AoFAQ Level 3 First Aid at Work (QCF)

AoFAQ Level 3 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 3 days

Compliance and regulatory requirements

Compliance and Regulatory Requirements:

This Qualification provides learners with skills and knowledge to deal with first aid situations in higher risk workplace environments or workplaces with a larger number of employees. (See AoFAQ Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work for low risk workplaces)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 3 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 3 AWARD IN  FIRST AID AT WORK (QCF)

Abbreviated Name: EFAW.

National Qualification Number: 600/7726/8

Qualification Type: QCF

Guided Learning Hours: 24  (this qualification requires a minimum of 18 classroom hrs.)

Where this qualification is undertaken in less than 24 hrs, additional learner instruction may be undertaken through research i.e. Internet, reading or work based activities.

Note: Where a Learner holds a valid FAW certificate, this qualification requires a minimum of 12 classroom hrs.

Class size maximum: 12 Learners (1 Trainer)

Manikins: 1 manikin required per 3 Learners

Certificate Price* £10 + VAT Note: Special Offer Now £6.50 + VAT per certificate

 

Leaarning Outcomes

Unit 2: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace

This forms the second part of the qualification.

1. Be able to conduct a secondary survey
1.1 Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history
1.2 Conduct a head to toe survey
2. Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints
2.1 Recognise suspected;
– Fractures
– Dislocations
– Sprains and strains
2.2 Administer first aid for;
– Fractures
– Dislocations
– Sprains and strains
3. Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries
3.1 Recognise suspected;
– Concussion
– Skull fracture
– Cerebral compression
– Spinal injury
3.2 Administer first aid for suspected;
– Concussion
– Skull fracture
– Cerebral compression
– Spinal injury
4. Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries
4.1 Recognise the different types of chest injury
4.2 Administer first aid for a chest injury
5. Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with burns and scalds
5.1 Recognise the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds
5.2 Administer first aid for burns involving;
– Dry Heat
– Wet Heat
– Electricity
– Chemicals
6. Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with a eye injury
6.1 Give examples of common eye injuries
6.2 Administer first aid for eye injuries involving;
– Dust
– Chemicals
– Embedded objects
7. Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning
7.1 Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body
7.2 Administer immediate first aid to a casualty affected by sudden poisoning
7.3 Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning
8. Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis
8.1 Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis
8.2 Recognise anaphylaxis
8.3 Administer immediate first aid for a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis
9. Be able to provide First Aid to a casualty with suspected major illness
9.1 Recognise major illnesses including;
– Heart attack
– Stroke
– Epilepsy
– Asthma
– Diabetes
9.2 Administer first aid to a casualty suffering from major illnesses including;
– Heart attack
– Stroke
– Epilepsy
– Asthma
– Diabetes

Qualification Assessment

Assessment:

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

 This qualification  is made up of 2 Units which are assessed separately:

  • Unit 1: 2 Emergency First Aid at Work also form part of this assessment.
  • Unit 2: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace

 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.

Note:

Where training is delivered in Northern Ireland, HSENI require that the assessments by observation must be conducted by an independent assessor at the end of the course