Highfield Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

COURSE OVERVIEW

This is a course for those people wishing to gain a Level 2 qualification in Emergency First Aid at Work. It is certified by Highfield. Candidates that successfully complete this course will be able to act as the first aider in the work place.

This course is suitable for lower-risk work environments such as shops or offices and organisations which have less than 100 employees. This is a new qualification and differs from the previous qualification as the assessment regime has changed.

Certificates will be issued within seven working days.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The Highfield Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work comprises Unit 1 of the Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work.

The syllabus consists of eight areas which are briefly outlined below;

  1. Roles and responsibilities. Candidates should understand the terminology used in first aid.
  2. First-aid incidents. Candidates should know how to assess an incident.
  3. Unconscious casualties. Candidates should know how to manage an unconscious casualty.
  4. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Candidates should know how to manage a casualty who is not breathing normally.
  5. Choking. Candidates should know how to treat a casualty who is choking.
  6. Bleeding. Candidates should know how to manage a casualty who has a bleeding injury.
  7. Shock. Candidates should know how to manage a casualty who is in shock.
  8. Minor injuries. Candidates should know how to treat minor injuries that commonly occur in the workplace.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

1 day.

It is mandatory requirement that candidates should be requalified every 3 years.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

With this qualification candidates must participate in all three assessment activities and complete a test paper to demonstrate competence in first-aid procedures for the management of a casualty who is;

  • unresponsive and breathing normally (recovery position)
  • unresponsive and not breathing normally (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
  • bleeding externally and who is in shock

The trainers will conduct the assessment on the day and will complete a simplified candidate assessment record and submit this to the CIEH for the results to be processed.


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