Paediatric First Aid Course

Paediatric First Aid Course

 Course Specification:

Qualification accreditation number: 603/0559/9

Description: This Paediatric First Aid course is aimed at those working in the early years setting who require a paediatric first aid qualification to meet EYFS, 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 is delivered over 2 days.

Our Pricing

Pricing that is both clear and transparent.

Prices start at £58.34 + VAT per person (based on 12 people).

Minimum of 3; maximum of 12 people per trainer.

If you have more than 12 people, please contact us for a quote.

Paediatric First Aid Course

This paediatric first aid course is OFQUAL-regulated, Qualifications Network UK accredited, and meets all current guidelines set out by the Department for Education, EYFS (2023), and Resuscitation Council UK. It is a nationally accepted and recognised qualification throughout the United Kingdom.

A paediatric first aid course will provide you with the necessary skills, knowledge, and confidence to become a paediatric first aider in the workplace. You will learn how to successfully manage an unconscious casualty, whether they are breathing or not breathing. You will also learn how to give high-quality CPR and use an AED (defibrillator) safely and confidently.

In addition, this 2-day intensive course on paediatric first aid will teach you how to effectively handle minor cuts, burns, scalds, anaphylactic reactions, seizures, asthma, diabetes, choking, spinal injuries, fractures, dislocations, ligament injuries, poisoning, drowning, insect bites, and much more.

paediatric first aid course

EYFS changed the guidelines in 2021

In September 2021, OFSTED changed the rules regarding paediatric first aid training for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which includes workplaces like children’s nurseries, kindergartens, and primary schools.

This QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) meets all of the new requirements, making it the course you need to take to become a paediatric first aider and be included in staff-to-child ratios at your workplace.



Paediatric First Aid course learning outcomes;

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 strict examination conditions; i.e. learners 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.
  • An Ofqual-regulated QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) pdf certificate.
  • QNUK plastic qualification card for a wallet or purse.

Course Pre-requisites

It is recommended that learners have at least Level 1 literacy and numeracy, or equivalent.

This qualification is open to individuals over the age of 14.

Learners will be required to demonstrate First Aid procedures as they would in the workplace.

This includes performing CPR on a casualty who is on the floor and thus physically able to do 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.

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 open and transparent, with no hidden costs.

Book your course date with us, and we will come to your location to provide first aid training for you.

We also run workplace open courses from our centre in Rugby

Ideal for local businesses and individuals seeking nationally recognised accredited first aid qualifications.

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