First Aid at Work

Overview

The IQL Level 3 First Aid at Work Qualification is a three-day course which covers a wide range of CPR and First Aid skills and includes the Emergency First Aid at Work syllabus and also equips the first-aider to apply first aid to a range of specific injuries and illness.  This course will provide the learner with a recognised IQL First Aid at Work qualification, which is accredited by Ofqual.

The First Aid at Work course is 18 hours and includes practical work and theoretical classroom work, as well as a practical assessment on CPR and first aid. The award is valid for three years as of the date of assessment. Every candidate must establish prior to commencement of training for the First Aid at Work qualification that they will be 16 years of age at the time of taking the assessment.

Course Content

A range of subjects are covered including:

Understanding the role and responsibilities of a first aider

How to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally

How to manage a casualty who is in shock

How to assess an incident

How to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking

How to manage a casualty with a minor injury

How to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally

How to manage a casualty with external bleeding

How to conduct a secondary survey

How to administer first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds

How to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected major illness

How to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints

How to administer first aid to a casualty with an eye injury

How to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries

How to administer first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning

How to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries

How to administer first aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis

 

Assessment

First Aid at Work is Trainer Assessed throughout the course and the assessment should determine a learner’s ability to act safely, promptly and effectively when an emergency occurs at work and to deal with a casualty. All Assessment Criteria in the units must be achieved.

Renewal

In order to re-qualify, learners must be assessed against all learning outcomes and assessment criteria in the unit. The delivery time can be adjusted based on current HSE guidance for requalification (2 days). It is considered appropriate to reduce the time by 6 hours for re-qualification to 12 hours.

(Dates to be confirmed)