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Emergency Paediatric First Aid level 3 (VTQ) - EPFA


This course is the entry level Paediatric First Aid course and forms the unit 1 of the full Paediatric first aid course.  In many situations, if you are registering with Ofsted you will need our full two days or one day online followed by one day in the classroom first aid course.  On completing this course you can then complete the unit 2 course and receive the full Paediatric First Aid Award at ProTrainings.

This course is also available as a blended course where you complete half the course using our video online training and then attend a local classroom practical session.  

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.  ProTrainings Vocational Training Qualifications (VTQ) are fully recognised by the HSE as Trade Body Qualifications.

Please be advised that the classroom course has a minimum age requirement of 16.

  • Parents
  • Families
  • Nannies (ensure that you do not actually require the full 2 days or blended Paediatric First Aid course)
  • Au Pairs (ensure that you do not actually require the full 2 days or blended Paediatric First Aid course)
  • Childminders (ensure that you do not actually require the full 2 days or blended Paediatric First Aid course)
  • Child care workers

This course comes with 10.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

Unit 1: Emergency Paediatric First Aid

1. Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider
1.1 Explain the role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
1.2 Explain how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
1.3 Identify when to use personal protective equipment when providing first aid
1.4 Identify contents of a paediatric first aid kit
1.5 Identify the need to complete an accident report/incident record
1.6 Define an infant and a child for the purposes of first aid treatment
2. Be able to assess an emergency situation safely
2.1 Conduct a scene survey
2.2 Conduct a primary survey on an infant and a child
2.3 Identify when to call for help
3. Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally
3.1 Place an infant and a child in the recovery position
3.2 Continually monitor an infant and a child whilst they are in the recovery position
3.3 Assist an infant and a child who is experiencing a seizure
4. Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
4.1 Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to an unresponsive infant and an unresponsive child who is not breathing normally (Includes AED Awareness)
4.2 Administer CPR using an infant and a child manikin
5. Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is choking
5.1 Identify when choking is mild and severe
5.2 Administer first aid to an infant and a child who is choking
6. Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child with external bleeding
6.1 Explain the types and severity of bleeding in infants and children
6.2 Control external bleeding
7. Understand how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is suffering from shock
7.1 Recognise an infant and a child who is suffering from shock
7.2 Administer first aid to an infant or child who is suffering from shock
8. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with bites, stings and minor injuries
8.1 Explain how to administer first aid for Bites, Stings, Small cuts, Grazes, Bumps and bruises, Small splinters, Nosebleeds

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  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
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  • Dechoker Leaflet - for emergency choking treatment
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  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Tourniquet Instructions leaflet
  • UK Resus Council 2015 Guidelines updated 2015 Link
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
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  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet