6 Guided Learning Hours (GLH)
The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate first aid training. However, having the correct first aid provision in the workplace is not just a legal requirement, it is incredibly important for the safety of all members of staff.
Over a 3 day period, course Candidates 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 and defibrillation, recovery position, heart attack, stroke, choking, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes, anaphylaxis, shock, head and spinal injuries, chest injuries, wounds and bleeding, fractures, sprains, strains and dislocations, minor injuries, burns and scalds, poisoning and eye injuries.
5 x Practical assessments, 1 x Theory assessment (Multiple Choice Question Papers) and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.
By the end of the course candidates should be able to:
The qualification is specifically designed for individuals who wish to act as a first aider in their workplace. Successful candidates will learn how to manage a range of injuries and illnesses that could occur at work and will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give first aid. What’s more, as a regulated qualification, employers can book this course for their employees and rest assured that they have fulfilled their legal responsibilities for providing quality first aid training, without having to undertake any lengthy due diligence checks.
In 2018 - 2019, there were jobs available in Birmingham with an average salary of £27,399
No, but you will need to demonstrate practical skills to complete the assessments. Successful completion of a multiple choice question paper is also required. Learners musthave a good standard of spoken and written English.
Qualsafe Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at work.
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.
This qualification will equip you to administer first aid as part of your current job role. It is valid for 3 years and then must be renewed.
You will need a pen and paper and will receive The First Aid at Work handbook.
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.
To achieve success on the course you will need to: