Paediatric First Aid – 2 Day

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Paediatric First aid – Qualification Level

SCQF Level 6 Award (Scotland)

RQF Level 3 Award (England, Northern Ireland & Wales)


This 2 day Paediatric First aid course has been developed for those who are working with children and infants. It will be of particular interest to teachers, child minders, crèche assistants, playgroup personnel and anyone else who has a responsibility for their welfare whilst in your care. It is ideal for individuals who are responsible for children and infants, who wish to gain a nationally regulated Level 3 Award.

This two-day course satisfies the guidelines and criteria as laid down by OFSTED and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). In order to obtain this qualification, you must attend both days and complete the two units of accreditation.


A 12-hour course consisting of theory and practical work.

Paediatric First aid – Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered including:-

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Resuscitation
  • Fainting
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Head injuries
  • Choking
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Diabetes
  • Fractures
  • Infantile convulsions
  • Foreign bodies
  • Meningitis
  • Control of bleeding and shock
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Burns
  • Bites and stings
  • Epilepsy
  • Poisons
  • Eye injuries
  • Heat and Cold
  • Asthma
  • Sickle cell anaemia
  • Electrical injuries


Assessment is ongoing by the instructor in respect of the student’s practical skills and there will be multiple choice question paper to answer in respect of their knowledge. A three year certificate will be issued subject to assessment.


A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course.

Age Limit

Students must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment. A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace for children and infants until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role. The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.


£140 per person