Complies with EYFS Standards

This qualification is aimed at those who wish to become a Paediatric First Aider in the workplace, parents and people who work with children in the absence of their parents with a responsibility for the welfare of infants and children. The course aims to give the candidate knowledge and assess them on their ability to deal with emergency situations, how to recognise and respond to serious medical conditions and serious injuries.

Intended audience

This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide first aid to children (including babies) when dealing with:

  •  An emergency situation
  • Chronic or sudden paediatric illness
  • Paediatric injury

Note: This qualification fulfils Ofsted’s first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and child minders (as defined within the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 and within The Child Care Register guide).

Level 3 Paediatric First Aid - 2 Day Course

    • Role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider:
    • Role, responsibilities, definition of an infant and a child, infection control, consent, completing accident forms/reports,
    • first aid and personal protection equipment
    • Incident and casualty assessment:
    • Scene survey, primary survey, calling for help/information needed
    • CPR:
    • An infant and a child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
    • Unconscious casualty:
    • Recovery position
    • Management of a seizure
    • Choking casualty:
    • Recognition and treatment
    • Anaphylaxis:
    • Recognition and treatment of anaphylaxis
    • Shock:
    • Recognition and treatment of shock in an infant and a child
    • External bleeding:
    • Types and treatment of bleeding
    • Minor injuries:
    • Small cuts, grazes, bumps and bruises, small splinters and nosebleeds
    • Unit 2 – Managing Paediatric Illness, Injuries and Emergencies
    • Bites and stings:
    • Complications and treatment
    • Eyes, ears and nose conditions:
    • Recognition and treatment
    • Fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains:
    • Recognition and treatment. Support and elevation slings
    • Head and spinal injuries:
    • Types, recognition, treatment and Manual Inline Stabilisation (MILS)
    • Chronic medical conditions or sudden illness:
    • Recognition and management
    • Sickle cell syndrome, diabetes, asthma, meningitis and febrile convulsions
    • Chronic medical conditions or sudden illness:
    • Recognition and management
    • Body temperature:
    • Recognition and management of extremes of heat and cold (hypo and hyperthermia)
    • Electric shock:
    • Dangers and management
    • Burns and scalds:
    • Types, recognition and management
    • Poisonous substances:
    • Types, recognition and treatment