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Highfield Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)

Course Description:
This qualification is designed for individuals who have been identified as needing to learn paediatric first aid with responsibility for the welfare of children and infants. This qualification meets the requirements for children’s staff as identified by OFSTED.

Learners gaining this qualification will know that first aid is the responsibility of everyone involved in the working environment. Topics within this course are regarded by the Early Years Foundation Stage as being important to maintaining good practice in the safe, prompt and effective treatment of injuries and ill health of infants and children.

Course Outline:  

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
  • Assess emergency situations safely
  • Be able to provide first aid for an infant or child who is unresponsive and breathing normally and an infant or child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
  • Provide first aid for an infant or child who has a foreign body airway obstruction
  • Provide first aid to an infant or child with external bleeding
  • Provide first aid to an infant or child suffering from shock
  • Provide first aid for an infant and child with anaphylaxis
  • Provide first aid for injuries to bones joints muscles
  • Administer first aid to an infant or child with head or spinal injuries
  • Provide first aid for conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
  • Provide first aid for chronic medical conditions or sudden illness
  • Administer first aid for the effects of extreme heat or cold
  • Administer first aid for burns, scalds or electric shock
  • Administer first aid for minor injuries, poisoning, bites or stings
  • Understand how to complete records relating to first aid, emergencies and illness

Course Duration:
12hrs / 2 days

On-going observation and assessment is undertaken by the trainer along with an end of course assessment

Upon successful completion of the course and end of course assessment will receive a Highfield level 3 QCF certificate and First Aid ID Card

The course can be delivered at locations to suit the client or at one of our training venues
Maximum number of delegates per trainer is 12