Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid RQF


  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Ofqual regulated
  • Certificate valid for 3 years
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Duration: 2 Days

Certificate valid for 3 years

Course Overview

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 Early Years Foundation Stage 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 requirements.
  • Anyone who has a non-professional involvement with infants and children, such as parents or grandparents, and want to learn key paediatric first aid skills.

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 defibrillation
Head, neck and back injuries
Anaphylaxis and allergic reactions
Febrile Convulsions
Diabetic Emergencies
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

Entry requirements
Learners must be at least 14 years old on the first day of the training.
There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.

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