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QA Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (QCF)

Qualification Overview This qualification, and the learning outcomes covered thereby, are based on the recommendations of the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the Skills for Health Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications. 1.1 Aim of Qualification The aim of the qualification is to enable Learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED). Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective CPR and use of an AED in emergency situations. 1.2 Structure of the Qualification This qualification is based on 6 minimum guided learning hours * (see further information below). The unit details can be found on Appendix 1. Mandatory unit Unit Number Unit Title Level Credit Value Guided Learning Hours* J/503/1186 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation 2 1 6 There are no optional units in this qualification. *Guided learning hours are provided as a guide to the estimated hours an average learner would study to gain the unit. This does not have to be face to face instructional time and can include self directed study at home, such as reading course handouts and further self study. We recommend that the minimum face to face time that the CPR and AED qualification should be delivered in is 3 hours 55 minutes contact teaching (excludes breaks). 1.3 Intended Audience The qualification is designed for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide First Aid and/or use an AED when dealing with an emergency situation. 1.4 Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements but in order to benefit from the learning, Learners should possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification. It is also preferable if the Learner has recently attended a suitable First Aid course and gained a qualification such as the QA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF) or the QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF) or equivalent. 1.5 Requalification Requirements The QA Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (QCF) is only valid for a period of 1 year, within which time the Learner will need...

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QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis (QCF)

Qualification overview This Qualsafe Awards (QA) qualification is for people who want to know how to provide basic life support (BLS) and manage anaphylaxis. The qualification and the learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of: • The Resuscitation Council (UK) • Skills for Health Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications The content of this qualification has been approved by the Anaphylaxis Campaign. Aim The aim of the qualification is to enable Learners to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to provide BLS and manage anaphylaxis. Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective BLS and management of anaphylaxis in emergency situations. Structure This qualification comprises 1 mandatory unit with a total value of 1 credit. Full details of this unit are in Appendix 1. Each credit is equivalent to 10 hours learning time. Learning time consists of guided learning hours (GLH) and self-directed study. GLH are a measure of the contact time a typical Learner will require in direct guidance – from a Trainer – to complete their programme of learning successfully, which for this qualification should be a minimum of 3 hours (excluding breaks) and a maximum of 5 GLH. Learners should be encouraged to do self-directed study. Self-directed study is a measure of the time a typical learner will require away from the programme of learning such as reading course material/hand outs and researching information on the internet. Learners must complete all assessments in the unit successfully to achieve the qualification. The maximum period to achieve this qualification is 3 weeks. Intended audience This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, at home or in voluntary and community activities, to provide BLS and manage anaphylaxis when dealing with an emergency. Entry requirements There are no formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent. Learners must be at least 16 years old on the first day of the qualification. Requalification requirements The QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis (QCF) is valid for a period of 1 year, within which time the Learner will need to...

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QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (QCF

Qualification overview This Qualsafe Awards (QA) qualification and the learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of: • The Resuscitation Council (UK) • Skills for Health Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications Aim The aim of the qualification is to enable Learners to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to provide Basic Life Support (BLS) and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) safely. Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective BLS and use an AED safely in emergency situations. Structure This qualification comprises 1 mandatory unit with a total value of 1 credit. Full details of this unit are in Appendix 1. Each credit is equivalent to 10 hours learning time. Learning time consists of guided learning hours (GLH) and self-directed study. GLH are a measure of the contact time a typical Learner will require in direct guidance – from a Trainer – to complete their programme of learning successfully, which for this qualification should be a minimum of 3 hours (excluding breaks) and a maximum of 5 GLH. Learners should be encouraged to do self-directed study. Self-directed study is a measure of the time a typical Learner will require away from the programme of learning such as reading course material/hand outs and researching information on the internet. Learners must complete all assessments in the unit successfully to achieve the qualification. The maximum period to achieve this qualification, including any referrals is 3 weeks. Intended audience This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide BLS and/or use an AED when dealing with an emergency situation. Entry requirements We advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent. Learners must be at least 16 years old on the first day of the qualification. Requalification requirements The QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (QCF) is valid for a period of 1 year, within which time the Learner will need to re-take the qualification and assessments in order to remain qualified. Progression The QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated...

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QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) 2 day

Qualification overview This Qualsafe Awards (QA) qualification is for people who work with or look after children, enabling them to have a basic knowledge of how to deal with paediatric first aid situations, illnesses, injuries and emergencies. Aim The aim of the qualification is to enable Learners to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of: • Paediatric first aid situations • Paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in situations which can arise when looking after children. Structure This qualification comprises 2 mandatory units with a total value of 3 credits. Full details of these units are in Appendix 1. Each credit is equivalent to 10 hours learning time. Learning time consists of guided learning hours (GLH) and self-directed study. GLH are a measure of the contact time a typical Learner will require in direct guidance – from a Trainer – to complete their programme of learning successfully, which for this qualification should be a minimum of 12 hours (excluding breaks) and a maximum of 22GLH. Learners should be encouraged to do self-directed study. Self-directed study is a measure of the time a typical learner will require away from the programme of learning such as reading course material/hand outs and researching information on the internet. Learners must complete both units successfully to achieve the QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) qualification. The maximum period to achieve this qualification is 6 weeks. Intended audience This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide first aid to children (including babies) when dealing with: • An emergency situation • Chronic or sudden paediatric illness • Paediatric injury Note: This qualification fulfils Ofsted’s first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and child minders (as defined within the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 and within The Child Care Register guide). Entry requirements There are no formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent. Learners must be at least...

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QA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (QCF) 1 day

Qualification overview This Qualsafe Awards (QA) qualification is for people who work with or look after children, enabling them to have a basic knowledge of how to deal with paediatric first aid situations. Aim The aim of the qualification is to enable Learners to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations. Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in situations which can arise when looking after children. Structure This qualification comprises 1 mandatory unit with a total value of 1 credit. Full details of this unit are in Appendix 1. Each credit is equivalent to 10 hours learning time. Learning time consists of guided learning hours (GLH) and self-directed study. GLH are a measure of the contact time a typical Learner will require in direct guidance – from a Trainer – to complete their programme of learning successfully, which for this qualification should be a minimum of 6 hours (excluding breaks) and a maximum of 10GLH. Learners should be encouraged to do self-directed study. Self-directed study is a measure of the time a typical learner will require away from the programme of learning such as reading course material/hand outs and researching information on the internet. Learners must complete all assessments in the unit successfully to achieve the QA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (QCF) qualification. The maximum period to achieve this qualification is 4 weeks. Intended audience This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide first aid to children (including babies) when dealing with an emergency situation. Note: This qualification does not fulfil Ofsted’s first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and child minders (as defined within the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 and within The Child Care Register guide). Entry requirements There are no formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent. Learners must be at least 14 years old prior to registration. Requalification requirements The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency...

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QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF) Requal

Qualification Overview This qualification is based on the HSE training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. 1.1 Aim of Qualification The aim of the qualification is to enable learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations. Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the first aider. 1.2 Structure of the Qualification This qualification is comprised of two mandatory units with a total value of 3 credits and 24 guided learning hours* (see further information below). Full details of these units can be found on Appendix 1. *Minimum contact teaching hours apply to this qualification (to comply with HSE/Skills for Health guidance): • Initial training should be delivered in no less than 18 hours (3 days) excluding breaks. • Requalification training should be delivered in no less than 12 hours (2 days) excluding breaks. To attend a requalifying course, learners must produce a copy of a First Aid at Work Certificate that is either HSE approved or Ofqual/SQA regulated. This certificate must not have expired by more than 3 months. On initial and requalification courses, all practical and theoretical assessments must be passed to gain the qualification. Note – When a first aider’s certificate has expired, that person will not be accepted as a workplace first aider under the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, so employers should be encouraged to requalify their first aiders early. 1.3 Intended Audience The qualification is designed for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide First Aid when dealing with an emergency situation. 1.4 Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning, learners should possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification. 1.5 Requalification Requirements This QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work is valid for a period of 3 years, within which time the learner will need to re-take the course and the assessments in order...

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QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF)

Qualification Overview This qualification is based on the HSE training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. 1.1 Aim of Qualification The aim of the qualification is to enable learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations. Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the first aider. 1.2 Structure of the Qualification This qualification is comprised of two mandatory units with a total value of 3 credits and 24 guided learning hours* (see further information below). Full details of these units can be found on Appendix 1. *Minimum contact teaching hours apply to this qualification (to comply with HSE/Skills for Health guidance): • Initial training should be delivered in no less than 18 hours (3 days) excluding breaks. • Requalification training should be delivered in no less than 12 hours (2 days) excluding breaks. To attend a requalifying course, learners must produce a copy of a First Aid at Work Certificate that is either HSE approved or Ofqual/SQA regulated. This certificate must not have expired by more than 3 months. On initial and requalification courses, all practical and theoretical assessments must be passed to gain the qualification. Note – When a first aider’s certificate has expired, that person will not be accepted as a workplace first aider under the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, so employers should be encouraged to requalify their first aiders early. 1.3 Intended Audience The qualification is designed for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide First Aid when dealing with an emergency situation. 1.4 Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning, learners should possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification. 1.5 Requalification Requirements This QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work is valid for a period of 3 years, within which time the learner will need to re-take the course and the assessments in order...

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QA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF)

1. Qualification Overview This qualification is based on the HSE training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. 1.1 Aim of Qualification The aim of the qualification is to enable learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations. Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the first aider. 1.2 Structure of the Qualification This qualification is comprised of one mandatory unit with a total value of 1 credit and 8 guided learning hours* (see further information below). Full details of these units can be found on Appendix 1. *Minimum contact teaching hours apply to this qualification – to comply with HSE/Skills for Health guidance the EFAW qualification should be delivered in no less than 6 hours (1 day) excluding breaks. Note – Whilst a first aider’s certificate has expired, that person will not be accepted as a workplace first aider under the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, so employers should be encouraged to requalify their first aiders early. 1.3 Intended Audience The qualification is designed for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide First Aid when dealing with an emergency situation. 1.4 Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements but in order to benefit from the learning, learners should possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification. 1.5 Requalification Requirements This QA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work is valid for a period of 3 years, within which time the learner will need to re-take the course and the assessments in order to remain qualified (please refer to 1.2 above for further details). 1.6 Relationship With Other Related Qualifications The QA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF) contains one unit that also appears in the Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work offered by ourselves and other awarding organisations. Therefore, learners who have achieved Unit 1 (Emergency First Aid in the...

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First Aid at Work Annual Refresher

1. Qualification Overview This qualification is based on the HSE training standard for delivery of Annual Refresher courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. 1.1 Aim of Qualification The aim of the qualification is to enable learners to refresh the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations. Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the first aider. 1.2 Structure of the Qualification This qualification is currently 3 guided learning hours. The learning outcomes can be found in Appendix 1. 1.3 Intended Audience The qualification is designed for qualified first aiders who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide First Aid when dealing with an emergency situation, who need to refresh their skills as recommended by the HSE and to avoid “skill fade”. 1.4 Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements but learners would be expected to have achieved the First aid at work qualification. Learners should possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification. 1.5 Requalification Requirements The Qualsafe Award for the Annual Refresher is only valid for a period of 1 year. At which point the learner would normally retake this qualification or repeat their FAW or EFAW qualification. This is in line with the requirements of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. 1.6 Relationship with Other Related Qualifications This qualification is designed to refresh the skills of the learner who has previously undertaken level 2 EFAW or level 3 FAW qualification. It may also be useful for any learner who has undertaken similar first aid...

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