This is a QA level 3 award in Paediatric First Aid. The qualification fulfils Ofsted's first aid requirements for child minders, nursery workers and early years teachers. The certificate lasts for 3 years. An annual refresher course is recommended by the HSE.
This course is designed for people who work with or look after children and babies enabling them to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations and illnesses.
This course is a minimum of 12 hours of both practical and theoretical learning. An individual's knowledge and skills are appraised using a combination of practical and multiple choice assessments.
- Airway and breathing problems
- Circulation problems
- Wounds and bleeding
- Poisons, burns and scalds
- Injuries to bones, muscles and joints
- Effects of heat and cold
- Health and safety