First Aid

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Activ8 Learning deliver First Aid at Work (FAW) plus Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)  and Paediatric First Aid (PFA) plus Emergency Paediatric First Aid (EPFA) qualifications accredited through Highfields Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC).

These qualifications are ideal for those already working or preparing to work within industry wishing to become a First Aider in the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 or The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage published by The Department for Education.

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, state 'you must make appropriate first-aid arrangements for your workplace. In doing so you should consider the circumstances of your workplace, workforce and the health and safety risks that may be present to help you decide what arrangements you need to put in place'.

The Statutory Framework states that ‘at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises at all times when children are present'. The HABC Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid is recognised as a qualification that fulfils this need.

FAW: 3 Credits (60073731) / EFAW: 1 Credit (6007372X)

The recommended FAW course duration is 3 days; however this may be adjusted in accordance to meeting learner needs. The HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF) has been accredited by the regulators of England and Wales (Ofqual and the Welsh Government) and is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). It is supported by Skills for Health; the Sector Skills Council for Health. Topics covered include: the roles and responsibilities of a First Aider, assessing an incident, recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness and assisting a casualty who is suffering from injury and illness. The qualification is assessed via on-going oral questioning and practical demonstration. The minimum contact hours for this qualification, excluding breaks should be for a minimum period of 24 guided learning hours over 3 days.

The EFAW qualification is aimed at those working in industries classed as low risk, the HABC Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF) has been accredited by the regulators of England and Wales (Ofqual and the Welsh Government) and is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). It is supported by Skills for Health; the Sector Skills Council for Health. The qualification is assessed via on-going oral questioning and practical demonstration. The minimum contact hours for this qualification, excluding breaks should be for a minimum period of 8 guided learning hours, usually delivered over one day.

PFA: 3 Credits (60138671) / EPFA: 1 Credit (60142510)

PFA accredited qualification provides theoretical and practical training in first aid techniques that are specific to infants aged under 1, and children aged from 1 year old to the onset of puberty. Learners will become familiar with the role of the paediatric first aider and be able to assess and react appropriately to an emergency situation, such as a child or an infant who is unresponsive, has an airway obstruction, has breathing difficulties or is suffering from shock or anaphylaxis, other topics included are fractures, dislocations, injuries to the head, neck, back, eyes, ears or nose, poisoning, bites or stings, burns or scalds, electric shock, minor injuries and chronic medical conditions. This qualification consists of two mandatory units and is typically delivered over a period of 2 days with a minimum contact time of 12 hours. EPFA accredited qualification provides theoretical and practical training in emergency first aid techniques that are specific to infants aged under 1, and children aged from 1 year old to the onset of puberty. Learners undertaking this qualification will be able to provide support to the paediatric first aider to maintain the welfare of infants and children. Learners will become familiar with the role of the paediatric first aider and be able to assess and react appropriately to an emergency situation, such as a child or an infant who is unresponsive, has an airway obstruction, has breathing difficulties or is suffering from shock or anaphylaxis: This qualification consists of one mandatory unit and is typically delivered over a period of 1 day with a minimum contact time of 6 hours.

All successful learners will be issued with a First Aid Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their qualification which is valid for a period of 3 years.