The AoFAQ Level 3 Award in the First Person on Scene Intermediate (RQF)
Anybody with even the slightest interest in prehospital care will be aware of impact of early intervention in terms of survival and recovery rates, so improving skills at this point is crucial.
This is where the AOFAQ Level 3 Award in First Person on Scene is positioned. The Level 3 represents the more ‘Autonomous’ nature of the responder, this new regulated qualification consists of 16 major learning outcomes which is trained over 30 hrs. This qualification is geared towards providing the knowledge and skills required to stabilise a patient for up to forty minutes until an ambulance or other pre-hospital care provider arrives on Scene.
The knowledge and skills taught as part of the course are designed for the first person on scene to provide critical intervention within a scope of practice to utilise lifesaving actions to preserve life and prevent deterioration of the patient.
The AoFAQ Level 3 Award in the First Person on Scene Intermediate (RQF) qualification is the foundation for AoFAQ’s suite of Pre-Hospital Care qualifications and enables progression up to a Level 4 Diploma.
Clinical endorsement of the qualification is by the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and the Association of First Aiders.
On completion of the qualification, learners will be eligible to apply to the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care for Level 3 Membership.
The AoFAQ Level 3 Award in the First Person on Scene Intermediate qualification is aimed at:
Independent Ambulance Services HDU crews
Community first responders
Co responder e.g. police, fire and other emergency services
Event medical industry
The course provides learners with the knowledge and life saving skills to assess, manage, and treat a casualty in trauma and / or medical emergency and to stabilise the casualty for up to forty minutes before the ambulance or pre-hospital care provider arrives.
AoFAQ’s Level 3 Award in First Person on Scene Intermediate (RQF) qualification is now recognised by the Security Industry Authority (SIA)
The SIA now recognise AoFAQ Level 3 First Person on Scene Intermediate (RQF) for the Close Protection within the Private Security Industry Qualification.
The SIA require officers in Close Protection Security Industry to hold a suitable first aid related qualification. This course is recognised by the SIA when applying for the Close Protection licence. It is also envisaged the new FIRST PERSON ON SCENE INTERMEDIATE will be the preferred course for the security industry including the Maritime Security sector.
The AoFAQ Level 3 First Person on Scene qualification provides learners with the knowledge and lifesaving skills to assess, manage and treat a patient in a trauma and/or medical emergency and to stabilise the patient.
It has been designed at a Level 3 to more closely recognise the officer’s responsibilities and activities in close protection.
The AoFAQ Level 3 Award in the First Person on Scene Intermediate Course Duration:
30 hours total qualification time (minimum 24 hours in classroom)
This qualification is valid for 3 years.
First Person On Scene course content
- Scene safety, management and triage
- Casualty assessment
- Principles of manual handling
- Management of catastrophic bleeding
- Basic and intermediate airway management including adjuncts
- Respiratory assessment
- Management of breathing difficulties including the use of oxygen
- Basic and intermediate life support including AED
- Management of haemorrhages and shock
- Recognition and management of a range of medical emergencies
- Recognition features of sepsis
- Assisting the health care professional
- Paediatric life support
The First Person On Scene (Intermediate) qualification is regulated by the government department OfQual and is clinically endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (FPHC)
• Certificates are issued by the Association of First Aiders Qualifications.
• The course is recognised by Ofqual as Level 3 award on the Regulated Qualifications Framework.
• Clinical endorsement of the qualification is by the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) . The qualification meets Grade descriptor C of the faculty of pre hospital care, pre hospital emergency medicine skills framework – PHEM Skill
Grade C – Nationally certificated advanced first aider. i.e. FPoS Basic, D13 Standard/Module 3 police officers
We offer training to be delivered at a suitable venue near you or at your own venue. Idealy, it is better to deliver the course right in the heart of the environment where candidates work but appreciate that it may not be possible or neccessary.
The Director of Thames Valley Ambulance & Paramedic Service said,
“Both as an operational Paramedic and course trainer, this qualification is excellent for anyone who wants to enhance their skills and training to offer more than just basic first aid.“