Paediatric First Aid

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The Paediatric First Aid qualification is suitable for individuals aged 16 and above who work with, or care for, babies and children. These roles include teachers, nursery/pre-school staff, child-minders, nannies and au pairs.

This course is divided into two units, allowing learners to cover both action for emergency situations, and the necessary treatment various other injuries or chronic conditions.

The nationally accredited RQF level 3 qualification is recognised by Ofsted, Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and enables settings to comply with the 2017 EYFS Statutory Framework amendments (‘Millie’s Law’).

Qualification details and validity

The Paediatric First Aid (England, Wales, Northern Ireland RQF level 3 / Scotland SCQG level 6) qualification is valid for three years. The course consists of 12 contact hours, including practical and theoretical activities.

Course syllabus

The course syllabus includes… Responsibilities and reporting | Assessing the situation | Resuscitation | Fainting | Dealing with an unresponsive casualty | Choking | Head injuries | Diabetes | Infantile convulsions | Foreign bodies | Control of bleeding | Anaphylaxis | Eye injuries | Fractures | Heat and Cold | Asthma | Sickle cell anaemia | Meningitis | Burns | Shock

Assessment and certification

Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a multiple choice question paper after each day, and a three-year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria.

Age restrictions and group sizes

A maximum of 12 learners are allowed per instructor and must be a minimum of 16 years of age.

Training options (open courses, off-peak and on-site training)
To see our upcoming open courses please scroll down. We are also pleased to offer on-site training which can be tailored to meet the needs of your organisation or sector, and can be delivered on a flexible basis (i.e. across a number of mornings/afternoons/evenings/weekends). For details, go to our on-site training page.

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If we don’t have a suitable date listed, you can register your interest in future courses or get in touch to enquire about on-site training.