Assessment of Course
All First Aid implement procedures for the assessment of learners, which are required to be fair and consistent. The contents of this document outline the requirements of the assessment.
Summary Skills Demonstration 80% Examination 20%
Skills Demonstration 1
Candidates will be assessed in the following basic life saving skills
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Skills Demonstration 2
Candidates will be assessed in 2 of the following skill areas:
Altered levels of consciousness
Burns and scalds
The assessor will devise a theory based examination that assess the candidates ability to recall and apply theory and understanding.
The examination will have 22 short answer questions
Candidates are required to answer 20 (1 mark each)
An FAR instructor recognised by the Health & Safety Authority will act as the internal assessor and assess candidates.
Materials required for the examination :- Pens, paper, PPS number, identification & information approved by the instructor.
Assessment Monitoring: – All examinations will be monitored by invigilators appointed by All First Aid. People attending the examination must follow the guidelines set out by the invigilator.
Access to Examination Room :- Learners will not be allowed access to the examination 15 minutes after an examination is scheduled to start. No additional time shall be allowed to learners who arrive at the examination centre after the commencement of an examination.
Behaviour during an Examination :-
Learners may not communicate in any manner with anyone other than the invigilator during the assessment.
Learners must not use any means whatever to obtain, directly or indirectly, assistance in an assessment or give or attempt to give, directly or indirectly, such assistance to any other student.
Learners must not indulge in any behaviour which may disturb any other student or any form of conduct which may disrupt the smooth progress of an examination.
Learners causing such disturbance or disruption may be required by the invigilator to leave the examination.
Learners are required to hand their examination papers & completed examination scripts to the invigilator, including any rough work – which should be clearly indicated as such, and to remain seated at the end of the assessment until dismissed by the invigilator.
Learners must clearly label all work handed back to the invigilator with their name and PPS no.
Authorship Statement: – All candidates must submit a statement with his/her assignments clearly stating the work is their own work. The authorship statement must be signed by the candidate and must be included with the assignment (if assignments are required).
Equality & Diversity :-All First Aid is committed to equality of opportunity for staff, learners, stakeholders and all under-represented groups and to a pro-active approach to equality in the workplace.
We strive to support and encourage promotion of an inclusive learning culture and fully recognize the value of diversity.
All First Aid recognizes that it has a responsibility to provide reasonable accommodation to learners who have a disability, or other persons covered by the nine grounds of Equality Legislation. An accommodation is a modification of classroom or an evaluation procedure designed to accommodate the particular needs of an otherwise qualified learner with a disability.
Please contact All First Aid for further details – 087 6792295
Learners with learning disabilities and special requirements :- If any learner has special requirements to complete the assessment of this course please make it known to the instructor. It is All First Aids policy to support any special requirements of learners during the course program & course assessment.
Access, Transfer & Progression :- It is All First Aids intention to recognize a student’s prior learning and to promote an equitable and fair admission process whilst also providing programmes of study which facilitate learners who wish to transfer or progress to other programmes leading to recognized awards.
FETAC Level 5 – 5N1207 – www.fetac.ie/modules/5N1207.pdf
Appeals/Repeats Process: – Any learner may appeal or repeat a result of an assessment.
A learner may register an appeal within 14 days of receiving a result from All First Aid