Since 2014 level 2 peadiatric Emergency First Aid at work and Peadiatric First Aid have been replaced with this level 3 qualificaion. This decision has been made to reflect the high level of responsibility required for such a role and also brings the qualifications in line with the Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work.
This qualification is based on the Ofsted guidelines for people who work with, or look after, children to enable them to have a basic knowledge of how to deal with emergency first aid situations.
Aim of Qualification
The aim of the qualification is to enable learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of first aid situations which can arise when working with or looking after children. Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the paediatric first aider.
Structure of the Qualiﬁcation
This qualification is comprised of 2 single credit units with 10 guided learning hours per unit.
Mandatory units (Guided learning hours are provided as 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. Ofsted specify that the minimum face to face time that the Paediatric First Aid qualification should be delivered in is 12 hours.
The qualification is designed 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.
There are no formal entry requirements but in order to benefit from the learning, learners should possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification.
This QA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work is valid for a period of 3 years. On successful completion of the course, participants will receive a First Aid Interventions QA Approved Certificate.
The Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid is only valid for a period of 3 years, within which time the learner will need to re-take the course and the assessment in order to remain qualified. This is in line with the guidance from Ofsted. It is also recommended that learners undertake an annual refresher on the main points of First Aid; however, this is not mandatory and does not form part of a QCF unit or qualification.
Duration: 2 Days
Role of a first aider, accident reporting and the first aid box
Action planning in an emergency
Primary & secondary assessments
Infant, child and adult resuscitation(CPR )
Infant, child and adult action for choking
Treatment for bleeding, shock and burns
Treatment for sprains, strains and fractures
Poisoning, bites and stings
Eye, nose and ear obstructions
Asthma and respiratory infections
Diabetes, Sickle Cell Anaemia, Meningitis
Epilepsy and Convulsions
Allergic reactions and anaphylactic shock
First Aid Interventions work with clients throughout Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes and London.
First Aid Interventions are approved by Qualsafe Awards, an Awarding Organisation recognised by Ofqual to offer regulated qualifications.
Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Courses can take place at one of our venues or yours, contact us for help and advice