Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid QCF

Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid QCF

Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid QCF

Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid QCF has been accredited and currently sits on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). It is supported by Skills for Health, the Sector Skills Council for Care and Development. This accredited Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid QCF qualification is aimed at those who wish 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 a childcare setting.

*The Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid QCF Course meets the requirements of Ofsted, in line with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). 

How is this Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid QCF Qualification Structured?

This qualification is made up of two mandatory units and learners must successfully complete the assessment for both units to achieve the qualification. These are as follows:

  • Paediatric Emergency First Aid
  • Managing Paediatric Illness, injuries and Emergencies

How is this Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid QCF qualification delivered?

The Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid QCF has a minimum guided learning hour’s value of 22 hours, however it has been agreed with the First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum that the qualification has a minimum contact time of 12 hours, over a period of 2 days

Practical observation

The practical assessment of learners for the qualification is completed throughout the course delivery

Written/Oral questioning

Learners are required to answer a series of questions ensuring their understanding of the theory content is sufficient to meet the required standard

Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid QCF syllabus

Arrange of subjects is covered including:

• Role of a Paediatric First Aider• Scene Safety Assessment• Barrier Use• Primary Survey• Shock (including Anaphylaxis) • Control of bleeding • CPR Adult, Child and Infant• Bandaging • Choking. Adult, Child and Infant• Injury Assessment • Illness Assessment• Spinal injury • Meningitis • Head to toe survey

Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid QCF Certification:

All successful learners will be issued with a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid QCF Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their qualification which is valid for a period of 3 years.

Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid QCF re-qualification?

This Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid QCF qualification is valid for a period of 3 years, at which point learners will need to re-sit the course. However, the recommendation is that learners refresh their knowledge annually.

For further details on our Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid please contact us or we can arrange to call you back and discuss your requirements

“SMARTT Training came to Heel & Toe Children’s Charity to deliver a First Aid Course in Paediatric to our staff members. Our trainers were Barry and Chris who made the training course easy to understand and fun to learn. Our skills are now up to date and thanks to the methods they used in their delivery we would definitely book them again for future training courses.”

Jane Long – Development Manager at Heel & Toe Children’s Charity – Co Durham Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid QCF

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