The Leo Medical - ProTrainings First Aid at Work Level 3 (VTQ) qualification (FAW) is suited for most firms that have determined that they need a fully qualified first aider for their workplace based on a risk assessment.
This qualification is recognized by UCAS, which means that if you successfully complete this training, you can claim 8 tariff points that will contribute to your UCAS application for British universities starting from September 2023. It is a regulated qualification that is ideal for those already working or preparing to work in the industry and want to become a First Aider in the workplace according to the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (NI) 1982.
The recommended course duration is 18 hours and it covers various topics such as the roles and responsibilities of a First Aider, assessing incidents, recognizing signs and symptoms of injury and illness, assisting casualties with major injuries and illnesses, chest injuries, spinal injuries, and anaphylaxis. The qualification is assessed through ongoing oral and/or written questioning and practical demonstration. In May 2016, the HSE and Awarding Organizations announced that computer-based blended training is allowed for all workplace first aid courses. This FAW course meets all the requirements set by the HSE and Awarding Organizations and is available as a Leo Medical - ProTrainings or Regulated Qualification.
Leo Medical - ProTrainings has a modern approach to training and has years of experience providing online, blended, and classroom courses. Their courses are clear, concise, and engaging, and choosing Leo Medical - ProTrainings allows you to reduce the cost without compromising the quality of your training. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be issued a First Aid at Work Certificate, which is valid for 3 years.
The HSE requires that learners retake the First Aid at Work qualification before the expiry of 3 years from the date of the original qualification. If it has been no more than one calendar month over this 3-year period, you may qualify to take the course again in two days instead of three. This is known as the 'requalification' course, and you must provide a copy of your original certificate to qualify.
Completing this course will also award you UCAS points, which can contribute to your progression into higher education. UCAS tariff points are used by higher education course providers to assess whether learners have met their entry requirements. It's important to note that universities may have their own specific entry requirements, but this points system gives learners the opportunity to generate more UCAS points to support their university application.
The HSE strongly recommends that all first aiders complete annual first aid refresher courses, and Leo Medical - ProTrainings' online course meets this requirement. Additionally, all their first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2021 as per the HSE requirements. Lastly, please be aware that the minimum age requirement for the classroom course is 14.