In line with guidance provided by the HSE, the qualification supports/approves work place first aiders for a period of 3 years, after which point learners will need to retake the course. In addition to this, it is recommended that learners refresh their knowledge annually.
This qualification is usually obtained by taking a 3-day classroom-based course with contact hours of 18.
How is the qualification assessed?
The qualification is assessed by the following two methods:
- Practical observation
The practical assessment is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing assessment will involve learners demonstrating practical first aid skills.
- Written/oral questioning
Learners must provide a short response to set questions within a learner pack covering underpinning knowledge of first aid.