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QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

Summary

Would you know what to do if a child in your care needed first aid?

Having the correct paediatric first aid provision is not only a statutory requirement for the majority of childcare providers, it is extremely important for the safety of children.

The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) qualification is ideal for those who work or intend to work in a childcare setting as it has been specifically designed to fulfil Ofsteds first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and childminders (as defined within the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 and within the Child Care Register guide).

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

Topics

  • The roles and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
  • Assessing an emergency situation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive infant or child
  • Recovery position
  • CPR & AED
  • Choking
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Fractures, dislocations and sprains
  • Anaphylaxis and allergic reactions
  • Meningitis
  • Asthma
  • Seizures
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Poisoning
  • Burns and scalds
  • Electric shock
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Shock
  • Eye, ear and nose conditions
  • Bites and stings
  • Treatment for hot and cold temperatures
  • Minor injuries
  • Accident recording

Certification Validity

3 Years

Assessment

Demonstration of aquired skills in the form of ongoing practical assessments Completeion of one or more multiple choice question papers to evidence that the learner has understood the underpinning knowledge elements of the course.

Prerequisites

The learner should be aware that successful acheivement of this award will require participation in various practical excersises such as CPR and must demonstrate these skills at floor level.

This courses is taught through the medium of the English Language. Please contact us to enquire about reasonable adjustments to assessment if you don't speak English as your first language..

Teaching Style

Classroom Based with a variety of theory and practical lessons.

Awarding Organisation

Qualsafe Awards

Duration (in days)

2

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