This Level 3 Regulated Course covers Paediatric First Aid, allowing you to provide the best care for children in Emergencies.

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. Our Paediatric courses meet the latest 2019 learning outcomes laid down by the Awarding Organisations.

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 the 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 National MedicAid 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.

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 National MedicAid Certificate and for online courses an Evidence-Based Learning statement.

  • Childminders
  • Teachers
  • Nursery workers
  • Au Pairs
  • Nannies
  • School nurse

Course Curriculum

Aims and Learning Outcomes:

Unit 1: Emergency Paediatric First Aid

  • 1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider 
  • 1.2 Identify how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others 
  • 1.3 Differentiate between an infant and a child for the purposes of first aid 
  • 2.1 Conduct a scene survey 
  • 2.2 Conduct a primary survey on an infant and a child 
  • 2.3 Summon appropriate assistance when necessary 
  • 3.1 Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 
  • 3.2 Demonstrate CPR using an infant and a child manikin 
  • 3.3 Justify when to place an infant or a child into the recovery position 
  • 3.4 Demonstrate how to place an infant and a child into the recovery position 
  • 3.5 Demonstrate continual monitoring of breathing for and infant and a child whilst they are in the recovery position 
  • 3.6 Identify how to administer first aid to an infant or a child who is experiencing a seizure 
  • 4.1 Identify when choking is: Mild or Severe 
  • 4.2 Demonstrate how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who is choking 
  • 5.1 Identify the severity of external bleeding for an infant and a child 
  • 5.2 Demonstrate how to administer first aid to an infant or a child with external bleeding 
  • 6.1 Recognise when an infant or a child is suffering from shock 
  • 6.2 Identify how to administer first aid to an infant or a child who is suffering from shock 

7.1 Identify 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

  • 1.1 Recognise a suspected: Fracture or dislocation and Strain or Sprain
  • 1.2 Identify how to administer first aid for an infant or a child with a suspected: Fracture or dislocation and Strain or Sprain
  • 1.3 Demonstrate how to apply a support sling and an elevated sling
  • 2.1 Recognise a suspected: Head Injury and Spinal Injury
  • 2.2 Identify how to administer first aid for an infant or a child with a suspected head injury
  • 2.3 Demonstrate how to administer first aid for an infant or a child with a suspected spinal injury
  • 3.1 Identify how to administer first aid for an infant or child with a foreign body in the: Eye, Ear and Nose
  • 3.2 Identify how to administer first aid for an infant or a child with an eye injury
  • 4.1 Recognise suspected: • Diabetic emergencies • Asthma attack • Allergic reaction • Meningitis • Febrile convulsions
  • 4.2 Identify how to administer first aid for an infant or a child who is suspected to be suffering from • Diabetic emergency • Asthma attack • Allergic reaction • Meningitis • Febrile convulsions.
  • 5.1 Recognise when an infant or a child is suffering from extreme cold and extreme heat
  • 5.2 Identify how to administer first aid for an infant or child who is suffering from: extreme cold • extreme heat
  • 6.1 Identify how to safely manage an incident involving electricity
  • 6.2 Identify how to administer first aid for an infant or child who has suffered an electric shock
  • 7.1 Identify how to recognise the severity of burns and scalds
  • 7.2 Identify how to administer first aid for an infant or a child with burns and scalds
  • 8.1 Identify how poisonous substances can enter the body
  • 8.2 Identify how to administer first aid for an infant or child with sudden poisoning
  • 9.1 Recognise suspected anaphylaxis in an infant or a child
  • 9.2 Identify how to administer first aid for an infant or a child with suspected anaphylaxis
  • 9.3 Demonstrate the use of a training device adrenaline auto-injector.