The HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF) has been accredited by the regulators of England, Wales and Northern Ireland (Ofqual, Welsh Government and CCEA) and is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)
Ofqual qualification reference: 600/7373/1.
The aim of the First Aid at Work qualification is to enable a candidate to be able to act as a First Aid person to take charge of the first aid arrangements, including both Primary and Secondary Survey, preventing the condition from worsening and promoting recovery. It is ideal for those candidates already working or preparing to work within industry to become a First Aider in the workplace for the purposes of the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
Candidates are required to be 16 years of age prior to certification; and be physically fit and able to deal with demanding emergency procedures.
Validity of Award
Length of Course
24 guided learning hours.
The qualification is made up of two mandatory units, which candidates must complete successfully in order to achieve the qualification:
- Emergency First Aid in the Workplace
- Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace
The qualification is assessed is assed via:
- Practical demonstration – this is completed throughout the course delivery. This on-going assessment will involve candidates demonstrating practical first aid skills across a number of areas.
- Oral questioning – this is completed via on-going questioning/discussion with candidates on the course. This assessment will require candidates to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding in a number of first aid related areas.