PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID

Be qualified, save a life

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework requires all early year’s providers in England to have at least one person who always has a current and full paediatric first aid certificate on the premises and available when children are present. This is not mandatory in Scotland yet but is a strong recommendation. Providers should also consider the number of children, staff and layout of the premises and increase their paediatric first aid provision accordingly to ensure that a paediatric first aider is available to respond to emergencies quickly.

  • The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) has been specifically designed to meet the criteria set by the Department for Education’s EYFS Framework and is ideal for:
  • Those who have gained a level 2 and/or level 3 childcare qualification and have entered into an early year setting and wish to be included in the staff to child ratios to comply with EYFS requirements.
  • Registered childminders and assistants who are required to hold a current and full paediatric first aid certificate in order to comply with the EYFS requirements.
  • Anyone who has a non-professional involvement with infants and children, such as parents, grandparents and want to learn key paediatric first aid skills.

Over a 2 day period, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations, including: assessing an emergency situation, dealing with an unresponsive infant or child, CPR, choking, meningitis, head and spinal injuries, anaphylaxis, asthma and more.

Course

Paediatric First Aid Award

Cost

£900

Group Size

12

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Regulators:

Ofqual regulated

Pre Requisites:

Be 16 years of age or older.

Validity of Award:

This qualification is valid for 3 years.

Length of Course:

12 Guided Learning Hours 4 Non-Contact Learning Hours

Course Content:

This qualification covers:
  • The roles and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
  • Assessing an emergency situation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive infant or child
  • Recovery Position
  • CPR and AED
  • Choking
  • Head, neck and back injuries
  • Fractures
  • Anaphylaxis and allergic reactions
  • Meningitis
  • Asthma
  • Febrile Convulsions
  • Seizures
  • Diabetic Emergencies
  • Poisoning
  • Burns and scalds
  • Electric Shock
  • External Bleeding
  • Hypovolaemic Shock
  • Eye, ear and nose conditions
  • Bites and stings
  • Minor Injuries
  • Treatment for hot and cold body temperatures

Assessment Criteria:

  • Demonstrate infant CPR and safe use of an AED
  • Demonstrate Child CPR and safe use of an AED
  • Demonstrate ability to administer first aid on a choking casualty
  • Demonstrate the management of an unconscious casualty
  • Demonstrate ability to manage paediatric wounds, bleeding and shock, plus optional extra – catastrophic bleeding
  • Demonstrate the management of paediatric fractures
  • Complete 2 multiple choice question papers with a pass mark of 11/15 and 18/25

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