Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) is awarded by Highfield Qualifications and sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). The RQF is a qualification framework regulated by Ofqual and CCEA Regulation.
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Lеаrnеrѕ gаіnіng thіѕ ԛuаlіfісаtіоn wіll know thаt first аіd іѕ thе responsibility оf еvеrуоnе involved іn thе wоrkіng еnvіrоnmеnt. Topics wіthіn this соurѕе are rеgаrdеd bу thе Eаrlу Yеаrѕ Fоundаtіоn Stаgе (EYFS) аѕ bеіng іmроrtаnt tо mаіntаіnіng gооd рrасtісе іn the ѕаfе, рrоmрt аnd еffесtіvе trеаtmеnt оf іnjurіеѕ аnd ill health оf infants аnd children who аrе under the care of trained personnel.
This qualification meets the requirements for Paediatric First Aid outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage and the course meets the requirements of Ofsted
How is this Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid qualification structured?
This qualification is made up of two mandatory units and learners must successfully complete the assessment for both units to achieve the qualification. These are as follows:
- Paediatric Emergency First Aid.
- Managing Paediatric Illness, injuries and Emergencies.
How long is the Paediatric First Aid course?
The Paediatric First Aid has a minimum guided learning hour’s value of 15 hours, however it has been agreed with the First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum that the qualification has a minimum contact time of 12 hours, over a period of 2 days.
How is the Paediatric First Aid course assessed?
The paediatric first aid is assessed in three parts
The practical assessment of learners for the qualification is completed throughout the course delivery.
Learners are required to answer a series of questions ensuring their understanding of the theory content is sufficient to meet the required standard.
Multiple-choice theory assessment
A selected set of multiple-choice questions to confirm leaning
What does Paediatric First Aid cover?
Paediatric First Aid courses are solely focused on infant and child. Under the EYFS infant is defined as 0 to 1 year old and child is defined as 1 to the onset of puberty
Arrange of syllabus is covered including:
Role of a Paediatric First Aider • Scene Safety Assessment • Barrier Use • Primary Survey • Shock (including Anaphylaxis) • Control of bleeding • CPR Adult, Child and Infant • Bandaging • Choking Adult, Child and Infant • Injury Assessment • Illness Assessment • Spinal injury • Meningitis • Head to toe survey • Dealing with other injuries
How long does a Paediatric First Aid Course Last?
All successful learners will be issued with a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their qualification which is valid for a period of
3 years. Learners are required to be 16 years of age prior to certification.
How long does a Paediatric First Aid qualification last?
This Paediatric First Aid qualification is valid for a period of 3 years, at which point learners will need to re-sit the course. However, the recommendation is that learners refresh their knowledge annually.
What is the cost of the Paediatric First Aid course?
Our Level 3 Paediatric first aid course (PFA) including defibrillation training – 2-day course from £70 per person.
All our course prices are based on a minimum of 6 and discount is given to larger groups
Our guarantee to you is we ‘Will’ beat any genuine written quote.
For further details on our Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid please contact us or we can arrange to call you back and discuss your requirements.
SMARTT Training came to Heel & Toe Children’s Charity to deliver a First Aid Course in Paediatric to our staff members. Our trainers were Barry and Chris who made the training course easy to understand and fun to learn. Our skills are now up to date and thanks to the methods they used in their delivery we would definitely book them again for future training c
Jane Long – Development Manager at Heel & Toe Children’s Charity – Co Durham