Paediatric First Aid

The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) 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

£125 per person

Discounts are applied for groups of 4+

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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.

Who will train me?

Learn with experienced trainers with real experience

Knowing a subject is one thing, however, we believe there is no one better to teach a subject than those with practical, hands on experience!

Our trainers have a vast array of experience and are often current or retired Paramedics, Nurses and other health care professionals.

Whether training the beginnings of first aid or teaching complex subjects to existing medical professionals, our training team have relevant experience and current, up to date knowledge; ensuring those attending our courses get exactly what they need.

Where will I learn?

Learn in a unique environment with advanced equipment

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.

We don’t just use a realistic training environment, we also use a variety of simulated injures and advanced manikins which not only allow you to practice the lifesaving skill of CPR, but which 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 much does it cost?

This course costs £125 per person. We can offer discounted rates to groups of 4 and above—please see below for rates.

Group

Discount

4-5

10%

6-7

15%

8-9

20%

10-11

25%

12

30%

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.

Can I choose my own venue?

Yes, we are able to travel to your own venue as long as it meets some basic requirements and are able to provide a further reduction on the cost of training if you decide to take this option. Please get in touch for more information.

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.