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The HABC 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 (SSC) for health.
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.
In line with industry guidance, the qualification supports learners with the safe and effective use of an automated external defibrillation machine for a period of 3 years, after which point it is recommended that learners will resit the course.
Learners are required to be 16 years of age prior to certification. HABC recommends best practice is for learners to hold a valid Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificate. It is also advised that learners have a minimum of level 1 literacy and numeracy.
This qualification structure consists of one mandatory unit, which learners must complete successfully in order to achieve the qualification: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation Skills.
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