This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to become first-aiders in the workplace. This qualification meets the requirements for training first-aiders in those organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment.
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.
The qualification covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first aider, how to assess an incident and recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness. The qualification also covers first aid skills in CPR and use of an AED and assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness such as chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis
This qualification is assessed by a practical demonstration and a multiple-choice theory test.
The HSE recommends a refresher course is completed annually to practice and update skills. A two day First Aid at Work requalification course is available to those who need to renew their certificate.
Learners achieving this qualification may also go on to take other specialist first aid qualifications, such as:
* HABC Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)
In line with guidance provided by the HSE, the qualification supports/approves workplace first aiders for a period of 3 years, after which point learners will need to retake the course. Therefore, the qualification is valid for three years from the date of award. In addition to this, it is recommended that learners refresh their knowledge annually.
For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410062.