This Regulated Qualification is ideal for anyone wishing to become an emergency first aider. This provides learners with skills and knowledge to deal with first aid situations in low risk workplace environments for the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations (NI) 1982 purposes. As this is a Regulated Qualification, an Employer who obtains training from an AoFAQ Approved Centre is not required to carry out any due diligence on the training provider in order to ensure the suitability of the training (HSE statement). Also approved by the Association of First Aiders.
Course Duration: Typically 1 day
Compliance and Regulatory Requirements
Compliance and Regulatory Requirements:
This Qualification provides learners with skills and knowledge to deal with first aid situations in low risk workplace environments or workplaces with a low number of employees. (See AoFAQ Level 3 First Aid at Work for higher risk or larger number of employees) The qualification is for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations (NI) 1982. however is is also highly relevant for a wide range of first aid situations.
The AoFAQ Level Emergency First Aid at Work is a Regulated Qualification which removes the requirements for the Employer to carry out due diligence on the training provider. See HSE GEIS3 “A guide for employers – Selecting a first-aid training provider” for details.
|Name||: AoFAQ LEVEL 3 AWARD IN EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK (RQF)|
|Abbreviated Name||: EFAW.|
|National Qualification Number||: 600/7725/6|
|Qualification Type||: RQF|
|Guided Learning Hours||: 8 (this qualification requires a minimum of 6 classroom hrs.) Where this qualification is undertaken in less than 8 hrs, additional learner instruction may be undertaken through research i.e. Internet, reading or work based activities.|
|Class size maximum||: 8 Learners (1 Trainer)|
|Manikins||: 1 manikin required per 3 Learners|
|Certificate Price £5 + VAT*|
* No charge is made for Learners who have failed to attain required standard to receive the award.
Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:
1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider.
1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider
1.2 Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
1.3 Identify the need for consent to provide first aid
2. Be able to assess an incident.
2.1 Conduct a scene survey
2.2 Conduct a primary survey of a casualty
2.3 Summon appropriate assistance when necessary
3. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty
3.1 Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
3.2 Demonstrate CPR using a manikin
3.3 Justify when to place a casualty into the recovery position
3.4 Demonstrate how to place a casualty into the recovery position
3.5 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is experiencing a seizure
4. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking
4.1 Identify when choking is:
4.2 Demonstrate how to administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
5. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding
5.1 Identify the severity of external bleeding
5.2 Demonstrate how to control external bleeding
6. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock
6.1 Recognise a casualty who is suffering from shock
6.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
7. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries
7.1 Identify how to administer first aid to casualty with:
- small cuts
- small splinters
7.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds
The practical Learning Outcomes are assessed by observation.
- Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) for theory and underpinning knowledge.
- The Practical demonstration of skills
To Awarded this qualification the Learner must 100% pass of the assessments carried out by observation together with a percentage pass in the MCQ paper.
AoFAQ Centre and Trainer Support Materials
The following is exclusively available from AoFAQ to support the qualification:
- This gives details of all the Learning Outcomes with Assessment Criteria and full requirements for the qualification.
Scheme of Work:
- This is a detailed construction on how to present the qualification to Learners.
- AoFAQ have produced a professionally designed PowerPoint that maps the Learning Outcomes to assist the Trainer in presentation of the course. A sample of the slides can be seen in the above graphic.
All these items are available FREE of charge to AoFAQ Approved Centres when 20 Certificates are purchased in advance.
Trainer, Assessor and IQA Requirements
Trainer, Assessor Requirements
Subject knowledge or experience
- Combat Medical Technician Class 2 or equivalent
- Combat Medical Technician Class 1 or equivalent
- HCPC Paramedic
- NMC Nurse
- GMC Doctor
- BTEC (IHCD) Level 3 Ambulance Aid
- BTEC (IHCD) Level 3 First Person on Scene Enhanced
Any other qualification or occupational experience approved by AoFAQ.
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
- Certificate in Education (Cert Ed)
- Diploma in Education (Dip Ed)
- Level 3 Award in Education and Training
- Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training
- Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training
- Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector (PTLLS)
- Certificate in teaching in the lifelong learning sector (CTLLS)
- Diploma in teaching in the lifelong learning sector (DTLLS)
- Master of Arts in Education (MA ED)
- Master of Arts in Professional Development, Education and Training (MA PDET)
- Professional trainer certificate
- IHCD Instructional methods course
- Level 3 or 4 NVQ Learning and Development
- CIPD Certificate in Learning Practice
If your teaching or training qualification is not listed, please contact us.
Trainers, Assessors and IQA’s must hold current membership, of the Faculty of Pre Hospital Care the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh at Level 3 or above
Internal Quality Assurers
Internal Quality Assurers must:
- Those involved in the internal quality assurance of these qualifications (IQA’s) must have knowledge and competency in the subject field as well as knowledge and competency in internal quality assurance.An acceptable portfolio must show:
- Occupational knowledge and competence in the subject ‐ evidenced by:
– Holding a relevant subject qualification or suitable experience
- Knowledge and competency in internal quality assurance – evidenced by:
– Holding a qualification/completing CPD training or working towards a suitable qualification.
- Internal Quality Assurers must:
- Have knowledge of the requirements of the qualification they are quality assuring at the time any assessment is taking place.
- Have knowledge and understanding of the role of assessors.
- Visit and observe assessments.
- Carry out other related internal quality assurance.
- Those involved in the internal quality assurance of these qualifications (IQA’s) must have knowledge and competency in the subject field as well as knowledge and competency in internal quality assurance.Internal Quality Assurer (IQA) requirements:
- SQA Accredited Learning and Development Unit 11 Internally Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Workplace Assessment
- RQF Qualifications based on the Learning and Development NOS 11 Internally Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Assessment
- Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)
- Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)
- V1 or D34
Note: This list is not exhaustive.
Links and Downloads
|Qualification Specification||L3 EFAW Qualification Specification|