The Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification, specifically designed for those who are appointed to act as a first aider in their workplace. It is also ideal for people who have a specific responsibility to provide first aid in voluntary and community activities.
To start with, it is you or your employer's responsibility to ensure that you are free from any condition which could affect your capability to undertake the course, this includes dealing with injuries and conditions such as wounds and bleeding.
As a starting point, you should be physically fit and capable of undertaking the role of a workplace first aider; this will involve physical movement, treating people on the floor, and moving from one casualty to another to provide first aid in an emergency. We are unable to make a determination of your suitability to undertake the role as a workplace first aider; however we are quite happy to discuss the course requirements in detail should you have any questions.
Learners should be at least 16 years old at the start of the training; this is because a workplace should not rely on someone any younger as a First Aider in the Workplace; we can accommodate learners from the age of 14 - this will be under the provision that they are not appointed with the responsibility of being a sole first aider in a workplace.
It is recommended that learners poses good literacy and numeracy skills, at least at a level 2 or equivalent.
Learners who have additional requirements or needs should enquire with us first, or highlight these as early as possible to ensure you get the best experience out of your training course in order to help you achieve your qualification.
Over a 3 day period, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of first aid situations, including: assessing an incident, managing an unresponsive casualty, CPR, heart attacks, choking, head and spinal injuries, fractures, anaphylaxis and more.
This is not an attendance course, this is a regulated qualification, it is therefore a requirement of the qualification that you demonstrate a number of practical elements of the course in a realistic simulated environment, we have never known anyone to collapse on a table, therefore you are required to demonstrate a high proportion of skills with someone on the floor.
As a standard and to set expectations correctly, the resuscitation council guidelines state that first aiders performing CPR should swap rescuers every two minutes, therefore as minimum when undertaking the CPR assessment, we will expect to see you perform CPR for a full two minutes.
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