Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)
This qualification is designed for those learners wishing to become a paediatric first aider in the workplace with a responsibility for the welfare of infants and children. Learners gaining this qualification will know that first aid is the responsibility of everyone involved in the working environment.
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.
How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?
This is a 3 credit qualification, with a guided learning hour’s value of 22 and it has a minimum contact time of 12 hours, which is typically delivered via a 2 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.
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 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)