The objective of this qualification is to support learners in becoming first aiders in the workplace. 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.
This qualification is a three day course which is composed of two units:
- Unit 1 – Emergency First Aid in the workplace
- Unit 2 – Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the workplace
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
The Highfield Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work comprises of two units which cover the following topics:
Unit 1 – Emergency First Aid in the Workplace
- the roles and responsibilities
- assess an incident
- unconscious casualties who are breathing normally
- unconscious casualties who is not breathing normally including cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- external bleeding
- minor injuries
Unit 2 – Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the workplace.
- conduct a secondary survey
- injuries to bones, joints and muscles
- head and spinal injuries
- chest injuries
- burns and scalds
- eye injuries
- sudden poisoning
- major illnesses
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
It is mandatory requirement that candidates should be requalified every 3 years.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
The qualification is assessed in the following ways:
- Practical observation – The practical assessment is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing assessment will involve learners demonstrating practical first aid skills.
- Written/oral questioning – Learners must provide a short response to set questions within a learner pack covering underpinning knowledge of first aid.