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

The Paediatric First Aid course is an ideal first aid course to complement the Emergency Paediatric First Aid staff colleagues.

Learners will learn and revisit those essential skills on how to provide safe and effective CPR to a casualty who has stopped breathing and how to use an AED safely and confidently too. Learners will also learn how to place a casualty in the recovery position to keep the casualty’s airway open and keep them safe till emergency services arrive on the scene.

On this intensive Paediatric first aid course, learners will learn how best to give assistance and treatment to a casualty if they are suffering from conditions such as diabetesanaphylaxisasthma, or they have been poisoned. Also building on the learner’s skills and knowledge of how best to treat minor bleeds and wounds, dry burns and wet burns, and so much more on this Paediatric first aid course.

Paediatric first aid course is Ofqual approved and is accredited with Qualifications Network and 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 and the price we quote is the price you pay.

This includes all certification, glossy training manuals, giveaways etc.

Min 3 people – Maximum 12

More than 12, not a problem we will send an additional trainer.

From £57 per person

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

Practical observations during 2 training days and a final 45 multi-choice question paper at the end of your course.

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 date of the course, you will receive an A4 size certificate 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.

First Aid at Work course is also available as an open course option at our training centre in Rugby Warwickshire.

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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