Paediatric First Aid

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.

Course information

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. 

Course Content

Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider.
Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others.
Identify the need of establishing consent to provide first aidComplete an accident report form.
Identify the first aid equipment that should be available in a workplace.
Describe the safe use of first aid equipment,
Be able to assess an incident.
Conduct a scene survey.
Conduct a primary survey of a casualty.
Give examples of when to call for help.
Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness.
Open a casualty’s airway and check breathing.
Explain why it is important to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position.
Place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position.

Manage a casualty who is in seizure.
Recognise the need to commence Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation.
Demonstrate Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin.
Describe how to identify a casualty with a • partially blocked airway • completely blocked airway.
Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking.
Identify the types of external bleeding.
Control external bleeding.
Recognise shock.
Administer first aid to a casualty who is in shock.
Administer first aid to a casualty with small cuts, grazes and bruises.
Administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds.
Administer first aid to a casualty with small splinters.


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.

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  Course duration

The minimum contact hours for this qualification, excluding breaks should be for a minimum period of 12 hours over a period of two days.

Entry Guidance

Learners are required to be 16 years of age prior to certification.

£ Price

£80.00 +VAT per person


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.

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