Highfield Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF)
This qualification is ideal for learners wishing to gain the knowledge and skills required to administer effective emergency paediatric first aid. The qualification is valid for a period of three years after which point learners must retake the course. In addition, annual refresher training is strongly recommended.
Subjects covered include the roles and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider, how to provide first aid to an infant or child who is unresponsive, how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of an automated external defibrillator. It also covers how to administer first aid to an infant or child who is choking or suffering from hypovolemic shock.
Is it for me ?
This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to gain the knowledge and skills required to enable them to provide effective emergency paediatric first aid. It is intended for learners such as parents and relatives, pre-school or nursery staff, toddler group volunteers, childminders and nannies, au pairs and foster parents, or anyone who has to deliver ﬁrst aid as part of their role in either childcare settings or a domestic environment.
How long will it take ?
This qualification is usually obtained by taking a 1-day classroom-based course. However, it can also be achieved through a variety of other methods including blended learning, as long as the 6 mandatory learning hours are completed and at least two thirds of the course time is face-to-face. For example, completing pre-course work or e-learning (2 hours) followed by a 4-hour classroom-based course.
Topics include the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first-aider and providing first aid for an infant or a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally. The qualification also covers how to administer first aid to an infant or a child who is choking or suffering from hypovolemic shock and how to treat minor injuries.
This qualification is assessed by the following two methods: 1. Practical assessment – Learners must demonstrate the practical first aid skills, as indicated within the Highfield assessment paperwork. 2. Theory assessment – Learners must answer a series of multiple-choice questions as outlined within the Highfield assessment paperwork.
Learners will receive a Highfield Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric Firt Aid (RQF) upon successfully completing the course.
Individuals achieving this qualification can progress onto: • Highfield Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) • Highfield Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) (EFAW) • Highfield Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) (FAW) • Highfield Level 3 Award in First Aid Response (RQF) • Highfield Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF)
There is an E-learning option available with this course
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