Occupational Competence Requirements
This is extracted from the Skills for Health Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications (October 2012 v1).
Be occupationally competent in the area of first aid. This can be evidenced by:
- holding a FAW certificate issued by either HSE or an Awarding Organisation/Body
- registration as a doctor with the General Medical Council (GMC)
- registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
- registration as a paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Be occupationally competent in the area of training and/or assessing in line with the Learning and Development NOS 9 Assess Learner Achievement. This could be evidenced by holding a qualification such as:
- SQA Accredited Learning and Development Unit 9DI – Assess workplace competences using direct and indirect methods – replacing Units A1 and D32/33
- SQA Accredited Learning and Development Unit 9D - Assess workplace competence using direct methods – replacing Units A2 and D32
- QCF Qualifications based on the Learning and Development NOS 9 Assess Learner Achievement
- Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (QCF)
- Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (QCF)
- Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (QCF)
- Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF)
- A1 or D32/D33
- A2 or D32
- Further and Adult Education Teachers Certificate
- Cert Ed/PGCE/B Ed/M Ed
- S/NVQ level 3 in Training and Development
- S/NVQ level 4 in Training and Development
- IHCD Instructional Methods
- IHCD Instructor Certificate
- English National Board 998
- Training Group A22, B22, C21, C23, C24 TQFE (Teaching Qualification for Further Education)
- NOCN Tutor Assessor Award
Note: This list is not exhaustive.
Trainers/Assessors should also be able to provide a detailed, chronological list of evidence to show that they have regularly provided EFAW/FAW assessments during the previous three years. If this is limited, evidence of other first-aid assessments may be provided.
No formal Trainer/Assessor qualifications
It is recognised that trainer/assessors may not hold formal qualifications but may have significant experience in undertaking these roles. It is expected that the trainer/assessors be registered and working towards formal qualifications within one year and that the qualifications are gained within two years.
During this period a portfolio should be maintained and include details of knowledge and experience gained and the time period over which they were applied, and any contributing training undertaken and the learning outcomes achieved. There should be evidence that the individual has conducted at least two practical and two theoretical first-aid training/assessing sessions under the supervision of a qualified assessor.