Paediatric First Aid (QCF) - 2 days - ITC Level 2 Award (QCF)

Suitable for professionals such as nursery and pre-school staff who work with children. Meets the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework and awarded as a formal and nationally recognised level 2 Qualification Credit Framework (QCF) qualification. No previous first aid experience is required to attend this course.

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.

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 part of the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF) regulated by Ofqual (the official regulator of qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland) at level 2.

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 should be renewed every 3 years
  • Resuscitation and other equipment include baby and junior models, as appropriate
  • Training covers appropriate contents of a first aid box for babies and children
  • Training should include recording accidents and incidents

Local authority approval

If we are not yet registered with your local authority as an authorised Paediatric First Aid provider, we will arrange to gain approval quickly and simply.

Accreditation of our Level 2 Paediatric First Aid qualification

This qualification is built from 2 mandatory units of assessment, taught through a modular and progressive training structure
Unit 1 Paediatric Emergency First Aid (QCF code F/600/2036)
Unit 2 Managing Paediatric Illness and Injury (QCF code J/600/2037)

Passing both units leads to the ITC Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF Qualification number 501/1713/0)

Paediatric First Aid programme
The course covers, and candidates should be confident and competent upon completion in;

  • Planning for first aid emergencies involving babies and children
  • Dealing with emergencies involving babies and children
  • Resuscitating babies and children
  • Recognising and dealing with shock in babies and children
  • Recognising and responding appropriately to anaphylactic shock in babies and children
  • Recognising and responding appropriately to electric shock in babies and children
  • Recognising and responding appropriately to bleeding in babies and children
  • Responding appropriately to burns and scalds in babies and children
  • Responding appropriately to choking in babies and children
  • Responding appropriately to suspected fractures in babies and children
  • Responding appropriately to head, neck and back injuries in babies and children
  • Recognising and responding appropriately to cases of poisoning in babies and children
  • Responding appropriately to foreign bodies in eyes, ears and noses of babies and children
  • Responding appropriately to eye injuries in babies and children
  • Responding appropriately to bites and stings in babies and children
  • Responding appropriately to the effects of extreme heat and cold in babies and children
  • Responding appropriately to febrile convulsions in babies and children

Recognising and responding to emergency needs of babies and children with chronic medical conditions including;

  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma
  • Sickle cell anaemia
  • Diabetes
  • Meningitis
  • Other serious sudden illness

Instructors

Our trainers come from a range of professional backgrounds such as the emergency services, the military and outdoor professionals. We aim to match instructors to your specific training requirements. They are aware of the specific needs of various outdoor environments, fully understanding the problems and judgements that have to be made when dealing with incidents in stressful, dangerous and remote situations. Learn more about our trainers and what makes them unique.

Training

Our training is very practical and hands on with a typically 70% practical to just 30% theory. Our courses do not rely upon the usual ‘death by PowerPoint’, instead we use progressive incident scenario based training methods. Our courses teach techniques proven to work in real life incidents and not just in a classroom. Our training builds confidence and develops first aid skills into complete incident management. Read more about our training and why we get such positive reviews.

Assessment

All candidates must attend the full 18 hours to qualify. Each candidate is continually assessed throughout. There is NO final practical assessment as there used to be

Qualification

The ITC Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) qualification is valid for 3 years.
It can be revalidated by completing another ITC Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) course within 3 years.

Certification

Our main awarding body for Paediatric First Aid qualifications is ITC First Aid who are authorised and regulated by Ofqual and the SQA. Qualification title is: ITC Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF).

We can also award Paediatric First Aid qualifications through our alternative HABC or Qualsafe awarding bodies. Please let us know before booking if you would prefer one of these alternative awarding bodies so we can send you the information.

Cost

In-house course for 12 candidates
- guide price £800

Individual candidate
- guide price £120

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