Why do I need this?
The qualification is designed to provide the knowledge and competence required to deal with a range of first aid situations with a focus on sports and activity-related conditions. This course is suitable for learners working in outdoor and activity environments or involved in voluntary and community activities. Not only is Basic Life Support included, but many other First Aid conditions are covered, making the full qualification very comprehensive.
What should I know first?
The qualification consists of two units which learners must successfully complete to achieve the full qualification. Unit 1, (or day 1) of this qualification contains and covers the learning outcomes of the Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work, so learners completing just unit 1 can be certificated with the FAA Award in Emergency First Aid.
What will I learn?
You will gain knowledge and the practical competence required to deal with a range of activity-related first aid situations.
A range of subjects are covered included:
- Responsibilities and reporting
- Heart attack
- Assessment of the situation
- Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
- Minor injuries
- Basic hygiene in First Aid
- Bleeding control
- Head injuries
- Drowning injuries
- Electrical injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Heat and cold
- Burns and Shock
The qualification is assessed through practical demonstration and oral questioning. Scenarios will be set to enable a learner to demonstrate their knowledge and practical skills.
During the practical assessment, the learner will be asked supporting questions by the Trainer/Assessor. The practical assessment is ongoing throughout the course but the Trainer/Assessor will make learners aware of when they are being assessed.
Course is suited to:
Learners must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment. A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role. The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.
Length of course:
Course is conducted over two days.
This qualification meets the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982. This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards. FAA are an Awarding Organisation who are regulated by Ofqual in England, Qualifications Wales in Wales, CCEA Regulation in Northern Ireland and SQA Accreditation in Scotland.
The qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).
The qualification is delivered, assessed and quality assured in line with the Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications. The qualification is delivered in accordance with the protocols set by the latest Resuscitation Council Guidelines.
Please read full terms and conditions before booking.