SFJ Awards Level 3 Award in Breathing Apparatus Instruction

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The qualification has been designed to accredit the knowledge and skills development of learners who are instructing other learners on the use of Breathing Apparatus.

Qualification Structure

Pre-entry Requirements

There are no pre-entry requirements for enrolling to complete this qualification.

Unit Content and Rules of Combination

Level 3 Award in Breathing Apparatus Instruction The qualification consists of 2 mandatory units, one of which is a knowledge based unit and the other is knowledge and skills based. The qualification gives learners a total of 8 credits. The 2 main areas being: –

      • Knowledge of breathing apparatus instruction
      • Deliver instruction in the use of breathing apparatus

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, students will be able to: –

      • Understand the use of a breathing apparatus (BA) set and ancillary equipment
      • Understand the safety procedures relating to BA instruction
      • Understand the effects of the BA instruction environment
      • Understand how to facilitate BA sessions
      • Be able to plan breathing apparatus (BA) practical sessions
      • Be able to lead familiarisation with BA set and ancillary equipment
      • Be able to facilitate practical BA sessions
      • Be able to debrief those involved in the BA session

Total Qualification Time (TQT)

The Total Qualification Time and Guided Learning Hours for this qualification are 60 Hours.

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The Total Qualification Time for this qualification is 60 hours



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