The AoFAQ Level 3 Award in The First Person on Scene Intermediate (RQF) qualification has been designed to provide the knowledge and skills to stabilise a patient for up to forty minutes until an ambulance or other pre-hospital care provider arrives. The knowledge and skills taught as part of the course are designed for the first person at the scene to intervene within a scope of practice to utilise life saving interventions to preserve life and prevent deterioration of the patient.
This qualification is the foundation for AoFAQ’s suite of Pre-Hospital Care qualifications and enables progression up to a Level 4 Diploma.
Clinical endorsement of the qualification is by the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and the Association of First Aiders. The qualification meets Grade Descriptor C of the faculty of pre-hospital care, pre hospital emergency medicine skills framework
- Community first responders
- Co responder e.g. police, fire and other emergency services
- First aid trainers
- Close protection
- Event medical industry
- Voluntary sector
- Cabin crew
There are no specific requirements to undertake the qualification however it is strongly recommended that learners hold an emergency first aid at work qualification or equivalent and hold a level 1 or above in literacy and numeracy. Learners must be 18 years of age or older to commence the training.
What will you learn?
- Understand the role and responsibilities of the first person on scene during an emergency incident.
- Understand the principles of scene management in pre-hospital care.
- Know the principles required for effective and safe patient assessment in the pre-hospital care setting.
- Be able to assess an incident for dangers and respond appropriately.
- Be able to assess patient’s levels of consciousness.
- Be able to recognise and manage a patient with a catastrophic bleed.
- Be able to assess and manage a patient’s airway and recognise and manage a patient with a suspected spinal injury.
- Be able to assess and manage a patient who is not breathing normally.
- Be able to assess a patient’s circulation and manage a patient who is in shock.
- Be able to assess a patient’s level of disability.
- Know the principles of exposing the patient for further assessment and act upon environmental considerations.
- Know how to recognise and manage a range of medical emergencies in the pre-hospital care setting.
- Know how to recognise and manage a range of trauma related emergencies in the pre-hospital care setting.
- Understand the recognition features of red flag sepsis in the pre-hospital care setting.
- Know how to recognise emergency care equipment to assist the health care professional.
- Be able to manage a paediatric patient who is not breathing normally.
The course will be run over 3 days with plenty of hands on practical training
Trained by staff with front line experience in a variety of backgrounds from Paramedics, CP, Maritime and Ambulance response.
The course cost is just £295 + vat pp