First Aid at Work Intended Audience
This 3 day course is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification, specifically designed for those who are appointed to act as a first aider in their workplace. The first aid at work course is also ideal for people who have a specific responsibility to provide first aid in voluntary and community activities.
This qualification forms part of the QA First Aid suite of qualifications. The qualification and learning outcomes
are based on the recommendations of:
• The Resuscitation Council (UK)
• A distinguished panel of experts in emergency medical care
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 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 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 preparing them to deal with a range of first aid
situations and/or take on the role of first aider in the workplace.
This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community
activities, to provide help to people in a range of first aid situations.
This qualification contains 2 mandatory units with a Total Qualification Time (TQT) of 22 hours. Full details of
these units are in Appendix 1.
Learners must complete all assessments in the unit successfully within the registration period to achieve the
- Accessing an incident
- Managing an unresponsive casualty
- Recovery position
- CPR and defibrillation
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