Form the 1st October 2017 the Emergency First Aid at Work qualification has changed from a Level 2 to a Level 3. These changes more closely reflect the activities and responsibilities of the First Aider and falls in line with the First Aid at Work and Paediatrics First Aid qualifications.
The Qualification Specification indicates the Learning Outcomes (LOs) and the Assessment Criteria (ACs) remain basically the same as the Level 2. The main difference is that more emphasis is given to certain subject areas than before. An example of this being ,CPR must include: ‘correct placement of AED pads’ and ‘follows AED instructions’. First Aiders currently holding a valid Level 2 EFAW qualification do not require requalification to the Level 3 EFAW until their existing qualification expires, so don’t panic!
The Level 3 one day course is ideal for nominated persons responsible for the First Aid provision in low hazard environments, or where your needs assessment identifies a requirement for a first aider trained in emergency first aid at work. It’s a great course, with plenty of practical content so you not only have the knowledge, but feel confident in administering Emergency First Aid. Please contact us for details.