19 Years and Over

Overview

The qualification covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first aider and how to assess an incident. The qualification also covers first aid skills in CPR and use of an AED, providing first aid to a casualty who is choking and dealing with external bleeding and hypovolaemic shock.

Entry Requirements

19 years of age or above

It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in English and maths

You will also need to be able to undertake the practical assessments

Content

• Introduction to the first-aider including What is first aid?, first aid in the workplace and the responsibilities of the first-aider
• Assessing an incident, scene survey, primary survey and casualty communication
• Principles of resuscitation, the respiratory system, CPR, adult basic life support, compression only CPR and AED
• Obstructed airway and choking
• The circulatory system, types of bleeding, wounds and embedded objects and hypovolaemic shock
• Seizure
• Minor injuries: cuts, grazes, contusions, minor burns and scalds, foreign objects and small splinters

Assessment

Learners must undertake a practical assessment of their competence along with a short multiple choice knowledge assessment.

Awarding body

The qualification provides learners with a valid first aid at work certificate that support the requirements from the HSE: approved first aider for a period of 3 years, after this period learners are required to retrain.

Fees

Fees: 75.00

Progression

L3 Award in First Aid at Work
L3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

Additional information

You need to be able to complete a practical assessment of your skills.

Further Information

For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410002.

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