Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) 

This two day paediatric first aid 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. Learners gaining this qualification will know that first aid is the responsibility of everyone involved in the working environment. 
 
This accredited qualification provides theoretical and practical training in first aid techniques that are specific to infants aged under 1, and children aged from 1 year old to the onset of puberty. Learners will become familiar with the role of the paediatric first aider and be able to assess and react appropriately to an emergency situation, such as a child or an infant who is unresponsive, has an airway obstruction, has breathing difficulties or is suffering from shock or anaphylaxis: 
 
The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage is a document published by The Department for Education and applies to Early Years childcare. The Statutory Framework states that ‘at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises at all times when children are present. There must be at least one person on outings who has a current paediatric first aid certificate.’ The Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid is recognised as a qualification that fulfils this need. 
Course Duration : Two days 
The minimum contact hours for this qualification, excluding breaks should be for a minimum period of 12 hours over 2 days. 
 
Assessment 
The qualification is assessed via on-going oral and/or written questioning and practical demonstration. 
 
Certificate 
All successful students will be issued with a 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 Paediatric First Aider 
Assessing an incident 
Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is breathing - recovery position 
Choking 
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 
Bleeding, grazes, embedded objects 
Poisoning 
Bites and stings 
Electric Shock 
Meningitis 
Shock 
Burns and scalds 
Fitting and seizures 
Eye injury 
Head injury 
Spinal injury 
Poisoning 
Diabetes 
Breaks, fractures and dislocations 
Asthma 
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.