ITC Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF)

What is this qualification about?

Employers have to risk assess their workplace first aid requirements, and the 1-day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) qualification is one of the statutory qualifications for this purpose.

With modern mobile communication, modern emergency service response times and the changing face of UK employment from a manufacturing to a service economy, first aid need have changed.

 

What does this qualification cover?

Understanding the role of the first aider including reference to:
– the importance of preventing cross infection;
– the need for recording incidents and actions;
– use of available equipment;
Assessing the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency; administering first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure); administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR; administering first aid to a casualty who is choking; administering first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding; administering first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock; providing appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters).

 

Who is it suitable for?

No previous experience is necessary to enrol on the course.  If the risk assessment is that employees may be faced with life-threatening incidents where they have to manage the casualty for 10 minutes, or very minor incident that will not require medical assistance, then the EFAW is the course that meets your needs.  For other potential first aid circumstances the employee can phone for help and medical assistance.

 

What is the duration of the course?

The EFAW is a 6-hour programme

 

How is it assessed?

Assessment is ongoing and the candidate must demonstrate competence in scenario situations

 

How can I be confident of quality?

We use an accredited ITC tutor who delivers these courses nationally

 

How much will this cost?

The course costs £75+vat per person and this will include a two-course luncheon and unlimited tea and coffee.  It also includes your registration fee which we pay to ITC First on your behalf, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, a course manual, assessment, internal verification, course administration and certification.

crispo1974 January 27, 2015
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ITC Level 2 Award in Activity First Aid (QCF)

What is this qualification about?

This qualification is aimed at the person who requires first aid training that contains additional illness and injury content to that found on a typical one day course.


What does this qualification cover?

The course covers two units: First Aid Essentials and Management of Illness and Injury in Activities.  The training is modular and progressive.


Who is it suitable for?

As always this will be determined as a result of the work place risk assessment, but it would be suitable specifically for physical education teachers, teaching assistants, coaches, activity leaders and volunteers.  No prior knowledge or experience is required, but you should be at least 16 years of age.


What is the duration of the course?

Each of the two units is normally delivered per day making this a two-day course.  In responding to your needs this can also be delivered in combination of two or three hour twilight sessions, midweek or weekend courses.  The maximum time to deliver is six weeks if one twilight session is run per week.


How is it assessed?

The practical training is interactive and hands on.  Each individual receives an ITC course booklet, which acts as a portfolio log book which must be maintained.  Both units have to be passed and this is through practical assessment of performance.  The Award is valid for three years.


How can I be confident of quality?

We use an accredited ITC tutor who delivers these courses nationally.


How much will this cost?

The course costs £150+vat per person and this will include a two-course luncheon each day and unlimited tea and coffee.  It also includes your registration fee which we pay to ITC First on your behalf, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, a course manual, assessment, internal verification, course administration and certification.

crispo1974 October 15, 2014
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ITC Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation

What is this qualification about?

ITC has developed a training programme and accredited qualification, following the current Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines.  Electrical defibrillation is well established as the effective therapy for cardiac arrest, the most important determinant of survival being the time from collapse to delivery of the first shock.  Today the widespread deployment of Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) is considered a realistic strategy for reducing death rates due to heart disease.


What does this qualification cover?

A brief historical introduction; vital signs and basic life support; BLS scenarios; chain of survival; heart rhythms; AED scenarios; assessment; dealing with aftermath and evaluation.


Who is it suitable for?

No previous experience is necessary, although it would be useful to have had some basic first aid training.  This qualification is suitable for anyone wishing to develop their basic life support skills.


What is the duration of the course?

1 day initial training or 3 hours if you are revalidating.


How is it assessed?

Ongoing practical assessment.  You will each be provided with an easy to follow course manual.  The course is certificated with a valid lifetime of 3 years.  Regular refresher training is strongly advised.


How can I be confident of quality?

We use an accredited ITC tutor who delivers these courses nationally


How much will this cost?

The course costs £75+vat per person and this will include a two-course luncheon and unlimited tea and coffee.  It also includes your registration fee which we pay to ITC First on your behalf, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, a course manual, assessment, internal verification, course administration and certification.

crispo1974 October 15, 2014
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