The Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid qualification is ideal for those who work or intend to work in a childcare setting as it is been specifically designed to fulfil Ofsted’s first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and childminders.
This qualification provides Learners with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations, illnesses, injuries and emergencies which can arise when looking after children.
The EYFS statutory framework states that at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid (PFA) certificate must be on the premises and available at all times when children are present, and must accompany children on outings. The certificate must be for this full course consistent with the criteria set out below and as detailed in Annex A of the framwork.
Childminders, and any assistant who might be in sole charge of the children for any period of time, must hold a full current PFA certificate. PFA training must be renewed every three years and be relevant for workers caring for young children and where relevant, babies.
Providers should take into account the number of children, staff and layout of premises to ensure that a paediatric first aider is able to respond to emergencies quickly.
All newly qualified entrants to the early years workforce who have completed a level 2 and/or level 3 qualification on or after 30 June 2016, must also have either this full PFA or an emergency PFA certificate within three months of starting work in order to be included in the required staff:child ratios at level 2 or level 3 in an early years setting.
Providers should display (or make available to parents) staff PFA certificates or a list of staff who have a current PFA certificate
The Paediatric First Aid course is a two-unit award, comprising:
- Unit 1: Paediatric Emergency First Aid
- Unit 2: Managing Paediatric Illness and Injury
As per Annex A: Criteria for effective PFA training. Taken direct from the Statutory Framework for the early years foundation stage
Unit 1: Paediatric Emergency First Aid
- Be able to assess an emergency situation and prioritise what action to take
- Help a baby or child who is unresponsive and breathing normally
- Help a baby or child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
- Help a baby or child who is having a seizure
- Help a baby or child who is choking
- Help a baby or child who is bleeding
- Help a baby or child who is suffering from shock caused by severe blood loss (hypovolemic shock)
Unit 2: Managing Paediatric Illness and Injury
- Help a baby or child who is suffering from anaphylactic shock
- Help a baby or child who has had an electric shock
- Help a baby or child who has burns or scalds
- Help a baby or child who has a suspected fracture
- Help a baby or child with head, neck or back injuries
- Help a baby or child who is suspected of being poisoned
- Help a baby or child with a foreign body in eyes, ears or nose
- Help a baby or child with an eye injury
- Help a baby or child with a bite or sting
- Help a baby or child who is suffering from the effects of extreme heat or cold
- Help a baby or child having: a diabetic emergency; an asthma attack; an allergic reaction; meningitis; and/or febrile convulsions
- Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider (including appropriate contents of a first aid box and the need for recording accidents and incidents)
Successful candidates will be awarded the Level 3 Paediatric First Aid certificate valid for 3 years.
Accreditation is provided by National Nursery Training in accordance with the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
Although it is not a requirement, Ofqual certification can also be provided at an additional charge per person
Duration: two-days (12 hours)
Group size: 12 Candidates per 1 Trainer/Assessor
Assessment method: Activities, test paper, practical assessments
- recommended annual refresher training;
- mandatory requalification training every three years ;
We are able to offer training on-site throughout the UK. Prices vary depending upon location, number of learners and when sessions are to be held.
Please complete the following form to request a quotation for your Paediatric First Aid Training. Upon receipt of your request a member of our team will be in touch with any further questions that we may have in order to provide you with the best possible quotation.