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FAA - Award in Basic Life Support and AED course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Award in Basic Life Support and AED course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  First Aid Awards Ltd (FAA). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (FAA) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching. Visit FAA web site

What is the FAA - Award in Basic Life Support and AED course?

Category: First-Aid
Level: Beginner

Level 2 in England, Wales & Northern Ireland and Level 5 in Scotland.

This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards. FAA are an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation. 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 accordance 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.

How much is a Award in Basic Life Support and AED course?
As a broker we have a large number of Training Providers who advertise their courses with us. The lowest price we have is £250.00 and the highest price is £250.00

These prices may include Classroom, e-Learning, Distance Learning and In-House (On-Site) options.

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Who is the FAA - Award in Basic Life Support and AED course designed for?

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are becoming more widely available in public areas and workplaces and the survival rate for casualties suffering cardiac arrest dramatically increases if an AED is available and there are qualified personnel to use it.

The qualification is primarily for learners who have a responsibility at work or are involved in voluntary and community activities having access to an AED.

The learner will gain the knowledge and skills to be able to recognise and treat someone who has suffered cardiac arrest and to respond quickly, calmly and confidently.

What subjects does the FAA - Award in Basic Life Support and AED course cover?

The qualification consists of one mandatory unit:

FAA LEVEL 2 AWARD IN BASIC LIFE SUPPORT AND SAFE USE OF AN AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR (RQF)

QAN Unit title
URN
Credit value
Level
GLH
TQT

601/5478/0
Basic Life Support and using an Automated External Defibrillator
L/506/8532
1245

AWARD IN BASIC LIFE SUPPORT AND SAFE USE OF AN AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR AT SCQF LEVEL 5

QAN Unit title
URN
Credit value
Level
GLH
TQT

R434 04

Basic Life Support and using an Automated External Defibrillator
UG50 04

1545

QAN - Qualification accreditation number, URN - Unit reference number, GLH - Guided learning hours, TQT - Total Qualification Time

The qualification has 4 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 5 hours total qualification time (TQT). GLH indicates the number of classroom contact hours that the learner will undertake. TQT includes GLH but also takes into account any unsupervised learning and is an estimate of how long the average learner will take to complete the qualification.

The minimum classroom contact time of 4 hours must be delivered over a minimum of half a day. The course can be spread over a maximum of 2 weeks, ensuring that each session is a minimum of two hours.

How is the FAA - Award in Basic Life Support and AED course assessed?

The qualification is assessed through practical demonstration, oral questioning and written assessment.

A learner must successfully pass both the written and practical assessments to achieve the qualification. There is no grading of the assessment

learners pass or are referred.

Practical assessment

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.

The learners will be assessed on

Primary survey and CPR

Recovery position

AED use

The learner must satisfactorily complete each scenario to successfully pass the practical assessment.

Written assessment

The learner will complete a written assessment paper containing 4 open and multiple choice questions needing to achieve 4 out of 4 to pass.

The duration of the assessment is 20 minutes.

Trainer/Assessors may also ask a learner additional questions if felt necessary to confirm their knowledge and understanding

What certificate do I get for passing the FAA - Award in Basic Life Support and AED course?
FAA - Award in Basic Life Support and AED
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