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.

Ofsted and the Early Years Foundation Stage 

This two-day qualification fulfils the requirements for first aid training detailed in the Department for Education’s statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

DURATION

The qualification has 12 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 16 hours total qualification time (TQT). GLH indicates the number of Trainer/Assessor led hours including invigilated assessments. TQT is GLH plus time allocated for independent study and is essentially an indication of how long a typical learner might take to complete the qualification.

Contact hours for direct classroom teaching and assessment must be no less than12 hours over 2 days. The qualification can be delivered over a maximum of a 6-week period with each training session being a minimum of 2 hours.

NUMBERS

A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course. Candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.

CERTIFICATION

The qualification 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.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Role of the Paediatric First Aider
  • Primary survey
  • Resuscitation (CPR including the safe use of an AED)
  • Wounds, bleeding and shock
  • Allergic reactions including anaphylaxis
  • Head, neck and back injuries
  • Seizure
  • Choking
  • Minor injuries
  • Recovery position
  • Fractures
  • Foreign bodies
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Asthma
  • Meningitis
  • Febrile convulsions
  • Extreme cold and heat
  • Electrical incidents