QA Level 3 Award in

First Aid
Paediatric First Aid

2 Day


valid for 3 years


020 3384


Be Prepared

Would you know what to do if a child in your care needed first aid?
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework requires all early years providers in England to have at least one person who has a current and full paediatric first aid certificate on the premises and available at all times when children are present. Providers should also take into account the number of children, staff and layout of the premises and increase their paediatric first aid provision accordingly to ensure that a paediatric first aider is available to respond to emergencies quickly. The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) has been specifically designed to meet the criteria set by the Department for education’s EYFS Framework and is ideal for:
  • Those who have gained a level 2 and/or level 3 childcare qualification and have entered into an early years setting and wish to be included in the staff to child ratios to comply with EYFS requirements.
  • Registered childminders and assistants who are required to hold a current and full paediatric first aid certificate in order to comply with the EYFS requirements.
  • Anyone who has a non-professional involvement with infants and children, such as parents, grandparents and want to learn key paediatric first aid skills.
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.

Newly qualified entrants to an early years setting who have completed a level 2 and/or level 3 qualification on or after 30th June 2016, must also have either a full paediatric first aid or an emergency paediatric first aid certificate within three months of starting work.

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    What's Covered?

    The roles and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider

    Assessing an emergency situation

    Dealing with an unresponsive infant or child

    Recovery Position

    CPR and defibrillation


    Head, neck and back injuries


    Anaphylaxis and allergic reactions



    Febrile Convulsions


    Diabetic Emergencies


    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

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    Areas We Cover

    Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, Chorleywood, Watford, Edgware, Barnet, Potters Bar, Camden, Hemel Hempstead, Borehamwood, Kings Langley, South Oxhey, Bushey, St Albans, Stanmore, Ruislip, Northwood, Pinner, Hampstead, Northwood, Chesham, Amersham, Gerrards Cross, Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont St Giles, Beaconsfield, Uxbridge, Harefield, Moor Park, Maple Cross, and across the wider Hertfordshire area and London