QNUK Level 3 Award in Emergency First aid at Work (RQF)
Who is this for?
This is the most popular first aid qualification. The Emergency First aid at work qualification is the choice of many employers to ensure they are meeting the requirements of the Health and Safety (first aid) Regulations
The QNUK Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) is ideal for those employers that need to meet the minimum requirement of first aid regulations; typically those working in shops, offices and other low risk environments.
This qualification is aimed those looking to undertake the role of an Emergency first aider in the workplace, as outlined in the Health and Safety (First-aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982.
Units of assessment
Unit one title Emergency First aid in the Workplace Learning outcomes:
- Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
- Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider
- Identify how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
- Identify the need for consent to provide first aid
- Be able to assess an incident
- Conduct a scene survey
- Conduct a primary survey of a casualty
- Summon appropriate assistance when necessary
- Be able to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty
- Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Demonstrate CPR using a manikin
- Justify when to place a casualty into the recovery position
- Demonstrate how to place a casualty into the recovery position
- Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is experiencing a seizure
- Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking
- Identify when choking is: • mild • severe
- Demonstrate how to administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
- Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding
- Identify the severity of external bleeding
- Demonstrate how to control external bleeding
- Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock
- Recognise a casualty who is suffering from shock
- Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
- Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries
- Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with: • small cuts • grazes • bruises • small splinters 7.2
- Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds.
Candidates are assessed for this qualification using the following methods:
- Multiple-choice question paper
- Practical observation
Multiple-Choice Question paper Each candidate will be assessed for this qualification by the completion of a multiple-choice question paper.
Candidates will be required to score a minimum of 66% correct answers to achieve a pass.
Practical observation Candidates are required to demonstrate capabilities as a first aider as they would in an emergency situation, therefore, candidates will need to be able to work on the floor; for example, as with CPR.
This qualification is aimed at those over 16 who are able to undertake the responsibilities associated with being a workplace emergency first aider.
Candidates between 14-16 years can undertake the qualification, however they should not be relied upon by employers to be a sole emergency first aider. It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of Level 2 literacy and numeracy or equivalent.
Attendees will be required to demonstrate first aid procedures as they would in a real work environment. This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore be physically capable of doing so. There are no other pre-requisites for this qualification.
Progression route: Learners may progress onto the following qualifications:
- QNUK Level 3 Award in First aid at Work (RQF)
- QNUK Level 3 Award in Responding to Incidents with an AED (RQF)
More: for more information about this qualification, download the Qualification Specification
Reasonable adjustments All candidates are required to complete the assessment criteria in a manner appropriate to the purpose of the qualification. The prescribed assessment methods for this qualification should not unfairly disadvantage candidates, who would otherwise be able to demonstrate competence in the assessment criteria and in line with the purpose of the qualification. If you feel the assessment methods above would disadvantage you please contact your centre to discuss reasonable adjustment