The qualification is designed for learners with a responsibility for the care of children and babies on a professional level. The purpose of the
qualification is for the learner to attain the knowledge and practical competence required to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations.
Ofsted and the Early Years Foundation Stage
This two-day qualification fulfils the requirements for first aid training detailed in the Department for Education’s statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.
The qualification has 12 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 16 hours total qualification time (TQT). GLH indicates the number of Trainer/Assessor led hours including invigilated assessments. TQT is GLH plus time allocated for independent study and is essentially an indication of how long a typical learner might take to complete the qualification.
Contact hours for direct classroom teaching and assessment must be no less than 12 hours over 2 days. The qualification can be delivered over a maximum of a 6-week period with each training session being a minimum of 2 hours.
A range of subjects is covered including:
• Role of the Paediatric First Aider
• Diabetic emergencies
• Primary survey
• Resuscitation (CPR including the safe use of an AED)
• Minor injuries
• Wounds, bleeding and shock
• Recovery position
• Febrile convulsions
• Allergic reactions including anaphylaxis
• Extreme cold and heat
• Head, neck and back injuries
• Foreign bodies
• Electrical incidents