First Aid Course
- Assess the situation quickly and calmly to get an understanding of what happened.
*This involves determining whether anyone is in danger, the cause of the situation, and how many people are affected.
- Comfort, reassure, stay calm and take charge.
*You should introduce yourself to the casualty, explain what’s happening and why, and explain what you’re going to do before you do it.
- Protect yourself and the casualty from any danger.
*You should always protect yourself first and only move the casualty if leaving them would cause more harm. If you are unable to make an area safe, call 999 for emergency help.
- Prevent infection between you and them.
*You should wash your hands or use hand sanitizer, wear disposable gloves, and not cough or sneeze over a casualty.
- Assess the casualty.
*If there are multiple casualties, you must help those with life-threatening injuries or conditions first.
- Give first aid treatment.
*This could be CPR or applying pressure to bleeding wounds. Life-threatening injuries and conditions must be prioritized before giving treatment to less serious cases.
- Arrange for the right kind of help.
*Call 999 for an ambulance if it’s serious, or take/send them to a hospital if it’s serious but unlikely to get any worse. For less serious conditions, suggest they see a doctor if they are concerned or if the condition worsens. You should always stay with them until you can leave them in the right care.
This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to become emergency first-aiders in the workplace. This qualification meets the requirements for training emergency first-aiders in those organizations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment.
Who is it suitable for?
This course is helpful for those who wish to be a first aider within the workplace and be first port of call for medial and health problems that can arise within the workplace. These are some key skills that those who want to become a first aider will need to have or just need a brush up on their skills:
- Communication skills.
*If you are able to communicate effectively with the injured person, they will be much more likely to trust you and feel reassured.
- The ability to work under pressure.
*The demands of a first aider can range anywhere from something simple, like a cut finger, to something a lot more serious, like a cardiac arrest.
- Initiative and leadership.
*In an emergency, time can often play a crucial part in the outcome.
- The ability to work in a team.
*As well as being able to lead, it is important that you can work effectively in a team.
*Someone who always sees the glass as half full rather than half empty is a prime candidate for a first aider.
What are the main requirements for entrance ?
We recommend learners are a minimum of 14 years of age. However, Centre’s will need to assure themselves that learners, whatever their age, are physically capable of completing the practical assessment. It is also advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in English.
What Level is the qualification?
It is a Level 3 Award In Emergency First Aid At Work (RQF)
Where can I progress onto next?
Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work. Level 3 Award in First Aid Response. Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
What is the price for this qualification?
The Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate comes as part of the EFAW Training Course. This means that there is no additional cost to obtain the certificate, as the price is already factored into the training cost.
How long does it take?
It is a 3 day course either back to back or spread out over 3 weeks totaling 18 hours training.
How To Apply?
- You need to apply the online application form
- Take a test or tests as part of your application
- Send something in written work
- If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to interview
- Shortlisted applicants will get the feedback
- Enjoy your learning