Paediatric First Aid Course – Level 3 (2 days)
Paediatric First Aid Training Course is a 2-day course required by Law and meets the Childcare Registration requirements, Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Ofsted regulations. The Paediatric course is recommended for individuals with a responsibility for the care of children and babies and provides the knowledge and skills to deal with a range of paediatric first aid conditions and incidents. The qualification fulfils the requirements for first aid training detailed in the Department for Education’s Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage.
Guidance regarding paediatric first aid requirements can be found in The Department for Education’s Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage.
The Syllabus includes:
- The Role of the Paediatric First Aider
- Planning for First Aid Emergencies – Creating a safe environment for the child.
- Assessment of a child casualty
- Placing the baby or child in the recovery position
- Artificial Ventilation and CPR for babies and children
Recognising and dealing with:
- anaphylactic shock
- electric shock
- burns and scalds
- suspected fractures
- head, neck and back injuries
- cases of poisoning
- foreign bodies in eyes, ears and noses.
- eye injuries
- bites and stings
- the effects of extreme heat and cold
- febrile convulsions.
- the emergency needs of chronic medical conditions including epilepsy, asthma, sickle cell, diabetes.
- meningitis and other serious sudden illnesses.
- The course also includes basic adult first aid skills, details on accident reporting and administering medication for those working in a childcare setting.
The qualification is available to learners aged 16 or over.
Due to the practical nature of the first aid assessment there are physical demands and candidates must be able to demonstrate their skills as in a real-life situation. An example of this would be to demonstrate CPR on a manikin at floor level.
It is recommended that candidates should hold a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification.
It may be possible to allocate a reasonable adjustment to a candidate who has a disability, medical condition or learning need; learners should contact us to discuss.
The qualification is assessed through practical demonstration, oral questioning and written assessment.
Candidates must successfully pass both the written and practical assessments to achieve the qualification. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.
Scenarios will be set to enable candidate to demonstrate their knowledge and practical skills. During the practical assessment, the candidate will be asked related questions by the Trainer/Assessor.
The practical assessment is ongoing throughout the course but the Trainer/Assessor will make the candidate aware of when they are being assessed.
Candidate must successfully complete a written assessment paper containing both open and multiple choice questions.
Certification of the course is valid for 3 years upon completion. On successful completion candidates will be awarded a Paediatric First Aid Level 3 certificate by First Aid Awards (FAA) who are regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation. Our qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)