AoFA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

This course focuses on emergency scenarios that are faced by professionals including teachers and playgroup leaders, looking after young children.

This Paediatric First Aid course meets Ofsted requirements for registered childminders and the requirements for Nannies under the Approved Carers Scheme.

The paediatric first aid course is recognised by Ofsted for Early Years (EYFS) and meets Childcare Registration requirements, therefore can also be used as evidence for employees working towards an diploma in Childcare and Education.

Who should attend the Paediatric First Aid Course?

Intended for people working with younger children, those up to eight years old, or working towards an NVQ in Childcare and Education

What will you learn?

Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider.
Be able to assess an emergency safely.

Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who:

  • is unresponsive and breathing normally, including child and infant resuscitation
  • is unresponsive and not breathing normally
  • has a foreign body airway obstruction?
  • has external bleeding
  • received injuries to bones, joints and muscles.

Understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant and a child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness:

  • sickle cell crisis
  • diabetic emergencies
  • asthma attack
  • allergic reaction
  • meningitis
  • febrile convulsions.

Confidence in administering first aid to an infant and a child:

  • who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold
  • that has sustained an electric shock
  • with burns or scalds
  • that has been poisoned
  • who has been bitten or stung
  • with minor injuries, including cuts, grazes, bumps and bruises, small splinters and nose bleeds
  • with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
  • with head and spinal injuries
  • in anaphylaxis
  • suffering from shock.

Gain an understanding in how to complete records relating to illnesses, injuries and emergencies

Assessment and Certification
Trainer assessment and a question tick box exam.
This course is certificated for three years.