Course Length
2 Days
Certificate Life
3 Years
Awarding Body
Qualsafe Awards
From £170pp

HSE Recognised

OfQual Regulated

Due Diligence

Moderate Level

What is this Course?

The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) qualification is ideal for those who work or intend to work in a childcare setting as it has been specifically designed to fulfil Ofsted’s first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and childminders (as defined within the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 and within the Child Care Register guide).

What’s more, as a regulated qualification, employers can book this course for their employees and rest assured that they have fulfilled their legal responsibilities for providing quality first aid training, without having to undertake any lengthy due diligence checks introduced in the recent HSE changes.

Successful candidates will learn the roles and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider, and will be equipped with the necessary skills to administer safe and effective treatment when dealing with a range of paediatric first aid situations.

What Does this Course Include?

The role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider

Assessing an emergency situation

Dealing with an unresponsive infant or child

Recovery position



Head and spinal injuries

Fractures, dislocations and sprains

Anaphylaxis and allergic reactions




Diabetic emergencies


Burns and scalds

Electric shock

Wounds and bleeding


Sickle cell crisis

Eye, ear and nose conditions

Bites and stings

Treatment for hot and cold temperatures

Minor injuries

Accident recording