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Bodies who follow these First Aid Assessment Principles

Introduction
These Assessment Principles have been produced by the First Aid Awarding
Organisation Forum (FAAOF) in cooperation with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
and Qualification Regulators.
These principles must be applied in addition to the generic criteria and regulations that
Ofqual/SQA Accreditation/Qualifications Wales/CCEA Regulation require Awarding
Organisations/Bodies meet for the delivery of regulated/accredited qualifications.
Awarding Organisations/Bodies who follow these First Aid Assessment Principles
should also participate in the First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum (FAAOF) in line
with the FAAOF Terms of Reference.
This document relates to First Aid Qualifications including but not limited to:
• First Aid at Work (FAW)
• Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)
• Paediatric First Aid (PFA)
• Emergency Paediatric First Aid (EPFA)
This document https://safecertawards.com/ deals with training, assessment, evidence and quality assurance
under the following headings:
• Roles and responsibilities of those involved in the training, assessment and
quality assurance processes
• Assessment and sources of evidence
Roles and Responsibilities of those involved in the Training,
Assessment and Quality Assurance Processes
This document details the requirements of Trainers and Assessors separately. It is
accepted, however, that both roles may be performed by the same person, providing
the qualifications and experience requirements for both roles are met.
Trainers
Those involved in the training of these qualifications must have knowledge and
competency in first aid as well as knowledge and competency to train based on
qualifications and experience. An acceptable portfolio must show:
i. Occupational knowledge and competence in first aid – evidenced by:
• Holding a first aid at work qualification/medical registration as detailed in
Appendix 1
ii. Knowledge and competency in teaching/training first aid – evidenced by:
• Holding an acceptable teaching/training qualification as detailed in Appendix 2
AND either:
• Providing an acceptable log of teaching first aid within the last 3 years
or
• Providing an acceptable record of competently teaching theoretical and
practical first aid sessions under the supervision of a suitably qualified
Trainer/Assessor
Assessors
Those involved in the assessment of these qualifications must have knowledge and
competency in first aid as well as knowledge and competency to assess based on
qualifications and experience. An acceptable portfolio must show:
i. Occupational knowledge and competence in first aid – evidenced by:
• Holding a first aid at work qualification/medical registration as detailed in
Appendix 1
ii. Knowledge and competency in assessing first aid – evidenced by:
• Holding an acceptable assessing qualification/CPD Training as detailed in
Appendix 2
AND either:
• Providing an acceptable log of first aid assessments conducted within the last
3 years or
• Providing an acceptable record of competently assessing theoretical and
practical first aid qualifications under the supervision of a suitably qualified
assessor.
Internal Quality Assurance
Those involved in the internal quality assurance of these qualifications (IQAs) must have
knowledge and competency in first aid as well as knowledge and competency in internal
quality assurance. An acceptable portfolio must show:
i. Occupational knowledge and competence in first aid – evidenced by:
• Holding a first aid at work qualification/medical registration as detailed in
Appendix 1
ii. Knowledge and competency in internal quality assurance – evidenced by:
• Holding an acceptable internal quality assurance qualification/CPD training as
detailed in Appendix 3
Internal Quality Assurers must:
• Have knowledge of the requirements of the qualification they are quality
assuring at the time any assessment is taking place.
• Have knowledge and understanding of the role of assessors.
• Visit and observe assessments.
• Carry out other related internal quality assurance.
External Quality Assurance
Those involved in the external quality assurance of these qualifications (EQAs) must
have knowledge and competency in first aid as well as knowledge and competency in
external quality assurance. An acceptable portfolio must show:
i. Occupational knowledge and competence in first aid – evidenced by:
• Holding a first aid at work qualification/medical registration as detailed in
Appendix 1
ii. Knowledge and competency in external quality assurance – evidenced by:
• Holding an acceptable external quality assurance qualification as detailed in
Appendix 4
External Quality Assurers must:
• Have knowledge of the requirements of the qualification they are quality
assuring at the time any assessment is taking place.
• Have knowledge and understanding of the role of Assessors and
Internal Quality Assurers.

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