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.
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.
Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider and how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others. Identify the need for consent to provide first aid.
Conduct a scene survey and primary survey of a casualty.
Identify when to administer Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Demonstrate adult CPR using a manikin.
Identify when to place a casualty into the recovery position.
Identify when a casualty is choking. Demonstrate how to administer first aid to a casualty who is choking.
Identify whether external bleeding is lifethreatening and how to administer first aid to a casualty with external bleeding.
Recognise when a casualty is suffering from shock and how to administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock.
Identify how to administer first aid to a
• Small cuts
• Small splinters
• Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds
Learners must undertake a practical assessment of their competence along with a short multiple-choice knowledge assessment.
L3 Award in First Aid at Work
L3 Award in Paediatric First Aid
You need to be able to complete a practical assessment of your skills.
For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410062.