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Highfield Level 3 Award in Emergency Care for First Responders (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This pre-hospital care qualification is aimed at learners working in roles where their primary or secondary focus involves giving emergency medical care as the first responder on the scene of an accident or emergency. Roles may include, security operatives, close protection officers, event medical operatives, cabin crew and community first responders, among others.  

It is ideal for those learners that need a wider level of knowledge than standard first aid at work qualifications.  

In line with industry guidance, the qualification supports responders for a period of 3 years, at which point learners will need to requalify. 

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 40 hours of learning, typically over four days, with a minimum contact time of 30 hours. 

Topics covered

Topics covered include assessing and responding to incidents, CPR for adults, children and infants, therapeutic oxygen therapy and catastrophic bleeding. The qualification also covers assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury or illness such as chest injuries, spinal injuries, heart attack and anaphylaxis.   

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a practical demonstration and a multiple-choice theory test.

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