QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)


Would you know what to do if a child in your care needed first aid?

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework requires
all early years providers in England to have at least one person who has
a current and full paediatric first aid certificate on the premises and
available at all times when children are present. Providers should also take
into account the number of children, staff and layout of the premises and
increase their paediatric first aid provision accordingly to ensure that a
paediatric first aider is available to respond to emergencies quickly.

The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) has been specifically
designed to meet the criteria set by the Department for Education’s EYFS
Framework and is ideal for:

• Those who have gained a level 2 and/or level 3 childcare qualification
and have entered into an early years setting and wish to be included in
the staff to child ratios to comply with EYFS requirements.
• Registered childminders and assistants who are required to hold a current
and full paediatric first aid certificate in order to comply with the EYFS
• Anyone who has a non-professional involvement with infants and
children, such as parents, grandparents and want to learn key paediatric
first aid skills.

Successful candidates will learn the roles and responsibilities of the
paediatric first aider, and will be equipped with the necessary skills to
administer safe and effective treatment when dealing with a range of
paediatric first aid situations.

What's covered:

The roles and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider - Assessing an emergency situation - 
Dealing with an unresponsive infant or child - Recovery Position - CPR and AED - Choking - Head, neck and back injuries - Fractures - Anaphylaxis and allergic reactions - Meningitis - Asthma - Febrile Convulsions - Seizures - Diabetic Emergencies - Poisoning - Burns and scalds - Electric Shock - External Bleeding - Hypovolaemic Shock - Eye, ear and nose conditions - Bites and stings - Minor Injuries - Treatment for hot and cold body - temperatures

Course duration: two days
Certification valid for 3 years