Paediatric First Aid - Level 3: 2-day

This course is for teachers, child minders, crèche assistants, playgroup personnel and anyone else who has a responsibility for their welfare whilst in your care.

Course Summary

FAA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

Award in Paediatric First Aid at SCQF Level 6

This Paediatric First Aid qualification is for those who work in a childcare setting. This paediatric first aid course has been specifically designed to meet the paediatric first aid requirements in the statutory framework for the early year's foundation stage. This qualification provides Learners with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations, illnesses, injuries and emergencies which can arise when looking after children.

Course Structure:

Unit 1: Paediatric Emergency First Aid

Unit 2: Managing Paediatric Illness and Injury

Course Contents

A range of subjects are covered including:

Unit 1: Paediatric Emergency First Aid

  • Be able to assess an emergency situation and prioritise what action to take

  • Help a baby or child who is unresponsive and breathing normally

  • Help a baby or child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally

  • Help a baby or child who is having a seizure

  • Help a baby or child who is choking

  • Help a baby or child who is bleeding

  • Help a baby or child who is suffering from shock caused by severe blood loss (hypovolemic shock)

Unit 2: Managing Paediatric Illness and Injury

  • Help a baby or child who is suffering from anaphylactic shock

  • Help a baby or child who has had an electric shock

  • Help a baby or child who has burns or scalds

  • Help a baby or child who has a suspected fracture

  • Help a baby or child with head, neck or back injuries

  • Help a baby or child who is suspected of being poisoned

  • Help a baby or child with a foreign body in eyes, ears or nose

  • Help a baby or child with an eye injury

  • Help a baby or child with a bite or sting

  • Help a baby or child who is suffering from the effects of extreme heat or cold

  • Help a baby or child having: a diabetic emergency; an asthma attack; meningitis; febrile convulsions; an allergic reaction (including safe use of Adrenaline Auto-Injectors)

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider (including appropriate contents of a first aid box and the need for recording accidents and incidents)

Certification

Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor each day, along with a written assessment for unit 2. A three year Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (Level 6 in Scotland) will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment.

Learners who achieve this qualification may progress on to other related qualifications within first aid. FAA also offer qualifications in health & safety, food safety and safeguarding should learners wish to diversify.

Duration

A minimum of 12 hours spread over at least two days. Ideally, the course should be run over two consecutive days, but we have the flexibility to accommodate your specific needs if you so desire providing it is completed within 10 weeks of starting the course and the training sessions last for a minimum of two hours.

Further Information

Duration: two-days (12 hours)

Group size: 12 Candidates per 1 Trainer/Assessor

Assessment method: Activities, test paper, practical assessments

Pre-requisite: None

Suggested progression:

  • recommended annual refresher training;

  • mandatory requalification training every three years;

  • automated external defibrillation training;

Course Prices

Price per person at our venue:

£139.00 (ex VAT)

Price per group at your venue:

£899.00 (ex VAT)

Further Information

Duration: two-days (12 hours)

Group size: 12 Candidates per 1 Trainer/Assessor

Assessment method: Activities, test paper, practical assessments

Pre-requisite: None

Suggested progression:

  • recommended annual refresher training;

  • mandatory requalification training every three years;

  • automated external defibrillation training;

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