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The Qualsafe Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (QCF) has been accredited by the regulators of England and Wales (Ofqual and the Welsh Government) and is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). It is supported by Skills for Health, the Sector Skills Council for healt
The Qualsafe Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (QCF) has been accredited by the regulators of England and Wales (Ofqual and the Welsh Government) and is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). It is supported by Skills for Health, the Sector Skills Council for health.
Learning Aim Reference: 6001703X
Guided learning hours (GLH): 6
Credit Value: 1
Assessment Method: Practical examination and questioning.
This qualification is designed for those learners wishing for further training or to develop knowledge and/or skills in this subject area. It is recommended as training for first aiders in the workplace environment who have access to a defibrillator.
Learners gaining this qualification will know that Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation form an essential part of the chain of survival.
The topics covered are regarded by Skills for Health as being important to maintaining good practice in the safe, prompt and effective administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation.
This qualification lasts for a period of 3 years, at which point candidates will need to resit the course, however the recommendation is that learners refresh their knowledge annually.
There are no prerequisites for this qualification; however, QUALSAFE recommends best practice is for learners to hold a valid Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificate.
It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy, or equivalent.
This qualification structure consists of the following:
1 unit, titled ‘Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation Skills’.
In order to achieve the qualification learners must achieve:
The one mandatory unit, totalling 1 credit
Full details relating to the Rules of Combination for this qualification can be found in Appendix 1 of this specification. The unit is contained in Appendix 2.
In order to effectively delivery and assess this qualification, centres must not exceed the ratio of 1 qualified tutor/assessor to a maximum of 12 learners in any one instance.
It is recommended that the qualification is delivered over a 1 day period, with a minimum classroom contact time of 6 hours. This delivery programme may be adjusted in accordance with learners’ needs and/or local circumstances.