Level 3 Award in Paediatric Emergency First Aid (RQF) - 1 day
The aim of the Paediatric Emergency First Aid qualification is to enable learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with emergency first aid situations which can arise when looking after children.
Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations.
On completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Understand the role of the paediatric first aider.
2. Assess an emergency situation and act safely and effectively.
3. Provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally.
4. Provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally.
5. Provide first aid for an infant and a child who has a foreign body airway obstruction.
6. Provide first aid to an infant and a child who is wounded and bleeding.
7. Provide first aid to an infant and a child who is suffering from shock.
Who Should Attend
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.
Please note that this qualification does not fulfil Ofsted’s first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and child minders (as defined within the Early Years Foundation Stage document and within The Child Care Register guide). The longer QA Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) (2 units) is designed to cover Ofsted’s minimum requirements for those who are subject to these guidelines.
There are two methods of assessment to be used to ensure that learners have gained the required
knowledge, skills and understanding relating to Paediatric Emergency First Aid:
- Practical assessment
This is observed by the Trainer throughout the course.
- Theoretical assessment
This consists of a multiple choice written assessment paper.