This is the 2-day Ofsted, EYFS, CSSIW and SureStart compliant course. It is available as a 2-day course or a Blended course with the first day a video-based online course (however the blended course cannot be run in parallel with the classroom-only course as the order of subjects is not compatible)
This is a Level 3 Accredited Qualification, recognised Nationally. When comparing prices, non-accredited qualifications are cheaper, however you need to make sure that they meet National Standards and be able to show this during an OfSTED inspection. Sometimes cheaper can be a false saving.
See also our Blended option which means you only spend 1 day in the classroom.
Who is the 2 day Paediatric First Aid for?
The course is aimed at anybody who comes into contact with children including pre-school staff, nursery staff, play workers, children centre staff, teachers, Learning Support Assistants, holiday camp workers, parent and toddler group volunteers, child minders, nannies, foster carers, au pairs, parent helpers, babysitters, community workers, youth workers, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. If you are likely to take your groups outside on field trips we also offer an enhanced Outdoor Paediatric First Aid course.
No previous first aid experience is required to attend this course.
About this qualification
This course is designed for anybody who might have to identify and manage emergency situations, or deal with very minor everyday occurrences, whilst looking after young children and babies. This qualification meets requirements for those working in early years settings. We use the criteria for effective paediatric first aid training found in Appendix 1 of The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Practice Guidance document for course development and structure.
This qualification is available as Level 3 VTQ (Vocational Training qualification)
The current EYFS statutory framework requires at least one person who has a current Paediatric First Aid certificate to be on the premises or outings at all times when children are present. According to EYFS guidance for effective Paediatric training:
- Training is designed for workers caring for children in the absence of their parents
- The training leading to a certificate or a renewal certificate is a minimum of 12 hours
- The first aid certificate must be renewed every 3 years
- Resuscitation and other training equipment includes baby and junior models, as appropriate
- Training covers the appropriate contents of a first aid box for babies and children
- Training should include recording accidents and incidents
This qualification is built from 2 mandatory units of assessment, taught through a modular and progressive training structure
Unit 1 Paediatric Emergency First Aid
Unit 2 Managing Paediatric Illness and Injury
Passing both units leads to the Paediatric First Aid qualification or, for Regulated courses, the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (VTQ). Both qualifications are EYFS compliant.