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

If you would like to book this course to take place in your premises please call 0330 120 0105 or select book this course on the right and complete your email address.

The course follows the Level 3 QCF syllabus (SCQF Level 6 AWARD Scotland) and you will receive a Green Cross Training QCF certificate. 

In the event that any delegate fails to succeed on the course we will offer re-training on another course and re-assessment FREE of charge. This is subject to terms and conditions.

Congratulations, you are about to embark on a first aid course leading to a nationally recognised qualification in Paediatric First Aid. This qualification is made up of two units and in order to attain the full award you must achieve success in both units. However, should you only achieve one unit, then this can be recognised and accredited accordingly. This two-day course satisfies the guidelines and criteria as defined by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and OFSTED. More importantly, you will be gaining knowledge and competence to administer first aid and basic life support – an extremely valuable skill to have - for you, your employer as well as friends and family.

This course covers the emergency scenarios that are faced by professionals, including teachers, au pairs and playgroup leaders, and anyone looking after young children. 

  • Course Content
  • Who Should Attend
  • Pre-Requisites
  • Certification
  • Additional Info
  • What will I learn?

    The course is made up of theoretical and practical sessions delivered by your Instructor who will provide a detailed course programme.

    This course is split into 2 Units.  By the end of Unit 1 (day 1) you will be able to:

    • Define the responsibilities of a paediatric first aider.

    • Explain how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others.

    • Describe first aid and personal protection equipment required for emergencies.

    • Describe how to use first aid and personal protection equipment safely.

    • Identify what information needs to be included in an accident report/incident record.

    • Explain reporting procedures following an accident/incident.

    • Define an infant and a child for the purposes of first aid treatment.

    • Conduct a scene survey.

    • Conduct a primary survey on an infant and a child.

    • Identify when to call for help.

    • Explain what information needs to be given when obtaining assistance.

    • Assess the level of consciousness of an infant and a child.

    • Explain why an infant and a child should be placed in the recovery position.

    • Place an infant and a child in the recovery position.

    • Continually monitor an infant and a child whilst they are in the recovery position.

    • Assist an infant and a child who is experiencing a seizure.

    • Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to an unresponsive infant and an unresponsive child who is not breathing normally.

    • Administer CPR using an infant and a child manikin.

    • Identify when a foreign body airway obstruction is:
      • Mild
      • severe

    • Administer first aid to an infant and a child who is choking.

    • Describe the types and severity of bleeding.

    • Explain the effect of severe blood loss on an infant and a child.

    • Control external bleeding.

    • Define the term ‘shock’ relevant to first aid.

    • Describe how to recognise an infant and a child who is suffering from shock.

    • Explain how to manage the effects of shock.

    • List common triggers for anaphylaxis.

    • Describe how to recognise anaphylaxis in an infant and a child.

    • Explain how to administer first aid for an infant and a child with anaphylaxis.

    This course is split into 2 Units. By the end of Unit 2 you will be able to

    1.1 Describe types of fractures

    1.2 Recognise suspected:

    • Fractures 

    • Dislocations 

    • Sprains and strains

    1.3 Administer first aid for suspected: as above (1.2)

    2.1 Describe how to recognise suspected:

    • Concussion 

    • Skull fracture 

    • Cerebral compression 

    • Spinal injury

    2.2 Administer first aid for suspected: as above (2.1)

    3.1 Identify conditions affecting the: 

    • eyes 

    • ears 

    • nose

    3.2 Explain the action to take when conditions are identified

    4.1 describe how to recognise:

    • Sickle cell crisis 

    • Diabetic emergencies 

    • Asthma attack

    • Allergic reaction 

    • Meningitis 

    • Febrile convulsions

    4.2 Explain how to manage: as above (4.1)

    5.1 describe how to recognise the effects of:  

    • extreme cold 

    • extreme heat

    5.2 Explain how to manage the effects of: as above (5.1)

    6.1 Explain how to safely manage an incident involving electricity

    6.2 Describe first aid treatments for electric shock incidents

    7.1 describe how to recognise the severity of:

    • Burns  

    • Scalds

    7.2 Explain how to manage: as above (7.1)

    8.1 Identify the routes that poisonous substances take to enter the body

    8.2 Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning

    8.3 Explain how to manage sudden poisoning

    9.1 Identify severity of bites and stings

    9.2 Explain how to manage bites and stings

    10.1 Explain how to administer first aid for:

    • Small cuts  

    • grazes  

    • Bumps and bruises

    • Small splinters

    • nose bleeds

    11.1 Identify what information needs to be recorded for illnesses, injuries and emergencies

    11.2 describe how to record the information for illnesses, injuries and emergencies

    11.3 Explain confidentiality procedures for recording, storing and sharing information

    What will it cover?

    • Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider.
    • Be able to assess an emergency situation safely.
    • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally.
    • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally.
    • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who has a foreign body airway obstruction Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child with external bleeding.
    • Understand how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is suffering from shock.
    • Understand how to provide first aid to an infant and a child with anaphylaxis.
    • Be able to administer first aid to an infant and a child with injuries to bones, joints and muscles.
    • Be able to administer first aid to an infant and a child with head and spinal injuries.
    • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose.
    • Understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant and a child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness.
    • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat or cold.
    • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has sustained an electric shock.
    • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with burns or scalds.
    • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has been poisoned.
    • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has been bitten or stung.
    • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with minor injuries.
    • Understand how to complete records relating to illnesses, injuries and emergencies.
  • Who should attend?

    This course is ideal for professionals such as school and nursery teachers, au pairs, nannies and child minders caring for children in any setting.

  • Before you attend a course
     

    • Candidates must be aware that they must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.
    • Candidates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the Course content.
  • Certification

    • Green Cross Training QCF certificate valid for 3 years.
    • Your certification is issued by TQUK Ltd the awarding body of Green Cross Training Ltd

    About RQF Qualifications
    Achieving a regulated qualification is exactly that: an achievement. One you can be proud of and one that you and other people can be sure is proof that you have demonstrated a certain standard and level of knowledge and competence in your chosen subject. These qualifications are awarded by organisations which have been approved by an independent regulator, Ofqual. In order to meet the requirements for ongoing approval, these organisations must consistently demonstrate the highest standards of quality assurance in the design and delivery of all of their qualifications.

    All qualifications offered by a regulated organisation sit on the Ofqual register. Each qualification, as it is entered onto the register, is assigned to a specific Subject Sector Area (SSA), which makes it easy to find other regulated qualifications that build upon or compliment your learning. Simple searches on the Ofqual register (found at www.ofqual.gov.uk), using the advanced search options can provide you with a list of qualifications falling into a specific SSA.

    The RQF is designed to help facilitate the recognition of prior learning so that you don’t have to repeat learning or assessment that you’ve already completed. If you find a qualification that you want to take, but believe that you are able to provide evidence that you have already met some or all of the learning outcomes for a unit, you can apply to the relevant warding organisation for Recognition of Prior Learning. This means it may be possible to award you some of the credit needed to complete the qualification without you having to repeat learning.

  • Additional Information

    • Course Duration: 1 day
    • Students will receive course material
    • Green Cross certificate valid for 3 years
    • Equipment required for In-house Course: Flip chart, Room size 20 x 30 feet per 12 delegates (approx)
    • On external course light refreshments are provided but the delegates must provide their own lunch.

For more info on this course please call 0330 120 0105

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