ITC Level 6 Certificate in First Aid at Work (SCQF)

What is this qualification about?

Employers have to risk assess their workplace first aid requirements and the 3-day First Aid is at Work (FAW) qualification is one of the statutory qualifications for this purpose.

 

What does this qualification cover?

In addition to the EFAW candidates will cover administering first aid to a casualty with: injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries; chest injuries; burns and scalds; eye injuries; sudden poisoning; anaphylactic shock; and recognising the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes).

 

Who is it suitable for?

If the risk assessment indicates that employees may be faced with life-threatening incidents or where they might have to manage illness, injury, poisoning or burns, then the FAW is the course that meets this need.

 

What is the duration of the course?

The duration is 18 hours, which is a three-day programme.  The first 6 hours is the EFAW programme, followed by a further 12 hours content for FAW.  The course must be completed within 10 weeks of starting and the minimum session length is 2 hours.  FAW requalification requires taking the full FAW qualification again.  Provided the candidates FAW certificate has not expired by more than 1 calendar month the contact time may be reduced to 12 hours over 2 days.

 

How is it assessed?

All candidates must attend the full 18-hours contact time in order to fulfil the qualification ‘license to practice’ requirement.  As well as full attendance each candidate is continually assessed on each section of the programme through observation of your performance and three brief Multiple Choice Questionnaires.

 

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 £215+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.

ITC Level 5 Certificate in Outdoor First Aid (SCQF)

What is this qualification about?

This qualification is built by combining 2 mandatory units of assessment in one coherent training package.  This is the only Outdoor First Aid qualification that is externally regulated and meets the standards to appear upon a national qualifications framework.

 

What does this qualification cover?

The qualification comprises of two units: First Aid in the Workplace, which can lead to a qualification suitable for Emergency First Aid at Work (SCQF) purposes and this additional certificate will be provided by request at the end of the course delivery; and First Aid for Outdoor Incident Management

 

Who is it suitable for?

This course is designed to meet the needs of those working away from professional emergency assistance (more than 10 minutes) such as staff in outdoor centres, ski instructors or ski leaders, teachers on skiing trips, teachers or coaches delivering orienteering sessions in woodland for example, coaches delivering sessions in remote settings and so on.  Comparing and contrasting what is different in the urban context when appropriate, will give you a clear understanding of your first aid roles in urban and outdoor settings.  For those of you with Outdoor National Governing Body Instructor awards, passing this course will maintain your ‘license to practice’.  No prior experience is necessary and you need to be at least 14 years of age to access the course.

 

What is the duration of the course?

The guided learning hours are 18 for the two units which gives you 2 credits.  The tutor contact is 16 hours which can be programmed over two days.  The qualification must be delivered over a minimum of 9 weeks and the minimum session duration is 2 hours.

 

How is it assessed?

The qualification is composed of 2 units for assessment, although the content from both units is typically delivered together, integrated throughout the course so that the course is relevant for, and aimed at, the outdoor worker from the moment you walk through the door.  The delivery is practical and is assessed through continual practical performance using observation, worksheets and scenarios.

 

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 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.

ITC Level 5 Certificate in First Aid for Sport, Exercise and Fitness (SCQF)

What is this qualification about?

This qualification indicates an individual can undertake the role of Emergency First Aider in the Sport or Leisure setting that may have been identified by a risk assessment, and may satisfy due diligence requirements.  As well as the basic life support and illness management topics included in most first aid courses, this qualification includes key sports related incident management topics.

 

What does this qualification cover?

This course includes key sports topics such as return to play decisions, managing specialist sports kit such as gum shields, when to and not to use ice, and sports specific first aid such as managing winding, blows to testicles, dead leg, possible compartment syndrome and other sports related first aid concerns.

 

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for a sports person, sports coach, teacher, teaching assistant, fitness coach, involved spectator or other involved adult working with individuals or teams.

There is no requirement to have any experience or have completed any units previously.  The minimum age for enrolment is 16.

 

What is the duration of the course?

The guided learning hours are 8 giving you 1 credit.  The course can be delivered over 1 or 2 days.  The minimum length of a session is 2 hours and the course has to be completed within 5 weeks.  We can deliver convenient midweek or weekend courses.

 

How is it assessed?

The course is assessed by continual observation of candidate performance and a brief Multiple Choice Questionnaire.  The certificate 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 £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.

ITC Level 5 Certificate in Emergency First Aid at Work (SCQF)

What is this qualification about?

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

 

What does this qualification cover?

The course develops the knowledge and skills that have been identified by the HSE for the safe, effective and prompt treatment of injuries and illness in the workplace.  It includes understanding the role of the first aider with reference to: the importance of preventing cross infection; the need for recording incidents and actions; and use of available equipment.  It also involves: 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?

The qualification will benefit all who need to be introduced to emergency first aid in the workplace and those who require requalification training in emergency first aid in the workplace.  If the risk assessment indicates that employees may be faced with life-threatening incidents where they have to manage the casualty for up to 10 minutes, or deal with very minor incidents that will not require medical assistance, then the EFAW is the course that meets this need.  Candidates do not need prior experience and can enrol on the course if younger than 16 years of age.

 

What is the duration of the course?

The guided learning hours recommended are 8 hours which gives you one credit.  The minimum tutor contact time on the EFAW is 6 hours, a one day course.

 

How is it assessed?

There is just one unit that is assessed and you must attend the full 6-hours contact time in order to fulfil the qualification ‘license to practice’ requirement.  As well as a full attendance requirement you are continually assessed on each section of the programme

 

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.