This Paediatric First Aid qualification is specifically designed for those who work in a childcare setting meeting the paediatric first aid requirements in the statutory framework for the early year's foundation stage.
Attending this certified two-day comprehensive training course will provides learners with a range of first aid skills, knowledge and confidence needed to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations found when looking after children and infants.
This is an in depth and comprehensive course that will cover a broad range of first aid scenarios and emergencies. Including both theory and practical sessions, we provide a practical, hands-on approach teaching learners to deal with emergency situations as they arise with confidence in a fast, safe and effective way.
On successful completion of this course, learners will receive a Level 3 award in Paediatric First Aid at Work e-certificate which is valid for three years.
Who’s it for?
Anyone working with young children and those working towards an early years educator qualification. This includes those:
Working or acting as childminders
Working or acting as carers of children at home
Working in pre-schools
Working in private nursery schools
Working in before and after school clubs
Working in day nurseries
The EYFS statutory framework states that at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid (PFA) certificate must be on the premises and available at all times when children are present and must accompany children on outings.
New parents, guardians or grandparents will find the course very informative and build confidence to deal with paediatric first aid situations, injuries and emergencies which could arise when looking after children and infants.
The course requires two days (12 hours) of classroom attendance generally running from 9am to 5pm each day.
Learners are required to complete practical assessments and exams.
For added reassurance, each learner is assessed throughout the course using a range of practical demonstrations, question and answer sessions, quizzes and engaging activities designed to coach and support you.
To ensure you get the most effective learning experience, learners must be physically able to participate as you will be required to participate in practical scenario based training sessions.
Learners need a basic command of English (defined as Level 2).
First aid manual
Refreshments (tea, coffee etc)
What will I learn?
Key learning outcomes are:
Be able to assess an emergency situation and prioritise what action to take
Help a baby or child who is unresponsive and breathing normally
Help a baby or child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
Help a baby or child who is having a seizure
Help a baby or child who is choking
Help a baby or child who is bleeding
Help a baby or child who is suffering from shock caused by severe blood loss (hypovolemic shock)
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