Emergency Paediatric First Aid

This qualification is designed for those learners wishing to gain the knowledge and skills required to enable them to provide effective emergency paediatric first aid.

Course information

This course meets the OFSTED requirements for the Voluntary Childcare Register.

This accredited qualification provides theoretical and practical training in emergency first aid techniques that are specific to infants aged under 1, and children aged from 1 year old to the onset of puberty. Learners undertaking this qualification will be able to provide support to the paediatric first aider to maintain the welfare of infants and children.

Learners will become familiar with the role of the paediatric first aider and be able to assess and react appropriately to an emergency situation, such as a child or an infant who is unresponsive, has an airway obstruction, has breathing difficulties or is suffering from shock or anaphylaxis:

This qualification consists of one mandatory unit and is typically delivered over a period of 1 day with a minimum contact time of 6 hours.

    • Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first- aider.
    • Be able to assess an emergency situation safely.
    • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally.
    • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally.
    • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who has a foreign body airway obstruction.
    • Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child with external bleeding.
    • Understand how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is suffering from shock.
    • Understand how to provide first aid to an infant and a child with anaphylaxis.

Learners are required to be 16 years of age prior to certification. It is also advised that learners have a minimum of level 1 in literacy and numeracy.

1] Practical observation
The practical assessment of learners for the qualification is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing assessment will involve learners demonstrating practical first-aid skills across a number of areas. The recording of assessment will be via the HABC QCF EPFA Assessment Pack – Practical.

2] Written/Oral questioning
Learners are required to answer a series of questions ensuring their understanding of the theory content is sufficient to meet the required standard. Oral questioning can be used to extract further information for these questions during the practical assessments, with the tutor documenting the responses, or when needing to supplement learners’ written responses, according to individual learner’s needs.

Successful learners will receive a wallet-sized plastic card and certificate detailing their qualification. This qualification lasts for a period of 3 years, after which point learners will need to resit the course.

Please note that there is minimum requirement of 3 students for group bookings.

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