AoFAQ Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work

AoFAQ Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF)

This Regulated Qualification is ideal for anyone wishing to become and emergency first aider. This provides learners with skillsand knowledge to deal with first aid situations in a low risk workplace for the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations (NI) 1982 purposes.

As this is a Regulated Qualification, an Employer who obtains training from an AoFAQ Approved Centre is not required to carry out any due diligence on the training provider in order to ensure the suitability of the training (HSE statement).

Also approved by the Association of First Aiders.

Course Duration: Typically 1 day

Compliance and regulatory requirements

Compliance and Regulatory Requirements:

This Qualification provides learners with skills and knowledge to deal with first aid situations in low risk workplace environments or workplaces with a low number of employees. (See AoFAQ Level 3 First Aid at Work for higher risk or larger number of employees) The qualification is for the purposes of the  Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations (NI) 1982. however is is also highly relevant for a wide range of first aid situations.

The AoFAQ Level Emergency First Aid at Work is a Regulated Qualification which removes the requirements for the Employer to carry out due diligence on the training provider. See HSE GEIS3 “A guide for employers – Selecting a first-aid training provider” for details.

 

Key Points

Name: AoFAQ LEVEL 2 AWARD IN EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK (QCF)

Abbreviated Name: EFAW.

National Qualification Number: 600/7725/6

Qualification Type: QCF

Guided Learning Hours: 8  (this qualification requires a minimum of 6 classroom hrs.)
Where this qualification is undertaken in less than 8 hrs, additional learner instruction may be undertaken through research i.e. Internet, reading or work based activities.

Class size maximum: 12 Learners (1 Trainer)

Learning Outcomes

EFAW Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:

This for the first unit of the First Aid at Work qualification

1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider
1.2 Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
1.3 Identify the need for establishing consent to provide first aid
1.4 Complete an accident form
1.5 Identify the first aid equipment that should be available in a workplace
1.6 Describe the safe use of first aid equipment

2. Be able to assess an incident
2.1 Conduct a scene survey
2.2 Conduct a primary survey of a casualty
2.3 Give examples of when to call for help

3. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
3.1 Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness
3.2 Open a casualty’s airway and check breathing
3.3 Explain why it is important to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position
3.4 Place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position
3.5 Manage a casualty who is in seizure

4 Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
4.1 Recognise the need to commence Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
4.2 Demonstrate Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin

5 Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
5.1 Describe how to identify a casualty with 
  – Partially blocked airway
 –  Completely blocked airway
5.2 Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking

6 Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding
6.1 Identify the types of external bleeding
6.2 Control external bleeding

7 Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock
7.1 Recognise shock
7.2 Administer first aid to a casualty who is in shock

8 Be able to manage a casualty with a minor in jury

8.1 Administer first aid to a casualty with small cuts, grazes and bruises
8.2 Administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds
8.3 Administer first aid to a casualty with small splinters

Qualification Assessment

Assessment:

  •  The practical Learning Outcomes are assessed by observation.
  •  Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) for theory and underpinning knowledge.

 To Awarded this qualification the Learner must 100% pass of the assessments carried out by observation together with a percentage pass in the MCQ paper.