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Paediatric First Aid

Paediatric First Aid

Paediatric First Aid (PFA) training

For child carers. Focuses on dealing with children’s accidents and illnesses.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework requires all early years providers in England to have at least one person who has a current and full Paediatric First Aid certificate on the premises and available at all times when children are present. Providers should also take into account the number of children, staff and layout of the premises and increase their Paediatric First Aid provision accordingly to ensure that a Paediatric First Aider is available to respond to emergencies quickly.

The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) has been specifically designed to meet the criteria set by the Department for Education’s EYFS Framework and is ideal for:

  • Those who have gained a level 2 and/or level 3 childcare qualification and have entered into an early years setting and wish to be included in the staff to child ratios to comply with EYFS requirements.
  • Registered childminders and assistants who are required to hold a current and full paediatric first aid certificate in order to comply with the EYFS requirements.
  • Anyone who has a non-professional involvement with infants and children, such as parents and grandparents and want to learn key Paediatric First Aid skills.

Successful candidates will learn the roles and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider and will be equipped with the necessary skills to administer safe and effective treatment when dealing with a range of paediatric first aid situations.

Subjects are:

  • Acts and regulations
  • AED familiarisation and use
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Asthma
  • Breathing problems
  • Bleeding – minor and severe wounds
  • Bleeding – catastrophic
  • Breathing issues
  • Burns and scalds (including acid attacks)
  • Choking- child and infant
  • CPR – child & infant (adult demonstrated)
  • Diabetes
  • Drowning
  • Electric shock
  • Seizure management
  • Exposure to heat and cold
  • Eyes issues
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Incident approach
  • Medication administration
  • Meningitis and Sepsis
  • Poisoning
  • Recovery Position
  • Reporting and records
  • Shock
  • Sickle Cell
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Spinal Injury
  • Unconsciousness


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2 days


Valid for 3 years


Qualsafe Awards OFQUAL regulated or First Responders Ltd


Up to 8 - higher numbers can be accommodated by prior arrangement


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We train your staff or team at a location and time of your choice.


For individuals

Courses that any individual can join, held at our Hemel Hempstead training centre.