We offer the 2 day Paediatric First Aid training course at our centre in Hailsham, East Sussex or at a venue of your choice, book open courses online or contact us.
Outline of programme
The roles and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
Assessing an emergency situation
Dealing with an unresponsive infant or child
Head and spinal injuries
Fractures, dislocations and sprains
Anaphylaxis and allergic reactions
Burns and scalds
Wounds and bleeding
Sickle cell crisis
Eye, ear and nose conditions
Bites and stings
Treatment for hot and cold temperatures
QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)
This Qualsafe Awards (QA) qualification is for people who work with or look after children, enabling them to
have a basic knowledge of how to deal with paediatric first aid situations, illnesses, injuries and emergencies.
The aim of the qualification is to enable Learners to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of:
• Paediatric first aid situations
•Paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies
Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in
situations which can arise when looking after children.
This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community
activities, to provide first aid to children (including babies) when dealing with:
• An emergency situation
• Chronic or sudden paediatric illness
• Paediatric injury
Note: This qualification fulfils Ofsted’s first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and child minders (as defined within the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 and within The Child Care Register guide).
There are no formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a
minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent. Learners must be at least 16 years old prior to
The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) is valid for a period of 3 years, within which time the
Learner will need to re-take the course and assessments in order to remain qualified. It is regarded as best
practice for those holding first aid qualifications to undertake annual refresher training, this does not however form part of a QCF unit or qualification.
Requalification training should be delivered in no less than 12 hours (2 days) excluding breaks.
Note: Requalification is actually the original course.