Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (2 days) 
First Aid Interventions are approved by Qualsafe Awards, an Awarding Organisation recognised by Ofqual to offer regulated qualifications. 

RECOGNISING RESPONSIBILITY - PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID BECOMES LEVEL 3 
Did you know that following a national review, both the Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid and the Level 2 Award in Paediatric Emergency First Aid will be replaced with Level 3 qualifications on 1st September 2014? This decision has been made to reflect the high level of responsibility required for such a role and also brings the qualifications in line with the Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work. 
Qualification Overview 
This qualification is based on the Ofsted guidelines for people who work with, or look after, children to enable them to have a basic knowledge of how to deal with emergency first aid situations. 
 
Aim of Qualification 
The aim of the qualification is to enable learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of first aid situations which can arise when working with or looking after children. Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the paediatric first aider. 
 
Structure of the Qualification 
This qualification is comprised of 2 single credit units with 10 guided learning hours per unit. 
Mandatory units (Guided learning hours are provided as a guide to the estimated hours an average learner would study to gain the unit). This does not have to be face to face instructional time and can include self-directed study at home, such as reading course hand-outs and further self-study. Ofsted specify that the minimum face to face time that the Paediatric First Aid qualification should be delivered in is 12 hours. 
 
Intended Audience 
The qualification is designed for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide First Aid to children (including babies) when dealing with an emergency situation. 
 
Entry Requirements 
There are no formal entry requirements but in order to benefit from the learning, learners should possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification. 
 
Completion 
This QA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work is valid for a period of 3 years. On successful completion of the course, participants will receive a First Aid Interventions QA Approved Certificate. 
 
 
Requalification Requirements 
The Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid is only valid for a period of 3 years, within which time the learner will need to re-take the course and the assessment in order to remain qualified. This is in line with the guidance from Ofsted. It is also recommended that learners undertake an annual refresher on the main points of First Aid; however, this is not mandatory and does not form part of a QCF unit or qualification. 
 
We can deliver this course on your premises or ours and we include a copy of the book ‘Paediatric First Aid Made Easy’ and the Certificate to every candidate who attends, for price and availability, please call 
We are a Approved Paediatric First Aid Provider with Central Bedfordshire Council. As a provider we meet the requirements set out in the Practice Guidance for Early Years Foundation Stage and have therefore received local authority approval as stipulated by the EYFS Statutory Framework. 
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Course content 
 
Role of a first aider, accident reporting and the first aid box 
Action planning in an emergency 
Primary & secondary assessments 
Recovery position 
Infant, child and adult resuscitation(CPR ) 
Infant, child and adult action for choking 
Head injuries 
Treatment for bleeding, shock and burns 
Treatment for sprains, strains and fractures 
Poisoning, bites and stings 
Eye, nose and ear obstructions 
Childhood conditions 
Asthma and respiratory infections 
Diabetes, Sickle Cell Anaemia, Meningitis 
Epilepsy and Convulsions 
Allergic reactions and anaphylactic shock 
Hypothermia/Hyperthermia 
Please contact us for cost and availability, this course can take place on your premises for a maximum number of 12. 
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