FA004: QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)
Who is this course for?
The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) qualification is ideal for those who work or intend to work in a childcare setting as it has been specifically designed to fulfil Ofsted’s first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and childminders (as defined within the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 and within the Child Care Register guide).
The minimum age for candidates is 18 years.
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.
- The roles and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
- Assessing an emergency situation
- Dealing with an unresponsive infant or child
- Recovery position
- Head and spinal injuries
- Fractures, dislocations and sprains
- Anaphylaxis and allergic reactions
- Diabetic emergencies
- Burns and scalds
- Electric shock
- Wounds and bleeding
- Sickle cell crisis
- Eye, ear and nose conditions
- Bites and stings
- Treatment for hot and cold temperatures
- Minor injuries
- Accident recording
Delivery method and assesment
Lectures and practical elements. The course assessment is by short written test and a heavy emphasis on continuous practical assessment.