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Pre-hospital Care Qualifications

QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF)

Ideal as an alternative to the First Person on Scene Intermediate (FPOSi) qualification, the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) also forms part of a progressive suite of prehospital care qualifications that lead to the QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF).

Endorsed by The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care – The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and fulfilling the competencies set out in the PHEM skills framework at descriptor level D, this fantastic qualification is perfect for a range of roles in emergency care, such as: Event Medical Responder, Emergency Care Support Worker and more.

The QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification specifically designed for those seeking a career in the emergency services, ambulance service, the event and security medical sector or those who work in high risk workplaces.

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. For a more detailed overview of the topics covered, please download the Qualification Specification.

  • QAN Number: 603/0654/3
  • Ofqual regulated? Yes
  • Number of Units: 3 mandatory units
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 35
  • Contact Learning Hours (CLH): 35 minimum
  • Credit Value: 15
  • Assessment: Theory assessment/multiple choice question paper: 1 x 20 question paper, 2 x 30 question paper, practical assessment and skills test – 11 and 3 completed throughout the course
  • Qualification Valid For: 3 years (subject to annual BLS/AED refresher)

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£ 275 + vat

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QA Level 3 Award in the Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF)

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification has been designed to provide Learners with the knowledge and skills needed to safely administer medication in a Prehospital environment.

The QA Level 3 Award in the Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF) is intended for those who are employed by a Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered organisation that have a specific responsibility at work to be able to safely administer and monitor the effects of medication within their scope of practice.

Learners who wish to undertake the QA Level 3 Award in the Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF) must be employed by a CQC registered organisation and have successfully completed the QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) or a QA recognised equivalent qualification.

Successful Learners will gain the knowledge and confidence needed to safely provide lifesaving medication at emergency or life-threatening incidents. Topics covered include: common types of lifesaving medication, determining a patient’s condition, guidelines and protocols relevant to the administration of lifesaving medication. For a more detailed overview of the topics covered, please download the Qualification Specification.

While achievement of this qualification confirms Learners have met both the theoretical and practical requirements, this does not imply a ‘license to practice’ – the scope of practice will be determined by the organisation responsible for medication provision. This qualification does not allow a Learner to obtain, store or medicate without clinical governance.

  • QAN Number: 601/9020/6
  • Ofqual regulated? Yes
  • Number of Units: 1 mandatory units
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 14
  • Contact Learning Hours (CLH): 14 minimum
  • Credit Value: 3
  • Assessment: Formative assessment conducted by Trainer throughout the course, Theory assessment/Learner Workbook, Practical assessment and skills test – 5 completed throughout the course
  • Qualification Valid For: Indefinite (Depending on maintaining skills portfolio)

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£ 250 + vat

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QA Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Medical Gases (RQF)

This regulated and nationally recognised Prehospital care qualification provides Learners with the knowledge, skills and understanding to deal with emergency care in a Prehospital environment where delivery of medical gases may be required.

The QA Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Medical Gases (RQF) has been specifically designed for those who have a responsibility for providing treatment to patients who need medical gases administrating in Prehospital care environments, such as: those working in the police force, fire service or private ambulance sector.

During this half course day, Learners will develop the necessary knowledge and skills needed for the safe, prompt and effective administration of emergency oxygen and analgesic agents. Topics covered include: pre-operational inspections and how to monitor and record its effects. For a more detailed overview of the topics covered, please download the Qualification Specification.

  • QAN Number: 603/0597/6
  • Ofqual regulated? Yes
  • Number of Units: 2 mandatory units
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 6
  • Contact Learning Hours (CLH): 6 minimum
  • Credit Value: N/A
  • Assessment: Formative assessment conducted by the Trainer throughout the course, Learner Workbook, Practical assessment – 1 completed throughout the course
  • Qualification Valid For: Indefinite (Depending on up to date skills portfolio)

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£ 80 + vat

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First Aid Qualifications

FAA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate first aid training.

The FAA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work, to provide first aid in a range of emergency first aid situations. It is also ideal for people who have a specific responsibility to provide basic first aid in voluntary and community activities.

Where a workplace first aid risk assessment identifies a need for an Emergency First Aider in the Workplace, this one-day qualification meets the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982.

The learner will attain knowledge and the practical competence required to deal with a range of workplace first aid situations.

The FAA Emergency First Aid at Work qualification is unit 1 of the three-day FAA First Aid at Work qualification. From gaining this qualification learners could progress to completing unit 2 and being awarded the FAA First Aid at Work qualification.

  • Duration: 1 Day
  • QAN Number: 603/2080/1
  • Ofqual regulated? Yes
  • Number of Units: 1 mandatory units
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 6 Hours
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT): 7 Hours
  • Credit Value: 1
  • Qualification Valid For: 3 Years (Subject to annual BLS/AED refresher)

Pricing & Features

£ 50

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FAA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF)

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate first aid training.

The FAA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification, specifically designed for those who are appointed to act as a first aider in their workplace. It is also ideal for people who have a specific responsibility to provide first aid in voluntary and community activities.

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.

  • Duration: 3 Days
  • QAN Number: 603/2081/3
  • Ofqual regulated? Yes
  • Number of Units: 2 mandatory units
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 18 Hours
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT):  22 Hours
  • Credit Value: 2
  • Qualification Valid For: 3 Years (Subject to annual BLS/AED refresher)

Pricing & Features

£ 150

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First Aid for Mental Health Qualifications

FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid For Mental Health (RQF)

Mental Health First Aid is a training program that teaches members of the public how to help a person developing a mental health problem (including a substance use problem), experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

This course provides learners with the knowledge to identify suspected mental health conditions as well as covering the effects of drugs and alcohol and the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan.

This course is ideal for businesses who wish to provide staff trained in how to look for signs of Mental Health issues, and provide initial support and signposting, as well as championing Mental Health awareness.

This 6-hour qualification provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a range of mental health conditions, how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help. Learners will know how to recognise and manage stress and understand the impact of substance abuse. They will learn about the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put it in place and know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace.

Learners will not diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by healthcare professionals but will gain the knowledge to identify when a person may have a condition and know where they can go to get help.

  • Duration: 1 Day
  • QAN Number: 603/3769/2
  • Ofqual regulated? Yes
  • Number of Units: 2 mandatory units
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 6 Hours
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT):  7 Hours
  • Credit Value: 1
  • Qualification Valid For: 3 Years (Subject to annual refresher training)

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£ 120

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