Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF)

The qualification is designed for those learners 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

How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?

This qualification is usually achieved by taking a three-day course.

How is the qualification assessed?

1.       Practical observation

The practical assessment of learners for the qualification is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing assessment will involve learners demonstrating practical first aid skills across a number of areas. The recording of assessment will be via the HABC QCF FAW Assessment Pack – Practical.

Important note for training delivered in Northern Ireland: HSENI have a requirement that the practical assessment must be completed by an independent assessor at the end of the course

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. Oral questioning can be used to extract further information for these questions during the practical assessments, with the tutor documenting the responses, or when needing to supplement learners’ written responses, according to individual learners’ needs.

3.       Accident Report Form

Learners are required to show evidence that they are able to complete an accident report form. The recording of assessment will be via an Accident Report Form.

Qualification Progression

Learners successfully completing this qualification may wish to progress to further qualifications, such as:

  • Level 2 Award in First Aid Response
  • Level 2 Award in Paediatric Emergency First Aid (QCF)
  • Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)
  • Level 2 Award in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (QCF)