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

Qualification Number: 600/7373/1

Credit Value: 3

Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF)

The qualification is designed for those learners 16+ already working or preparing to work in industry and that have been identified within the company’s risk assessment of First Aid. The recommended duration of the course for this qualification is 3 days; however the course duration may be increased to meet additional learning needs if required, but not reduced.

Topics covered include: the roles and responsibilities of the First Aider; assessing an incident, recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness, assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness, chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis. The qualification is assessed via on-going oral questioning and practical demonstration.

It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy.

Qualification Structure

This qualification consists of two mandatory units, which learners must complete successfully in order to achieve the qualification:

• Emergency First Aid in the Workplace
• Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace

How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?

This qualification has a minimum guided learning hour’s value of 24 hours. The minimum contact hours for this qualification, excluding breaks, should is 18 hours over 3 days and for requalification 12 hours over 2 days.

How is the qualification assessed?

Assessment includes:

1] Practical observation
The practical assessment of learners for the qualification is completed throughout the course delivery. This on-going assessment will involve learners demonstrating practical first aid skills across a number of areas.

2] Written/Oral questioning
Learners are required to answer a series of questions ensuring their understanding of the theory content is sufficient to meet the required standard.

3] Accident Report Form
Learners are required to show evidence that they are able to complete an accident report form.

What next?

Upon successful completion learners may wish to continue their development via the completion of any of the signposted qualifications/training:
• HABC Level 2 Award in First Aid Response
• HABC Level 2 Award in Paediatric Emergency First Aid (QCF)
• HABC Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)
• HABC Level 2 Award in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (QCF)

 

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