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.

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Paediatric First Aid - Female helping a young male toddler

QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

Designed to meet the criteria set by the Department for Education’s EYFS Framework. Ideal for those with a level 2 and/or level 3 childcare qualification, registered childminders, parents, grandparents or carers for infants and children.
2 day course Certificate valid for 3 years (Ofqual Regulated)

What’s Covered?
– Roles and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
– Assessing an emergency situation
– Dealing with an unresponsive infant or child
– CPR and defibrillation
– Recovery Position
– Choking
– Head, neck, back injuries and fractures
– Anaphylaxis and allergic reactions
– Meningitis
– Asthma / Febrile Convulsions / Seizures / Diabetic Emergencies
– Poisoning
– Burns and scalds including electric shock
– External bleeding
– Hypovolaemic shock
– Eyes, ear, nose conditions
– Minor injuries including bites and stings
– Treatment of hot and cold body temperatures

Emergency Paediatric First Aid - Lady checking a young girl who is lying on the floor for a response by tapping on her shoulders

QA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

Designed in-line with the current EYFS Framework. Ideal for those with a level 2 and/or level 3 childcare qualification who wish to be included in staff to child rations to comply with EYFS requirements. Also great for parents, grandparents or carers.
1 day course Certificate valid for 3 years (Ofqual Regulated)

What’s Covered?
– Roles and responsibilities of an emergency paediatric first aider
– Assessing an emergency situation
– Dealing with an unresponsive infant
– Dealing with an unresponsive child
– CPR and defibrillation
– Recovery Position
– Choking
– Bites and stings
– Seizures
– External Bleeding
– Hypovolaemic shock
– Minor injuries
+ Cuts
+ Grazes
+ Bruises
+ Minor burns
+ Minor scalds

Combined First Aid at Work and Paediatric - Two female teachers following a group of five school girls down a corridor

Combined First Aid at Work and
Paediatric First Aid Course

Combining the QA Level 3 Award First Aid at Work (RQF) and the QA Level 3 Award Paediatric First Aid (RQF) into 3 extended days of classroom learning, this specially designed course enables candidates to gain the skills and knowledge needed to provide both adult and paediatric first aid, whilst minimising the number of training days required to achieve both qualifications. Idea for schools, sports clubs or other childcare settings.
3 day course Certificate valid for 3 years (Ofqual Regulated)

What’s Covered?
– Over thirty topics covering both qualifications need to provide effective first aid for adults, children and infants including CPR and defibrillation, choking, stroke, head injuries, asthma and much more.

– QA Level 3 Award First Aid at Work (RQF)
– QA Level 3 Award Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

Paediatric First Aid (Annual Refresher) - Lady performing abdominal thrusts on a young boy who is choking in a school environment

QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)
Annual Refresher

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework states that early years providers should consider whether paediatric first aiders need to undertake annual refresher training to maintain basic key skills and keep up to date with any changes to paediatric first aid procedures This course allows qualified paediatric first aiders to refresh their knowledge and practise essential skill every year until requalification.
3 hour course Certificate of attendance

What’s Covered?
– Assessing an incident
– Managing an unresponsive infant or child
– Recovery position
– CPR and defibrillation
– Choking
– Seizures

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