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

Course Description

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

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  Qualifications Network (QNUK). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (QNUK) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching.
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What is the QNUK - Level 3 Award in Activity First aid 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

Who is the QNUK - Level 3 Award in Activity First aid 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 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 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.

What certificate do I get for passing the QNUK - Level 3 Award in Activity First aid course?
QNUK - Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support (Adults and Children) (RQF)
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