This qualification is an up to date regulated qualification underpinned by current practice.
It provides learners with the knowledge and life saving skills to assess, manage and treat a patient in trauma and / or medical emergency and to stabilise the patient for up to forty minutes before the ambulance or pre-hospital care providers arrive.
The qualification is regulated by the government department Ofqual, and is clinically endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, Faculty of Pre-Hospital (FPHC) Care and meets the level 3 FPHC Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine Skills Framework.
On completion of the qualification the learner will be able to apply to the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care for Level 3 membership.
Role of the First Aider
Managing an incident
Unresponsive Casualty - Normal Breathing
Unresponsive Casualty - No Normal Breathing
Bone, Joint & Muscle Injuries
Head, Neck & Back Injuries
Chest & Abdominal Injuries
Effects of heat and cold
Formative Assessment to cover:
Review questions during sessions
practical observation sessions throughout
Summative Assessment to cover:
Management of the unconscious casualty (normal breathing)
Management of the unconscious Casualty (no normal breathing)
Management of an incident dealing with wounds and bleeding.
Level 2 (QCF) Qualification
Learners who wish to have the QCF Certificate / Qualification are required to undertake a Multiple Choice Question Paper that will have a pass mark of 70%. This is in addition to the above assessment methods, and is a requirement from the awarding body.