This course is designed to train staff and individuals who need to meet the requirements set out in the First Aid at Work regulations (1981) and is recognised by OFSTED, SURESTART, EYFS this course replaces the old style 12 hour Paediatric First Aid qualification.

Child with bandageThis is a regulated qualification that is provided through an awarding organisation that is recognised and regulated by one of the UK regulators (e.g. Ofqual in England, SQA accreditation in Scotland). The qualification certificate awarded to successful learners will be the RQF Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) and will show the logo of RQF Awarding Body for Compliance. It will also show any relevant UK regulators along with the full qualification title and number.

For group bookings we offer discounted course fees. We offer onsite 12 hour paediatric first aid training in Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Hull, Lincoln and surrounding areas for childcare nurseries, mother and toddler groups. Please contact us to discuss your level 3 paediatric first aid course requirements.

This course includes adult basic life support skills, but focuses on teaching the candidate to deal with a child or infant who may be unconscious, ill or injured up to the arrival of the emergency services. The candidates will practice skills on life like child and infant manikins. This ensures that candidates retain information so that when they have completed the course they are confident enough to be able to deal with an emergency situation should it arise. There is a free student manual after course completion.

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider
    • Define responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
    • Explain how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
    • Describe first aid and personal protection equipment required for emergencies
    • Describe how to use first aid and personal protection equipment safely
    • Identify what information needs to be included in an accident report/incident record
    • Explain reporting procedures following an accident/incident
  • Define an infant and a child for the purposes of first aid treatment
    • Be able to assess an emergency situation safely
    • Conduct a scene survey
    • Conduct a primary survey on an infant and a child
    • Identify when to call for help
    • Explain what information needs to be given when obtaining assistance
  • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally
    • Assess the level of consciousness of an infant and a child
    • Explain why an infant and a child should be placed in the recovery position
    • Place an infant and a child in the recovery position
    • Continually monitor an infant and a child whilst they are in the recovery position
    • Assist an infant and a child who is experiencing a seizure
  • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
    • Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to an unresponsive infant and an unresponsive child who is not breathing normally
    • Administer CPR using an infant and a child manikin
  • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who has a foreign body airway obstruction
    • Identify when a foreign body airway obstruction is mild and severe
    • Administer first aid to an infant and a child who is choking
  • Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child with external bleeding
    • Describe the types and severity of bleeding
    • Explain the effect of severe blood loss on an infant and a child
    • Control external bleeding
  • Understand how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is suffering from shock
    • Define the term ‘shock’ relevant to first aid
    • Describe how to recognise an infant and a child who is suffering from shock
    • Explain how to manage the effects of shock
  • Understand how to provide first aid to an infant and a child with anaphylaxis
    • List common triggers for anaphylaxis
    • Describe how to recognise anaphylaxis in an infant and a child
    • Explain how to administer first aid for an infant and a child with anaphylaxis

We want all learning to be inclusive, if candidates need any additional assistance or have any requirements to aid learning, let us know so we can make any appropriate adjustments to the course. To discuss all your training requirements, please contact us on 07484 681988, or email us through our contact us page.