The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid Course (RQF) has been designed specifically to meet the criteria set by the Department of Education’s EYFS Framework and is ideal for:
- Those who have obtained a level 2 and/or level 3 childcare qualification and have begun working in an early years setting and wish to be included in the staff to child ratios required by the EYFS.
- To comply with the EYFS requirements, registered childminders and assistants must hold a current and full paediatric first aid certificate.
- Anyone with a non-professional involvement with infants and children, such as parents and grandparents, who wants to learn critical paediatric first aid skills.
Newly qualified entrants to an early years setting who have completed a level 2 and/or level 3 qualification on or after June 30, 2016, must also have a full Paediatric First Aid or an Emergency Paediatric First Aid certificate within three months of starting work.
On the first day of training, learners must be at least 14 years old and capable of performing practical tasks at floor level.
- Roles & responsibilities of baby / child first aiders
- Infant CPR and safe use of an AED
- Child CPR and safe use of an AED
- Choking casualty
- Paediatric wounds, bleeding and shock
- Unconscious casualty
- Management of paediatric fractures
- Management of anaphylaxis
- Catastrophic bleeding (optional)
- Spinal injuries
- Head injuries
- High temperature
- bites & stings
Frequently Asked Questions
After completing your assessment, students will be awarded a certificate. Paediatric first aid courses are valid for three years.
Our paediatric first aid course costs £85PP or £695 for group bookings of up to 12 learners.
Paediatric first aid courses are designed to provide childcare professionals with the skills and knowledge to deal with a range of first aid emergencies involving children.
The courses typically cover a wide range of topics, from dealing with minor injuries to more serious medical conditions. They also cover basic life support techniques such as CPR.
As you’ll be responsible for the safety of adults and children, you will need people qualified for adult first aid as well. We recommend our EFAW + paediatric first aid course in this instance. This will give your team the confidence to deal with all scenarios. Please get in touch if you need any further information or advice.