Course

Highfield LogoThis qualification is designed for those learners wishing to become a paediatric first aider in the workplace with a responsibility for the welfare of infants and children. This qualification is intended for learners already working or preparing to work in industry.

Learners gaining this qualification will know that first aid is the responsibility of everyone involved in the working environment. Topics within this course are regarded by the Early Years Foundation Stage as being important to maintaining good practice in the safe, prompt and effective treatment of injuries and ill health of infants and children who are under the care of trained personnel.

This qualification meets the requirements for Paediatric First Aid outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014.

CPDG ltd ensures that it delivers high quality workplace first aid training with the most up to date information and practice. All of our first aid courses are externally validated by HABC. When you work with us to train you or your first aiders, you can be sure that you’re getting the best training to meet your legal obligations now the new regulations have been implemented.

 


Who is the course for?

  • Any member of the general public

 

  • Education or healthcare professionals wishing to gain an understanding of paediatric first aid and a fully recognised award / qualification.
  • Anyone wishing to renew their Paediatric First Aid Qualification.
  • Any professional education or healthcare worker who has identified that they need an PFA in the workplace qualification.
  • It is advised that you have a minimum of level 1 in literacy and numeracy.
  • You are required to be 16 years of age or older prior to certification.

 


Syllabus

Gaining this qualification you will learn that first aid is the responsibility of everyone involved in the working environment. Topics within this course are regarded by the Early Years Foundation Stage as being important to maintaining good practice in the safe, prompt and effective treatment of injuries and ill health of infants and children who are under the care of trained personnel.

Over the duration of the course you will learn to;

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider.
  • Be able to assess an emergency situation safely.
  • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally.
  • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally.
  • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who has a foreign body airway obstruction.
  • Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child with external bleeding.
  • Understand how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is suffering from shock.
  • Understand how to provide first aid to an infant and a child with anaphylaxis.

 

  • Be able to administer first aid to an infant and a child with injuries to bones, joints and muscles.
  • Be able to administer first aid to an infant and a child with head and spinal injuries.
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose.
  • Understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant and a child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness.
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat or cold.
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has sustained an electric shock.
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has been poisoned.
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has been bitten or stung.
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with minor injuries.
  • Understand how to complete records relating to illnesses, injuries and emergencies.

 


How many hours CPD?

This is a 3 credit qualification, with a guided learning hour’s value of 22 and it has a minimum contact time of 12 hours, which is typically delivered via a 2 day course.


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  • The changes to first aid regulations that came into force from the 1st of October 2013, remove the requirement for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to approve first aid training providers. The removal of the HSE approval process gives you as a practitioner and small business, greater flexibility to choose your own first aid training provider. This helps to ensure that the first aid training you get is right for your workplace, based on your own needs assessment and individual practitioner and business needs.
  • The HABC Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) has been accredited by the regulators of England (Ofqual) and is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). It is supported by Skills for Care and Development, the Sector Skills Council for the social work, care and children’s workforces.
  • This is valid for 3 years.

 


Is the course assessed?

  • The assessment includes both practical demonstration, written assignments and oral examination.
  • The practical ongoing assessment involves you demonstrating practical first aid skills across a number of areas.
  • You are required to answer written and orally, a number of questions, ensuring that you understand the theory content.

 


Other information

Upon successful completion you may wish to continue your development via the completion of any of the following;

  • Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (FAW) (QCF)
  • Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (FAW) (QCF)
  • Level 3 Award in First Aid Response
  • Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (QCF)