This qualification, and the learning outcomes covered thereby, is based on the recommendations of the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the Skills for Health Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications. QA Level 2 Award in Activity First Aid (QCF) is registered on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) regulated by Ofqual.
Aim of Qualification
The aim of the qualification is to enable Learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations. Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the first aider.
Structure of the Qualification
This qualification is comprised of two mandatory units with a total value of 2 credits with 20 guided learning hours. For further details on these full course specifications can be supplied upon request. Guided learning hours are provided as a guide to the estimated hours an average Learner would study to gain the unit. This does not have to be face to face instructional time and can include self directed study at home, such as reading course handouts and further self study. We recommend that the minimum face to face time that the QA Level 2 Award in Activity First Aid (QCF) should be delivered in is 12 hours contact teaching (excludes breaks).
The qualification is designed for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide First Aid when dealing with an emergency situation whilst undertaking activities, such as sports, swimming, hiking, rock climbing, etc.
There are no formal entry requirements, but in order to benefit from the learning, Learners should possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification.