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QA Level 2 Award in First Aid Essentials


Subjects Covered

  • Practical assessments
  • CPR
  • Safe use of an AED
  • Unconscious casualty
  • Wounds, bleeding and shock
  • Catastrophic bleeding
  • Choking casualty
  • Formative assessments

Suitable for

  • Low Risk Business'
  • Factories
  • Warehouses

Type of Assessment

  • Practical Assessments
  • Multiple choice questions

QA Level 2 Award in First Aid Essentials

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)
  • Skills for Health Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications

This QA qualification is based on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in situations which can arise when providing care.

This qualification specification provides information for Centres about the delivery of the QA Level 2 Award in First Aid Essentials 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 deal with a range of first aid situations.


The purpose of this qualification is to develop Learners’ skills and knowledge in the area of first aid.

Intended audience

This qualification is for people who have a specific interest or a responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to be able to provide basic first aid to people they are caring for when dealing with an emergency.


This qualification contains 1 mandatory unit with a Total Qualification Time (TQT) of 10 hours. 

Learners must complete all assessments in the unit 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 6 GLH (minimum), and
  • The number of hours a Learner will reasonably be likely to spend in preparation and study, including assessment, as directed by, but not under the immediate guidance or supervision of a Trainer, e.g. pre-course reading, which for this qualification is 4 hours

The course is accredited and certified by Qualsafe Awards.

Starts from £690.00 +VAT

In Person at Your Workplace

£690.00 +VAT
Additional Student Price: £50.00
Class Size: 6
Duration: 1 day

In Person at Hendeca's Training Facility in Surrey

£790.00 +VAT
Additional Student Price: £50.00
Class Size: 6
Duration: 1 day

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