Paediatric First Aid Course

Paediatric First Aid Course

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Paediatric First Aid Course

The Paediatric First Aid Course is a comprehensive, two-day course designed for those that work with children in an early-years setting. This first aid course is the one required under the Early Years Framework, to meet the legal requirements of settings for first aid provision. Under this legislation you must have a paediatric first aider available whenever children are present and, on any trips, or outings. On successfully completing this course, attendees will be confident, safe, prompt and effective paediatric first aiders.

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

Syllabus

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

Prerequisites

The Paediatric First Aid Course is aimed at those over 16

It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of Level 2 literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

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.

Awarding Body

First Aid Industry Body – FAIB

Good Skills Training can also offer the OFQUAL Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

Qualification Code

N/A

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, where 1/3rd of the course is delivered online prior to the face-to-face session, which would be run over 8 contact hours, typically 09:00 - 18:00

Delivery Type

Face-to-Face

Can be delivered as a blended learning course (1-contact days and e-learning)

Maximum Learners Per Tutor

The Paediatric First Aid Course has a maximum learner to tutor ratio of 12:1

Assessment Method

The Paediatric First Aid Course is assessed through practical assessment and multiple-choice assessment

Re-Qualification

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

Booking an onsite course

To enquire about an onsite course for your staff, please either call our head office, 01473 551911, or one of our local offices, or fill in the enquiry form by clicking here