activity first aid

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Activity First Aid


Qualification purpose

This qualification is aimed at those looking to undertake the role of a first aider in sports activities. The qualification also meets the requirements for a workplace emergency first aider as outlined in the Health and Safety (First-aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982.

Qualification objective

This qualification has the purpose of supporting a role in the workplace.

Qualification structure


Qualification title


QNUK Level 3 Award in Activity First Aid (RQF)


Qualification accreditation number 603/2451/X


Qualification level 3


Credit value 2


Guided learning hours (GLH) 12


Total Qualification Time (TQT) 14


Unit one title

Emergency first aid in activities


Unit two title

Recognition and management of illness and injury in activities


Pre-requisites

This qualification is aimed at those over 16 who are able to undertake the responsibilities associated with being a nominated first aider.

Candidates between 14-16 years can undertake the qualification, however they should not be relied upon by employers to be a sole, nominated first aider.

It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of Level 2 literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Attendees will be required to demonstrate first aid procedures as they would in a real activity environment.This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore be physically capable of doing so.


There are no other pre-requisites for this qualification.


Course Content


A range of subjects are covered in unit one title including:


  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Be able to assess an incident
  • Be able to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding


A range of subjects are covered in unit two title including:

  • Be able to conduct a secondary survey
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected injuries to bones,muscles and joints
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with an eye injury
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with bites and stings
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with anaphylactic shock
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected major illness
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty suffering from the effects of heat or cold


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