Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (QCF)

This qualification is designed for those learners wishing to become an emergency 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 industry.
Topics within this qualification meet the requirements for paediatric first aid outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 as being important to maintaining safe and effective practice when providing treatment of injuries and ill health of infants and children who are under the care of trained personnel in England.

How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?

This qualification is achieved by taking a one-day course.

How is the qualification assessed?

Learners must undertake a practical assessment of their competence along with a short open response knowledge assessment, where learners are required to provide a short response to a prescribed series of questions.

Qualification Progression

This qualification lasts for a period of 3 years, after which point learners will need to retake the course. In addition to this it is also recommended that learners refresh their knowledge annually.

Learners achieving this qualification may also go on to take other specialist first aid qualifications, such as:

  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)
  • Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF)
  • Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF)
  • Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (QCF)