Paediatric First Aid

Course information

This qualification is designed for those learners wishing to become a paediatric first aider in the workplace with a responsibility for the welfare of infants and children.  This qualification is intended for learners already working or preparing to work in industry.
Learners gaining this qualification will know that first aid is the responsibility of everyone involved in the working environment.  Topics within this course are regarded by the Early Years Foundation Stage as being important to maintaining good practice in the safe, prompt and effective treatment of injuries and ill health of infants and children who are under the care of trained personnel.  The Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid consists of 2 units and is to be provided over a period of 2 days with a minimum contact time of 6 hours per unit. 

    • Be able to administer first aid to an infant and a child with injuries to bones, joints and muscles.
    • Be able to administer first aid to an infant and a child with head and spinal injuries.
    • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose.
    • Understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant and a child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness.
    • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat or cold.
    • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has sustained an electric shock.
    • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with burns or scalds.
    • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has been poisoned.
    • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has been bitten or stung.
    • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with minor injuries.
    • Understand how to complete records relating to illnesses, injuries and emergencies.

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 PFA 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 learners’ 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 4 students for group bookings.

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