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QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) 
 

 
Qualification overview 
 
This Qualsafe Awards (QA) qualification is for people who work with or look after children, enabling them to have a basic knowledge of how to deal with paediatric first aid situations, illnesses, injuries and emergencies. 
 
Aim 
 
The aim of the qualification is to enable Learners to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of: 
Paediatric first aid situations 
Paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies 
Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in situations which can arise when looking after children. 
 
Structure 
 
This qualification comprises 2 mandatory units with a total value of 3 credits. For further details on these full course specifications can be supplied upon request. 
 
Each credit is equivalent to 10 hours learning time. Learning time consists of guided learning hours (GLH) and self-directed study. GLH are a measure of the contact time a typical Learner will require in direct guidance – from a Trainer – to complete their programme of learning successfully, which for this qualification should be a minimum of 12 hours (excluding breaks) and a maximum of 22GLH. Learners should be encouraged to do self-directed study. Self-directed study is a measure of the time a typical learner will require away from the programme of learning such as reading course material/hand outs and researching information on the internet. 
 
Learners must complete both units successfully to achieve the QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) qualification. The maximum period to achieve this qualification is 6 weeks. 
 
Intended audience 
 
This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide first aid to children (including babies) when dealing with: 
An emergency situation 
Chronic or sudden paediatric illness 
Paediatric injury 
 
Note: This qualification fulfils Ofsted’s first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and child minders (as defined within the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 and within The Child Care Register guide). 
 
Entry requirements 
 
There are no 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. Learners must be at least 14 years old prior to registration. 
 
Course Content 
The roles and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider 
Assessing an emergency situation 
Dealing with an unresponsive infant or child 
Recovery position 
CPR 
Choking 
Head and spinal injuries 
Fractures, dislocations and sprains 
Anaphylaxis and allergic reactions 
Meningitis 
Asthma 
Seizures 
Diabetic emergencies 
Poisoning 
Burns and scalds 
Electric shock 
Wounds and bleeding 
Shock 
Sickle cell crisis 
Eye, ear and nose conditions 
Bites and stings 
Treatment for hot and cold temperatures 
Minor injuries 
Accident recording 
 
Tailored to you 
 
EFS understand that our fixed courses may not right for you therefore, we can bespoke courses to develop the skills of the individuals on your sites based around the risks on your premises and your organisation's needs and requirements. The flexibility of our courses means that we can deliver cost-effective training at your preferred venue, on dates to suit you, wherever practicable. 
 

Course Prices 

Course duration: 2 days 
Maximum number (Group): 12 
Minimum number (Individual): 8 
Group Cost: £1100 + VAT* 
Individual Cost: £140 + VAT* 
*Subject to location. Individuals can simply book on a course held at our Bicester HQ or chosen venues across the UK. Please call for details. 
 
Any bookings of 8 or more people can be run at any of our locations or a suitable venue of your choice. 
 
For more information please contact Steve Whiteside 
stevewhiteside@eventfiresolutions.co.uk | 0800 999 4343 | www.eventfiresolutions.co.uk 
 
 
 

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