QA Level 3 Award in the Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF)
This regulated and nationally recognised qualification has been designed to provide Learners with the knowledge and skills needed to safely administer medication in a prehospital environment.
The QA Level 3 Award in the Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF) is intended for those who are employed by a Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered organisation that have a specific responsibility at work to be able to safely administer and monitor the effects of medication within their scope of practice.
Learners who wish to undertake the QA Level 3 Award in the Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF) must be employed by a CQC registered organisation and have successfully completed the QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) or a QA recognised equivalent qualification.
Successful Learners will gain the knowledge and confidence needed to safely provide lifesaving medication at emergency or life-threatening incidents. Topics covered include: common types of lifesaving medication, determining a patient’s condition, guidelines and protocols relevant to the administration of lifesaving medication. For a more detailed overview of the topics covered, please download the Qualification Specification.
While achievement of this qualification confirms Learners have met both the theoretical and practical requirements, this does not imply a ‘license to practice’ - the scope of practice will be determined by the organisation responsible for medication provision. This qualification does not allow a Learner to obtain, store or medicate without clinical governance.
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Lesson Plans, Learner Workbooks (1 per Learner) and Trainer/Assessor Guidance.
Successful Learners will receive a QA Level 3 Award in the Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF) certificate personalised with their Centre’s details.
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 14-16) 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.
QAN Number: 601/9020/6
Ofqual Regulated? Yes
Number of Units: 1 mandatory unit
Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 14
Total Qualification Time (TQT): 30 hours
Credit Value: 3
Assessment: 5 x Practical Assessments/Skills Tests, 1 x Theory assessment (Learner Workbook) and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.
Qualification Valid For: Once achieved this qualification is valid while the Learner maintains a CPD portfolio and holds a valid Immediate Life Support qualification.