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Highfield - Award in Emergency First Aid at Work at SCQF Level 6 course description.

Course Description

Is the Award in Emergency First Aid at Work at SCQF Level 6 course accredited by an official body?

This course is Accredited and certified by : Highfield Qualifications (Highfield). Visit Highfield web site

What is the Highfield - Award in Emergency First Aid at Work at SCQF Level 6 course?

Category: First-Aid

Level: Advanced

The objective of the Highfield Award in Emergency First Aid at Work at SCQF Level 6 qualification is to support learners in becoming emergency first aiders in the workplace. The content of the qualification meets the HSE requirements for training emergency first-aiders in those organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment.  

The qualification covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first aider and how to assess an incident. The qualification also covers first aid skills in CPR and use of an AED, providing first aid to a casualty who is choking and dealing with external bleeding and hypovolaemic shock.  

In line with guidance provided by the HSE, the qualification supports / approves work place emergency first aiders for a period of 3 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 Highfield - Award in Emergency First Aid at Work at SCQF Level 6 course designed for?

The Highfield Award in Emergency First Aid at Work at SCQF Level 6 qualification is aimed at learners who wish to become emergency first-aiders in the workplace. This qualification meets the requirements for training emergency first-aiders in those organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment.

In  order  to register on to this qualification, learners are required to meet the following entry requirements:

  • 16 years of age or above
  • It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in English and maths.

What subjects does the Highfield - Award in Emergency First Aid at Work at SCQF Level 6 course cover?

The qualification covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first aider and how to assess an incident. The qualification also covers first aid skills in CPR and use of an AED, providing first aid to a casualty who is choking and dealing with external bleeding and hypovolaemic shock.

How is the Highfield - Award in Emergency First Aid at Work at SCQF Level 6 course assessed?

Highfield has created assessment paperwork for each element of assessment:

  1. Practical observation
    • The practical assessment is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing assessment will involve learners demonstrating practical first aid skills across a number of areas. The practical assessment will be recorded using the practical matrix within the Assessment Pack.
  2. Written/Oral questioning
    • For the theory assessment, learners are required to answer a series of questions contained within the Learner Theory Pack. Oral questioning can be used where learners need to expand on the answers they have initially provided. In this case, the assessor should document the responses within the assessment pack.  
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