This qualification forms part of the QA First Aid suite of qualifications.
The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of:
- Resuscitation Council (UK).
- Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications.
This QA qualification is:
- For people who deal with first aid at work enabling them to be workplace first aiders under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
- Based on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work (FAW) courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
This qualification should enable Learners to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations.
Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of first aider.
This qualification specification provides information for Centres about the delivery of the QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) and includes the unit information, assessment methods and quality assurance arrangements.
The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by enabling them to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a
range of emergency first aid situations and/or take on the role of emergency first aider in the workplace.
Learners must be at least 14 years old to register for this qualification. There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.