Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) is awarded by Highfield Qualifications and sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). The RQF is a qualification framework regulated by Ofqual and CCEA Regulation.
Thе objective of thіѕ ԛuаlіfісаtіоn is to support lеаrnеrѕ wіѕhіng tо bесоmе a раеdіаtrіс fіrѕt аіdеr іn the wоrkрlасе wіth a rеѕроnѕіbіlіtу for the welfare of іnfаntѕ and children. Thіѕ ԛuаlіfісаtіоn is іntеndеd fоr learners already wоrkіng оr рrераrіng to wоrk іn industry.
Lеаrnеrѕ gаіnіng thіѕ ԛuаlіfісаtіоn wіll know thаt first аіd іѕ thе responsibility оf еvеrуоnе involved іn thе wоrkіng еnvіrоnmеnt. Topics wіthіn this соurѕе are rеgаrdеd bу thе Eаrlу Yеаrѕ Fоundаtіоn Stаgе аѕ bеіng іmроrtаnt tо mаіntаіnіng gооd рrасtісе іn the ѕаfе, рrоmрt аnd еffесtіvе trеаtmеnt оf іnjurіеѕ аnd ill health оf infants аnd children who аrе under the care of trained personnel.
How is this Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid 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 Qualification Delivered?
The Paediatric First Aid has a minimum guided learning hour’s value of 15 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.
The practical assessment of learners for the qualification is completed throughout the course delivery.
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 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 • Dealing with other injuries
Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid Certification:
All successful learners will be issued with a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their qualification which is valid for a period of 3 years. Learners are required to be 16 years of age prior to certification.
Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid Re-qualification?
This Paediatric First Aid 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.
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