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Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work

Having the correct first aid provision in the workplace is not only a legal requirement, it is incredibly important for the safety of you and your employees.

Keep Safe Solutions work in partnership with Qualsafe Awards (QA) in order to deliver Ofqual regulated (RQF), industry leading and cost effective courses that ensure compliance with relevant legislation.

The QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work qualification is for people who deal with first aid at work, enabling them to be workplace first aiders under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and is based on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work (FAW) courses.

Whether you're up in Edinburgh, or as far south as Somerset; east-coast Newcastle or near our HQ in Liverpool, regardless of location - we've got you covered!

Courses can even be delivered on-site, at your premises.

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The Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work course is designed for people who have a specificat responsibility at work, or in voluntary or community activities, to provide basic first aid to people in a variety of emergency first aid situations.

Over a 3 day period, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of first aid situations, including: assessing an incident, managing an unresponsive casualty, CPR, heart attacks, choking, head and spinal injuries, fractures, anaphylaxis and more.

Keep Safe Solutions' FAW course is relatively short in duration, lasting just three days - meaning your fully qualified first aiders can return to work to undertake their regular duties with minimal disruption to your business.

The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work has one unit, comprising of seven modules, these are:

• Module 1. Conducting a secondary survey
• Module 2. Ability to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints
• Module 3. Ability to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries
• Module 4. Ability to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries
• Module 5. Ability to provide frst aid to a casualty with burns and scalds
• Module 6. Ability to provide first aid to a casualty with an eye injury
• Module 7. Ability to provide first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning
• Module 8. Ability to provide first aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis
• Module 9. Ability to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected major illness

The Keep Safe Solutions trainer will assess students through practical and oral questioning through the duration of the course to ensure they have gained the knowledge, skills and udnerstanding required to confidently and competently provide first aid at work.

Practical assessments - Learners will be assessed by the trainer continuously throughout the course via a range of practical assessments - the results of each module will be recorded on the practical assessment paperwork. There are four practical assessments for this qualification:

• CPR ad safe use of an AED
• Chocking casualty
• Unconscious casualty
• Wounds, bleeding and shock, plus optional extra - catastrophic bleeding
• Secondary survey
• Management of fractures

Formative assessments - a range of informal assessment procedures will be employed by the Trainer during the learning process to measure each Learner‰лЊs knowledge, skills and understanding of the course syllabus.

Theaory assessment - there is one written assessment where students are rquired to demonstrate a theorical knowledge of the course content. The assesment takes approximately 25 minutes to complete.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be presented with an industry leading, Ofqual regulated and nationally recognised QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work certificate which satisfies legal obligations for training under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and which demonstrates staff competence, creating a safer and more efficient workplace.

There are NO hidden extras to pay on top of our health and safety training course prices, unlike other providers who charge extra for things like study books and exam fees.

All of our Ofqual regulated Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work courses have the following included in the course cost:

• All required, QA approved learning and study materials and equipment
• All examination fees
• All certification fees

Although there are no other formal entry requirements to attend this course, in order to fully benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level one in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.

Additionally, candidates must be physically able to deal with emergency procedures.

Learners must be at least 14 years old on the first day of the training.

Keep Safe Solutions' QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) may be used towards other qualifications at the same and higher level, plus aid career progression in a relevant profession.

A viable 'next step' would be for learners to attend QA Train the Trainer in First Aid at Work course - an Ofqual regulated and nationally recognised qualification which allows successful delegates to act as fully qualified first aid instructors.

• Minimal disruption ‰- the programme is delivered in just three day (including assessment)

• Greater productivity ‰- Keep Safe Solutions can provide on-site training across our range of courses, meaning your staff spend less time travelling and less time out of work

• Improved organisation - wide safety awareness culture and appreciation of first aid safety measures

• Nationally recognised, Ofqual regulated certification for employees, leaving you feeling confident that your organisation's legal obligations are being met

• Enhanced reputation with your supply chain, partners and clients

• Greater knowledge - Individuals will have a greater knowledge of first aid situations as well as an increased competence at managing those very situations and employees. This enhanced knowledge and the acquisition of additional responsibility will in turn, increase their chances at career progression within their workplace

• Future employablility - The QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work is one of the most widely respected first aid qualifications, barr none, and is valued immensly by employers in all industries and sectors. Delegates who successfully complete the course an obtain the qualification greatly increase their chances of being employed in the future

• Formal recognition - successful completion of the course and the achievement of the QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work qualification demonstrates a strong commitment to first aid and workplace safety, meaning the candidate is formally recognised by not just their colleagues, but also the first aid sector

• Transferable skills - the QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work qualification may be primarily designed for the workplace, however the knowledge and skill taught on the course are priceless when faced with a real-life emergency situation at home or whilst out in public

• Increased confidence - candidates will feel more confident in undertaking their duties upon successful completion of the QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work qualification, thus reducing workplace stress and anxiety

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