Course: ITC Level 2 Award in Activity First Aid, 12+ hours
This Ofqual accredited qualification is aimed at the person who requires first aid training that covers more than that found on a typical one day course, but who does not need a full 16 hour course to satisfy NGB requirements.
The Activity First Aid qualification introduces the techniques, skills and decisions that will be needed to manage emergency first aid, illness & injury in the context of a range of Activities.
This is an intensive, practical course; normally run over two days. This Activity First Aid award is built from 2 mandatory units of assessment. One unit normally taught per day.
- Climbing wall instructors, activity centre instructors, leisure centre staff,
- Group leaders, school minibus drivers, sports coaches, PE teachers, or
- any staff working on site with young people involved in adventurous activities or sports.
Course duration: 2 days (2 x 6 hours)
Accreditation and recognition
This qualification is accredited by Ofqual (the official regulator of qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland) and appears on the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF).
Unit 1 First Aid Essentials (D/504/6101) focuses on assessment of the casualty and treatment of life threatening emergencies
Unit 2 Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace (T/601/3616)
Passing both units leads to the ITC Level 2 Award in Activity First Aid RQF (600/0023/0)
Note: All content is applied to adult and child casualties.
Assessment and certification
- This course is very practical.
- Candidates are assessed continuously by tutor observation and by a short Multiple Choice Question sheet at the end of each unit.
- Certification from ITC First is dependent upon reaching the required standards.
- The certificate is valid for 3 years.
- Completion of another ITC Level 2 Activity First Aid course after 3 years
Course Content: Activity First Aid
- Incident Management – a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents
- Airway Management – causes and treatment of unconscious collapse
- Breathing Problems – choking
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- Circulation Problems – external bleeding and treatment for shock
- Minor Injuries – small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters
- Safe best practice – minimise the risk of infection
- Record keeping – recording accidents, RIDDOR, First Aid kits
Unit 2 (typical content, depending on activity/sport)
- Assessing for injury
- Monitoring vital signs
- Sprains, strains, fractures
- Head injury and eye injury
- Neck/spine injury (including assisted roll)
- Chest and abdominal injuries
- Common illnesses- asthma, diabetes, heart attack, stroke
- Heat and cold injuries
- Protecting casualty from the environment
- Poisoning and anaphylaxis
- Interactive hands on practical training
- Professional trainer(s) *
- One CPR training manikin to two participants
- Comprehensive and easy to follow manual
- An accredited and recognised certificate valid for 3 years
* Delivery is by experienced professional trainer/assessors with an active professional interest in First Aid training. The trainer/assessors delivering this course will typically be active practitioners in their activity of choice in their own leisure time, with experience and commitment to working with groups.