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Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) is regulated by Ofqual. The unit was developed and is supported by the First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum to meet the requirements of the: First Aid at Work Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 Guidance on Regulations (L74) Resuscitation Council (UK) Guidelines First Aid at Work Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1982 (Northern Ireland) The unit must be delivered, assessed and quality assured in accordance with Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications. These requirements are in addition to those detailed in this specification.
The purpose of the Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) is for the learner to attain knowledge and practical competences required to deal with a range of workplace first aid situations. It provides learners with the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding to enable them to provide appropriate care and manage life threatening conditions, minor illness and injuries. Learners will have the knowledge and skills required to provide Emergency First Aid in an occupational setting in a prompt, safe and effective manner to meet the requirements of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) First Aid Regulations. The objectives of the qualification include supporting a 3 role in the workplace and giving learners personal growth and engagement in learning. The qualification is usually delivered as a one-day programme of training and assessment for learners in work or preparing to work to allow them be first aiders in the workplace (low risk environments). If used for the purposes of meeting HSE requirements then this qualification is valid for three years, after which learners will need to repeat the qualification. It is recommended that learners refresh their knowledge annually.
There are no specific entry requirements however; learners should have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy or numeracy, or equivalent. The qualification is suitable for learners aged 14 years and above