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

Course Description

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

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What is the QNUK - Level 3 Award in Activity First aid (RQF) course?

Category: First-Aid
Level: Beginner

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 much is a Level 3 Award in Activity First aid (RQF) course?
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Who is the QNUK - Level 3 Award in Activity First aid (RQF) course designed for?

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.

What subjects does the QNUK - Level 3 Award in Activity First aid (RQF) course cover?

Unit one : Emergency First Aid in Activities

Learning outcomes Assessment criterion

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Identify how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
  • Identify the need for consent to provide first aid
  • Be able to assess an incident
  • Conduct a scene survey
  • Conduct a primary survey of a casualty
  • Summon appropriate assistance when necessary
  • Be able to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty
  • Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Demonstrate CPR using a manikin
  • Identify how to perform CPR for:
    • Children
    • Victims of drowning
  • Justify when to place a casualty into the recovery position
  • Demonstrate how to place a casualty into the recovery position
  • Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is experiencing a seizure
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • Identify when choking is:
    • mild
    • severe
  • Demonstrate how to administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding
  • Identify the severity of external bleeding
  • Demonstrate how to control external bleeding
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock
  • Recognise a casualty who is suffering from shock
  • Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries
  • Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with:
    • small cuts
    • grazes
    • bruises
    • small splinters
  • Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds.


Unit two : Recognition and management of illness and injury in activities

Learning outcome Assessment Criterion

  • Be able to conduct a secondary survey
  • Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history
  • Demonstrate how to conduct a head to toe survey
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints
  • Recognise suspected:
    • Fractures and dislocations
    • Sprains and strains
  • Identify how to administer first aid for:
    • Fractures and dislocations
    • Sprains and strains
  • Demonstrate how to apply:
    • a support sling
    • an elevated sling
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries
  • Recognise a suspected:
    • Head injury
    • Spinal injury
  • Identify how to administer first aid for a suspected head Injury.
  • Demonstrate how to administer first aid for a suspected spinal injury.
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries
  • Recognise a suspected:
    • Flail chest
    • Penetrating chest injury
  • Identify how to administer first aid for a:
    • Flail chest
    • Penetrating chest injury
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with an eye injury
  • Identify how to administer first aid for a casualty with:
    • a foreign body in eye
    • an eye injury
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with bites and stings
  • Identify how to administer first aid for:
    • Bites
    • Stings
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with anaphylactic shock
  • Recognise suspected anaphylaxis
  • Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected major illness
  • Recognise suspected:
    • Heart Attack
    • Epileptic seizure
    • Asthma attack
    • Diabetic emergency
  • Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty suffering from:
    • Heart Attack
    • Epileptic seizure
    • Asthma attack
    • Diabetic emergency
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty suffering from the effects of heat or cold
  • Recognise the following conditions:
    • Shivering
    • Hypothermia
    • Dehydration
    • Heat exhaustion
    • Hyperthermia
  • Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty suffering from the following conditions:
    • Shivering
    • Hypothermia
    • Dehydration
    • Heat exhaustion
    • Hyperthermia
How is the QNUK - Level 3 Award in Activity First aid (RQF) course 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.

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