Highfield Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

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This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to become a paediatric first-aider in the workplace with a responsibility for the welfare of infants and children. This qualification is intended for learners already working or preparing to work in the industry and it meets the requirements for paediatric first aid outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage.


This course is accredited OFQUAL accredited, through Highfield Qualifications. We also offer an accreditation route through the First Aid Industry Body (FAIB).

Who is the Course For?

The designated first aiders in early years settings, including:
– Nursery workers
– Childminders
– Staff working in early years in primary schools
– Foster Carers
– Parents

Others that work with children, or would like a comprehensive knowledge of how to administer first aid to children and babies


The Paediatric First Aid Course syllabus covers the syllabus required by the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.

  • Roles of the first aider in an early-years setting
  • Assess an incident involving a child or baby
  • Primary survey
  • Unresponsive breathing child or baby
  • Seizures
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) for children and babies
  • Choking children or babies
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Casualties suffering from shock
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Electric shock
  • Burns and scalds
  • Bone, joint and muscles injuries
  • Head, neck and back injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Foreign bodies in the eyes, ears and nose
  • Eye injuries
  • Bites and stings
  • Effects of the heat and cold
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Meningitis


  • Learners are required to be 16 years of age prior to certification.
  • It is also advised that learners have a minimum of level 1 in literacy to enable them to complete the assessment
  • Learners are required to demonstrate first aid procedures as they would in a real environment. This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore learners must be physically capable of doing this.

Course Duration

12 contact hours.
Good Skills Training normally deliver this course over 2-days, 09:30 – 16:30.

This course can be delivered via blended learning, one day of the course is delivered online prior to the face-to-face session, which would be run over one day, typically 09:30 – 16:30.

Awarding Body

Highfield Qualifications

Qualification Code


Delivery Type

Face-to-Face, or Blended learning course, elearning followed by 1-day face-to-face.

Maximum Learners Per Tutor


Assessment Method

Multiple choice exam paper and practical assessment.


Paediatric First Aid Certificates are valid for 3-years. To renew your certificate, you must undergo another Paediatric First Aid Course.

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