Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (2 days)
Qualsafe Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)
This Qualsafe Awards (QA) qualification is for people who work with or look after children, enabling them to have a basic knowledge of how to deal with paediatric first aid situations, illnesses, injuries and emergencies.
The aim of the qualification is to enable Learners to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of:
• Paediatric first aid situations
• Paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies
Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in situations which can arise when looking after children.
This qualification comprises 2 mandatory units with a total value of 3 credits and 22 guided learning hours (GLH)*. *GLH are a guide to the estimated hours an average Learner would study to gain the unit. This does not have to be face-to-face instructional time and can include self-directed study at home, such as reading course
hand outs and further self-study.
- Learners must complete both units successfully to achieve the QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) qualification.
- All practical and written assessments must be passed to gain the qualification.
- Minimum contact teaching hours apply to this qualification (to comply with First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum), initial training should be delivered in no less than 12 hours (2 days) excluding breaks.
- Requalification training should be delivered in no less than 12 hours (2 days) excluding breaks.
Note: Requalification is actually the original course.
This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide first aid to children (including babies) when dealing with:
• An emergency situation
• Chronic or sudden paediatric illness
• Paediatric injury
Note: This qualification fulfils Ofsted’s first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and child minders (as defined within the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 and within TheChild Care Register guide).
There are no formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.
The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) is valid for a period of 3 years, within which time the Learner will need to re-take the course and assessments in order to remain qualified. It is regarded as best practice for those holding first aid qualifications to undertake annual refresher training, this does not, however, form part of a QCF unit or qualification.
Relationship with other related qualifications
Unit 1 of the QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) also makes up the QA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (QCF). The unit achieved in this qualification can be transferred to other qualifications, however, because of its nature, the use of this may be subject to time limits. Qualsafe Awards allows 6 weeks
from achieving the qualification for the QA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (QCF) unit to be used as Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) towards the QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF).
The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) may be used towards other qualifications at the same and higher level, plus aid career progression in a relevant profession.