What is the course about?
QA (Qualsafe Awards) is a leading Awarding Body in Health & Safety training.
What happens if there is an accident or someone complains of chest pains…do you know how to help them?
It could happen at any time – at work, on the street or even at home.
The Emergency First Aid at Work course will equip you with the knowledge and confidence that can assist someone until the emergency services arrive. This is more than just a training course - you could possibly help in saving some one's life.
Perfect for self employed complementary therapists or exercise professionals.
This course qualifies you to give Emergency First Aid (to adults) at home or in the workplace, where there is a low risk or less than 100 employees.
THE QUALIFICATION IS VALID FOR 3 YEARS.
The HSE (Health & Safety Executive) recommends that you have refresher training every year, however this is not compulsory.
NB this course is excluded from our usual refund and transfer policy. Please ensure you read the course outline fully to ensure the course is right for you. Transfers are not possible once the course has started.
Cancellations must be made in writing 21 days before the start of the course to be eligible for a refund and a 20% admin charge will be deducted from the refund amount.
What will we cover?
- the role of the first aider
- assessing an emergency situation
- administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure); choking; wounded; suffering from shock
- administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds,
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:
(a) understand the role of the first-aider including reference to:
(i) the importance of preventing cross-infection
(ii) the need for recording incidents and actions
(iii) use of available equipment
(b) assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
(c) administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
(d) administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation
(e) administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
(f) administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
(g) administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
(h) provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a Level 3 Award certified by QA (Qualsafe Awards).
The course is at basic level, but involves a multiple choice written exam. No previous knowledge is needed to join the course but an interest in First Aid is helpful. Learners should be able to read and listen to information, summarise and re-present it clearly in a variety of formats.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Lecture, question and answer, small group and pair work when possible. Videos, OHP, and hand outs. Practical application (e.g. CPR). Assesment Record completed throughout the day.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
A course manual and the exam fee is included in the price of the course.
Please bring photographic proof of identity.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
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