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Paediatric First Aid

Paediatric First Aid

Two Paediatric courses are available depending on your OFSTED requirement.
This course qualifies to QA Level 3 with 2 units. QCF, and is OFQUAL accredited.
This course is recommended for those who are in a paid role which involves childcare, and is the required course under OFSTED guidelines.

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of  paediatric first aid situations, illnesses, injuries and emergencies which can arise when looking after children.

Intended Audience

The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) qualification has been designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide first aid to children and/or babies. This qualification fulfils Ofsted’s first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and childminders (as defined within the Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 and within the Child Care Register Guide).

Key Facts

QAN Number:601/3193/7
Ofqual regulated?:Yes
Number of Units::2 mandatory units
Guided Learning Hours (GLH)::12 minimum
Credit Value::3
Assessment::6 x Practical assessments, 2 x Theory assessments (Multiple Choice Question Papers) and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course
Qualification Valid For::3 years

Course Overview

Over a 2 day period, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations, including: assessing an emergency situation, dealing with an unresponsive infant or child, CPR, choking, meningitis, head and spinal injuries, anaphylaxis, asthma and more.

This course covers how to help a baby or child who:

  • is unresponsive and breathing
  • is unresponsive and not breathing, including:
    • the chain of survival
    • the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) on a child
  • is choking
  • is bleeding
  • is burnt or has a scald
  • has an object in their eye, ear or nose
  • has hypothermia or heat exhaustion
  • has sickness or a fever
  • has a medical emergency, including:
    • meningitis
    • diabetic emergency
    • seizures
    • asthma attack
    • severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock)
  • has an injury to a bone muscle or joint (including spinal injuries)
  • has a head injury
  • has swallowed something harmful.

The course also includes basic adult first aid skills, details on accident reporting and administering medication for those working in a childcare setting.

This course is designed around delivering the learning outcomes in a fun, and relaxed manner. Our bespoke course has received continual high quality scores, and is delivered by professional adult educators.

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