The qualification is designed for those with a responsibility for the care of children and babies on a professional level. The purpose of the qualification is for you to attain the knowledge and practical competence required to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations.
Ofsted and the Early Years Foundation Stage
This two-day qualification fulfils the requirements for first aid training detailed in the Department for Education’s statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.
The qualification has 12 assigned guided learning hours and 16 hours total qualification time.
Contact hours for direct classroom teaching and assessment must be no less than 12 hours over 2 days. The qualification can be delivered over a maximum of a 6-week period with each training session being a minimum of 2 hours.
A range of subjects is covered including:-
Role of the Paediatric First Aider
Resuscitation (CPR including the safe use of an AED)
Wounds, bleeding and shock
Allergic reactions including anaphylaxis
Extreme cold and heat
Head, neck and back injuries
Students must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.
A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course.
The qualification is assessed both through practical demonstration and written assessment.
You must successfully pass both the written and practical assessments to achieve the qualification. There is no grading of the assessment; you either pass or are referred.
The qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is recommended that you attend annual refresher training.
You will need to complete the full course again to re-qualify for a further three years.