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At least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises at all times when children are present, and must accompany children on outings. First aid training must be relevant for workers caring for young children. Childminders, and an assistant who might be in sole charge of the children for any period of time, must hold a current paediatric first aid certificate.




Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

This Qualsafe Awards qualification is for people who work with or look after children, enabling them to have a basic knowledge of how to deal with paediatric first aid situations, illnesses, injuries and emergencies.


Our courses are CPD Certified and will benefit anyone looking to enhance their career or personal development, particularly in child welfare. 


Ofsted Childcare Register (OCR) - Compulsory section

If you look after or deal with children in your job, as a childminder in nurseries, schools or clubs you must be registered with Ofsted - the Office for Standards in Education. Our paediatric first aid course is in line with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and meets all the Ofsted requirements and Department for Education and Skills (DfES) requirements. 


Intended audience

This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide first aid to children (including babies) when dealing with: • An emergency situation • Chronic or sudden paediatric illness • Paediatric injury Note: This qualification fulfils Ofsted’s first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and child minders (as defined within the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 and within The Child Care Register guide).


Anyone working with children, staff in leisure centres or other activity settings such as sports centres, clubs, Scouts, Brownies, Sunday school or just those wishing to further their Continued Professional Development (CPD) can take this course.


How to Get a Paediatric First Aid Certificate

Certification is dependent on successful continuous assessment and multiple question exams throughout the two days. Students reaching the required standards are awarded a certificate ‘ Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid’, valid for 3 years. The paediatric first aid certificate is also acceptable as evidence for an NVQ in Childcare and Education.



Paediatric First Aid Syllabus

The required EYFS syllabus necessary for Ofsted registration includes:


  • The roles and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider

  • Assessing an emergency situation

  • Dealing with an unresponsive infant or child

  • Recovery Position

  • CPR and AED

  • Choking

  • Head and Spinal Injuries

  • Fractures

  • Anaphylaxis and allergic reactions

  • Meningitis

  • Asthma

  • Febrile Convulsions

  • Seizures

  • Diabetic emergencies

  • Poisoning

  • Burns and scalds

  • Electric shock

  • External bleeding

  • Hypovolaemic shock

  • Eye, ear and nose conditions

  • Bites and stings

  • Minor injuries

  • Treatment for hot and cold body temperatures


Reminders & Renewals

We can remind you when your paediatric first aid qualification is due to expire.


First Aid for Childcare Workers in London, Herts, Essex

Our courses can be delivered at your business premises, home, 

any suitable client hired venue or our venues in North London.



Paediatric First Aid Costs

£775.00 + £13.40 per learner

Qualsafe Certificate + Paediatric First Aid Made Easy Book is included in price


Course Duration

2 Days, 7 hours per day


Entry requirements

Learners must be at least 16 years old on the first day of the training.


There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a
minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.


Due to the practical nature of this course, Learners should wear appropriate clothing and footwear, e.g.
trousers and flat footwear.


Relationship with other related qualifications

The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF):
• Contains 1 unit that also appears as Unit 1 (Emergency Paediatric First Aid) of the QA Level 3 Award in
  Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

• Can be transferred to other qualifications under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) towards achievement of
   that qualification providing it is achieved within its registration period.


The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) may be used towards other qualifications at the same and
higher level, plus aid career progression in a relevant profession.

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