Level 3 FAW QCF
1stAiders offer the NEW Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF) courses in Hertfordshire, it replaces the older version of the award, which expired in October 2013.
The new FAW QCF Level 3 First Aid at Work qualification is aimed at those who wish to become a First Aider at work, or indeed in voluntary and community activities. The successful student will be qualified to provide first aid when dealing with an emergency situation, in compliance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
The FAW course in Hertfordshire provides learners the knowledge and skills needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations.
Students will be required to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the first aider.
The Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work course has a duration of 3 days based in Hertfordshire. There is a certain amount flexibility and that period may be adjusted to meet learner particulars and needs. It can be increased but not reduced..
QCF Level 3 First Aid at Work (FAW) course content
The Level 3 First Aid at Work course QCF comprises two mandatory training units.
In unit 1 the learner must:
- Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
- Be able to assess an incident
- Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally.
- Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally.
- Recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
- Manage a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
- Manage a casualty who is in shock.
- Understand how to manage a casualty with a minor injury
In unit 2 the learner must:
- Be able to conduct a secondary survey
- Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injury
- Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with a suspected chest injury
- Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds
- Be able to administer first aid a casualty with an eye injury
- Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning
- Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis
- Be able to administer first aid to casualty with a suspected major illness including:
- Heart attack
There is an ongoing assessment towards the qualification and involves oral questioning as well practical demonstrations.
The minimum contact hours for this qualification, excluding breaks should be for a minimum period of 18 hours over 3 days. For requalification it should be 12 hours over 2 days.
All successful students will be issued with a First Aid at Work Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their qualification which is valid for a period of 3 years.