Delivery & Assessment:
This course is delivered through a combination of theoretical discussion, video, practical instruction and scenario based learning. A range of informal assessment techniques are used but the trainer throughout the learning process to measure the Learner’s knowledge, skills and understanding. Learners must attend the full session to qualify for assessment and are expected to undertake some self directed study by reading course materials.
Competency in the necessary life-saving skills is assessed through 4 practical assessments:
- Unconscious Casualty
- Wounds, bleeding & shock
- Choking casualty
There is also a theory assessment for this qualification which consists of 1 multiple choice question paper which must be taken under examination conditions. The minimum mark for this assessment is 11/16 to be considered for an overall ‘pass’.
One unit of this course is similar to a unit contained in the emergency workplace first aid syllabus. If they wish, and for a small additional cost, Learners can choose to take the ‘Accident Report Form’ practical assessment in order to achieve the further qualification of Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work.
Due to the practical nature of the course, Learners should wear appropriate clothing and footwear, e.g. trousers and flat footwear. As part of the registration process, Learners are also required to bring 2 forms of photographic ID with them to the first session.
On successful completion of this course, Learners will receive a accredited certificate which is valid for 3 years. Learners must retake the qualification before the certificate expiry date in order to remain qualified.