QA Level 2 Award in First Aid Essentials (QCF)

Ideal for those who are able to access CQC (Care Quality Commission) funding, this regulated and nationally recognised qualification enables Learners to gain the skills and knowledge needed to administer safe, prompt, effective first aid in situations which can arise when providing care.

Designed to encompass the QA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF) as well as additional assessment criteria on Accident Reporting, Learners who successfully complete this qualification will gain two regulated qualifications. 

Intended Audience

The QA Level 2 Award in First Aid Essentials (QCF) qualification has been designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic first aid to people they are caring for when dealing with an emergency.

Course OverviewQualification Specification

During this 1 day course, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of first aid situations, including: managing an unresponsive casualty, CPR, choking, external bleeding, shock and minor injuries. For a more detailed overview of the topics covered, please download the Qualification Specification.

Learner Registration Fees

Here at Qualsafe Awards we are passionate about providing the highest quality service and support at competitive prices. That's why our Centres can save up to 12.5% on Learner Registrations with our tiered pricing system!

Standard Price 150-249 Learners
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250-499 Learners
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500+ Learners
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£9.50 £8.78 £8.55 £8.31

Price includes:

Free Lesson Plan, Practical Assessment Sheets, Multiple Choice Question Papers and a Guide to Assessing First Aid Qualifications.

Successful Learners will receive a QA Level 2 Award in First Aid Essentials (QCF) certificate as well a plastic aide memoire, both 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 13-15) 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 5-7 of the Qualification Specification above.

Key Facts

QAN Number: 601/4669/2

Ofqual regulated? Yes

Number of Units: 1 mandatory unit

Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 10

Contact Learning Hours (CLH): 6 minimum

Credit Value: 1

Assessment: 5 x Practical assessments, 1 x Theory assessment (Multiple Choice Question Paper) and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

Qualification Valid For: 3 years

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