This accredited qualification provides theoretical and practical training in first aid techniques that are specific to infants aged under 1, and children aged from 1 year old to the onset of puberty. Learners will become familiar with the role of the paediatric first aider and be able to assess and react appropriately to an emergency situation, such as a child or an infant who is unresponsive, has an airway obstruction, has breathing difficulties or is suffering from shock or anaphylaxis:
Topics also included are fractures, dislocations, injuries to the head, neck, back, eyes, ears or nose, poisoning, bites or stings, burns or scalds, electric shock, minor injuries and chronic medical conditions.
This qualification consists of two mandatory units and is typically delivered over a period of 2 days with a minimum contact time of 12 hours.
The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage is a document published by The Department for Education and applies to Early Years childcare. The Statutory Framework states that ‘at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises at all times when children are present.
There must be at least one person on outings who has a current paediatric first aid certificate.’ The Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid is recognized as a qualification that fulfils this need. All successful students will be issued with a Paediatric First Aid certificate.
Guided Leaning Hours (GLH): 22 with a minimum of 12 contact hours
Learners are required to be 16 years of age prior to certification. It is also advised that learners have a minimum of level 1 in literacy and numeracy.
- valid passport (any nationality);
- signed UK photo card driving licence;
- valid warrant card issued by HM Forces, Police;
- other photographic ID card, e.g. valid warrant card issued by HM Forces, Police, employee ID card, student ID card, travel card. In the event that a learner is unable to produce any of the forms of photographic identification listed above, a centre may accept another form of identity containing a signature, for example a credit card or a third-party representative, such as a Line Manager, Human Resources Manager or invigilator, will be accepted.