This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to become a paediatric first-aider in the workplace with a responsibility for the welfare of infants and children. This qualification is intended for learners already working or preparing to work in the industry and it meets the requirements for paediatric first aid outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Learners are required to be 19 years of age prior to certification and should have a minimum level of Level 1 English to enable completion of the assessment
Learners gaining this qualification will know that first aid is the responsibility of everyone involved in the working environment. Topics within this course are regarded by the Early Years Foundation Stage as being important to maintaining good practice in the safe, prompt and effective treatment of injuries and ill health of infants and children who are under the care of trained personnel.
Topics include the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first-aider and providing first aid for an infant or a child who is unresponsive. The qualification also covers how to administer first aid to an infant or a child with head and spinal injuries, who is choking or suffering from anaphylaxis.
This qualification is assessed by a practical demonstration and a multiple-choice theory test.
Individuals achieving this qualification can progress onto Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work
This qualification meets the requirements for Paediatric First Aid outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
The qualification is valid for a period of 3 years, after which point learners will need to retake the course. In addition to this it is recommended that learners refresh their knowledge annually.
For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410062.