QA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (QCF)

We offer the 1 day Emergency Paediatric First Aid training course at our centre in Hailsham, East Sussex or at a venue of your choice, book open courses online or contact us.


A high quality First Aid at Work course, that provides the attendee with a comprehensive set of practical skills to deal with first aid emergencies. Once qualified, holders of this First Aid at Work certificate can be used as First Aiders in the workplace in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This course can be adapted to suit a particular audience. The First Aid at Work course is run over three days and includes both theory and practical sessions.

Outline of programme

The 1 day Emergency Paediatric First Aid Training Course Syllabus iIncludes:

  • First Aid Priorities
  • Managing Incidents
  • Basic Life Support
  • Examination of a Casualty
  • Unconsciousness
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Fractures
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Common Illnesses
  • Heart Attacks
  • Eye Injuries
  • Dressings
  • Recording and Reporting
  • Regulations
  • First Aid Kits

Qualification overview

This Qualsafe Awards (QA) qualification is for people who work with or look after children, enabling them to have a basic knowledge of how to deal with paediatric first aid situations.


The aim of the qualification is to enable Learners to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations. Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in situations which can arise when looking after children.


This qualification comprises 1 mandatory unit with a total value of 1 credit. Full details of this unit are in Appendix 1. Each credit is equivalent to 10 hours learning time. Learning time consists of guided learning hours (GLH) and self-directed study. GLH are a measure of the contact time a typical Learner will require in direct guidance – from a Trainer – to complete their programme of learning successfully, which for this qualification should be a minimum of 6 hours (excluding breaks) and a maximum of 10GLH. Learners should be encouraged to do self-directed study. Self-directed study is a measure of the time a typical learner will require away from the programme of learning such as reading course material/hand outs and researching information on the internet. Learners must complete all assessments in the unit successfully to achieve the QA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (QCF) qualification. The maximum period to achieve this qualification is 4 weeks.

Intended audience

This qualification is 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.

Note: This qualification does not fulfil Ofsted’s first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and child minders (as defined within the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 and within The Child Care Register guide).

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent. Learners must be at least 16 years old prior to registration.

Requalification requirements

The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (QCF) is valid for a period of 3 years, within which time the Learner will need to re-take the course and assessments in order to remain qualified. It is regarded as best practice for those holding first aid qualifications to undertake annual refresher training, this does not however form part of a QCF unit or qualification. Requalification training should be delivered in no less than 6 hours (1 day) excluding breaks.

Note: Requalification is actually the original course.

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