Outdoor First Aid
This qualification is aimed at those who may be required to provide first aid in an outdoor environment where help may be up to 2 hours away. Attendees are most commonly outdoor activity instructors. the qualification also meets the requirements for Emergency First aiders, as outlined in the Health and Safety (First-aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982.
This qualification has the purpose of supporting a role in the workplace.
QNUK Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid (RQF)
Qualification accreditation number 603/2455/7
Qualification level 3
Credit value 2
Guided learning hours (GLH) 16
Total Qualification Time (TQT) 20
Unit one title
Emergency First aid in an outdoor environment
Unit two title
Recognition and management of illness and injury in an outdoor environment
This qualification is aimed at those over 16 who are able to undertake the responsibilities associated with being
a first aider in an outdoor environment.
Candidates between 14-16 years can undertake the qualification, however they should not be relied upon by
employers to be a sole 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 outdoor 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.
A range of subjects are covered in unit 1 including:
A range of subjects are covered in unit 2 including:
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