Paediatric First Aid - (2 days)
This Level 3 (2 credits) Paediatric First Aid Award meets the First Aid requirements of those who look after infants from birth and children to puberty. At least one person with this qualification must be available at all times within a professional early years child care establishment.
At a glance
At your workplace
Cost per person
Price on request
Be 16 years of age or older
Validity of award
Valid for 3 years
This course is suitable for people caring for infants and children from birth to puberty. The Paediatric First Aid Award aims to give candidates confidence and knowledge in how to deal with emergency situations, and how to recognise and respond to serious medical conditions and injuries.
This qualification covers:
- Assessing an emergency situation
- Dealing with an unresponsive child
- Head and spinal injuries
- Small cuts
- Bumps and bruises
- Nose bleeds
- Eye, ear and nose injuries
- Diabetic emergencies
- Febrile convulsion
- Heat and cold injuries
- Electric shock
- Burns and scalds
- Sudden poisoning
You will perform CPR on infant, child and adult manikins. However adult CPR is not assessed or part of the qualification. Using an AED (defibrillator) is demonstrated and candidates also have the opportunity to practice on one, which is not assessed or part of the qualification.
- Continual assessment by the course tutor
- Complete 2 worksheets during the course
- Demonstrate the ability to carry out CPR on a child and infant manikin
- Demonstrate the ability to carry out First Aid for an unconscious casualty
- Demonstrate the ability to carry out First Aid for a child in an emergency situation
If you are caring for infants in the Early Years Foundation Stage (aged 0 to 5 years inclusive) it is important to note that new legislation requires all newly qualified child carers to have Paediatric First Aid training. This course meets the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and is necessary for people who care for children in any professional setting (e.g. school reception classes, pre-schools, nurseries and child-minders).
Early Years childcare providers can choose to train their staff to hold either the full Paediatric First Aid qualification (2 day course) or the shorter Emergency Paediatric First Aid certificate (1 day course). It is a legal requirement for at least one person with a valid full Paediatric First Aid qualification (2 day course) to be available at all times within a professional child care establishment. This includes cover for sickness and annual leave and to accompany children on trips or excursions.
You will perform CPR on infant, child and adult manikins. However adult CPR is not assessed or part of the qualification.
Using an AED (defibrillator) is demonstrated and candidates also have the opportunity to practice on one.