The aim of the qualification is to enable learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations. Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the first aider.
The qualification is designed for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities in a school environment, to provide First Aid when dealing with an emergency situation.
Structure of the qualification
This qualification is comprised of one mandatory unit with a total value of 1 credit with 8 guided learning hours* and additional topics meeting the needs of those working in a school environment
*Minimum contact teaching hours apply to this qualification – to comply with HSE/Skills for Health guidance the EFAS qualification should be delivered in no less than 6 hours (1 day) excluding breaks.
Note – Whilst a first aider’s certificate has expired, that person will not be accepted as a workplace first aider under the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, so employers should be encouraged to requalify their first aiders early.
The Emergency First Aid for Schools has one unit that Learners are required to complete in order to achieve the qualification.
Emergency First Aid for Schools
*These outcomes meet the requirements of the Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work qualification.
The Emergency First Aid for Schools qualification is delivered in-house for clients across the UK and globally at a time to suit you. The cost of this, inclusive of learner resources, handouts, Emergency First Aid Made Easy books and certificates*, is from just £600.00 for up to 12 people.
A certificate valid for 3 years is issued by Simply First Aid*.
*Simply First Aid is approved to deliver qualifications listed on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). If you would like a certificate for the Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF) qualification in addition to the Emergency First Aid for Schools, this is available at an additional cost.