Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) 

This one day qualification is designed for those learners wishing to become an emergency 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. 
 
Topics within this qualification meet the requirements for paediatric first aid outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 as being important to maintaining safe and effective practice when providing treatment of injuries and ill health of infants and children who are under the care of trained personnel in England. 
 
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. 
Course Duration : One day 
The minimum contact hours for this qualification, excluding breaks should be for a minimum period of 6 hours over 1 day. 
 
Assessment 
The qualification is assessed via on-going oral and/or written questioning and practical demonstration. 
 
Certificate 
All successful students will be issued with an Emergency Paediatric First Aid Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their qualification. 
 
All candidates receive comprehensive course materials including a complimentary first aid kit, resuscitation face, shield and a book. 
Course Content 
The roles and responsibilities of the Emergency Paediatric First Aider 
Assessing an incident 
Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is breathing - recovery position 
Infection control and the use of barriers 
Primary and secondary survey 
Choking 
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 
Recovery position 
Bleeding, grazes, embedded objects 
Poisoning 
Shock 
Burns and scalds 
Fitting and seizures 
Severe Allergic Reaction - Anaphylaxis 
Course Completion 
A final assessment of knowledge and skill is a requirement of this programme. 
 
Successful candidates will be awarded a wallet-sized qualification card on completion and receive a full colour A4 certificate. 
 
The qualification is valid for 3 years but we strongly recommend refresher training every 12 months. 
 
All candidates receive comprehensive course materials including a complimentary first aid kit, resuscitation face, shield and a book.