Paediatric First Aid

The IQL Level 3 Paediatric First Aid qualification is a two-day course which covers a wide range of CPR and First Aid skills related to children and includes the Emergency Paediatric First Aid syllabus as well as also equipping the first-aider to apply first aid to a range of specific injuries and illness.

This course will provide the learner with an IQL Paediatric First Aid qualification which is Ofqual accredited and meets the requirements of the Early Years and Child Care Register.

 

About the Course

The Paediatric First Aid course duration is 12 hours and the course comprises of practical work and theoretical classroom work, including practical assessment on CPR and first aid. The course can be delivered over two consecutive days or can be delivered over 10 weeks from the start of the course. The award is valid for three years as of the date of assessment.

 

Pre-requisites

Every candidate must establish prior to commencement of training for the Paediatric First Aid qualification that they will be 16 years of age at the time of taking the assessment.

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Understanding the role of the paediatric first aider
  • How to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
  • How to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is suffering from shock
  • How to assess an emergency situation and act safely and effectively
  • How to provide first aid for an infant and a child who has a foreign body airway obstruction
  • How to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally
  • How to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is wounded and bleeding
  • How to provide first aid to an infant and a child with a suspected fracture and a dislocation
  • How to provide first aid to an infant and a child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness
  • How to provide first aid to an infant and a child with burns or scalds
  • How to provide first aid to an infant and a child with a head, a neck and a back injury
  • How to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold
  • How to provide first aid to an infant and a child who has been poisoned
  • How to provide first aid to an infant and a child with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
  • How to provide first aid to an infant and a child who has sustained an electric shock
  • How to provide first aid to an infant and a child who has been bitten or stung

Paediatric First Aid is Trainer Assessed throughout the course and the assessment should determine a learner’s ability to act safely, promptly and effectively when an emergency occurs at work and to deal with a casualty. All Assessment Criteria in the units must be achieved.

In order to re-qualify, learners must be assessed against all learning outcomes and assessment criteria in the unit. For Paediatric First Aid this will be the same as the initial course of 12 hours.

The Paediatric First Aid qualification is the marketing name for this qualification – its ‘accredited title’ as listed with Ofqual is: IQL – Level 3 in the Paediatric First Aid and the qualification number is 601/1298/0

 

This qualification is made up of the following units:

Unit 1 title: Paediatric Emergency First Aid F/600/2036

Unit 2 title: Managing Paediatric Illness and Injury J/600/2037

 

IQL is the Awarding Organisation of the Royal Life Saving Society UK

How to Book

The Approved Training Centre that is delivering the course administers all bookings. If you would like to book on then please click here to visit our course finder.

Become a Trainer

Want to become a First Aid Trainer Assessor? Click here to find out more.