Level 3 Paediatric First Aid (RQF) 

The Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid introduces the techniques, skills and decisions that will be needed by childcare practitioners. The skills and knowledge will be taught in a realistic childcare context. 

Unit 1: Emergency Paediatric First Aid 

Roles and responsibilities of the first aider 
Minimising risk in an emergency situation 
Accident procedures 
Safe Airway Positions 
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 
Safe use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) 
First aid for seizures and febrile convulsions 
First aid for choking 
Treatment for bleeding and shock 
Appropriate First Aid Kit Use 
Completing accident forms 

Unit 2: Managing Paediatric Illness, Injuries & Emergencies 

Conduct a secondary survey 
First aid for fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains 
Head injuries including concussion and compression 
Managing a casualty with a potential spinal injuries 
Chest injuries 
Anaphylaxis - dealing with a severe allergic reaction and correct use of adrenaline auto - injector pens 
Managing medical conditions in schools, such as asthma and diabetes 
First aid for burns and scalds 
Eye injuries 
First aid for poisoning 
Awareness of meningitis 
First aid for minor injuries, bumps and bruises, nosebleeds and splinters 

Course Duration & Assessment 

The training and assessment typically consists of a 2-day (12 hour) course leading to the full Paediatric First Aid qualification. 
There is no test at the end of this course as skills and knowledge for this qualification are assessed continuously by tutor observation of ‘real-life’ skills which have been benchmarked to National Occupational Standards. 
This certificate has a valid ‘license to practice’ lifetime of three years. Certificate renewal is by completion of another First Aid at Work qualification. 
Prices are based on a maximum of 12 candidates per course. Contact us for a quote for larger groups 

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