The qualification is designed for learners who have contact with children, young people or vulnerable adults in their working environment including voluntary work. It promotes awareness and sensitivity to safeguarding enabling learners to be able to identify issues and emphasises the responsibility to ensure that concerns are reported and acted on appropriately.
This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards. FAA are an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual and the qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
The qualification is available to learners aged 18 or over.
It is recommended that learners should hold a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification.
It may be possible to allocate a reasonable adjustment to a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need; learners should contact their training provider to discuss. Any reasonable adjustments granted must be in line with the FAA Reasonable Adjustments Policy.
The qualification has 7 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 8 hours total qualification time (TQT). GLH indicates the number of classroom contact hours that the learner will undertake. TQT includes GLH but also takes into account any unsupervised learning and is an estimate of how long the average learner will take to complete the qualification.
The minimum classroom contact time of 7 hours must be delivered over a minimum of 1 day. The course can be spread over a maximum of 3 weeks, ensuring that each session is a minimum of two hours.
The class ratio for this qualification is a maximum of 12 learners to 1 Trainer/Assessor.
The qualification does not have an expiry date but refresher training and keeping up to date with changes to policies, procedures and new legislation through ongoing CPD is vital.
FAA offer qualifications in first aid and related, subjects, health and safety including fire safety and manual handling, food safety and first aid for mental health should learners wish to diversify.
The qualification is assessed by written assessment.
A learner must successfully pass the written assessment to achieve the qualification. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.
Course Fees £375.00
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