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 Qualifications Network UK accredited and meets all the current guidelines set out by the Department of Education, EYFS, and UK Resuscitation Council too and nationally accepted and recognised throughout the UK.

A paediatric first aid course is ideal to complement the Emergency Paediatric First Aid colleagues that you may already have on your site.

This course will give your learners those essential skills, knowledge, confidence, and competence 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.

Learners will also learn how to safely manage a casualty who has sustained a neck, head, or spinal injury, or has sustained broken bones, dislocation, or ligament injury.

Our Pricing

  • Colleagues
  • 6
  • 12
  • Pricing
  • £600 + vat
  • £780 + vat

Our pricing is fully inclusive, the price you see is the price you pay.

EYFS changed the guidelines in 2021

OFSTED changed the rules regarding paediatric first aid training in September 2021 for EYFS (Early Year Foundation Stage) settings for workplaces such as nurseries, kindergartens, 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.

All of our First Aid Training courses are fully approved by Qualifications Network UK, meaning that as an employer you are completely covered under the HSE (first aid) regulations to protect and keep your employees safe within the workplace, giving you complete peace of mind that our first aid training meets the national industry standards.

paediatric first aid course

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

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.

The assessment will take place under examination conditions; i.e. students will sit at least 1.25 metres apart and will not be allowed to confer during the examination. No books, including dictionaries, will be permitted during the examination.

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.

Each learner will receive;

  • An Ofqual regulated QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) certificate.
  • A certified  PDF copy.
  • A plastic wallet/purse size 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.

Learners will be required to demonstrate First Aid procedures as they would in a real work environment.

This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore be physically capable of doing so.

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.

Other First Aid Courses We Offer

Our pricing is per person and not per group so you only pay for what you need and not what you don’t need.

Book your date with us and we will come to your site to deliver your first aid training for you.

We also run open courses from our centre in Rugby Warwickshire which are ideal for local businesses.

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