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 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, grandparents and want to learn key paediatric first aid skills. Newly qualified entrants to an early years setting who have completed a level 2 and/or level 3 qualification on or after 30th June 2016, must also have either a full paediatric first aid or an emergency paediatric first aid certificate within three months of starting work.
Course Overview: Over a 2 day period, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations, including: assessing an emergency situation, dealing with an unresponsive infant or child, CPR, choking, meningitis, head and spinal injuries, anaphylaxis, asthma and more.
6 x Practical assessments, 2 x Theory assessments (Multiple Choice
Question Papers) and continuous formative assessment conducted
throughout the course.
Refreshments will be availble for the duration of the course (tea, coffee, water). All attendees should wear comfortable casual clothing.
On succesful completion of the 2 day course and tests the candidate will be issued a certificate by the awarding body wich is valid for 3 years. CPD is required annually within this period.