Paediatric First Aid Course

Paediatric First Aid Course

 Course Specification:

Qualification accreditation number: 603/0559/9

Description: This qualification is aimed at those working in the early years setting who require a paediatric first aid qualification to meet EYFS, DfE, and OFSTED requirements.

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) is seen as the most common qualification for early years practitioners and delivered over 2 days.

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Paediatric First Aid Course

Paediatric First Aid course is an OFQUAL regulated and QNUK accredited first aid course that is nationally accepted and recognised throughout the UK. This course is ideal to complement the Emergency Paediatric First Aid colleagues that are already on your site.

This course will give learners those essential skills and knowledge to be a Paediatric first aider in the workplace. Learning how to successfully manage an unconscious casualty who is breathing or not breathing. How to give lifesaving CPR and use an AED safely, confidently, and competently.

Paediatric first aiders will learn how to successfully manage a casualty who may have a minor bleed, burn, or scald, also learning to manage conditions such as a casualty suffering from anaphylactic shock, seizures, asthma, heart attacks, angina, SCA (sudden cardiac arrest) strokes, diabetes, severe choking, poisoning, drowning, insect bites, eye injuries.

Paediatric first aid course learners will also learn how to safely manage a casualty who has sustained a neck, head, spinal injury, or has sustained broken bones, dislocation, or ligament injury.

This course meets all the current guidelines set out by the Department of Education, EYFS, and UK Resuscitation Council too.

Our Pricing

Our pricing is Clear and Transparent

From £500 + vat for 3 learners, plus £35 + vat per additional learner

Min 3 people – Maximum 12

OFSTED changed the guidelines in 2017

OFSTED changed the rules regarding paediatric first aid training in April 2017 for EYFS (Early Year Foundation Stage) settings for workplaces such as nurseries, kindergarten, and primary schools.

This QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) meets these new guidelines and this is the course you need to do if you want to be included in staff; child ratios at your place of work.

Paediatric First Aid course syllabus includes;

Understand the role and responsibilities of a Paediatric First Aider in reference to:

  • Preventing cross infection
  • Importance of recording incidents and actions
  • Using available equipment
  • Assessing the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency

Be able to provide first aid for an Infant or Child who:

  • is unresponsive but breathing normally
  • is unresponsive but NOT breathing normally
  • is choking
  • has external bleeding
  • is suffering from medical shock
  • has injuries to head, neck, or back
  • is suffering from bites, stings, and minor injuries (splinters, cuts, grazes, or bruising)
  • has suspected fracture
  • has a foreign body in eyes, ear, or nose
  • has minor burns or scalds
  • is having a seizure
  • has had an electric shock
  • has sudden poisoning
  • is suffering from anaphylactic shock
  • has diabetes
  • has asthma
  • has meningitis
  • has allergic reactions
  • has febrile convulsions

paediatric first aid course

Course Duration

12 guided learning hours (2 days).

Course Tests

Multiple Choice Question Paper.

  • 70% required to pass this part of the course (28 out of 40)

Practical Observations.

  • For this qualification, learners must be able to perform relevant practical tasks on the floor during the summative assessment. 100% pass mark required.

Course Qualification

Delegates who successfully pass all the practical elements of the course and pass the final  multi-choice paper will be awarded an Ofqual approved QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid at Work (RQF) 

This is valid for 3 years from the assessment date of the course, you will receive an A4 size certificate, a PDF copy, and also a wallet/purse size plastic qualification card.

Course Pre-requisites

It is recommended that learners have a minimum of Level 1 literacy and numeracy or equivalent

This qualification is for those over 14 years of age.

Candidates should be physically capable of providing first aid, such as CPR to a casualty on the floor.

Course Progression

For learners who are looking at progressing further in first aid then QNUK Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) would be a good step, or the QNUK Level 3 Award in Responding to Anaphylactic Reactions (RQF) would be another good option.

Geographical Coverage

This qualification is available to learners in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

The Qualification can be delivered in other countries however learners should be aware that the protocols meet current UK guidelines.

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