Who is this course for?

This qualification is for people who work with or look after children, enabling them to have a basic knowledge of how to deal with paediatric emergency first aid situations.

Please note that this qualification does not fulfil Ofsted’s first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and child minders (as defined within the Early Years Foundation Stage document and within The Child Care Register guide). The longer QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) (2 units) is designed to cover Ofsted’s minimum requirements for those who are subject to these guidelines.


The aim of the qualification is to enable delegates to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with emergency first aid situations which can arise when looking after children. This will include the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to effectively manage a paediatric first aid incident and treat a variety of injuries and illness including dealing with emergencies such as choking, unconsciousness and resuscitation of children, infants and babies until the arrival of professional medical help.


  • Understand the role of the paediatric first aider.
  • Assess an emergency situation and act safely and effectively.
  • Unresponsive and breathing normally.
  • Unresponsive and not breathing normally.
  • Seizures
  • Foreign body airway obstruction.
  • Wounds and bleeding.
  • Shock.
  • Effective recording and reviewing

Delivery Method

A combination of classroom based activity, syndicate working and Presentation/demonstrations, practical application and multi choice question and answer paper. A wide range of video and photographic material is used to enhance the learning experience for delegates.

Assessment and Certification

Continued assessment process leading to a Level 3 QCF certification of achievement.  (Qualsafe Awards).

The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric Emergency First Aid (QCF) is only valid for a period of 3 years, within which time the learner will need to re-take the course and the assessment in order to remain qualified. It is regarded as best practice for those holding first aid qualifications to undertake annual refresher training, this does not however form part of a QCF unit or qualification.


1 Day (6 hours)

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