The Activity First Aid Level 3 qualification is made up of two units including First Aid Essentials. It is specifically designed for those who are involved in any form of activity, including sports, leisure and recreation. It can also be tailored specifically to the equestrian world as Kings Medical Services cover a huge number of Equestrian events every year, including British Eventing and the Pony Club as well as show jumping and eventing at a number of individual equestrian centres.
Not only is Basic Life Support included, but many other First Aid conditions are also covered, making the full qualification very comprehensive. A vital course for anyone involved in the equestrian world.
A minimum of 12 contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities, plus an assignment and some pre-course activity could be required.
A range of subjects are covered including:-
- Responsibilities and reporting
- Assessment of the situation
- Heart attacks
- Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
- Minor injuries
- Basic hygiene in First Aid
- Bleeding control
- Head injuries
- Drowning injuries
- Electrical injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Heat and cold
Assessment is ongoing by the instructor along with a multiple choice question paper, and a three year qualification will be issued to the learner, subject to assessment. For those wishing to complete the full Level 2 qualification, this course must be completed within 6 weeks.
A maximum of 12 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.
A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role.
The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.
Also available – 3hr unaccredited First Aid for Equestrian – a less comprehensive overview, covering the basics which could save a life!