• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

In order to achieve the HABC First Aid at Work Level 3 Award learners must achieve the following two mandatory units:

  • Emergency First Aid in the Workplace
  • Recognition and Management of illness and injury in the workplace
Level
Level 3
Awarding Body
HABC
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Units and Structure

Unit 1 – Emergency First Aid in the Workplace

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider:
    • Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
    • Identify the need of establishing consent to provide first aid
    • Complete an accident report form
    • Identify the first equipment that should be available in a workplace
    • Describe the safe use of first aid equipment
  • How to assess an incident:
    • Conduct a scene survey
    • Conduct a primary survey of a casualty
    • Give examples of when to call for help
  • How to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally:
    • Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness
    • Open a casualty’s airway and check breathing
    • Explain why it is important to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position
    • Place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position
    • Manage a casualty who is in seizure
  • How to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally:
    • Recognise the need to commence Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
    • Demonstrate Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin
  • Know how to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking:
    • Learn how to identify a casualty with a
      • partially blocked airway
      • completely blocked airway
      • learn how to administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
      • How to manage a casualty with external bleeding:
        • Identify the types of external bleeding
        • Control external bleeding
  • How to manage a casualty who is in shock:
    • Recognise shock
    • Administer first aid to a casualty who is in shock
  • How to manage a casualty with a minor injury:
    • Administer first aid to a casualty with small cuts, grazes and bruises
    • Administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds
    • Administer first aid to a casualty with small splinters

Unit 2 – Recognition and Management of illness and injury in the workplace

    • Be able to conduct a secondary survey
      • Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history
      • Conduct a head to toe survey
    • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints
      • Recognise suspected
        • Fractures
        • Dislocations
        • Sprains and strains
      • Administer first aid for
        • Fractures
        • Dislocations
        • Sprains and strains
        • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected and spinal injuries
          • Recognise suspected
            • Concussion
            • Skull fracture
            • Cerebral compression
            • Spinal injury
            • Administer first aid for suspected
              • Concussion
              • Skull fracture
              • Cerebral compression
              • Spinal injury
        • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries
          • Recognise the different types of chest injury
          • Administer first aid for a chest injury
        • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds
          • Recognise the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds
          • Administer first aid for burns involving:
            • Dry heat
            • Wet heat
            • Electricity
            • Chemicals
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with an eye injury
    • Give examples of common eye injuries
    • Administer first aid for eye injuries involving:
      • Dust
      • Chemicals
      • Embedded Objects
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning
    • Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body
    • Administer immediate first aid to a casualty affected by sudden poisoning
    • Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis
    • Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis
    • Recognise anaphylaxis
    • Administer first aid for a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected major illness
    • Recognise major illnesses including:
      • Heart attack
      • Stroke
      • Epilepsy
      • Asthma
      • Diabetes
  • Administer first aid to a casualty suffering from major illnesses including:
    • Heart attack
    • Stroke
    • Epilepsy
    • Asthma
    • Diabetes

 

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

It is recommended that candidates should have a minimum of Level 1 in Literacy equivalent to undertake the qualification.  Candidates must be 16+.  Candidates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the assessment and must participate in at least 80% of the programme to be eligible for assessment.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

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Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

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You'll need to have:

It is recommended that candidates should have a minimum of Level 1 in Literacy equivalent to undertake the qualification.  Candidates must be 16+.  Candidates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the assessment and must participate in at least 80% of the programme to be eligible for assessment.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


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