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Highfield - Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work Requalification (RQF) course syllabus.

Course Description

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

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

Category: First-Aid

Level: Beginner

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.

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

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.

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

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 CPR and use of an AED and assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness such as chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis.

The requalification takes 12 hours over 2 days. The Skills for Health 'Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications also state that this qualification can also be delivered over a maximum of a 10 week period, with the minimum duration of each training session being 2 hours.

How is the Highfield - Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work Requalification (RQF) course 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.
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