2 Day - Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work Re-qualification Course (QCF)
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2 Day - Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work Re-qualification Course (QCF)

The course follows the QCF syllabus and you will receive a Green Cross Training QCF certificate valid for 3 years. This qualification is recognised nationally as a Level 3 award in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and as a Level 6 award in Scotland. 

In the event that any delegate fails to succeed on the course we will offer re-training on another course and re-assessment FREE of charge. This is subject to terms and conditions.

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  • Congratulations, you are about to embark on a first aid course in order to renew your nationally accredited award in First Aid at Work. This qualification is made up of two units, and in order to receive this award, you must achieve success in both units.

    This qualification is recognised nationally as a Level 3 award in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and as a Level 6 award in Scotland. Therefore, upon completion of this course, you can be recognised by an employer as a First Aider towards meeting the employer’s duties under the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, and you may count the qualification accreditation towards your formal general educational development.  Added to this, you will be refreshing your knowledge and competence to administer first aid and basic life support, which is an extremely valuable life skill to have - for you, your employer as well as friends and family.

    What will I learn?

    Unit 1 title: Emergency First Aid in the Workplace (covered in Day 1)

    Unit 2 title: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace (covered on Day 2)

    This course is split into 2 Units.  By the end of Unit 1 (day 1) you will be able to:

    • Identify the role and responsibilities of a First Aider.

    • Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others.

    • Identify the need for establishing consent to provide first aid.

    • Complete an accident report form.

    • Identify the first aid equipment that should be available in a workplace.

    • Describe the safe use of first aid equipment.

    • Conduct a scene survey.

    • Conduct a primary survey of a casualty.

    • Give examples of when to call for help.

    • Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness.

    • Open a casualty’s airway and check breathing.

    • Explain why it is important to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position.

    • Place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position.

    • Manage a casualty who is in seizure.

    • Recognise the need to commence cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

    • Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation using a manikin.

    • Describe how to identify a casualty with a
      • Partially blocked airway
      • Completely blocked airway

    • Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking.

    • Identify the types of external bleeding.

    • Control external bleeding.

    • Recognise shock.

    • Administer first aid to a casualty who is in shock.

    • Administer first aid to a casualty with small cuts, grazes and bruises.

    • Administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds.

    • Administer first aid to a casualty with small splinters.

    This course is split into 2 Units. By the end of Unit 2 you will be able to

    • Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history. 
    • Conduct a head to toe survey.

    Recognise suspected:

    • Fractures 
    • Dislocations 
    • Sprains and strains 

    Administer first aid for:

    • Fractures 
    • Dislocations 
    • Sprains and strains 

    Recognise suspected:

    • Concussion 
    • Skull fracture 
    • Cerebral compression 
    • Spinal injury

    Administer first aid for suspected:

    • Concussion 
    • Skull Fracture 
    • Cerebral compression 
    • Spinal injury 

    • Recognise the different types of chest injury.

    • Administer first aid for a chest injury.     

    • Recognise the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds.

    Administer first aid for burns involving:

    • Dry heat 
    • Wet heat 
    • Electricity 
    • Chemicals  

    Give examples of common eye injuries.

    Administer first aid for eye injuries involving:

    • Dust 
    • Chemicals 
    • Embedded objects 

    • Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body.

    • Administer immediate first aid to a casualty affected by sudden poisoning.

    • Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning.

    • Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis.

    • Recognise anaphylaxis.

    • Administer immediate first aid for a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis.

    Recognise major illnesses including:

    • Heart Attack 
    • Stroke 
    • Epilepsy 
    • Asthma 
    • Diabetes 

    Administer first aid to a casualty suffering from major illnesses including:

    • Heart Attack 
    • Stroke 
    • Epilepsy 
    • Asthma 
    • Diabetes  

    What will it cover?

    • 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.
    • Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking.
    • Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding.
    • Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock.
    • Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury.

    This course is split into 2 Units. By the end of Unit 2 you will be able to

    • Be able to conduct a secondary survey.
    • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints.
    • Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries.
    • Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries. 
    • Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with burns and scalds.
    • Be able to administer First Aid to 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 provide First Aid to a casualty with suspected major illness.

     

     

  • This course is for people holding a current First aid at work certificate.The course is suitable for all businesses, particularly those with large numbers of personnel which work in any environment from low to high risk, ensuring shift work/out of hours have provisions at all times. Please note if a business has more than one location each site must be assessed per category of risk and per number of personnel.

    Extracts taken from the Approved Code of Practise and Guidance covering The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981

    ACOP 3(1) "An employer shall provide, or ensure that there are provided, such equipment and facilities as are adequate and appropriate in the circumstances for enabling first aid to be rendered to his employees if they are injured or become ill at work.

    ACOP 3(4) " An employer should make an assessment of first aid needs appropriate to the circumstances (hazards and risks) of each workplace.

    ACOP 3(52) "Where the first aid assessment identifies a need for people to be avaialble for rendering first aid, the employer should ensure that they are provides in sufficent numbers and at appropriate locations to enable first aid to be administered without delay should the occassion arise. Where 25 or more people are employed, even in low environments, at least one such person should be provided.

    ACOP 3(74)
    All first aid training certificates, whether FAW,  EFAW or some other approproiate training, are valid for three years. Employers need to arrange retraining before certificates expire. The FAW requalification course lasts two days and should cover the same content as the initial FAW course. If the first aider does not retain or requalify before the expiry date on their current certificate they are no longer considered competent to act as a first aider in the workplace. They can requalify at any time after the expiry date by undertaking the 2 day requalification course. However, it may be prudent to complete the three day FAW course, especially where a considerable period - i.e. in excess of one month - has elapsed since the FAW certificate has expired. It is for the employer to decide the most appropriate training course to requalify the first aider. An EFAW requalification course should be of the same duration and content as the initial EFAW course.

  • Before you attend a course

    • Candidates must be aware that they must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.
    • Candidates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the Course content.
    • Candidates must hold and must produce to the course training manager a First Aid at Work or First Aid at Work Refresher certificate, which is valid for the duration of the training, prior to the training course being booked.
    • This can be renewed up to 3 months early with the unexpired portion being added to the new certificate.
    • Candidates must hold a valid First Aid at Work certificate and must provide evidence when booking their first aid re-qualification course.
    • This can be renewed up to 3 months early with the unexpired portion being added to the new certificate.

    • Every delegate who passes the examination receives a Green Cross First Aid at Work QCF Certificate which is valid for 3 years. 
    • Your certification is issued by TQUK Ltd the awarding body of Green Cross Training Ltd

    About QCF Qualifications
    Achieving a regulated qualification is exactly that: an achievement. One you can be proud of and one that you and other people can be sure is proof that you have demonstrated a certain standard and level of knowledge and competence in your chosen subject. These qualifications are awarded by organisations which have been approved by an independent regulator, Ofqual. In order to meet the requirements for ongoing approval, these organisations must consistently demonstrate the highest standards of quality assurance in the design and delivery of all of their qualifications.

    All qualifications offered by a regulated organisation sit on the Ofqual register. Each qualification, as it is entered onto the register, is assigned to a specific Subject Sector Area (SSA), which makes it easy to find other regulated qualifications that build upon or compliment your learning. Simple searches on the Ofqual register (found at www.ofqual.gov.uk), using the advanced search options can provide you with a list of qualifications falling into a specific SSA.

    The QCF is designed to help facilitate the recognition of prior learning so that you don’t have to repeat learning or assessment that you’ve already completed. If you find a qualification that you want to take, but believe that you are able to provide evidence that you have already met some or all of the learning outcomes for a unit, you can apply to the relevant warding organisation for Recognition of Prior Learning. This means it may be possible to award you some of the credit needed to complete the qualification without you having to repeat learning.

    • Course Duration: 2 days
    • Students will receive: Green Cross Manual, Course material, Green Cross certificate valid for 3 years, Badge
    • Additional Information: On external course light refreshments are provided but the delegates must provide their own lunch.
    • Delegates must hold a valid FAW certificate.

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