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


This accredited qualification provides theoretical and practical training in First Aid techniques that are specific to infants aged 0 to 1, and children aged from 1 year old to the onset of puberty.   Learners will become familiar with the role of the paediatric first aider and be able to assess and react appropriately to an emergency situation, such as a child or an infant who is unresponsive, has an airway obstruction or is suffering from shock.:

Topics also included are wounds, fractures, dislocations, injuries to the head, neck, back, eyes, ears or nose, poisoning, bites or stings and electric shock.

This qualification consists of two units and is provided over a period of 2 days with a minimum contact time of 6 hours per unit.

The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage is a document published by The Department for Children, Schools and Families and applies to Early Years childcare within England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Statutory Framework states that ‘at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises at all times when children are present. There must be at least one person on outings who has a current paediatric first aid certificate.’ The TQUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) is recognised as a qualification that fulfils this need.

To comply with current requirements in the childcare sector, you must take this qualification again after three years.  This must be taken as the two days again, there is no shorter course if you have taken the course before.

All successful students will be issued with a Paediatric First Aid Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their achievement. The childcare sector dictates, that to be valid when working in the childcare sector, learners must retake the Paediatric First Aid qualification before the expiry of 3 years from the date that the original qualification was achieved.   Please contact ProTrainings for further information

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 Paediatric First Aid (RQF)
QAN: 601/2885/9
Level: 3
Credit Value: 3
TQT: 22
  • Childminders
  • Teachers
  • Nursery workers
  • Au Pairs
  • Nannies
  • School nurse

This course comes with 22.0 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.

Course Aims and Learning Outcomes:

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
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

Unit 2: Managing paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies

1. Be able to administer first aid to an infant and a child with a suspected fracture
1.1 Describe types of fractures
1.2 Recognise suspected: fractures
1.3 Administer first aid for suspected: fractures

2. Be able to administer first aid to an infant and a child with head, neck or back injury
2.1 Describe how to recognise suspected: • Head injury • Neck or back injury
2.2 Administer first aid for suspected: • Head injury • Neck or back injury

3. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
3.1 Explain how to administer first aid for an infant or child with a foreign body in the: • Eye • Ear • Nose
3.2 Explain how to administer first aid for an infant or child with an eye injury

4. Understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant and a child with an acute medical condition or sudden illness
4.1 Describe how to recognise: • Diabetic emergencies • Asthma attack • Allergic reaction • Meningitis • Febrile convulsions
4.2 Explain how to manage: • Diabetic emergency, • Asthma attack, • Allergic reaction, • Meningitis • Febrile convulsions

5. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold
5.1 Describe how to recognise the effects of extreme cold and extreme heat
5.2 Explain how to administer first aid for an infant or child who is suffering from the effects of extreme cold and extreme heat

6. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has sustained an electric shock
6.1 Explain how to safely manage an incident involving electricity
6.2 Describe how to administer first aid for electric shock incidents

7. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with burns or scalds
7.1 Describe how to recognise the severity of burns and scalds
7.2 Explain how to administer first aid for burns and scalds

8. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has been poisoned
8.1 Identify how poisonous substances can enter the body
8.2 Explain how to administer first aid for sudden poisoning
8.3 Explain how to manage sudden poisoning 

9. Understand how to provide first aid to an infant or child with anaphylaxis
9.1 List common triggers for anaphylaxis
9.2 Describe how to recognise anaphylaxis in an infant and a child
9.3 Explain how to administer first aid for an infant and a child with anaphylaxis

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