This qualification is aimed those undertaking the role of a first aider in a sports environment. Those undertaking this qualification are often sports coaches and PE teachers. The qualification exceeds the requirements for Emergency First Aid at Work as outlined in the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982. This qualification will support a role in the workplace.
This course is delivered over one day as a face to face course.
Learners should be a minimum of 16 years to undertake this qualification
Learners between 14-16 years can undertake the qualification, however they should not be relied upon by employers to be a sole Emergency first aider.
Learners will be required to demonstrate first aid procedures as they would in a real environment. This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore, they should be physically capable of doing so.
This course covers a range of content including:
- Roles and Responsibilities of a First Aider
- Assessment of an Incident
- Unresponsive Casualties
- External Bleeding
- Bones, Joint and Muscle Injuries
- Head Injuries
For this course learners are required to undertake an invigilated MCQ paper, and observed practical tasks which must be passed in order to complete the course.
Learners must have sufficient command of the English language to understand and undertake the recommended assessment methods for this qualification and it is strongly recommended that learners should be working at level 2 English literacy.
Certificate and Validity
Upon completion of the course including the submission and approval by QNUK of the relevant course paperwork, candidates will receive a certificate which is valid for a period of three years.