Paediatric First Aid

The Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid meets the requirement of the  Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework which requires all early years providers in England to have at least one person who has a current and full paediatric first aid certificate on the premises and available at all times when children are present.

Key Course Information

12 hours duration

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What's it about?

Over a 2 day period, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations, including: assessing an emergency situation, dealing with an unresponsive infant or child, CPR, choking, meningitis, head and spinal injuries, anaphylaxis, asthma and more.

Who's it for?

This qualification has been specifically designed to meet the criteria set by the Department for Education’s EYFS Framework and is ideal for:

  • Those who have gained a level 2 and/or level 3 childcare qualification and have entered into an early years setting and wish to be included in the staff to child ratios to comply with EYFS requirements.
  • Registered childminders and assistants who are required to hold a current and full paediatric first aid certificate in order to comply with the EYFS requirements.
  • Anyone who has a non-professional involvement with infants and children, such as parents, grandparents and want to learn key paediatric first aid skills.

Newly qualified entrants to an early years setting who have completed a level 2 and/or level 3 qualification on or after 30th June 2016, must also have either a full paediatric first aid or an emergency paediatric first aid certificate within three months of starting work.

Where will I learn?

Learn in a realistic training environment

Accidents don’t happen in the classroom, so why train in one! Why not learn to deal with people involved in car accidents in our compound using real vehicles, learn about burns and how to manage them in the kitchen and practice CPR in a confined and busy office environment.

We have a range of environments to provide the most realistic training possible.

What equipment will I use?

Learn using some of the most advanced equipment available

At The Practical Training Hub, it isn’t just the venue that’s cutting edge. A selection of simulated injures, technology and advanced electronic manikins as well as actors can be utilised to create an even more practical, engaging and beneficial training session.

Resuscitation manikins can not only provide you with the opportunity to practice the lifesaving skill of CPR, however, they can also provide instant visual feedback on depth and rate of compression’s as well as how effective ventilation’s are!

What will i learn

During this half day course, Learners will be given the opportunity to practise essential basic life support procedures, including: assessing an incident, managing an unresponsive casualty, recovery position, CPR and choking.

  • Responsibilities of the First Aider
  • How to check for breathing
  • Assessment of injuries
  • Recovery position
  • Resuscitation of a non-breathing casualty (CPR)
  • Choking
  • Major bleeding and Shock management
  • Minor injuries & burns
  • Seizures
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Course information

How long is the course?

The content of this training is taught over 3 hours and is therefore delivered over half a day.

Time is set aside during the course for a suitable number of breaks. Participants are welcome to bring their own snacks/lunch or enjoy a variety of hot or cold food and refreshments at our on-site café.

Do I need any prerequisites?

No, you do not require any prior knowledge, experience or qualifications to attend this training.

Themed environment

Training is carried out at a purpose built training site with multiple themed rooms and an outdoor compound

Real instructors

Courses are delivered by those with hands on experience such as Paramedics, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

On-site or off-site

Training can be carried out on our premises or at your own venue if you wish. Please get in touch to discuss.