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First Aid Course: Intermediate


This training course is designed to be highly interactive and practical oriented.

Course Standards

Unit Standard Number: 120496, NQF Level 2, 5 Credits

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  • The Principles of primary emergency care in the workplace. 
  • Emergency scene management.
  • Personal protective devices and infectious disease prevention procedures (universal precautions), used during treatment of casualties, are identified and their purpose and application.
  • Medico-legal implications of primary emergency care in terms of existing relevant legislation.
  • The content of the relevant primary emergency care/first aid kit in terms of current relevant legislation and associated regulations
  • Risk assessment of the emergency scene for specific workplace hazards and management of risks according to accepted safety procedures.
  • Primary & secondary survey
  • CPR for one & two person; adult, child, infant; AED
  • Respiratory distress – incl. artificial respiration.
  • Rescue breathing demonstration according to accepted protocols. 
  • The use of available resources are utilized to the benefit of the sick or injured person(s)
  • Activating workplace emergency services  procedures.
  • Managing choking persons’ – blocked airway; for adult, child, infant).
  • Circulatory shock & other types of shock, Anaphylaxis.
  • Wounds & bleeding
  • Burns & fractures (dislocations, Sprains etc)
  • Stress (thermal stress etc)
  • Head & spinal injuries
  • Amputations & chest injuries
  • Unconsciousness & fainting.
  • Poisoning, bites, and stings.
  • Environmental injuries & illnesses (common workplace illnesses)
  • Comprehensive course notes and illustrations.
  • Progress quizzes keep learning on track.
  • An overhead slide presentation providing supplementary.
  • Videos to illustrate best practices, case studies, and operational examples.
  • A learner workbook including progress quizzes.
  • Practical sessions with the Resuscitation Mannequin, First Aid Kit, CPR Mouthpiece.
  • Light refreshment is provided for classroom courses
  • Has attended certificate – Short course
  • CETA certificate of competence – statement of results. Issued approximately 6 – 8 months (Costs extra R400.00 excluding VAT). Attendance certificates are issued

At the end of this course, delegates should be able to:

  • Perform Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Demonstrate the principles of primary emergency care; assess and control a single injury emergency scene in the workplace;
  • Demonstrate primary emergency life support for adults, children and infants;
  • Explain and manage shock;
  • Carry out secondary assessment of the sick or injured person and provide appropriate primary emergency care at the scene;  
  • Keep records of the incident/accident.

It is desirable for learners wishing to achieve this unit standard to be competent at

  • Communication at ABET level 3 or equivalent
  • Mathematical Literacy at ABET Level 3 or equivalent   

For a short course: Successful delegates will receive a has attended certificate. (Normal course fee is charged)

For a certificate of competence – statement of result from CETA, a portfolio of evidence must be submitted by candidates and they must be found “competent” upon completion of course. (This costs an extra R400).

Statement of Results are issued digitally after approximately 6 – 8 months.

Candidates outside South Africa are issued a certificate of course completion

South Africa (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban)

Nigeria (Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt)

Kenya (Nairobi)

Mozambique (Beira, Maputo), Botswana (Gaborone), Namibia (Windhoek)

Course Status: Available

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