Paediatric First Aid Courses

2 day Paediatric First Aid

Course Summary

Available at Your Venue for Small or Large Groups on a Date to Suit

This course has been specifically designed to meet the criteria set by the Department for Education's Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework and is ideal for those who have gained a level 2 or 3 childcare qualification and have entered into an early years setting, wishing to be included in the staff to child ratios to comply with EYFS requirements.

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During this course, learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations; including...

  • 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

During this course each learner will be continuously assessed by the trainer on practical scenarios, including...

  • CPR and safe use of an AED
  • Choking casualty
  • Unconscious casualty
  • Wounds, bleeding and shock
  • Secondary survey
  • Management of fractures

In addition each learner will be required to complete a multiple choice theory paper based on the course content, which is marked by the trainer at the end of the course.

Qualification
This course attracts a QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) regulated and nationally recognised qualification, which is valid for 3 years.

Annual Refresher
Once qualified, learners are recommended to maintain their first aid skills and knowledge by attending a ½ day Paediatric First Aid Annual Refresher Course.

Re-Qualification*
To re-qualify as a paediatric first aider, learners should attend another 2 day Paediatric First Aid Course on or before the 3 year anniversary of their certificate expiry date.

Providing the location and learners meets our pre-requisites then we can deliver this course on-site at your location for small or large groups.

The Location

  • Adequate lighting, ventilation & heating for the time of year
  • Adequate floor space & coverings for practical sessions
  • Close to male / female toilets and hand washing facilities
  • A proportionate sized room for the number of learners
  • Adequate exits in case of an emergency / fire
  • Free of intrusive noise for uninterrupted learning
  • Adequate seating for the number of learners
  • Television or digital projector with VGA/HDMI connection for the digital presentation

The Learners

  • Aged 16 years or over
  • Able to provide photographic identification
  • Physical ability (reasonable adjustments can be made)
  • No symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) such as: new cough, high temperature, loss of normal sense of taste or smell