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QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis (RQF)

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First Aid
  • Duration
    Max Students
  • 4 hours (plus 1 hour of prep)
    Client's own venue or Hendeca Class room in Surrey

Subjects Covered

  • Danger response airway breathing compressions and defibrillation (DRABCD)
  • Assessment of injury
  • Recovery Position
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Safety considerations
  • Choking
  • Causes of Anaphylaxis
  • Recognising Symptoms
  • The role of emergency services
  • Treatment options
  • The Auto-injectors and their useage

Suitable for

  • Anyone who works with
  • someone who has allergic reactions

Type of Assessment

  • Practical Assessments

QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis (RQF)

Qualification Overview

This qualification forms part of the QA First Aid suite of qualifications. The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of:

  • Resuscitation Council (UK)
  • Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications

The content of this qualification has been approved by the Anaphylaxis Campaign.

This Qualsafe Awards (QA) qualification is:

  • For people who want to know how to provide basic life support (BLS) and manage anaphylaxis
  • Based on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work (FAW) courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981

This qualification should enable Learners to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of first aid situations including managing a casualty with anaphylaxis.

This qualification specification provides information for Centres about the delivery of the QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis (RQF) and includes the unit information, assessment methods and quality assurance arrangements.


The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by enabling them to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to provide BLS and manage anaphylaxis.


The purpose of this qualification is to assist the Learner to update their knowledge and their continuing professional development (CPD) through developing the skills and knowledge needed to provide BLS and manage anaphylaxis.

Intended Audience

This qualification is for people who have a specific interest or a responsibility at work, at home or in voluntary and community activities, in being able to provide BLS and manage anaphylaxis when dealing with an emergency.


This qualification contains 1 mandatory unit with a Total Qualification Time (TQT) of 5 hours.

Learners must complete all assessments successfully within the registration period to achieve the qualification. The maximum period to achieve this qualification including any referrals is 3 weeks.

TQT is the total number of hours required for a Learner to achieve this qualification. It has 2 elements:

  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH) is the time a Learner is being taught and assessed under the immediate guidance of a Trainer/Assessor, which for this qualification is 4 (3 hrs 45 mins minimum) GLH, and
  • The number of hours a Learner will reasonably be likely to spend in preparation and study as directed by but not under the immediate guidance or supervision of a Trainer, e.g. pre-course reading, which for this qualification is 1 hour.

The course is accredited and certified by Qualsafe Awards.

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