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Emergency First Aid at Work - Level 2 Award (Qualsafe)

Length of course

8 Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

Course aims

This qualification provides the first aid skills needed to administer emergency first aid in the workplace before professional help arrives. It covers dealing with the priorities of treatment in a safe and appropriate manner from the primary survey of a casualty through to the arrival of the Emergency Services. It includes appropriate legislation and recording procedures.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course candidates should be able to:

  • Explain the responsibilities of a First Aider
  • Explain signs and symptoms and treatment of seizures, choking, burns, shock, fainting and bleeding
  • Explain and demonstrate adult, child and infant CPR
  • Demonstrate assessment of an unconscious casualty
  • Demonstrate the application of a bandage

Course content

  • You will learn the principles of how to save a life
  • CPR
  • Caring for an unconscious casualty
  • Bleeds
  • Choking
  • Use of the defibrillator

Who is the course for?

Anyone who needs to know how to deliver emergency first aid as part of their job role, or simply wishes to learn some essential skills for life.

Do I need any knowledge, skills or qualifications to enrol?

No, but you will need to demonstrate practical skills to complete the assessments. Successful completion of a multiple choice question paper is also required.

Will I gain any qualifications?

Qualsafe Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at work.

How will I learn?

You will be assessed by your tutor/assessor using a range of methods. Elements such as CPR, dealing with bleeds etc. will be undertaken by practical demonstrations on mannequin. Other methods could include professional discussion, written assignments or multiple choice questions.

What could this course lead to?

This qualification will equip you to administer emergency first aid as part of your current job role. It is valid for 3 years and then must be renewed.

What materials or equipment will I need to provide?

Pen and paper.

Other information

Please note that learners MUST attend ALL sessions and complete ALL practical assessments as well as achieving the pass rate on a Multi Choice Question Paper.

Please be aware practical assessments involve attending a casualty (mannequin) on the floor to administer First Aid. If you have mobility issues which may make this difficult for you, you MUST speak to the tutor BEFORE enrolment. Suitable clothing such as trousers or long skirts is recommended and learners may wish to bring their own mat or towel. Learners need to bring photographic ID to prove identity. Learners may bring a bilingual dictionary for use during the multiple choice questions on how to treat minor illness.

Your commitments as a learner

To achieve success on the course you will need to:

  • Attend every session.
  • Complete all practical assessments.
  • Achieve a pass rate
  • Wearing suitable dress such as long skirt or trousers are recommended
  • Learners must bring proof of ID.

Useful websites

The BAES online course directory: www.learnbaes.ac.uk

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