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Forestry First Aid +F (RQF) QA Level 3 Award

First aid +F

Awarding Body:

Qualsafe Awards – Ofqual regulated - Forestry Commission recommended

Training course type:

Bolt on - On-site training and assessment

Novice training course duration:

2 hours

Novice candidate numbers:


Card options:

3-year Qualsafe traditional card & certificate

Minimum age:



Tuppco instructor

What is QA Level 3 Award in Forestry First Aid +F (RQF)?

The QA Level 3 Award in Forestry First Aid +F (RQF) qualification is ideal for those who work or intend to work in a forestry, agricultural or remote environment, such as tree surgeons and farmers. Successful learners will be equipped with the knowledge and practical skills needed to treat a range of injuries and diseases that could occur in these environments, such as Lyme disease and catastrophic bleeding.

Designed to accompany a regulated First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work qualification, The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by providing them with appropriate first aid training, in a forestry/agricultural context, as set out in the First Aid at Work – Forestry Commission Policy, enabling them to attain the

knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with specific special hazards in an emergency situation.

What does the training course include?

  • Extreme cold
  • Extreme heat
  • Treatment of Adder snake bites
  • Catastrophic bleeding, including:
    • Direct pressure
    • Tourniquets
    • Haemostatic agents
  • Crush injuries
  • Lyme disease

Venue and equipment requirements:

  • Suitable and safe area to complete paperwork
  • Suitable welfare facilities
  • Suitable area for practical demonstrations
  • Risk assessment completed

HSE further information:

First aid at work

Theory assessment:

Theory assessment/multiple choice question papers – there is 1 paper for each Learner and Learners should answer all the questions under ‘examination’ conditions.


  • The maximum time allowed is 15 minutes.
  • The minimum mark is 7 out of 10 to be considered for an overall ‘Pass’.

Practical assessment criteria:

Practical assessments – observed by the Trainer throughout the course, with the results of each learning outcome recorded on the practical assessment paperwork.

Forestry first aid (+F) (incorporating Catastrophic bleeding and Adder snake bites)

On-site training courses delivered:

Southwest – Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Avon, Somerset, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire

Southeast – Oxfordshire, Kent, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex

Midlands – Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire

East Anglia – Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk

Aylesbury, Banbury, Basingstoke, Bath, Bedford, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cirencester, Cheltenham, Coventry, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Hungerford, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Northampton, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Southampton, Stroud, Swindon, Taunton, Warwick, Winchester, Witney, Worcester, Yeovil

Recognised industries:

Agriculture, Arboriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Construction, country parks, Industrial, Fencing, Landscaping, Civils, Highways, Quarrying, Utilities, Councils, School, Corporate, Sports

Known as:

Forestry first aid, +F First aid training, first aid on farm, Forestry +F first aid

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