Award in citizenAID Level 2 (RQF)


The QA Level 2 Award in citizenAID (RQF) has been specifically developed to help members of the public learn life-saving skills for use in these extreme situations. Many know what to do when someone collapses with a heart attack. But being able to act effectively after a deliberate attacks involving, Vehicles, Acid, a shooting, a stabbing, an explosion or suspicious item all need a different set of knowledge and skills.


During this 3-hour course, candidates will have the opportunity to practise techniques for dealing with catastrophic bleeding and will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to save lives in the aftermath of a terrorist attack.

Learning Outcomes

Determining the appropriate actions to take in the following events, using the citizenAID App or pocket guide:

  • Knife attacker or active shooter
  • Suspected bomb
  • Exploded bomb Reporting the incident to the emergency services Prioritising multiple casualties Providing sufficient information when the emergency services arrive Dealing with an unresponsive casualty who is breathing:
  • Opening the airways
  • Checking breathing
  • Recovery Position Controlling severe external bleeding:
  • Applying manufactured and improvised tourniquets
  • Using improvised and manufactured dressings to pack wounds

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