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CIEH Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work Course

CIEH Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work Course (EFAW) 

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to enable first aid to be given to employees if they are injured or become ill at work. These regulations apply to all workplaces, including those with five or fewer employees, and to the self-employed. This qualification is supported by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). 

 

In general terms, the EFAW course may be more suitable for lower-risk work environments, such as offices and shops and/ or organisations with fewer than 100 employees. For regulatory purposes, successfully completing an EFAW course will enable the candidate to act as a first aider in the workplace.

 

Candidate learning outcomes

  • 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

 

Course information

Duration: One day programme

Assessment: Practical assessment plus multiple choice exam

Ofqual Regulated: Yes

Ofqual Qualification Number: 600/7558/2

QCF: 1 credit

QCF reference: A/504/4517

Prerequisite:  candidates should have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification.

Suggested Progression: Requalification mandatory every three years

 

Assessment

The assessment regime for the CIEH Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work is comprised of a number of elements.

Candidates must:

  • participate in all three assessment activities
  • complete a test paper

•demonstrate competence in first-aid procedures for the management of a casualty:

  • who is unresponsive and breathing normally (recovery position)
  • who is unresponsive and not breathing normally (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
  • with external bleeding and who is in shock.

 

Results

Candidates who participate in all the assessment activities, achieve a score of seven or more on the test paper and demonstrate competence in the specified first-aid procedures will pass the assessment and receive a CIEH Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work certificate. A QCF credit certificate is available on request.