Paediatric First Aid Course – Level 3

Paediatric First Aid Course – Full Qualification (RQF) Level 3 Award (SCQF Level 6 Award in Scotland)

  • Unit 1 title: Paediatric Emergency First Aid
  • Unit 2 title: Managing Paediatric Illness and Injury


Paediatric First Aid CourseThis paediatric first aid course has been developed for those who are working with children and infants. It will be of particular interest to teachers, child minders, crèche assistants, playgroup personnel and anyone else who has a responsibility for their welfare whilst in your care. It is ideal for individuals who are responsible for children and infants, who wish to gain a nationally regulated Level 3 Award. This two-day course satisfies the guidelines and criteria as laid down by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and OFSTED.

In order to obtain this qualification, you must attend both days and complete the two units of accreditation.


A minimum of 12 hours makes up these two units consisting of theoretical and practical work.

Paediatric First Aid Course Syllabus

A range of subjects is covered including:


Assessment is ongoing by the instructor in respect of the student’s practical skills and there is a written assessment paper to answer in respect of their knowledge. A three year certificate will be issued subject to assessment.


A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this paediatric first aid course


Students must be a minimum of 16 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment. A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace for children and infants until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role. The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.

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Paediatric First Aid Resources

Awarding body: Award in Paediatric First Aid

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Sirius Code: PFA2