QA Level 2 Award for Community First Responders (RQF)

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification has been specifically designed to provide Learners with the knowledge and skills needed to administer initial emergency care at life-threatening incidents prior to the arrival of further medical assistance.  

Intended Audience

The QA Level 2 Award for Community First Responders (RQF) is ideal for those who are currently performing as, or aspiring to perform as, a community first responder.

Whilst achievement of this qualification confirms that Learners have met both the theoretical and practical requirements, this does not imply a ‘license to practice’ - the scope of practice for which will be determined by the organisation responsible for emergency first responders.  

Course Overview

Qualification Specification

During this 2 day course, Learners will gain the necessary skills associated with the assessment, treatment and stabilisation of patients at life-threatening incidents. Topics covered include: the roles and responsibilities of the community first responder, assessing a scene at an emergency incident, managing an unresponsive patient, how to administer emergency oxygen, managing a patient with suspected major illness and more. For a more detailed overview of the topics covered, please download the Qualification Specification.

Learner Registration Fees

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Standard Price 150-249 Learners
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250-499 Learners
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500+ Learners
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£24.50 £22.66 £22.05 £21.43

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Successful Learners will receive a QA Level 2 Award for Community First Responders (RQF) certificate personalised with their Centre’s details.

Centre Requirements

In order to deliver this qualification, Centres will require a minimum of 1 Trainer and 1 Internal Quality Assurer (these cannot be the same person). Please refer to the Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications and the above Qualification Specification (Pages 5-6) to check the Training/Assessing and Quality Assurance qualifications, and occupational knowledge and competence required for these positions. Centres will also need to have appropriate policies, systems and procedures in place, as well as suitable and adequate venues, equipment and learning resources. For further details on Centre requirements, please consult pages 7-9 of the Qualification Specification above.

Key Facts

QAN Number: 603/0923/4

Ofqual Regulated? Yes

Number of Units: 2 mandatory units

Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 12

Total Qualification Time (TQT): 15

Credit Value: 2

Assessment: x 2 Multiple Choice Question Papers (Theory assessment), x 8 Practical Assessments/Skills Test and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

Qualification Valid For: 3 years

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