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Paediatric First Aid - Level 3 Award (Qualsafe)

Length of course

12 Guided Learning Hours

Course aims

This qualification provides the first aid skills needed to administer paediatric first aid - either when working in children’s settings or in a domestic environment.

It covers the more common illnesses that occur in children as well as the types of incidents and accidents that could happen. It also includes how to deal with these situations in a safe and appropriate manner and complete the accident reporting procedures appropriately.

Assessment Methods

7x practical assessments

2x Theory assessments (MCQ) and continual formative assessments are conducted throughout the course.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course candidates should be able to:

  • Understand the role of the paediatric first aider.
  • Be able to assess an emergency situation and act safely and effectively.
  • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child
    - who is unresponsive and breathing normally.
    - who is unresponsive and not breathing normally.
    - who has injuries to bones, joints and muscles.
    - who has head and spinal injuries.
  • Know how to provide first aid to an infant or child
    - with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
    - with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness
    - who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold
    - who has sustained an electric shock
    - with burns or scald
    - who has been poisoned
    - who has been bitten or stung
    - who has minor injuries
  • Understand how to complete records relating to illnesses, injuries and emergencies.

Who is the course for?

Anyone who has to deliver first aid as part of their role in either childcare settings or in domestic environments. You should be at least 16 years old.

In 2018 - 2019, the average salary in Birmingham was £27,399.

Do I need any knowledge, skills or qualifications to enrol?

No, but you will need to demonstrate practical skills to complete the qualification and answer multiple choice questions on how to treat minor illnesses. Learners must have a good standard of spoken and written Engish.

Will I gain any qualifications?

Qualsafe Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.

How will I learn?

You will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. Elements such as: CPR, dealing with severe choking and recovery positions will be assessed by practical demonstrations on infant or child manikins. Other methods could include professional discussion, written assignments and a multiple choice question paper.

What could this course lead to?

This qualification will allow you to administer paediatric first aid as part of your current job role. It is valid for 3 years and then must be renewed if you wish to continue to practice paediatric first aid.

What material or equipment will I need to provide?

Pen and paper. You will be provided with a Paediatric First Aid Handbook.

Other information

Please note that learners MUST attend ALL sessions and complete ALL practical assessments as well as achieving the pass rate on a Multi Choice Question Paper.

Practical assessments involve attending a casualty (mannequin) on the floor to administer First Aid. If you have mobility issues which may make this difficult for you, you MUST speak to the tutor BEFORE enrolment. Suitable clothing such as trousers or long skirts is recommended and learners may wish to bring their own mat or towel. Learners need to bring photographic ID to prove identity. Learners may bring a bi-lingual dictionary for use during the multi-choice question paper.

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