Paediatric first aid (QA level 3 award)

An Ofsted-approved course to learn how to effectively manage emergency situations, chronic or sudden illness or injury.

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2 days

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Max 12 people per course

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Gain the skills and confidence to act fast if a child or baby’s health is at risk. In our Ofsted-approved two-day paediatric first aid course, you’ll learn how to effectively manage emergency situations, chronic or sudden illness or injury.

Our Qualsafe Paediatric First Aid course is developed in line with OFSTED requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and child minders. It’s ideal for parents, grandparents, and anyone who works with babies and prepubescent children in the absence of their parents.

You’ll learn how to identify and respond appropriately to a range of symptoms and situations involving children. By completing the two-day QA Level 3 Award, you’ll gain a recognised qualification and vital child-specific first aid skills that could significantly improve recovery in the event of illness, injury, or an emergency situation.

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£1,275 (ex VAT)*

You choose the date and provide the venue, usually your premises, and we provide the training and any necessary equipment.

* Pricing applies to UK Mainland only.

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What to expect

This is a two-day course with an experienced Posturite trainer experienced at administering first aid on children and babies. Throughout the two days you will learn about a variety of common paediatric illnesses, injuries and emergency situations, including wounds, cardiac arrest, head injuries, fractures, bites, stings and much more. It won’t all be theory — you’ll also have a chance to get hands-on with our training equipment so the trainer can help you achieve the right techniques. You will conclude the course with a written multiple-choice assessment and, having passed, be issued with a QA Level 3 qualification.

Please note: This qualification fulfils OFSTED's first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and child minders (as defined within the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 and within The Child Care Register guide). Following successful completion of a written and practical assessment, delegates will be issued with a certificate in paediatric first aid, valid for three years.

Attendees will gain knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with emergency situations, chronic or sudden paediatric illness, and paediatric injury.

We'll cover...

Day 1:

  • Introduction
  • Role and responsibilities of paediatric first aider
  • Incident and casualty assessment
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AEDs)
  • Unconscious casualty including recovery position
  • Management of seizures
  • Choking casualty
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Shock
  • Wound packing and tourniquets
  • Minor injuries
  • Written assessment

Day 2:

  • Bites and stings
  • Eyes, ears and nose conditions
  • Fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Chronic medical conditions or sudden illness
  • Body temperature
  • Electric shock
  • Burns and scalds
  • Poisonous substances
  • Written assessment

Our trainers

All of our first aid courses are led by experienced Posturite trainers all holding a relevant teaching qualification such as PTLLS as well as a valid first aid at work qualification and other first aid related subject specialisms.

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