FAA Award in Basic Life Support (Level 2 RQF)

This Basic Life Support qualification will give learners the skills and knowledge to act in an emergency situation providing the casualty with critical life saving assistance until support arrives.

The qualification covers cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), primary survey, the recovery position and choking, and is delivered following the protocols set by the Resuscitation Council (UK) Guidelines.

A learner will gain first aid knowledge and the practical competence required to be able to help someone and potentially save a life.

Detailed information can be found in the Qualification Specification including the qualification structure and codes, entry requirements, qualification delivery, certification and requalification, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria and assessment information.

Further guidance about first aid qualifications and requirements for employers can be found in the following Health and Safety Executive (HSE) documents:

L74 Guidance on First Aid at Work regulations

GEIS3 Selecting a first aid training provider – a guide for employers