RQF Level 2 Award (England, Northern Ireland and Wales)
Qualification title: FAA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work / Code: 600/7379/2
Unit 1 title: Emergency First Aid in the Workplace / Unit code: A/504/4517

SCQF Level 5 Award (Scotland)
Qualification title: Award in Emergency First Aid at Work at SCQF Level 5 / Code: R270 04
Unit 1 title: Emergency First Aid in the Workplace / Unit code: UB74 04

Where an organisation’s risk assessment of First Aid needs identifies that there is a requirement for Emergency First Aid at Work practitioners, then this national Award in Emergency First Aid at Work satisfies the requirements of the regulatory body for First Aid – the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

All learners will have the skills and knowledge to provide the organisation with Emergency First Aider’s that can provide treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner.
Duration

A minimum of six contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities, plus some pre-course activity could be required.
Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Resuscitation and AED awareness
  • Burns
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Anatomy
  • Choking
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Minor injuries
  • Epilepsy
  • Basic hygiene in First Aid
  • Bleeding control
  • Shock

Certification

Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a multiple choice question paper, and a three year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria. In addition, the HSE strongly recommend that all students undergo an annual refresher programme of three hours.
Numbers

A maximum of 12 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.