Paediatric First Aid

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.

Subjects include:

  • Resuscitation
  • Unconsciousness
  • 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


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