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Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)
Who Should attend?
The course has specifically been 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 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 emergency paediatric first aid certificate within three months of starting work.
What will Attendees learn?
During a 2 day period Learners wil develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations.
12 hr Programme:
The course consists of two units:
Unit 1: Paediatric Emergency First Aid
Unit 2: Managing Paediatric Illness and Injury First Aid.
The course covers the following areas:
- Assessing an emergency situation
- dealing with an unresponsive infant or child
- CPR, choking, wounds and bleeding, seizures,menigitis, head and spinal injuries, anaphylaxis, asthma and more.
For a more detailed overview of topics covered, please download the Course Information below.
In order to acheive the qualification the full 12 hours need to be completed and the learner will need to demonstrate competence in the 6 practical assessments they will be observed carrying out. Assessment will be continuous and there are 2 theory assessments/multiple choice question papers to be completed also.