First Aid Training Course

Course Overview

The objective of this qualification is to support learners in becoming first aiders in the workplace.

 

The qualification covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first aider, how to assess an incident and recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness.

 

The qualification also covers first aid skills in CPR and use of an AED and assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness, such as chest injuries, spinal injuries or anaphylaxis.

 

In line with guidance provided by the HSE, the qualification supports and approves work place first aiders for a period of three years, after which point learners will need to retake the course. In addition to this, it is recommended that learners refresh their knowledge annually.

Who is the course for?

This qualification supports learners in becoming first aiders in the workplace.

 

The content of the qualification meets the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requirements for training first aiders in organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their First Aid Needs Assessment.

What is the assessment method?

The qualification is assessed by the following two methods:

 

Practical observation The practical assessment is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing assessment involves learners demonstrating practical first aid skills.

 

Written/oral questioning  Learners must provide a short response to set questions within a learner pack, covering underpinning knowledge of first aid.

What topics are covered?

  • Emergency First Aid in the Workplace
  • Recognition & Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace
  • Roles and responsibilities of the first aider
  • How to assess an incident
  • Recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness
  • CPR skills
  • Use of an AED
  • Assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness (such as chest injuries, spinal injuries or anaphylaxis)

What is the duration of the course?

This qualification is usually obtained by taking a 3 day classroom based course with 18 contact hours.

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