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

This qualification is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to respond to emergency first aid situations in the workplace by providing appropriate care and management of life-threatening conditions, minor illness and injuries.

Course Content

The qualification confirms a learner’s ability to provide Emergency First Aid in an occupational setting. This is necessary where an organisation’s risk assessment of First Aid needs identifies a requirement for qualified personnel. The Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF) meets the requirements of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) First Aid Regulations.

Following completion of this programme you could progress onto other health and social care qualifications such as, but not limited to the Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF), Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF), Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF) and/or Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF).

Usually run over one day. On the course, you will learn basic life-saving first aid and workplace health and safety regulations including;

  • Managing an incident, dealing with emergencies and the after-accident processes
  • The priorities of first aid & contents of a First Aid Kit
  • Treatment of various casualty types
  • Common workplace injuries

There is no specific pre-requisite for this qualification, although it is recommended 16-18 years may require supervision in the workplace, basic communication skills will be required and course assessment is via short worksheets and practical observation of skills.

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