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When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Suzzanne Warrick-Barron
  • Course Code K21ESWA08A

What you will learn

The Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid meets the criteria set by the Department for Education’s Early Years Foundation Stage 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. Providers should also take into account the number of children, staff and layout of the premises and increase their paediatric first aid provision accordingly to ensure that a paediatric first aider is available to respond to emergencies quickly. This course is therefore perfect for those working in an early years setting who wish to be included in the staff to child ratios as well as 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. It would also be of interest to anyone who has a non-professional involvement with infants and children, such as parents and grandparents who want to learn key paediatric first aid skills. Over a two-day period, you 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 (learning outcomes listed below are not exhaustive).

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • provide first aid for an infant and a child who are unresponsive
  • provide first aid for an infant and a child who are choking
  • provide first aid to an infant and a child with external bleeding
  • provide first aid to an infant or a child with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints
  • provide first aid to an infant or a child with suspected head and spinal injuries
  • provide first aid to an infant or a child with anaphylaxis

Cost

  • Full fee
    £60
  • Concession fee
    £45
  • Class format and activities

    The Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid has two units that need to be completed in order to achieve the qualification. The course is delivered over two days using an equal mix of theory and practical activities. Assessment is comprised of seven practical activities and two multiple choice question papers.

    Entry requirements

    You must be at least 16 years old and be able to perform practical tasks at floor level. There are no other formal entry requirements but we would recommend that you have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Due to the practical nature of this course, you will need to wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

    What you need

    No additional equipment is required to complete this course.

    What you can do next

    Successful Learners will receive a personalised e-Certificate immediately after their results have been submitted. Printed certificates are available at an additional cost. This qualification is valid for a period of 3 years.