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Paediatric First Aid (12 hours) & Emergency Paediatric First Aid (6 hours)

Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid
This course trains participants to identify and manage emergency situations including minor everyday occurrences including when looking after young children. The course qualification meets Ofsted requirements for those working in Early Years Settings.
The current EYFS statutory framework requires at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate to be on the premises or outings at all times when children are present.  Links to EFYS Extract & PFA content Annex A.


Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid

A stand alone qualification or a unit of the 12 hour qualification.  This award provides emergency lifesaving training for all who come into contact with infants and children


RQF Recognition
Both qualifications are part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) regulated by Ofqual (the official regulator of qualifications in England). 


Qualification Structure
The qualifications are built from 1 or 2 mandatory units of assessment.  One unit normally taught per day, modular and progressive training.

  • Unit 1 Paediatric Emergency First Aid 
  • Unit 2 Managing Paediatric Illness and Injury 

Passing unit 1 leads to the ITC Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid 

Passing both units lead to the ITC Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid 


Course Duration 
Either 1-day (6 hours contact time) or  2-days (minimum of 12 hours contact training time)

The 2-day course covers:
*   Planning for first aid emergencies involving babies and children
*   Dealing with emergencies involving babies and children
*   Resuscitating babies and children
*   Recognising and dealing with;

---- shock in babies and children
---- anaphylactic shock in babies and children
---- electric shock in babies and children
---- bleeding in babies and children
---- burns and scalds in babies and children
---- choking in babies and children
---- suspected fractures in babies and children
---- head, neck and back injuries in babies and children
---- cases of poisoning in babies and children
---- foreign bodies in eyes, ears and noses of babies and children
---- eye injuries in babies and children
---- bites and stings in babies and children
---- the effects of extreme heat and cold in babies and children
---- febrile convulsions in babies and children
---- the emergency needs of babies and children with chronic medical conditions, including epilepsy,asthma, sickle cell anaemia and diabetes
---- meningitis and other serious sudden illness

Interactive hands on practical training
One CPR training manikin (child & baby sized) per 2 participants.
Complimentary, easy to follow ,individual course manual
A nationally recognised qualification. Certificated with 3 years 'license to practice.'

This certificate is revalidated by successful completion of another regulated 6 or 12-hour paediatric first aid (RQF) course within 3 years.