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FAA - Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and AED course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and AED course accredited by an official body?

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

What is the FAA - Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and AED course?

Category: First-Aid

Level: Beginner

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

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

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

The qualification is delivered in accordance with the protocols set by the latest Resuscitation Council Guidelines.

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How much is a Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and AED course?

As a broker we have a large number of Training Providers who advertise their courses with us. The lowest price we have is £250.00 and the highest price is £250.00

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

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Who is the FAA - Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and AED course designed for?

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.

What subjects does the FAA - Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and AED course cover?

The qualification consists of one mandatory unit:

FAA LEVEL 2 AWARD IN CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION AND AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATION (RQF)

QAN Unit title  
URN
Credit value
Level
GLH
TQT
600/1852/5
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation Skills
J/503/1186
1267


AWARD IN CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION AND AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATION AT SCQF LEVEL 5

QAN Unit title  
URN
Credit value
Level
GLH
TQT
R149 04
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation Skills
UL736 04
1567

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

The qualification has 6 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 7 hours total qualification time (TQT). GLH indicates the number of classroom contact hours that the learner will undertake. TQT includes GLH but also takes into account any unsupervised learning and is an estimate of how long the average learner will take to complete the qualification.

The minimum classroom contact time of 6 hours must be delivered over a minimum of 1 day. The course can be spread over a maximum of 3 weeks, ensuring that each session is a minimum of two hours

How is the FAA - Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and AED course 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.

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