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TQUK Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) - (EPFA)


This qualification is designed for those learners wishing to become a paediatric first aider in the workplace with a responsibility for the welfare of infants and children. This qualification is intended for learners already working or preparing to work in the industry.

Learners gaining this qualification will know that first aid is the responsibility of everyone involved in the working environment. Topics within this course are regarded by the Early Years Foundation Stage as being important to maintaining good practice in the safe, prompt and effective treatment of injuries and ill health of infants and children who are under the care of trained personnel.

This qualification meets the requirements for Paediatric First Aid outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014.

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.

Please be advised that the classroom course has a minimum age requirement of 14.

This course gives learners the opportunity to gain a formally recognised regulated qualification. If you require funding, a regulated qualification is often required. Phone us and we can advise if needed. If you choose our course leading to a regulated qualification, there are additional assessment criteria to be undertaken with an instructor and a small extra certification charge.

Regulated Qualification Details
Course Title: TQUK Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF)
QAN: 601/4231/5
Level: 3
Credit Value: 1
TQT: 10
  • 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-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