Paediatric First Aid (2 days)
This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to prepare the learner to develop the skills and knowledge needed to provide effective first aid to children and infants.
It is mandatory for those working with children from birth to five years. It is also suitable for those working with children from birth to puberty, including foster carers, schools and CVS practitioners.
There are seven Practical assessments, observed by the trainer throughout the course. There are two Theory assessment/multiple choice question papers. The pass mark is 11 out of 15 for Unit 1 and 18 out of 25 for Unit 2.
In addition, the trainer will carry out on-going assessment to assess the learners’ knowledge, skills and understanding related to the assessment criteria.
To assess competence and gain certification, the learner will need to demonstrate, without assistance from a third party, practical tasks such as CPR with the casualty on the floor to simulate a real-life situation. If the learner is unable to carry out this practical assessment, for example because they cannot kneel, then they will not pass the course and will not gain the qualification. In exceptional circumstances, learners who are not able to kneel may be able to carry out the task from a standing position, and this is acceptable.
Each learner is provided with a course manual.
This qualification is valid for a period of 3 years. The learner needs to re-take the qualification before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified by attending a full two day/twelve hour Paediatric First Aid course.
The programme has been amended due to the Covid-19 outbreak and infection prevention control measures and special instructions for attending this course are detailed below in the additional information. Please ensure these are read and understood before applying and attending the programme. Delegates can also request a full copy of the risk assessments that cover this training course.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- understand the role and responsibilities of the Paediatric First Aider and assess an emergency situation safely
- provide first aid for an infant or child who is unresponsive
- provide first aid for an infant or child who is choking
- provide first aid to an infant or child with external bleeding
- provide first aid to an infant or child who is suffering from shock
- provide first aid to an infant or child with bites, stings and minor injuries
- provide first aid to an infant or child with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints
- provide first aid to an infant or child with suspected head and spinal injuries
- provide first aid to an infant or child with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
- provide first aid to an infant or child with an acute medical condition or sudden illness
- provide first aid to an infant or child who is experiencing extremes of body temperature
- provide first aid to an infant or child who has sustained an electric shock, burns and scalds
- provide first aid to an infant or child with suspected poisoning
- provide first aid to an infant or child with anaphylaxis
Access to the Gresham Suite
Please note, this room is accessed via a small number of stairs and is therefore not accessible to wheelchair users and those people who may have difficulty using stairs. If this will affect your ability to attend this course, please email the Learning and Development team firstname.lastname@example.org so alternative arrangements can be made for you to attend first aid training.
Note: Suitable clothing taking some physical activity into account should be worn.
Links to basic life support videos produced by the British Red Cross and Resuscitation Council are available in the eLearning section of the Learning Gateway.
Further information: Covid-19 First-aiders Guidance