Difference between Occupational First Aid and First Aid Responder - Chris Mee Group | CMSE

Difference between Occupational First Aid and First Aid Responder

OFAFAR
Accrediting BodyQQIPHECC
Number of attendees per course106
PPS & Date of Birth requiredYesNo
External Examiner required for full courseYesNo
All assessments on day 3YesNo, skills are assessed during the course or at the end of the course, the theory paper is taken on the last day, all overseen by the Instructor
Pass mark for assessments50% for theory and for each skill required to pass80% for Theory, no marking for skills, competency assessment
Theory PaperShort Answer PaperMultiple Choice Question Paper
Requirement for RefresherEvery 2 years, and if required 90 days ‘grace’Every 2 years, no grace period
Duration for Refresher1 Day2 Days
Number of attendees on Refresher106
Certificates awarded by:QQIJoint PHECC/CMSE (recognised institution) First Aid Response
Delivery of certification for successful candidatesCan be up to 6 months, depending of dates of courseExpected could be within a few weeks, TBC – possibly a fortnight

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