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 qualification outlines a range of knowledge and practical skills for providing emergency first aid in activities. Learners will practise assessing and managing an incident and demonstrate how to treat a variety of conditions from life threatening illnesses to minor injuries.

Intended audience – This qualification is for people who have a specific interest or responsibility in voluntary and community activities such as sports.

QA Level 2 Award in Activity First Aid (QCF)

    • Day 1 – First Aid Essentials
    • Day 2 – Management of illness and injury in ActivitiesThe Role of the First Aider
    • Role, responsibilities, infection control, consent, accident forms and first aid equipment
    • The Secondary Survey
    • Consent, Casualty history, top to toe examination
    • Incident and Casualty Assessment
    • Scene Survey, Primary Survey and Calling for Help
    • Fractures, Sprains and Strains, Dislocations
    • Recognition and Treatment
    • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
    • The Unresponsive Casualty who is not breathing normally
    • Head, Neck and Back injuries
    • Concussion, Skull Fracture, Compression, Spinal Care
    • Chest and Abdominal injuries
    • Pneumothorax, Open Pneumothorax, Tension Pneumothorax, Blunt
    • Force Trauma, Evisceration of Abdominal Organs
    • Unconscious Casualty
    • Assessing Consciousness, Recovery Position
    • Management of Seizure
    • Recognition and Management
    • Thermal injuries (Burns scalds and electricity)
    • Types, assessment, treatment, dangers
    • Choking
    • Recognition and Treatment
    • Eye injury
    • Recognition and management inc. Dust and Chemicals
    • External Bleeding and Shock
    • Types, treatment and recognition of bleeding
    • Poisoning
    • Entry Routes, Recognition and Treatment
    • Anaphylactic shock
    • Common Triggers, Recognition and Treatment
    • External Bleeding and Shock (cont)
    • Recognition of blood loss and the casualty in shock
    • Minor Injuries
    • Small cuts, grazes, bruises, minor burns, scalds and splinters
    • Major illness
    • Heart Attack, Stroke, Epilepsy, Diabetes, Asthma
    • Extreme Heat and Cold
    • Recognition and treatment of Hypo and Hyperthermia