Trainer Qualifications?

What Qualifications do First Aid Trainers and Assessors Need to Hold?

The HSE & Skills for Health require trainers to fulfil a number of areas in teaching, training and assessing. Below you will find

Trainers/Assessors must: 

1) 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

or having:

  • 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)

2) be occupationally competent in the area of training and assessing by holding one of the current following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Award in Education & Training
  • Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training
  • Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training
  • Level 3 Award in Teaching & Assessing First Aid qualifications (RQF)
  • Cert Ed/PGCE/B Ed/M Ed
  • SVQ 3Learning and Development SCQF Level 8
  • SVQ 4 Learning and Development SCQF Level 9
  • TQFE (Teaching Qualification for Further Education)
  • Planning and Delivering Learning Sessions to Groups SCQF Level 6 (SQA Unit)
  • SCQF Level 6 Award in Planning and Delivering Learning Sessions to Groups (SQA Accredited)

OR

3) be occupationally competent in the area of training and assessing by holding one of the other following qualifications:

  • CTLLS/DTLLS
  • PTLLS with unit ‘Principles and Practice of Assessment’ (12 credits
  • Further and Adult Education Teacher’s Certificate
  • IHCD Instructional Methods
  • IHCD Instructor Certificate
  • English National Board 998
  • Nursing mentorship qualifications
  • NOCN Tutor Assessor Award
  • S/NVQ level 3 in training and development
  • S/NVQ level 4 in training and development
  • PDA Developing Teaching Practice in Scotland’s Colleges SCQF Level 9 (SQA Qualification)

Trainers/Assessors must 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.”

[Ref: SfH Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications December2016 v5]