Compliance and Regulatory Requirements
The aim of the qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to manage a casualty in the outdoor and activity based environments who requires emergency care until further assistance from the emergency services can be obtained.
This qualification is aimed at anyone who requires a first aid qualification which covers additional training for working in the outdoor and activity based sectors.
• Outdoor instructors e.g. hill walking, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, etc.
• Duke of Edinburgh Award Leaders and Assessors
• Cadet force leaders
• Scout leaders
• Guide leaders
• Walking leaders
• Running leaders, etc.
This qualification consists of 2 units:
• First Aid Essentials
• Management of Illness and Injury in Activities
Abbreviated Name: ACTFA.
National Qualification Number: 601/5438/X
Qualification Type: QCF
Guided Learning Hours: 20 (this qualification requires a minimum of 16 classroom hrs.)
Where this qualification is undertaken in less than 24 hrs, additional learner instruction may be undertaken through research i.e. Internet, reading or work based activities.
Class size maximum: 12 Learners (1 Trainer)
Manikins: 1 manikin required per 3 Learners
Unit 2: Management of Illness and Injury in Activities
This forms the second part of the qualification.
1. Conduct a secondary survey.
1.1 Explain the importance of consent
1.2 Demonstrate a secondary survey:
Gathering Patient History
2. Administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints.
2.1 Describe how to recognise and manage common types of:
3. Administer first aid to a casualty with suspected head, neck and back injuries.
3.1 Describe how to recognise and manage suspected:
• Skull Fracture
• Cerebral compression
3.2 Demonstrate how to manage a suspected spinal injury
4. Administer first aid to a casualty with suspected chest and abdominal injuries.
4.1 Describe how to recognise and manage a chest injury
4.2 Describe how to recognise and manage an abdominal injury
5. Administer first aid to a casualty with thermal injuries.
5.1 Describe how to manage a burn and scald injury
5.2 Describe how to manage an incident involving electricity
6. Administer first aid to a casualty with eye injuries.
6.1 Describe how to recognise and manage eye injuries.
7. Administer first aid to a casualty with sudden
7.1 Describe how poisons enter the body
7.2 Describe how to recognise and treat a casualty affected by common poisonous substances, including plants
7.3 Identify sources of information that provide procedures for treating those affected by poisonous substances.
8. Administer first aid to a casualty with anaphylactic shock.
8.1 Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis
8.2 Recognise and manage a casualty suffering from anaphylactic shock
9. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected major illness.
9.1 Describe how to recognise and manage the signs and symptoms of major illnesses including:
• Heart Attack
10. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold
10.1 Describe how to recognise and treat the effects of extreme cold occurring by participating in activities
10.2 Describe how to recognise and treat the effects of extreme heat occurring by participating in activities
Unit 1: First Aid Essentials
This for the first unit of the Activity First Aid Work qualification
1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a First Aider.
1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a First Aider
1.2 Identify how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
1.3 Identify the need for establishing consent to provide first aid
1.4 Identify the first aid equipment that should be available
1.5 Describe the safe use of first aid equipment
2. Be able to assess an incident.
2.1 Conduct a scene survey
2.2 Conduct a primary survey of a casualty
2.3 Give examples of when to call for help
3. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally.
3.1 Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness
3.2 Open a casualty’s airway and check breathing
3.3 Identify when to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position
3.4 Place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position
3.5 Manage a casualty who is in seizure
4. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally.
4.1 Recognise the need to commence Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
4.2 Demonstrate Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin
4.3 Identify the accepted modifications to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for children
5. Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking.
5.1 Describe how to identify a casualty with a:
• Partially blocked airway
• Completely blocked airway
5.2 Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
6. Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding.
6.1 Demonstrate how to control severe external bleeding
6.2 Control external bleeding
7. Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock.
7.1 Recognise shock
7.2 Administer first aid to a casualty who is in shock
8. Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury.
8.1 Administer first aid to a casualty with small cuts, grazes and bruises
8.2 Administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds
8.3 Administer first aid to a casualty with small splinters
• Practical Demonstration
• Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) for theory and underpinning knowledge.
This qualification is made up of 2 Units which are assessed separately:
• Unit 1: First Aid Essentials
• Unit 2: Management of Illness and Injury in Activities
• Course Fee £95.00 inc VAT Per Candidate (Discount available for group bookings)