The 1st4sport Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work is awarded by 1st4sport Qualifications.

The 1st4sport Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work is regulated at Level 3 on the Regulated  Qualifications Framework (RQF) and has been developed in line with the ‘First Aid at Work: The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 Approved Code of Practice and Guidance’ to ensure it meets Health and Safety Executive requirements in the workplace. For further information on the regulated status of the 1st4sport Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work, please log on to the Register of Regulated Qualifications website.

If you are over 16 years of age and interested in becoming an emergency first-aider in your workplace or another setting, then the 1st4sport Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work is designed for you.

It offers career development and is a great addition to any CV. Gaining this qualification will increase your value to your employer, and you will also learn skills that could help you save a life.

What can I use it for?

  • To gain paid or unpaid employment as a designated first-aider.
  • As part of the development of a credible CV for employment in the sport, recreation and allied occupations industry, or any other industry.

On successful completion of the 1st4sport Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work, you should:

  • understand the role and responsibilities of a first-aider
  • be able to assess an incident
  • be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
  • be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
  • be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
  • be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding
  • be able to manage a casualty who is in shock
  • be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury.

How will my learning programme be structured?

Learning programmes are usually designed by the recognised centres that deliver the qualification. They may, therefore, vary in length and format. Depending on your needs, delivery centres can offer intensive courses or a series of learning events over a period of weeks. Whatever the timescale, all learning programmes should include the following phases:

  • an induction to the qualification and your programme of learning and assessment
  • a learning programme that meets your needs, focusing on the theory and practice of emergency first aid provision
  • a programme of assessment, spread throughout the course, including observations of you administering first aid by an appropriately qualified assessor.

At the end of the programme, you will be provided with formal feedback on your performance and an action plan for your further development.

The 1st4sport Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work assessment will require you to:

  • demonstrate competence in conducting a scene survey and primary survey
  • demonstrate competence in first aid procedures for the management of a casualty who:
    • is unresponsive and breathing normally (recovery position)
    • is unresponsive and not breathing normally (cardiopulmonary resuscitation [CPR])
    • is choking
    • has external bleeding
    • is in shock
    • has minor injuries
  • complete a series of written tasks to demonstrate knowledge and understanding.

Recognised centres offering this qualification determine their own fees, and they will vary from centre to centre. The fees charged should entitle you to a programme of learning and assessment, registration and certification for the qualification, a 1st4sport Learner Pack and an appropriate learning resource. For further information on the costs of courses, please contact a recognised centre. Opportunities for funding may be available via a recognised centre, if you are eligible.

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