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Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Emergency Paediatric First Aid

This course qualifies to QA Level 2, 1 Unit. QCF, and is OFQUAL Accredited
Please note: This qualification does not fulfil Ofsted’s first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and child minders (as defined within the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 and within The Child Care Register guide). Those who need to comply with Ofsted’s Childcare Register or EYFS requirements should complete the 2 day QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF).

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with the opportunity to develop the basic skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of emergency paediatric first aid situations which could arise when looking after children.

Intended Audience

The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (QCF) qualification is perfect for:

  • Parents or family members who want to learn key paediatric first aid skills
  • Those who work with children and are not required to comply with Ofsted’s Childcare Register or EYFS requirements
  • Those who want to provide additional support in their organisation to the paediatric first aiders that are trained to meet EYFS or Ofsted Childcare Register requirements.

Key Facts

QAN Number::601/4288/1
Ofqual regulated?:Yes
Number of Units::1 mandatory unit
Guided Learning Hours (GLH)::10
Contact Learning Hours (CLH)::6 minimum
Credit Value::1
Assessment::5 x Practical assessments, 1 x Theory assessment (Multiple Choice Question Paper) and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.
Qualification Valid For::3 years

Course Overview

During this 1 day course, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations, including: managing an unresponsive infant or child, CPR, choking, anaphylaxis, seizures, wounds and bleeding and more.

This course covers how to help a baby or child who:

  • is unresponsive and breathing
  • is unresponsive and not breathing, including:
    • the chain of survival
    • the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) on a child
  • is choking
  • is bleeding
  • is suffering from shock
  • is burnt or has a scald
  • has a medical emergency, including seizures.

The course also includes details on accident reporting and administering medication for those working in a childcare setting.

This course is designed around delivering the learning outcomes in a fun, and relaxed manner. Our bespoke course has received continual high quality scores, and is delivered by professional adult educators.

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