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Highfield - Level 3 Award in First Aid Response (RQF) course description.

Course Description

Is the Level 3 Award in First Aid Response (RQF) course accredited by an official body?

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

What is the Highfield - Level 3 Award in First Aid Response (RQF) course?

Category: First-Aid

Level: Intermediate

The objective of the Highfield Level 3 Award in First Aid Response (RQF) qualification is to support a role in the workplace by giving first aiders a more comprehensive understanding of first aid along with an understanding of how important medical / environmental intelligence is when dealing with a range of casualties.  

The content of the qualification meets the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requirements for training first-aiders and builds on this by allowing learners to identify risks within their place of work and research measures to support these risks within their surrounding environment.  

In line with industry guidance, the qualification supports first aiders for a period of 3 years, at which point learners will need to resit the course. In addition, we recommend that learners refresh their knowledge annually.  

Who is the Highfield - Level 3 Award in First Aid Response (RQF) course designed for?

The Highfield Level 3 Award in First Aid Response (RQF) qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to gain a more comprehensive understanding of first aid along with an understanding of how important medical / environmental intelligence is when dealing with a range of casualties.

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

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

What subjects does the Highfield - Level 3 Award in First Aid Response (RQF) course cover?

These include the role and responsibilities of a first aider, being able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally, being able to manage a casualty with external bleeding, being able to manage a casualty with a minor injury, understand how the environment can impact on the provision of first aid, how to support a variety of casualties and the safe use of an automated external defibrillator.

How is the Highfield - Level 3 Award in First Aid Response (RQF) course assessed?

Highfield has created assessment paperwork for each element of assessment which are graded pass/fail. 


Units 1 and 3   

  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 Assessment 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.  

Unit 2 

Learners should undertake research into the area of medical intelligence and environmental awareness supporting first aid in their workplace or environment. Learners should then complete the tasks contained within the Assessment Pack.  

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