Aim of Qualification
The aim of the qualification is to enable learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations.
The qualification is designed for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide First Aid when dealing with an emergency situation.
Communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification.
What you will learn
On completion of this course you will be able to:
• Understand the role of the first aider
• Assess an incident
• Manage an unconscious casualty
• Perform cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
• Treat a casualty who is choking
• Manage a casualty who is bleeding
• Care for a casualty who is in shock
• Deal with minor injuries
• Recognise and manage a casualty with broken bones, muscle and joint injuries
• Recognise and care for a casualty with head and spinal injuries
• Manage a chest injury
• Administer initial treatment to a casualty with burns and scalds
• Manage a casualty with eye injuries
• Recognise and initiate treatment to a casualty who has been poisoned
• Recognise and initiate treatment to a casualty with a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)
• Recognise and deal with major illnesses, such as asthma, heart attack, stroke and diabetic emergencies
Assessment & Certification
All our first aid courses are taught and assessed by expert health care professionals. Assessments are performed throughout the course and will consist of continuous observation of performance, practical assessments of core skills and a multiple choice question paper.
Upon successful completion students will receive:
• A certificate, valid for three years, this includes an A4 certificate and a handy credit card sized certificate and aide memoire.
• A record of achievement. This record details the units completed and the credit value, these credits can attributed to longer courses, ie if you are attending a course in health and social care the units awarded from this course can be applied to your health and social care course.
Update & Requalification
Silverstone Circuits Ltd, Medical Services recommend that each person undergoes refresher training every twelve months to maintain the skills necessary to save a life. Please see below for details of our refresher training.
This First Aid at Work certificate is valid for a period of 3 years, within which time you will need to complete a requalification course in order to remain qualified. Please see below for details of our requalification training.