This regulated qualification forms part of the QA First Aid suite of qualifications. The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of:
• The Resuscitation Council (UK)
• A distinguished panel of experts in emergency medical care
This QA qualification is:
• For people who deal with first aid at work enabling them to refresh skills and knowledge as workplace first aiders under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
• Based on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work (FAW) courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role
The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by preparing them to deal with a range of first aid situations. It is designed to help maintain skills and keep up to date with any changes to first aid procedures.
This qualification is predominantly for qualified first aiders who have a specific interest or a responsibility at
work, or in voluntary and community activities, to be able to provide first aid to people they are caring for
when dealing with an emergency.
Qualsafe Awards has devised externally set, internally marked assessment tools to make sure Learners are assessed against the required knowledge, skills and understanding, as detailed in the learning outcomes and assessment criteria
There are practical assessments – observed by the Trainer throughout the course, with the results of each learning outcome recorded on the practical assessment paperwork.
There are 4 mandatory and 1 optional practical assessment for this qualification: