The RAFA course is delivered as an intensive three-day advanced first aid and trauma course. It includes specific modules for burns, paediatrics, penetrating trauma, and further modules can be tailored to suit your specific organisational risks.
Prior to the course learners undertake a comprehensive E-Learning package which underpins the theoretical knowledge required. This enables the face-to-face element of the course to be almost completely focused on the practical skills required and scenario based learning. The use of high fidelity manikins and “live” actors as casualties further adds to the overall experience of the course.
The RAFA course is equivalent to PHEM (Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine) Level C, as defined by the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care for providers. Upon completion, students are awarded a RAFA Practitioner certificate.
RAFA Practitioners are certified to deliver RAFA skills for 3 years. This is subject to a maintenance of skills schedule, and requalification before the expiry of their certificates by attending a 2-day requalification course.
Candidates also have the option to receive a First Aid at Work certificate, subject to an additional fee.