain a nationally recognised qualification in First Aid.
The objective of the qualification is for those learners already working or preparing to work in industry and that have been identified within the company’s risk assessment of First Aid and supports the role in the workplace as a First aider.
Topics within this course are regarded by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) as being important in maintaining good practice in the safe, prompt and effective treatment of injuries and ill health in the workplace.
The qualification provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills in First Aid.
In order to register on to this qualification, learners are required to meet the following entry requirements:
* 16 years of age or above
* It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in English and Maths.
Qualification Validation period
In line with guidance provided by the HSE, the qualification supports/approves work place emergency first aiders for a period of 3 years, after which point learners will need to retake the course. In addition to this it is also recommended that learners refresh their knowledge annually.
Assessment for this course is assessed in three methods as follows:
1] Practical observation
The practical assessment of learners for the qualification is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing assessment will involve learners demonstrating practical first aid skills across a number of areas.
2] Written/Oral questioning
Learners are required to answer a series of questions ensuring their understanding of the theory content is sufficient to meet the required standard. Oral questioning can be used to extract further information for these questions during the practical assessments, with the tutor documenting the responses, or when needing to supplement learners’ written responses, according to individual learners’ needs.
3] Accident Report Form
Learners are required to show evidence that they are able to complete an accident report form.
The recording of assessment will be via the Accident Report Form.