First Aid at Work (RQF)

A high quality and enjoyable Level 3 course, delivered by AET training professionals. Taking pride in expertly supporting you to learn by combining theory and practical throughout the whole First Aid at Work (RQF) syllabus.

A face to face, interactive course in a safe, supportive environment where you will have direct contact with a tutor, and where you can ask questions!

When attending a course at our main AET site, in addition to a warm welcome and ample free parking you get free tea / coffee at break times.

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This course covers all key aspects of First Aid at Work that are essential to ensuring confidence in dealing with and managing an Emergency situation in the workplace in addition to ensuring that your organisation can demonstrate regulatory compliance and safe operational practice!

This course is for everyone! Whether you are a newcomer to the workplace or have lots of experience. This course will help you to develop your knowledge, confidence and practical skills that can be invaluable not only in the work place but, in our own daily lives.

 Qualification overview

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

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• 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.

Objective

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 first aid situations and/or take on the role of first aider in the workplace.

Purpose

The purpose of this qualification is to prepare the Learner to develop the skills and knowledge needed to take on the role of first aider in the workplace.

Intended audience

This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic first aid to people in a range of first aid situations.

Structure
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This qualification contains 2 mandatory units with a Total Qualification Time (TQT) of 21 hours. Full details of these units are in Appendix 1.

Learners must complete all assessments in both units successfully within the registration period to achieve the qualification. The maximum period to achieve this qualification, including any referrals is 10 weeks.

TQT is the total number of hours required for a Learner to achieve this qualification. It has 2 elements:

• Guided Learning Hours (GLH) is the time a Learner is being taught and assessed under the immediate guidance of a Trainer/Assessor, which for this qualification is 18 GLH (minimum), and

• The number of hours a Learner will reasonably be likely to spend in preparation and study, including assessment, as directed by, but not under the immediate guidance or supervision of a Trainer, e.g. home study, which for this qualification is 3 hours

Outcomes
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1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider

1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider
1.2 Identify how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
1.3 Identify the need for consent to provide first aid

2. Be able to assess an incident

2.1 Conduct a scene survey
2.2 Conduct a primary survey of a casualty
2.3 Summon appropriate assistance when necessary

3. Be able to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty

3.1 Identify when to administer Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
3.2 Demonstrate CPR using a manikin
3.3 Justify when to place a casualty into the recovery position
3.4 Demonstrate how to place a casualty into the recovery position
3.5 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is experiencing a seizure

4. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking

4.1 Identify when choking is:
• Mild
• Severe
4.2 Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking

5. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding

5.1 Identify the severity of external bleeding
5.2 Demonstrate how to control external bleeding

6. Know how provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock

6.1 Recognise a casualty who is suffering from shock
6.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock

7. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries

7.1 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with:
• Small cuts
• Grazes
• Bruises
• Small splinters
7.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds

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