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Program Description

This qualification is designed to provide learners with the first aid skills they require when working in an environment with children. The Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid is suitable for learners who are responsible for children. Learners will become familiar and react according to an emergency situation with a child or infant.

Who needs this qualification?

This qualification is designed to provide learners with the first aid skills they require when working in an environment with children. The Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid is suitable for learners who are responsible for children. Learners will become familiar and react according to an emergency situation with a child or infant.

How long will it take?

Delivery would typically be through a 2-day training course (16 hours).

Course overview

Over a 2 day period, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations, including: assessing an emergency situation, dealing with an unresponsive infant or child, CPR, choking, meningitis, head and spinal injuries, anaphylaxis, asthma and more.

Certificate validity

The Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid is valid for a period of three years. After this period, individuals wishing to retain their status as emergency first aider must re-qualify.

Assessment method

The practical Learning Outcomes are assessed by observation.

 Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) for theory and underpinning knowledge.

This qualification is made up of 2 Units which are assessed separately:

Unit 1: Emergency Paediatric First Aid.

Unit 2: Managing paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies.

To Awarded this qualification the Learner must 100% pass of the assessments carried out by observation together with a percentage pass in the MCQ paper.

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