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Course Dates for the QA - Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) qualification.

QA - Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) course dates and locations

The QA - Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) qualification is available in these cities:

Bristol Cheshire Driffield Dudley

The QA - Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) qualification is available in these counties:

Avon Cheshire East Riding of Yorkshire West Midlands

The QA - Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) qualification is recommended for:

The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) has been specifically designed to meet the criteria set by the Department for Education’s EYFS Framework and is ideal for:

  • Those who have gained a level 2 and/or level 3 childcare qualification and have entered into an early years setting and wish to be included in the staff to child ratios to comply with EYFS requirements.
  • Registered childminders and assistants who are required to hold a current and full paediatric first aid certificate in order to comply with the EYFS requirements.
  • Anyone who has a non-professional involvement with infants and children, such as parents, grandparents and want to learn key paediatric first aid skills.

Newly qualified entrants to an early years setting who have completed a level 2 and/or level 3 qualification on or after 30th June 2016, must also have either a full paediatric first aid or an emergency paediatric first aid certificate within three months of starting work.

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QA - Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) is available for Distance Learning with the following training providers:

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Support days are calculated from registration date and not from purchase date.

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FAA - Award in Activity First Aid Level 3

The qualification is designed to provide the knowledge and competence required for a learner to deal with a range of first aid situations with a focus on sports and activity related conditions.

The qualification is suitable for learners working in outdoor and activity environments or involved in voluntary and community activities.

Unit 1 of the qualification is suitable for learners wishing to act as an Emergency First Aider in the Workplace.

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 line 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 is it 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:

Primary survey and the recovery position

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator

Choking

Major bleeding and shock

Major seizure

Minor injuries

Secondary assessment (top to toe survey)

Injured limbs

Head and spinal injuries

Chest injuries

Major illness

Eye injuries

Bites and stings

Effects of heat and cold

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.

FAA - Award in Basic Life Support and AED

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.

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 is it 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

FAA - Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and AED

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are now becoming more common throughout a range of public and work places. A casualtys survival rate will dramatically increase if an AED is available and if you have appropriately qualified personnel to use it.

This very practical course will enable your learners to use the AED competently and with confidence.

Not only does this course deal with the use of an AED but it also includes vital training in resuscitation and choking procedures.

The qualification is valid for 3 years and all learners will be assessed for their practical skills as well as their knowledge in the form of a multiple choice question paper.

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 is it assessed?

The qualification is assessed through practical demonstration 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.

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:

  • Basic life support
  • Primary assessment
  • CPR
  • Choking
  • Use of an AED
  • Post CPR recovery position
  • Maintenance of an AED
  • Safe use of an AED

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

Written assessment

The learner will complete a written assessment paper containing 12 multiple choice questions needing to achieve a minimum of 9 out of 12 to pass. The duration of the assessment is 30 minutes. An example question is - When should you connect the AED to your non-breathing casualty?

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

FAA - Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

Where a workplace first aid risk assessment identifies a need for an Emergency First Aider in the Workplace, this one-day qualification meets the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982. The learner will attain knowledge and practical competences required to deal with a range of workplace first aid situations.

The FAA Emergency First Aid at Work qualification is unit 1 of the three-day FAA First Aid at Work qualification. From gaining this qualification learners could progress to completing unit 2 and being awarded the FAA First Aid at Work qualification.

Level 3 Award in England, Wales & Northern Ireland and Level 6 Award 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 is it 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:

  • Primary survey and the recovery position
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Choking
  • Major bleeding and shock
  • Major seizures
  • Minor injuries

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.

FAA - Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid

The qualification is designed for learners with a responsibility for the care of children and babies and provides knowledge and skills to deal with a range of paediatric first aid conditions and incidents.

The FAA Emergency Paediatric First Aid qualification is unit 1 of the two-day FAA Paediatric First Aid qualification. From gaining this emergency paediatric first aid qualification learners could progress to completing unit 2 and being awarded the 2-day FAA Award in Paediatric First Aid.

Level 3 in England, Wales & Northern Ireland and Level 6 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 is it 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
  • Seizure
  • Choking
  • Wounds and bleeding

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

Written assessment

A Workbook is completed throughout the course by a learner. Questions will be asked covering the theoretical assessment criteria to ensure that the learner has gained the required knowledge. An example of this would be 'Explain how to administer first aid for a nose bleed.'

Learners will need to successfully answer all questions contained in the Workbook.

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

FAA - Award in First Aid Risk Assessment - Principles and Practice

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and trained first aid personnel. A risk assessment of first aid needs determines the workplace requirements

This qualification enables learners to gain the knowledge to produce a risk assessment of first aid needs for a workplace ensuring that all HSE requirements are being met.

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).

How is it assessed?

The qualification is assessed by a written assessment paper.

A learner must successfully pass the written assessment to achieve the qualification. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.

Written assessment

The learner will complete a written assessment paper containing 20 open and multiple choice questions needing to achieve a minimum of 15 out of 20 to pass. The duration of the assessment is 30 minutes. An example question is - List four essential details you need to produce a risk assessment of first aid needs.

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

FAA - Award in Paediatric First Aid

The qualification is designed for learners with a responsibility for the care of children and babies on a professional level. The purpose of the qualification is for the learner to attain the knowledge and practical competence required to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations.

Ofsted and the Early Years Foundation Stage

This two-day 12 hour qualification fulfils the requirements for first aid training detailed in the Department for Educations statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Level 3 in England, Wales & Northern Ireland and Level 6 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 is it 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
  • Seizure
  • Choking
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Neck and back injuries

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

Written assessment

A Workbook is completed throughout the course by a learner. Questions will be asked covering the theoretical assessment criteria to ensure that the learner has gained the required knowledge. An example of this would be - Describe how to recognise diabetic emergencies.'Learners will need to successfully answer all questions contained in the Workbook.

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

FAA - Forestry First Aid

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.

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.

How is it 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.

FAIB - Automated External Defibrillation - AED
This course is suitable for people 16 who have a current first aid certificate and want to learn how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) machine.
Training in the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator to improve the chances of surviving cardiac arrest. Important factors to consider when assessing the risk of cardiac arrest will include the number of people using a facility and the risk of cardiac arrest occurring at the site. Current international resuscitation guidelines advise that evidence supports the establishment of public access defibrillation programmes (with the installation of an AED)
How is it assessed?
FAIB - Emergency First Aid at Work

This course is for people who are required to act as an Emergency First Aider at Work.

The course has been designed to equip the Emergency First Aider with the skills necessary to take charge and deal with an emergency effectively. The emphasis is placed on preventing situations from becoming worse and maintaining life until help arrives.

A risk assessment of first aid needs will help you determine which course is required to give the best first aid cover for your employees.

Many private individuals also book on to this course as it is an excellent basic first aid course for the general public.  It is a highly participative course with both tutorial and practical sessions.

This course does entail getting down onto the floor to do practical work

Upon completion of the course a certificate will be issued which is approved by the First Aid Industry Body which is valid for three years.   HSE “STRONGLY RECOMMENDS” that an annual refresher training course is attended every year!

How is it assessed?

Continuous assessment by course trainer

FAIB - Emergency Paediatric First Aid
This one-day Paediatric Emergency First Aid course has been designed for those who care for children and infants.
Through theoretical and practical work, delegates will cover a range of subjects designed for those who care for children and infants, such as parents, grandparents and babysitters.
How is it assessed? Assessment is ongoing by the instructor in respect of the students practical ability, along with a multiple choice question paper.
FAIB - First Aid at Work

Designed for employers and employees who want to receive the most thorough first aid training possible. This course provides the comprehensive set of practical skills needed to become a confident first aider at work, with the knowledge and expertise to handle first aid emergencies.

This First Aid at Work course covers the syllabus as set out in the Health and Safety Approved code of practice. This course entails taking practical assessments on the final afternoon. Passing the assessments entitles the holder of the certificate to be registered as a First Aider. The certificate is currently valid for three years.

It is a highly participative first aid course with both tutorial and practical sessions.

This First Aid course does entail getting down onto the floor to do practical work.

How is it assessed?

Formal practical assessment and oral questioning by an Independent Assessor

FAIB - First Aid at Work Refresher

Designed for employers and employees who want to refresh their knowledge. This course provides the comprehensive set of practical skills needed to become a confident first aider at work, with the knowledge and expertise to handle first aid emergencies.

This First Aid at Work course Refresher covers the syllabus as set out in the Health and Safety Approved code of practice. This course entails taking practical assessments on the final afternoon. Passing the assessments entitles the holder of the certificate to be registered as a First Aider. The certificate is currently valid for three years.

It is a highly participative first aid course with both tutorial and practical sessions.

This First Aid course does entail getting down onto the floor to do practical work.

How is it assessed?

Formal practical assessment and oral questioning by an Independent Assessor

FAIB - Paediatric First Aid OFSTED Compliant

This Ofsted compliant two day (12 hour) course is intended for those who work in an early years setting such as nurseries, child minders, nannies, playgroups, Children Centre employees and those working towards their child care qualifications.

This Ofsted compliant two day (12 hour) course is intended for those who work in an early years setting such as nurseries, child minders, nannies, playgroups, Children Centre employees and those working towards their child care qualifications.

The course meets the standard required by Ofsted, EYFS. Department for Education and on successful completion the candidate will be qualified to respond to a situation whereby an infant or child is ill or injured.

How is it assessed?

Continual assessment by observation + Question and Answers

Highfield - Level 2 Award In Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF)

There are no specific entry requirements for the Highfield Level 2 Award In Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF) qualification however learners are advised to have a minimum of level 1 literacy.

There is no specific age restriction for this qualification however centres must assess the suitability of learners on completing the course and ensure they are able to effectively perform CPR prior to registration.

The objective of the Highfield Level 2 Award In Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF) qualification is to allow learners to develop their knowledge and skills in basic life support to meet the needs of their role in work, or another setting, and allows progression into further first aid training. It is recommended for first-aiders in the workplace environment who have access to a defibrillator.

Learners gaining this qualification will know that cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation form an essential part of the chain of survival. The topics covered are regarded by Skills for Health as being important in maintaining good practice in the safe, prompt and effective administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation. The qualification means learners should be able to safely and effectively use an automated external defibrillation machine.

In line with industry guidance, after 3 years it is recommended that they sit the course again.

How is it assessed?

This qualification is assessed by:

  • Practical observation
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Highfield - Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF)

The Highfield Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) qualification is aimed at learners who wish to become first-aiders in the workplace. This qualification meets the requirements for training 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.

The objective of the Highfield Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) qualification is to support learners in becoming first aiders in the workplace. The content of the qualification meets the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requirements for training 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, how to assess an incident and recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness. The qualification also covers first aid skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness such as chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis.

In line with guidance provided by the HSE, the qualification supports / approves work place 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.

How is it assessed?

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

  1. Practical observation
  2. 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.
  3. Written/Oral questioning
  4. 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.
Highfield - Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work Requalification (RQF)

The Highfield Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) qualification is aimed at learners who have previously gained the full qualification and are first-aiders in the workplace. This qualification meets the requirements for training 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.

The objective of the Highfield Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) qualification is to support learners in becoming first aiders in the workplace. The content of the qualification meets the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requirements for training 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, how to assess an incident and recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness. The qualification also covers first aid skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness such as chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis.

In line with guidance provided by the HSE, the qualification supports / approves work place 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.

How is it assessed?

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

  1. Practical observation
  2. 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.
  3. Written/Oral questioning
  4. 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.
ITC - Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

This qualification indicates an individual can undertake the role of First Aider in the Workplace that may have been identified by a workplace risk assessment, and can be relied upon by employers to satisfy the due diligence requirements of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for EFAW training providers.

The qualification will benefit all who need to be introduced to emergency first aid in the workplace and those who require requalification training in emergency first aid in the workplace.

Successful completion of the course will result in knowledge and skills that have been identified by the HSE for the safe, effective and prompt treatment of injuries and illness in the workplace.

Employers have to risk assess their workplace first aid requirements and the 1-day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) qualification is one of the statutory qualifications for this purpose.  

If the risk assessment indicates that employees may be faced with life-threatening incidents where they have to manage the casualty for up to 10 minutes, or deal with very minor incidents that will not require medical assistance, then the EFAW is the course that meets this need.

This ITC Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work is part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). This qualification is regulated by Ofqual.


How is it assessed?

An end of course evaluation form is to be completed by each learner and the data collected used to inform Centre quality procedures. The results of this evaluation review are to be available for scrutiny by ITC External Quality Assurance procedures.

ITC - Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid

This qualification indicates an individual can undertake the role of Paediatric First Aider in a role that has responsibility for the welfare of infants and children. The award has been designed to fulfil the need for effective paediatric first aid training set out in The Early Years Foundation Stage Guidance. It may also have been identified as necessary by a workplace risk assessment.

The qualification will benefit all who work in the early years environment and with pre-puberty children.

This qualification is designed for workers caring for children in the absence of their parents.

This qualification indicates an individual can undertake the role of first aider in a position that has responsibility of caring for infants and children. It may also have been identified as necessary by a workplace risk assessment.

The qualification will benefit all who spend time in the early years environment and with pre-puberty children.

How is it assessed?

An end of course evaluation form is to be completed by each learner and the data collected used to inform Centre quality procedures. The results of this evaluation review are to be available for scrutiny by ITC External Quality Assurance procedures.

ITC - Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work

Employers have to risk assess their workplace first aid requirements and the 3-day First Aid at Work (FAW) qualification is one of the statutory qualifications for this purpose.

Successful completion will result in the knowledge and skills that have been identified by the HSE for the management of emergency incidents and the treatment of illness and injuries in the workplace.

This qualification indicates an individual can undertake the role of First Aider in the Workplace that may have been identified by a workplace risk assessment, and can be relied upon by employers to satisfy the due diligence requirements of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for FAW training providers.

The qualification will benefit all who need to be introduced to emergency first aid in the workplace and those who require requalification training in emergency first aid in the workplace.

Successful completion of the course will result in knowledge and skills that have been identified by the HSE for the safe, effective and prompt treatment of injuries and illness in the workplace.

How is it assessed?

Typical delivery methods are predominantly practical and the course is assessed by continual observation of candidate performance.

ITC - Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (Re-qualification)

Employers have to risk assess their workplace first aid requirements and the 3-day* First Aid at Work (FAW) qualification is one of the statutory qualifications for this purpose.

Successful completion will result in the knowledge and skills that have been identified by the HSE for the management of emergency incidents and the treatment of illness and injuries in the workplace.

This qualification indicates an individual can undertake the role of First Aider in the Workplace that may have been identified by a workplace risk assessment, and can be relied upon by employers to satisfy the due diligence requirements of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for FAW training providers.

The qualification will benefit all who need to be introduced to emergency first aid in the workplace and those who require requalification training in emergency first aid in the workplace.

Successful completion of the course will result in knowledge and skills that have been identified by the HSE for the safe, effective and prompt treatment of injuries and illness in the workplace.

How is it assessed?

Typical delivery methods are predominantly practical and the course is assessed by continual observation of candidate performance.  No reading or written assessment.

ITC - Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

This qualification is designed for workers caring for children in the absence of their parents. This qualification meets Ofsted requirements for those working in early years settings.  Currently the EYFS statutory framework requires at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate to be on the premises or outings at all times, when children are present.

This qualification indicates an individual can undertake the role of Paediatric First Aider in a role that has responsibility for the welfare of infants and children. The award has been designed to fulfil the need for effective paediatric first aid training set out in The Early Years Foundation Stage Guidance. It may also have been identified as necessary by a workplace risk assessment.

The qualification will benefit all who work in the early years environment and with pre-puberty children.

How is it assessed?

This qualification is designed to provide essential paediatric life saving skills and paediatric incident management.  Typical delivery methods are predominantly practical and the course is assessed by continual observation of candidate performance.

ProTrainings - Emergency First Aid at Work Level 3
The ProTrainings Emergency First Aid at Work Level 3 (VTQ) qualification (EFAW) is ideal for most businesses whose risk assessment has identified that there is no requirement for a fully trained first aider for their workplace. All courses are delivered, evaluated and quality assured to meet the new guidelines set out by the HSE in October 2017 and meet the requirements of theFirst Aid at Work (First Aid) regulations 1981 and subsequent 2016 changes.

The EFAW provides a good foundation for many employers and covers essential first aid including CPR, unconsciousness, and minor injuries.

These skills are essential for all workplaces including small offices, large offices, care homes, workshops and factories. Indeed any place wherepeople gather to work.

How is it assessed?
ProTrainings - Paediatric First Aid Level 3
This course is in line with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and meets the needs of Ofsted. It is suitable for Childminders, Nursery and School Staff (dealing with Foundation Stage) and anybody who deals with children and wants a more in-depth course.
Be able to assess an emergency situation and prioritise what action to take ~Help a baby or child who is unresponsive and breathing normally ~Help a baby or child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally including AED ~ Help a baby or child who is having a seizure ~ Help a baby or child who is choking ~ Help a baby or child who is bleeding ~ Help a baby or child who is suffering from shock caused by severe blood loss (hypovolemic shock) ~ Help a baby or child who is suffering from anaphylactic shock ~ Help a baby or child who has had an electric shock ~ Help a baby or child with head, neck or back injuries ~ Help a baby or child having: a diabetic emergency; an asthma attack; an allergic reaction
How is it assessed?
QA - Combined First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid

Streamlined perfectly to avoid the duplication of topics associated with attending both the First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid courses separately, the Combined First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid course has been specifically designed for those who work in settings that require both First Aiders and Paediatric First Aiders, such as schools, sports clubs or other childcare settings.

Please note, Learners who wish to undertake the Combined First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid course must be at least 16 years old on the first day of the training.

The QA Combined First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid course combines the QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) and the QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) into 3 extended days of classroom learning, this specially designed course provides Learners with all of the skills and knowledge needed to provide both adult and paediatric first aid, whilst minimising the number of training days required to achieve both qualifications.

Over 3 extended days, Learners will develop the knowledge and practical competencies needed to provide effective first aid for adults, children and infants. Topics include: CPR and AED use, choking, stroke, head injuries, fractures, asthma and much more.

Please note that Learners will be required to repeat the full 3 day course in order to requalify.

How is it assessed?

2 x Multiple Choice Question Papers,

8 x Practical Assessments and continous Formative Assessment conducted throughout the course.

QA - First Aid at Work Annual Refresher (QAR)

The First Aid at Work Annual Refresher (QAR) qualification is specifically designed to allow qualified first aiders to update their first aid skills yearly, until requalification training is required.

HSE guidelines state that employers should ensure their first aiders remain competent to perform their role. As such, it is strongly recommended that first aiders undertake annual refresher training to practise their skills and update their knowledge on the latest first aid procedures.

Over a half day period, Learners will leave with a renewed confidence having had the opportunity to practise essential first aid procedures, including: managing an unresponsive casualty, CPR, wounds and bleeding, shock and more.

How is it assessed?

3 x Practical assessments and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

QA - Forestry First Aid +F (QAR)

The Forestry First Aid +F (QAR) qualification is ideal for those that work or intend to work in a forestry, agricultural or remote environment, such as tree surgeons and farmers.

Learners must:

  • Be at least 14 years old on the first day of the training
  • Hold or be working towards either a regulated first aid qualification (minimum 1 day course), prior to certification

There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.

Other course requirements:

Due to the practical nature of this course, Learners should wear appropriate clothing and footwear, e.g. trousers and flat footwear.

This Qualsafe Awards Recognised qualification has been designed to provide Learners with the knowledge and skills needed to deal with emergency first aid situations in a forestry/agricultural context.

This short, yet informative course provides Learners with the knowledge and practical competencies needed for the treatment of injuries and diseases that could occur whilst working in a forestry/agricultural specific environment. Topics covered are: extreme hot and cold temperatures, managing catastrophic bleeding, crush injuries and Lyme disease.

The QA Forestry First Aid +F (QAR) qualification is intended to be delivered in conjunction with a regulated first aid qualification (minimum of 1 day) and will confirm the Learners abilities to meet a licence to practice as determined by the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the recommendations in the First Aid at Work - Forestry Commission Policy.

How is it assessed?

1 x Practical assessment,

1 x Theory assessment and continuous formative assessments conducted throughout the course.

QA - Level 2 Award in Activity First Aid (RQF)

The QA Level 2 Award in Activity First Aid (RQF) qualification has been specifically designed for those who have a responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide first aid when dealing with an emergency situation whilst undertaking activities, such as sports, swimming, hiking, rock climbing etc.

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations that can arise in both adults and children whilst taking part in outdoor or activity based environments.

During this 2 day course, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations, including: managing an unresponsive casualty, CPR, choking, head and spinal injuries, abdominal injuries, external bleeding, anaphylaxis and more.

How is it assessed?

6 x Practical assessments and 2 x Theory assessments (Multiple Choice Question Papers).

QA - Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis (RQF)

The QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis (RQF) qualification has been designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work, at home or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic life support and manage anaphylaxis when dealing with an emergency.

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge in basic life support and the management of anaphylaxis. The content of this qualification has been approved by the Anaphylaxis Campaign.

Over a half day period, successful Learners will attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of first aid situations, including: managing a casualty with anaphylaxis, CPR, common anaphylaxis triggers, signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, treatment and more.

How is it assessed?

3 x Practical assessments and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

QA - Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF)

The QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF) qualification has been designed for those who have a specific interest or responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities to provide BLS when dealing with an emergency situation which may involve using an AED.

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge in basic life support and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) usage in emergency situations.

Over a half day period, Learners will develop the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of first aid situations and safely use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Topics covered include: managing an unresponsive casualty, CPR, using an AED on both adults and children, combining AED use with CPR and more.

How is it assessed?

3 x Practical assessments and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

QA - Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support for Adults and Children (RQF)

The QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support for Adults and Children (RQF) qualification has been designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities to provide basic life support for adults and children. It is also ideal for those who are qualified in providing first aid and are looking to refresh or develop their existing first aid knowledge and skills further.

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to deal with an adult or child who requires basic life support in an emergency situation.

During this half day course, Learners will be given the opportunity to practise essential basic life support procedures, including: assessing an incident, managing an unresponsive casualty, recovery position, CPR and choking.

How is it assessed?

5 x Practical assessments and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

QA - Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (RQF)

The QA Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (RQF) qualification has been designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities to provide first aid and/or use an AED in an emergency.

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with the knowledge and practical competencies needed to safely perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

During this half day course, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to administer effective CPR and use an AED when dealing with an emergency situation. Topics covered in the QA Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (RQF) course include: CPR, choking, safe use of an AED, using an AED on a child, AED maintenance and more.

How is it assessed?

3 x Practical assessments,

1 x Theory assessment (Multiple Choice Question Paper) and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

QA - Level 2 Award in citizenAID (RQF)

The QA Level 2 Award in CitizenAid (RQF) qualification has been developed for all members of the public who wish to learn valuable life-saving skills and techniques for use in the event of a shooting, stabbing, bombing or other deliberate incident.

The QA Level 2 Award in citizenAID (RQF) is a regulated qualification designed to teach members of the public life-saving skills for use in the event of a deliberate multiple casualty incident.

Based on the citizenAID Pocket Guide and Phone App, this 3 hour qualification will teach Learners how to react safely, pass on effective messages to the emergency services, prioritise the injured and give life-saving first aid in these extreme situations.

The course covers a variety of topics, including: prioritising multiple casualties, dealing with an unresponsive casualty who is breathing, and controlling severe external bleeding.

Learners who undertake the QA Level 2 Award in citizenAID (RQF) must have access to either the citizenAID Phone App or Pocket Guide.

How is it assessed?

7 x Assessments, including a mixture of knowledge and practical based activities/assessments.

QA - Level 2 Award in First Aid Essentials (RQF)

The QA Level 2 Award in First Aid Essentials (RQF) qualification has been designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic first aid to people they are caring for when dealing with an emergency.

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification enables Learners to gain the skills and knowledge needed to administer safe, prompt, effective first aid in situations which can arise when providing care.

During this 1 day course, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of first aid situations, including: managing an unresponsive casualty, CPR, choking, external bleeding, shock and minor injuries.

How is it assessed?

5 x Practical assessments,

1 x Theory assessment (Multiple Choice Question Paper) and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

QA - Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Oxygen (RQF)

The QA Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Oxygen (RQF) has been specifically designed for those who have a responsibility for the treatment and/or management of casualties who need administration of emergency medical oxygen.This qualification is suitable for first aiders operating in a high risk environment, community first responders, cabin/film crew, fire, police and other emergency services personnel.

While achievement of this qualification confirms Learners have met both the theoretical and practical requirements, this does not imply a license to practice - the scope of practice will be determined by the organisation responsible for oxygen provision. This qualification does not allow a Learner to obtain, store or administer oxygen without clinical governance.

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with the skills and knowledge needed to safely administer medical oxygen in an emergency.

Successful Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed for the safe, prompt and effective use of administering oxygen in an emergency. Topics covered include: clinical need for oxygen therapy, oxygen delivery devices and administering emergency oxygen.

How is it assessed?

1 x Learner Workbook,

1 x Practical assessment and continuous formative assessments conducted throughout the course.

QA - Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)

The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work, to provide first aid in a range of emergency first aid situations. It is also ideal for people who have a specific responsibility to provide basic first aid in voluntary and community activities.

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate first aid training.

During this 1 day course, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations, including: managing an unresponsive casualty, CPR, choking, shock, wounds and bleeding and minor injuries.

How is it assessed?

4 x Practical assessments,

1 x Theory assessment (Multiple Choice Question Paper) and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

QA - Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) qualification has been designed in-line with the current Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements and is ideal for:

  • Those who have gained a level 2 or 3 childcare qualification and have entered into an early years setting and wish to be included in the staff to child ratios to comply with the EYFS requirements.
  • Anyone who cares for infants and children, such as parents, guardians, grandparents or those who have an involvement with infants and children and want to learn key paediatric first aid skills.

Newly qualified entrants to an early years setting who have completed a level 2 and/or level 3 qualification on or after 30th June 2016, must also have either a full paediatric first aid or an emergency paediatric first aid certificate within three months of starting work.

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with the opportunity to develop the basic skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of emergency paediatric first aid situations which could arise when looking after children.

During this 1 day course, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations, including: managing an unresponsive infant or child, CPR, choking, seizures, external bleeding and more.

How is it assessed?

5 x Practical assessments,

1 x Theory assessment (Multiple Choice Question Paper) and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

QA - Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF)

The QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification, specifically designed for those who are appointed to act as a first aider in their workplace. It is also ideal for people who have a specific responsibility to provide first aid in voluntary and community activities.

Learners must be at least 14 years old on the first day of the training.

There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate first aid training.

Over a 3 day period, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of first aid situations, including: assessing an incident, managing an unresponsive casualty, CPR, heart attacks, choking, head and spinal injuries, fractures, anaphylaxis and more.

How is it assessed?

6 x Practical assessments, 

2 x Theory assessments (Multiple Choice Question Papers) and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

QA - Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work Re-qualification
This qualification is valid for a period of 3 years. The Learner needs to retake the qualification before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.
The purpose of the course is to update and refresh delegates with the practical skills needed by first aiders in the workplace and to give them the confidence and knowledge in dealing with emergency situations
How is it assessed?
  • 6 x Practical assessments
  • 2 x Theory assessments (Multiple Choice Question Papers) and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.
QA - Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) has been specifically designed to meet the criteria set by the Department for Education’s EYFS Framework and is ideal for:

  • Those who have gained a level 2 and/or level 3 childcare qualification and have entered into an early years setting and wish to be included in the staff to child ratios to comply with EYFS requirements.
  • Registered childminders and assistants who are required to hold a current and full paediatric first aid certificate in order to comply with the EYFS requirements.
  • Anyone who has a non-professional involvement with infants and children, such as parents, grandparents and want to learn key paediatric first aid skills.

Newly qualified entrants to an early years setting who have completed a level 2 and/or level 3 qualification on or after 30th June 2016, must also have either a full paediatric first aid or an emergency paediatric first aid certificate within three months of starting work.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework requires all early years providers in England to have at least one person who has a current and full paediatric first aid certificate on the premises and available at all times when children are present. Providers should also take into account the number of children, staff and layout of the premises and increase their paediatric first aid provision accordingly to ensure that a paediatric first aider is available to respond to emergencies quickly.

Over a 2 day period, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations, including: assessing an emergency situation, dealing with an unresponsive infant or child, CPR, choking, meningitis, head and spinal injuries, anaphylaxis, asthma and more.

How is it assessed?

6 x Practical assessments,

2 x Theory assessments (Multiple Choice Question Papers) and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

QA - Level 3 Award in the Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF)

The QA Level 3 Award in the Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF) is intended for those who are employed by a Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered organisation that have a specific responsibility at work to be able to safely administer and monitor the effects of medication within their scope of practice.

Learners who wish to undertake the QA Level 3 Award in the Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF) must be employed by a CQC registered organisation and have successfully completed the QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) or a QA recognised equivalent qualification.

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification has been designed to provide Learners with the knowledge and skills needed to safely administer medication in a Prehospital environment.

While achievement of this qualification confirms Learners have met both the theoretical and practical requirements, this does not imply a license to practice - the scope of practice will be determined by the organisation responsible for medication provision. This qualification does not allow a Learner to obtain, store or medicate without clinical governance.

How is it assessed?

5 x Practical assessments/skills tests, 1 x Theory assessment (learner workbook) and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

QA - Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF)

The QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification specifically designed for those seeking a career in the emergency services, ambulance service, the event and security medical sector or those who work in high risk workplaces.

Ideal as an alternative to the First Person on Scene Intermediate (FPOSi) qualification, the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) also forms part of a progressive suite of prehospital care qualifications that lead to the QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF).

The 3 day QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) re-qualification course is also perfect for those who have already completed an FPOSi qualification and are due to requalify.

Endorsed by The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care - The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and fulfilling the competencies set out in the PHEM skills framework at descriptor level D, this fantastic qualification is perfect for a range of roles in emergency care, such as: Event Medical Responder, Emergency Care Support Worker and more.

Whats more, the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) has been shortlisted for the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) Qualification of the Year Award 2018, and is one of the few first aid qualifications recognised by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

How is it assessed?

13 x Practical assessments, 3 x Theory assessments (Multiple Choice Question Papers), 4 x Skills tests and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

QA - Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) - Requalification

The QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification specifically designed for those seeking a career in the emergency services, ambulance service, the event and security medical sector or those who work in high risk workplaces.

The requalification is a 3 day course to refresh your skills and revalidate the original qualification.

It is also used for people who have previous experience and qualifications to convert over to the FREC suite with Recognised Prior Learning (RPL). You should hold an in date FPOSi or equivalent.

Ideal as an alternative to the First Person on Scene Intermediate (FPOSi) qualification, the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) also forms part of a progressive suite of prehospital care qualifications that lead to the QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF).

The 3 day QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) re-qualification course is also perfect for those who have already completed an FPOSi qualification and are due to requalify.

Endorsed by The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care - The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and fulfilling the competencies set out in the PHEM skills framework at descriptor level D, this fantastic qualification is perfect for a range of roles in emergency care, such as: Event Medical Responder, Emergency Care Support Worker and more.

Whats more, the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) has been shortlisted for the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) Qualification of the Year Award 2018, and is one of the few first aid qualifications recognised by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

How is it assessed?

13 x Practical assessments, 3 x Theory assessments (Multiple Choice Question Papers), 4 x Skills tests and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

QA - Level 4 Award in Immediate Life Support (RQF)

The QA Level 4 Award in Immediate Life Support (RQF) is ideal for those who have a responsibility at work, or in community or voluntary activities to provide emergency care to patients, such as event medical providers, emergency ambulance personnel, registered healthcare professionals and those working in specialist roles within the emergency services and military.

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification has been specifically designed to enable learners to develop their knowledge and skills in providing emergency care to patients experiencing cardiorespiratory arrest or life-threatening illness and injury in a prehospital care environment.

How is it assessed?

1 x Theory assessment (Learner Workbook), 3 x Practical Assessments/Skills Test and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

QA - Outdoor First Aid including QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid
The 16 hour outdoor paediatric first aid training is aimed at those working with children in an outdoor setting or who are working towards their forest school leader award.

This course includes a number of practical scenarios set outside allowing delegates the opportunity to practice first aid in a different environment as well as gaining their paediatric first aid qualification.

Trainers employ a wide range of teaching techniques to meet the needs of individual delegates attending courses, including scenario based exercises in the outdoor setting.

How is it assessed?
QA - Paediatric First Aid Annual Refresher (QAR)

The Paediatric First Aid Annual Refresher (QAR) course is intended for qualified paediatric first aiders wishing to refresh their skills and knowledge.

This Qualsafe Awards recognised qualification has been specifically designed to provide qualified paediatric first aiders with an opportunity to refresh their knowledge and practice key paediatric first aid skills every year until requalification training is required.

Throughout this 3 hour course, Learners will renew their confidence by practising essential paediatric first aid procedures, including: CPR, the recovery position, choking, external bleeding and more.

How is it assessed?

5 x Practical assessments and continous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

QNUK - Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support (Adults and Children) (RQF)

The QNUK Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support (Adults and Children) (RQF) qualification is for those that are interested in, or are required to attend annual training in basic life support.

While some candidates may be interested in undertaking this qualification for personal development, those working in a GP or dentist surgery may attend to meet industry requirements.

The QNUK Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support (Adults and Children) (RQF) qualification is aimed those looking to learn basic life support. This may be for the purpose of personal achievement, however may also support a role in a workplace - for example, clinical and non-clinical staff working in a GP or Dentist practice.

This qualification has the purpose of supporting a role in the workplace.

Guided learning hours (GLH) = 3

Total Qualification Time (TQT) = 3

How is it assessed?

Candidates are assessed for this qualification using the following methods:

  • Practical observation

Candidates are required to demonstrate capabilities in performing Basic life Support as they would in an emergency situation, therefore, candidates will need to be able to work on the floor - for example, as with CPR.

This qualification is available to those over 16 years. Candidates should be at least a level 2 numeracy and literacy or equivalent

QNUK - Level 3 Award in Activity First aid (RQF)

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Activity First aid (RQF) qualification is for those requiring a first aid qualification to support their role as a sports coach or instructor. 

The qualification builds on the Emergency first aid at work qualification, to include core common injuries found in sorting activities.

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Activity First aid (RQF) qualification is aimed those looking to undertake the role of a first aider in sports activities. The qualification also meets the requirements for a workplace emergency first aider as outlined in the Health and Safety (First-aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982.

This qualification has the purpose of supporting a role in the workplace.

Guided learning hours (GLH) = 12

Total Qualification Time (TQT) = 14

Unit one title = Emergency first aid in activities

Unit two title = Recognition and management of illness and injury in activities

How is it assessed?

Candidates are assessed for this qualification using the following methods:

  • Multiple-choice question paper - Candidates will be required to score a minimum of 70% correct answers to achieve a pass.
  • Practical observation

This qualification is aimed at those over 16 who are able to undertake the responsibilities associated with being a nominated first aider. Candidates between 14 - 16 years can undertake the qualification, however they should not be relied upon by employers to be a sole, nominated first aider.

It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of Level 2 literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Attendees will be required to demonstrate first aid procedures as they would in a real activity environment. 

This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore be physically capable of doing so.

There are no other pre-requisites for this qualification.

QNUK - Level 3 Award in Emergency First aid at Work (RQF)

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Emergency First aid at Work (RQF) is the most popular first aid qualification. The Emergency First aid at work qualification is the choice of many employers to ensure they are meeting the requirements of the Health and Safety (first aid) Regulations

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) is ideal for those employers that need to meet the minimum requirement of first aid regulations - typically those working in shops, offices and other low risk environments.

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Emergency First aid at Work (RQF) qualification is aimed those looking to undertake the role of an Emergency first aider in the workplace, as outlined in the Health and Safety (First-aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982.

This qualification has the purpose of supporting a role in the workplace.

Guided learning hours (GLH) = 6

Total Qualification Time (TQT) = 7

How is it assessed?

Candidates are assessed for this qualification using the following methods:

  • Multiple-choice question paper
  • Practical observation

Multiple-Choice Question paper

Each candidate will be assessed for this qualification by the completion of a multiple-choice question paper.

Candidates will be required to score a minimum of 66% correct answers to achieve a pass.

Practical observation

Candidates are required to demonstrate capabilities as a first aider as they would in an emergency situation, therefore, candidates will need to be able to work on the floor; for example, as with CPR.

This qualification is available to those over 16 years. Candidates should be at least a level 2 numeracy and literacy or equivalent.

Candidates between 14 - 16 years can undertake the qualification, however they should not be relied upon by employers to be a sole emergency first aider.

QNUK - Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) is aimed at those working in an early years setting who require a first aid qualification for emergency paediatric first aid.

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First aid (RQF) meets the requirements for those working in an early years setting, however, the setting should ensure that they also have suitable numbers of staff with a ‘2 day’ qualification such as the QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First aid (RQF)

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) qualification provides the knowledge and skills for first aiders working in early years environments. 

Learners will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding of emergency paediatric first aid as outlined by the Department of Education, September 2016.

This is a qualification that indicate an individual can undertake a specific role in the workplace and that may be relied upon by employers.

Guided learning hours (GLH) = 6

Total Qualification Time (TQT) = 8

How is it assessed?

Candidates are assessed for this qualification using the following methods:

  • Multiple-choice question paper
  • Practical observation

Multiple-Choice Question paper

Each candidate will be assessed for this qualification by the completion of a multiple-choice question paper.

Candidates will be required to score a minimum of 66% correct answers to achieve a pass.


Practical observation

Candidates are required to demonstrate capabilities as a first aider as they would in an emergency situation, therefore, candidates will need to be able to work on the floor; for example, as with CPR.

This qualification is available to those over 16 years. Candidates should be at least a level 1 numeracy and literacy or equivalent

QNUK - Level 3 Award in First aid (Annual Refresher) (RQF)

The QNUK Level 3 Award in First aid (Annual Refresher) (RQF) qualification is for those that hold a current First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work qualification, who are in need of an annual refresher as recommended in the Health and Safety (First aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982.

Please note, this qualification is intended to ensure candidates maintain their skills during their qualification period. This is not a re-qualification, qualification.

The QNUK Level 3 Award in First aid (Annual Refresher) (RQF) qualification is aimed those who have completed a workplace first aider as outlined in the Health and Safety (First-aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982, and who are refreshing their knowledge and skills as outlined in the above legislation.

This qualification has the purpose of supporting a role in the workplace.

Guided learning hours (GLH) = 3

Total Qualification Time (TQT) = 3

How is it assessed?

Candidates are assessed for this qualification using the following methods:

  • Practical observation


Candidates are required to demonstrate capabilities in performing Basic life Support as they would in an emergency situation, therefore, candidates will need to be able to work on the floor; for example, as with CPR.

This qualification is aimed at those over 16 who are able to undertake the responsibilities associated with being a workplace emergency first aider. 

Candidates between 14-16 years can undertake the qualification, however they should not be relied upon by employers to be a sole emergency first aider.

It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of Level 2 literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Attendees will be required to demonstrate first aid procedures as they would in a real work environment. This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore be physically capable of doing so.

QNUK - Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF)

The QNUK Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) qualification is for those undertaking the role of a first aider in the workplace. The QNUK Level 3 Award in First aid at Work (RQF) has been developed in conjunction with other AOs and supports employers to meet their requirements under the Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981. (NI 1982)

The QNUK Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) qualification is aimed those looking to undertake the role of a first aider in the workplace, as outlined in the Health and Safety (First-aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982.

This qualification has the purpose of supporting a role in the workplace.

Guided learning hours (GLH) = 18

Total Qualification Time (TQT) = 22

Unit one title = Emergency First aid in the Workplace

Unit two title = Recognition and management of illness and injury in the workplace

How is it assessed?

Candidates are assessed for this qualification using the following methods:

  • Multiple-choice question paper
  • Practical observation

Multiple-Choice Question paper

Each candidate will be assessed for this qualification by the completion of a multiple-choice question paper. Candidates will be required to score a minimum of 70% correct answers to achieve a pass.

Practical observation

Candidates are required to demonstrate an ability to provide first aid to a range of casualties as they would in an emergency situation, therefore, candidates will need to be able to work on the floor; for example, as with CPR.

This qualification is aimed at those over 16 who are able to undertake the responsibilities associated with being a workplace emergency first aider. 

Candidates between 14-16 years can undertake the qualification, however they should not be relied upon by employers to be a sole first aider.

It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of Level 2 literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Attendees will be required to demonstrate first aid procedures as they would in a real work environment. This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore be physically capable of doing so.

There are no other pre-requisites for this qualification.

QNUK - Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) qualification is aimed at those working in an early years setting who require a paediatric first aid qualification to meet the early years foundation stage requirements.

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First aid (RQF) is seen as the most common qualification for early years practitioners and is delivered over 2 days.

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) qualification provides the knowledge and skills for first aiders working in early years environments. 

Learners will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding of paediatric first aid as outlined by the Department of Education, September 2016.

This is a qualification that indicates an individual can undertake a specific role in the workplace and that may be relied upon by employers.

Guided learning hours (GLH) = 12

Total Qualification Time (TQT) = 16

Unit one title = Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Unit two title = Managing paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies

How is it assessed?

Candidates are assessed for this qualification using the following methods:

  • Multiple-choice question paper
  • Practical observation

Multiple-Choice Question paper

Each candidate will be assessed for this qualification by the completion of a multiple-choice question paper.

Candidates will be required to score a minimum of 66% correct answers to achieve a pass.

Practical observation

Candidates are required to demonstrate an ability to provide first aid to a range of casualties as they would in an emergency situation, therefore, candidates will need to be able to work on the floor; for example, as with CPR

This qualification is aimed at those over 16 who are able to undertake the responsibilities associated with being a first aider in an early years setting. 

Candidates between 14-16 years can undertake the qualification, however they should not be relied upon by employers to be a sole first aider.

It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of Level 2 literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Attendees will be required to demonstrate first aid procedures as they would in a real work environment. This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore be physically capable of doing so.

There are no other pre-requisites for this qualification.

QNUK - Level 3 Award in Responding to Anaphylactic Reactions (RQF)

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Responding to Anaphylactic Reactions (RQF) qualification is for those that require additional training in basic life support and management of anaphylaxis. Many attendees are those working in environments that support children that may be at risk of severe allergic reactions, for example those working in nurseries and other early years settings.

The qualification has also been designed as the perfect add-on to standard first aid courses such as the QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First aid (RQF)

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Responding to Anaphylactic Reactions (RQF) qualification is aimed at those working with individuals at significant risk of having an anaphylactic reaction, this includes children. The qualification has been mapped to current UK resuscitation council guidelines.

This qualification has the purpose of supporting a role in the workplace.

Guided learning hours (GLH) = 3

Total Qualification Time (TQT) = 5

How is it assessed?

Candidates are assessed for this qualification using the following methods:

  • Multiple-choice question paper
  • Practical observation

Multiple-Choice Question paper

Each candidate will be assessed for this qualification by the completion of a multiple-choice question paper. Candidates will be required to score a minimum of 70% correct answers to achieve a pass.

Practical observation

Candidates are required to demonstrate capabilities as a first aider as they would in an emergency situation, therefore, candidates will need to be able to work on the floor; for example, as with CPR

This qualification is aimed at those over 16 who are able to undertake the responsibilities of administering an Adrenaline Auto Injector.

It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of Level 2 literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Attendees will be required to demonstrate first aid procedures as they would in a real work environment. This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore be physically capable of doing so.

There are no other pre-requisites for this qualification.

QNUK - Level 3 Award in Responding to Incidents with an AED (RQF)

QNUK Level 3 Award in Responding to Incidents with an AED (RQF)

QNUK - Level 3 Award in Responding to Incidents with an AED (RQF)

How is it assessed?
Unaccredited - Administration of Medicines in Schools
Administration of Medicines to Children course is for staff working with children who need to safely administer medicine or assist children with their own.
In recent years the number of children attending education settings with a variety of medication needs has increased.Medication training needs to take into consideration not only the needs of the child but also those of the staff team and others such as the LEA, OFSTED and Healthcare Professionals.
How is it assessed?
Unaccredited - Administration of Medicines to Adults in Care
Administering Medication Training course is aimed at staff working in a residential or domiciliary care setting that need to safely administer medicine
Delegates are informed of content of policies, procedures and administration recording practices using a variety of teaching techniques to meet the needs of individual delegates
How is it assessed?
Unaccredited - Basic Life support and Safe Use of Automatic External Defibrillator

This is ideal for an appointed person in the workplace, where a fully qualified First Aider is not required by the First Aid Risk Assessment.

The objective of this award is to give candidates practical experience and knowledge for dealing with emergency cardiac events

How is it assessed?

The tutor will carry out ongoing assessment throughout the course, with a written assessment on completion of the session.

Unaccredited - Emergency First Aid

The course is designed to train delegates in basic first aid skills necessary to manage a patient that is not breathing normally, is unconscious, bleeding or is ill prior to the arrival of the emergency services

To provide delegates with the necessary knowledge to enable them to carry out emergency first aid. The course is designed to train delegates in basic first aid skills necessary to manage a patient that is not breathing normally, is unconscious, bleeding or is ill prior to the arrival of the emergency services

How is it assessed?

Practical & Theory Test

Unaccredited - Emergency First Aid at Work

This  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.

The objective of this 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. 

How is it assessed?
Unaccredited - Epilepsy Awareness and Buccal Midazolam Training
The epilepsy training and buccal midazolam course is aimed at staff working with and supporting people with epilepsy, who wish to gain a greater knowledge of the condition including administration of buccal midazolam and if required rectal diazepam
This course includes practical skills including simulating the administration oral buccal midazolam and rectal diazepam using a manikin
How is it assessed?
Unaccredited - First Aid at Work Refresher

The First Aid at Work Annual Refresher qualification is specifically designed to allow qualified first aiders to update their first aid skills yearly, until requalification training is required.

HSE guidelines state that employers should ensure their first aiders remain competent to perform their role. As such, it is strongly recommended that first aiders undertake annual refresher training to practise their skills and update their knowledge on the latest first aid procedures.

Over a half day period, Learners will leave with a renewed confidence having had the opportunity to practise essential first aid procedures, including: managing an unresponsive casualty, CPR, wounds and bleeding, shock and more.

How is it assessed?
Unaccredited - First Aid at Work Requalification

Designed for employers and employees who want to refresh their knowledge. This course provides the comprehensive set of practical skills needed to become a confident first aider at work, with the knowledge and expertise to handle first aid emergencies.

This First Aid at Work Re-Qualification course covers the syllabus as set out in the Health and Safety Approved code of practice. This course entails taking practical assessments on the final afternoon. Passing the assessments entitles the holder of the certificate to be re-registered as a First Aider. The certificate is currently valid for three years.

It is a highly participative first aid course with both tutorial and practical sessions.

This First Aid course does entail getting down onto the floor to do practical work.

How is it assessed?