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QA Level 2 Award in citizenAID (RQF) Regulated Qualification

QA Level 2 Award in citizenAID (RQF) Regulated Qualification

Designed to teach members of the public life-saving skills for use in the event of a deliberate multiple casualty incident. Based on the citizenAID Pocket Guide and Phone App, this 3-hour qualification will teach Learners how to react safely, pass on effective messages to the emergency services, prioritise the injured and give life-saving first aid in these extreme situations.


Intended Audience & Purpose

This qualification is for all members of the public who wish to learn lifesaving skills and techniques in the event of a deliberate multiple casualty incident.

The purpose of this qualification is to prepare the Learner to develop the skills and knowledge needed to guide them to react safely, to pass effective messages to the emergency services, to prioritise the injured and to give life-saving first aid in the event of a shooting, stabbing, bombing or other deliberate incident. This combination of effective organisation and immediate treatment will help to save lives.

Course Overview

Prioritising multiple casualties, dealing with an unresponsive casualty who is breathing, Controlling severe external bleeding



Learners who undertake the QA Level 2 Award in citizenAID (RQF) must have access to either the citizenAID Phone App or Pocket Guide.
Assessment Methods
7 ​x Assessments, including a mixture of knowledge and practical based activities/assessments. ​Successful Learners will receive a QA Level 2 Award in citizenAID (RQF) E-certificate personalised with their Centre’s details.

Qualification overview

This qualification forms part of the QA First Aid suite of qualifications. The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the blended recommendations of:

• ERC Section 9. First aid

• British Army, Battlefield Casualty Drills

This QA qualification is:

• Based on citizenAID, which is the initiative of four deeply experienced UK military and civilian clinicians working in collaboration with industry to improve public resilience

• Based on the contents of the citizenAID app/pocket guide



This qualification contains 1 unit with a Total Qualification Time (TQT) of 3 hours. Full details of this unit are in
Appendix 1.

Learners must complete all assessments in the unit successfully within the registration period (3 weeks) to achieve the qualification.

TQT is the total number of hours required for a Learner to achieve this qualification. It has 2 elements:

• Guided Learning Hours (GLH) is the time a Learner is being taught and assessed under the immediate guidance of a Trainer/Assessor, which for this qualification is 3 GLH (minimum); and

• The number of hours a Learner will reasonably be likely to spend in preparation and study, including assessment, as directed by, but not under the immediate guidance or supervision of a Trainer, e.g. pre- course reading, As pre-course study is not necessary for this qualification, the TQT time is 3 hours (minimum).


Entry requirements

Learners must be at least 14 years old on the first day of the training. There are no other formal entry requirements.
Other course requirements

Due to the practical nature of this course, Learners should wear appropriate clothing and footwear, e.g. trousers and flat footwear.



Some possible routes of progression are:

• Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

• Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work

• Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC)

Requalification requirements

This qualification is valid for a period of 3 years. The Learner needs to retake the qualification before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.




Qualsafe Awards

Not only is Qualsafe Awards (QA) one of the largest Awarding Organisations (AO) in the UK, we are also the biggest AO for First Aid qualifications, making us an extremely trusted and recognisable name that employers look for when selecting a training provider.

We are recognised and regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), Qualifications Wales and the Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA). This means we can offer Centres an extensive range of qualification suites including First Aid; Prehospital Care; Health and Safety; Food Safety; Fire Safety; Education and Training; Manual Handling; and Health and Social Care.

With a specialist team of subject matter experts on hand to support our Centres, including A&E Consultants, doctors, paramedics, nurses, physiotherapists, and specialists in the other sectors, you can be confident that you are truly working with the industry experts.

Sussex First Aid & Trauma Training

01342 824715

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