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Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

Course Overview

The Paediatric First Aid Course is a comprehensive, two-day course designed for those that work with children in an earlyyears setting. This first aid course is the one required under the Early Years Framework, to meet the legal requirements of settings for first aid provision. Under this legislation you must have a paediatric first aider available whenever children are present and, on any trips, or outings. On successfully completing this course, attendees will be confident, safe, prompt and effective paediatric first aiders

What the course Covers
  • Roles of the first aider in an early-years setting
  • Assess an incident involving a child or baby
  • Primary survey
  • Unresponsive breathing child or baby
  • Seizures
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) for children and babies 
  • Choking children or babies
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Casualties suffering from shock
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Electric shock
  • Burns and scalds
  • Bone, joint and muscles injuries
  • Head, neck and back injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Foreign bodies in the eyes, ears and nose
  • Eye injuries
  • Bites and stings
  • Effects of the heat and cold
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma 
  • Meningitis
How is this Course assessed

Multiple choice exam paper and practical assessment.

Course Duration

12 contact hours which is normally delivered over 2-days, 09:30 – 16:30.

Delivery Type
  • The Paediatric First Aid Course is aimed at those over 16 years old
  • It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of Level 2 literacy and numeracy or equivalent.
  • Learners are required to demonstrate first aid procedures as they would in a real environment. This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore learners must be physically capable of doing this.

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