Paediatric First Aid
The qualification is designed for learners with a responsibility for the care of children and babies on a professional level. The purpose of the qualification is for the learner to attain the knowledge and practical competence required to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations.
This two-day course fulfils the requirements for first aid training detailed in the Department for Education’s statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Over 15 hours, with at least 12 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) in the classroom over a minimum of 2 days plus independent pre and post course study. The qualification can be delivered over a maximum of a 6-week period with each training session being a minimum of 2 hours.
A range of subjects is covered including:
• Role of the Paediatric First Aider
• Diabetic emergencies
• Primary survey
• Resuscitation (CPR including the safe use of an AED)
• Minor injuries
• Wounds, bleeding and shock
• Recovery position
• Febrile convulsions
• Allergic reactions including anaphylaxis
• Extreme cold and heat
• Head, neck and back injuries
• Foreign bodies
• Electrical incidents
The course is assessed both through practical demonstration and written assessment. A learner must successfully pass both the written and practical assessments to pass the course. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.
The certificate is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training. The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years.
A maximum of 12 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 16 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment. A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role. The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.