Award in Emergency Care for First Responders (RQF) (level 3) (3CFR001)
Tuesday, May 3rd, - Friday, May 6th,£480.00
Monday, January 31st, 2022
This qualification specification is designed to outline all you need to know to offer this qualification at your centre. If you have any further questions, please contact us here.
Qualification regulation and support
The Highfield Level 3 Award in Emergency Care for First Responders (RQF) has been developed and is awarded by Highfield Qualifications and sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). The RQF is a qualification framework regulated by Ofqual. The qualification is also regulated by Qualifications Wales.
Guidance on assessment
This qualification is assessed by a combination of practical observation and multiple-choice question assessment.
Highfield has created assessment paperwork for each component, which are each graded pass/refer:
1) Practical observation
The practical assessment is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing assessment requires learners to demonstrate practical first aid skills through simulation, in response to scenarios set by the assessor. The practical assessment will be recorded using the practical matrix within the Assessment Pack, which is available to download from the Members’ Area of the Highfield website.
Guidance on minimum standards to be observed during the practical assessments is contained within the Tutor, Assessor and Internal Quality Assurance (TAI) Support Pack, which is also available to download from the Member’s Area of the Highfield website.
2) Centre-marked multiple-choice theory assessment
Learners are required to answer a 55-question multiple-choice question paper. The minimum pass mark for this is 39 out of 55 (approx. 70%).
Theory papers are marked by the centre using mark schemes provided by Highfield and will be subject to external moderation by Highfield as part of external quality assurance procedures. Question papers and mark schemes are available to download from the Members’ Area of the Highfield website.
The theory assessment must be undertaken in controlled conditions. This means:
For more information, please refer to the Highfield Qualifications Core Manual.
Learners must achieve a pass in each element to pass the qualification. If a learner does not achieve
70% in their multiple-choice theory assessment, a second paper should be issued to them to resit.
Sample assessment materials are included within appendix 3 of this qualification specification. A full explanation of how to use the Highfield assessment paperwork is provided in the Tutor, Assessor and Internal Quality Assurance (TAI) Support Pack, available to download from the Members’ Area of the Highfield website.
Centres must take all reasonable steps to avoid any part of the assessment of a learner (including any internal quality assurance and invigilation) being undertaken by any person who has a personal interest in the result of the assessment.
On successful completion of this qualification, learners may wish to continue their development by undertaking a specialist or higher-level qualification in first aid.
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Classes from 09:00 to 18:00
Legislation, Standards, CE Markings and Guidance
Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment
Hierarchy of Fall Protection Measures
IPAF Harness Statement
Harness, Lanyard and Fittings
Pre-Use Checks and Correct Usage (inc Practical)
Usage and Anchor Points
Harness Storage and Maintenance
Hazards and Precautions
Rescue Requirements and Options
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE
This course is suitable for anyone within the building trade. On successful completion of the course, delegates will be awarded a certificate of awareness, valid for 3year.
Qualification Number: 603/6892/5
Learning Aim Reference: 60368925
Credit Value: 4
Assessment Method: Practical assessment, multiple-choice theory assessment
Contact hours*: 30
Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 30
Total Qualification Time (TQT): 40
*See Guidance on Delivery section for more information