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FAA - Forestry First Aid course description.

Course Description

Is the Forestry First Aid course accredited by an official body?

This course is Accredited and certified by : First Aid Awards Ltd (FAA). Visit FAA web site

What is the FAA - Forestry First Aid course?

Category: First-Aid

Level: Beginner

Level 3 Award on the Regulated Qualifications Framework.

This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards. FAA are an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual and the qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

The FAA Forestry First Aid qualification is designed to accompany a First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work qualification and meets the requirements of the Forestry Commission First Aid at Work Policy.

The qualification is delivered, assessed and quality assured in accordance with the Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications.

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Who is the FAA - Forestry First Aid course designed for?

The qualification has been designed to provide the knowledge and competence for a learner to deal with emergency first aid situations in a forestry/agricultural environment.

The FAA Level 3 Award in Forestry First Aid (+F), is designed to accompany a suitable First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work qualification to enable a learner to meet the requirements of the Forestry Commission First Aid at Work Policy. Learners must hold a First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work qualification before attending this course.

If learners need to satisfy the requirements of the Forestry Commission, information regarding acceptable first aid qualifications can be found in The Forestry Commission First Aid at Work Policy  for those that work on our land.

What subjects does the FAA - Forestry First Aid course cover?

The qualification consists of one mandatory unit:

FAA LEVEL 3 AWARD IN FORESTRY FIRST AID (RQF)

QAN Unit title  
URN
Credit value
Level
GLH
TQT
603/3404/6
Forestry First Aid
T/617/1390
1323

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

The qualification has 2 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 3 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 2 hours must be delivered over one two-hour session.

How is the FAA - Forestry First Aid course assessed?

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.

Learners will be assessed on:

  • Emergency planning and remote medical assistance
  • Catastrophic bleeding
  • Crush injuries
  • Effects of extreme cold
  • Lyme disease

The learner must satisfactorily complete each scenario to successfully pass the practical assessment. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.

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

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