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 the most popular qualification for early-year practitioners and is completed over two days.

Our Pricing

Pricing that is both clear and transparent.

From as little as £61.32 + Vat per person (Based on 12 people.)

Min. 4 people; Max. 12 per trainer.

If your group is larger than 12, please contact us for a quote.

Paediatric First Aid Course

Paediatric first aid course is the course you need if you want to work in a childcare setting and meets all current requirements and guidelines with the Department for Education, EYFS, and Resuscitation Council UK.

You will learn how to give high-quality CPR and use a defibrillator (AED) safely and confidently, while also gaining the important skills and knowledge to be able to assist and treat a wide range of conditions, such as asthma, anaphylaxis, seizures, and poisoning, just to name a few. Also, you will learn how to best provide treatment for minor burns, scalds, minor bleeds, soft tissue injuries, insect bites, and much more.

Paediatric first aid course is regulated by OFQUAL and accredited by Qualifications Network UK.

paediatric first aid course

EYFS changed the guidelines in 2023

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) providers such as childcare centres, kindergartens, and primary schools were impacted by OFSTED‘s revisions to the paediatric first aid training requirements in September 2023.

To become a paediatric first aider and be included in staff-to-child ratios in your workplace, you need to do this QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF). It satisfies all of the new requirements.

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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