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 quali cation ful ls the requirements for rst aid training detailed in the Department for Education’s statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

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 quali cation can be delivered over a maximum of a 6-week period with each training session being a minimum of 2 hours.

A range of subjects is covered including:-

  • 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

Age limit
Students must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.

A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course.

We are able to deliver this course on your site, subject to a pre-course assessment of your premises, reducing your costs in respect of additional time out and travelling.

Assessment information
The qualification is assessed both through practical demonstration and written assessment.

A learner must successfully pass both the written and practical assessments to achieve the quali cation. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.

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.

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Thank you, Alan, AJS First aid training services ltd for our recent paediatric first aid course, your presentation style was great and this created a relaxed environment. You welcomed questions which you answered comprehensively from your wide depth of knowledge and by sharing the wealth of your experiences. It was an amazing bonus that it was such a good price as well.

Julie Cook

Ducklings Pre-School