First Aid at Work + Catastrophic Bleeds

First Aid at Work + Catastrophic Bleeds

Course specification:

Qualification Number: 603/2561/6

Description: This qualification is for those undertaking the role of a first aider in the workplace.

The QNUK Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) has been developed in conjunction with other AOs and supports employers to meet their requirements under Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981 (NI 1982)

The management of catastrophic bleeding is included for those working in high-risk environments where there is a significant risk of this type of injury.

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First Aid at Work + Catastrophic Bleeds

First aid at work and Catastrophic Bleeds is a popular first aid course that is mapped out for HIGH risk/hazard workplaces such as engineering, large warehouses, construction, machinery workshops, and many more similar workplaces too.

This first aid at work and Catastrophic Bleed qualification is OFQUAL regulated and  Qualifications Network UK accredited, this first aid qualification is nationally recognised and widely accepted throughout the UK.

This means for you the business owner that you are covered in regards to no further due diligence is required by you because the first aid course is a regulated qualification and meets all the requirements under Health & Safety (First Aid) requirements.

This first aid course meets all current national industry guidelines and is mapped to current HSE (first aid) and UK Resuscitation Council guidelines.

Gives you the employer the confidence and reassurance that the first aider can be counted upon in a first aid emergency to act quickly, confidently, and competently to manage a medical incident till the emergency services arrive on-site if required.

Our Pricing

Pricing starts from £600 + vat for 3 learners.

Each additional learner is £80 + vat.

Min 3 – Max 12 learners per trainer

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First Aid at Work + Catastrophic Bleeds

In just 19 hours of guided learning, your learners will have the skills, knowledge, confidence, and competence to be able to give a casualty effective CPR, use an AED.  Your learners will have the knowledge and skills to be able to treat minor burns, scalds, wounds, and provide essential treatment to a casualty who is choking, having a seizure, has been poisoned, is in medical shock.

Your learners will have the skills and knowledge to give assistance to a casualty suffering from SCA (sudden cardiac arrest) anaphylactic shock, diabetic shock, asthma attack, drowning, crushing, and providing effective treatment for a casualty who has sustained a catastrophic bleed, and so much more on this intensive first aid course.

Learners will also learn how to assess musculoskeletal injuries and provide effective first aid treatment to a casualty who has sustained a neck injury, a head injury, spinal injuries, or has sustained broken bones, dislocation, ligament injury, or soft tissue injury.

Your learners will develop their skills, knowledge, and understanding to be able to deal effectively with a range of emergencies requiring first aid and how to manage catastrophic bleeding injuries in the workplace.

first aid at work and catastrophic bleeds

First Aid aid at Work + Catastrophic Bleeds syllabus includes;

Understand the role and responsibilities of a First Aider in reference to:

  • Preventing cross-infection
  • Importance of recording incidents and actions
  • Using available equipment
  • Assessing the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency

Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who:

  • is unresponsive but breathing normally
  • is unresponsive but NOT breathing normally
  • is wounded and bleeding
  • has external bleeding
  • is suffering from medical shock
  • is having a heart attack
  • is having a stroke
  • has bites or stings
  • has had an electric shock
  • has injuries to eyes, bones, muscles, and joints
  • has chest injury
  • has splinter’s, cuts, grazes, or bruising
  • has minor burns or scalds
  • is having a seizure
  • has sudden poisoning
  • is suffering from anaphylactic shock
  • has diabetes
  • has asthma
  • is suffering the effects of extreme heat or cold

The student must demonstrate control of external bleeding using a:

  • suitable bandage
  • haemostatic agent
  • tourniquet

Course Duration

19 guided learning hours (3 days).

Training days can be split upon request. (for example; 1 day one week and 2 days the following week)

Course Tests

Multiple Choice Question Paper.

  • 70% required to pass this part of the course (28 out of 40)

Practical Observations.

  • For this qualification, learners must be able to perform relevant practical tasks on the floor during the summative assessment. 100% pass mark required.

The assessment will take place under examination conditions; i.e. students will sit at least 1.25 metres apart and will not be allowed to confer during the examination. No books, including dictionaries, will be permitted during the examination.

Course Qualification

Learners who successfully pass all the practical elements of the course and then pass the final multi-choice paper will be awarded an Ofqual regulated QNUK Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (Management of Catastrophic Bleeding (RQF) 

This is valid for 3 years from the assessment date of the course.

Each successful delegate will receive;

  • A4 size Ofqual approved certificate.
  • PDF certificate.
  • Plastic qualification card for wallet/purse.

Course Pre-requisites

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. Entry is at the discretion of the centre; however, students should be aged 16 years and over and able to undertake the responsibilities associated with being a workplace Emergency first aider.

Students aged between 14 – 16 may take the qualification; however, they should not be relied upon to be the sole emergency first aider.

Learners must demonstrate emergency first aid procedures as part of their assessment, as they would in a real work environment, including providing CPR to a casualty on the floor. Therefore, students must be physically capable of performing CPR on the floor.

Learners must have sufficient command of the English language to understand and undertake the recommended assessment methods for this qualification.

There are no other pre-requisites for this qualification.

However, learners should be able to work at level 2 and above.

Course Progression

Students could progress to the:

Geographical Coverage

This qualification is available to candidates in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

The Qualification can be delivered in other countries however candidates should be aware that the content was developed in accordance with current UK practice.

Other First Aid Courses We Offer

Our pricing is per person and not per group so you only pay for what you need and not what you don’t need.

Book your date with us and we will come to your site to deliver your first aid training for you.

We also run open courses from our centre in Rugby Warwickshire which are ideal for local businesses.

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