SQA Award in First Aid at Work @ SCQF Level 6

Introduction

This SQA approved 3-day course complies with the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Candidates are trained to a standard where they can administer basic First Aid in the workplace until more qualified help arrives.

On successful completion of the course and final assessment, the delegate will receive the SQA approved, nationally recognised First Aid at Work Certificate. This is valid for 3 years, however the SQA recommends that first aiders undertake annual first aid update training.

All delegates receive a course pack including a first aid manual.

**If you require First Aid for Forestry please advise at time of booking**

This course is a very practical course so you must be able to get up and down from the floor. Learners are expected to perform CPR on a manikin on the floor for a minimum of 2 minutes. Due to the nature of regulated first aid assessment, there will be a requirement to work in very close proximity with others.

Course code

SAFW

Location

Dumfries and Stranraer Campus

Duration

3 days

Price

£180.00

Availability

Location: Dumfries
Day 1 – 08 Jul 2024 09:00
Day 2 – 15 Jul 2024 09:00
Day 3 – 22 Jul 2024 09:00

Day 1 – 14 Aug 2024 09:00
Day 2 – 21 Aug 2024 09:00
Day 3 – 28 Aug 2024 09:00

Course Content

  • Provide emergency first aid at work
  • Administer first aid to a casualty with:
    • injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries
    • chest injuries
    • burns and scalds
    • eye injuries
    • sudden poisoning
    • anaphylactic shock

  • Recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes)
  • Understand the role of the first-aider including reference to:
    • the importance of preventing cross infection
    • the need for recording incidents and actions
    • use of available equipment

  • Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
  • Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation including the use of an AED
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
  • Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters)
  • SQA Units completed – HV8304 & HV8204

Assessments

Practical and Theory Assessments throughout course.

Additional funding information

No One Left Behind Training Allowance
Dumfries and Galloway Local Employability partnership (Funded by the Scottish Government) are proud to be working in partnership with DG College to offer eligible individuals funding to learn new, work-related skills and training.

You can use the money to build the skills you need for a job or get some training to take your career to the next level.

And because it’s not a loan, you don’t have to pay it back.

Check if you are eligible then follow the registration process.

Are you eligible?

You must meet all of the following criteria

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Resident in Dumfries and Galloway
  • Have the right to work and live in the UK.
  • Unemployed and looking to get back into work OR in employment and claiming an income-based benefit (i.e Universal Credit)

AND at least one of the following characteristics: (hyperlink to the definitions)

  • Parents with a child under the age of 19 (still registered in full time education)
  • Armed Forces Veteran
  • Asylum Seeker
  • Care Experienced
  • Caring responsibilities
  • Childcare needs
  • Criminal Convictions
  • Homeless or affected by housing inclusion.
  • Long Term health condition/ illness
  • No Limited work experience.
  • Refugee
  • Substance related conditions
  • Lack of Transport

If you meet the criteria, you could receive the full cost of your course fee.

Apply for your No One Left Behind Grant

To access support with the fees you must register with DG Works. Just follow the link or use the QR code. If you are already registered, please contact your Employment Key Worker for next steps.

Once you have completed the registration form and your eligibility has been checked someone from DG Works (part of Dumfries and Galloway Council) will contact you to ask you to provide the following evidence:

  • Reside in Scotland (e.g. evidence address)
  • Working Age (e.g. birth certificate)
  • Right to Live & Work in the UK (e.g. evidence of benefits)

https://forms.office.com/e/Qp2EB3McZB

If you have any questions please contact 01387 260035 or email DGEmployability@dumgal.gov.uk

Course Contact Details

If you would like more information or to reserve a place on a course, please get in touch.

Telephone: 01387 734199
E-mail:shortcourses@dumgal.ac.uk

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