The AoFAQ Level 3 Award in The First Person on Scene Intermediate (RQF) qualification has been designed to provide the knowledge and skills to stabilise a patient for up to forty minutes until an ambulance or other pre-hospital care provider arrives. The knowledge and skills taught as part of the course are designed for the first person at the scene to intervene within a scope of practice to utilise lifesaving interventions to preserve life and prevent deterioration of the patient.
This qualification is the foundation for AoFAQ’s suite of Pre-Hospital Care qualifications and enables progression up to a Level 4 Diploma.
Clinical endorsement of the qualification is by the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and the Association of First Aiders. The qualification meets Grade descriptor C of the faculty of pre hospital care, pre hospital emergency medicine skills framework
- Community first responders
- Co responder e.g. police, fire and other emergency services
- First aid trainers
- Close protection
- Event medical industry
- Voluntary sector
- Cabin crew
There are no specific requirements to undertake the qualification however it is strongly recommended that learners hold an emergency first aid at work qualification or equivalent and hold a level 1 or above in literacy and numeracy. Learners must be 18 years of age or older to commence the training.
The practical Learning Outcomes are assessed by observation.
- Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) for theory and underpinning knowledge.
- The Practical demonstration of skills
To Awarded this qualification the Learner must 100% pass of the assessments carried out by observation together with a percentage pass in the MCQ paper
Students who successfully complete this course will be issued with the Ofqual Regulated AoFAQ Level 3 Award in the First Person on Scene Intermediate (RQF) Certificate valid for 3 years