Paediatric First Aid Level 3 – 3 days

Paediatric First Aid Level 3 (RQF)

The Paediatric First Aid course is designed to equip candidates with the minimum knowledge and skills required to save lives in an emergency. This course meets the Sure Start and Early Years Foundation requirements for staff training and also that of the Appointed Person, it is ideal for nursery nurses, crèche staff and anyone who is responsible for the care of young children.


This course is run over two days and includes both theory and practical sessions. The Course can be arranged over two consecutive days or can be spilt to meet the individual needs of the client.


Practical assessments will ongoing throughout the course through trainer observation and 2 multi-choice exam papers

The criteria include:

  • Unit 1: Emergency Paediatric First Aid

  • Unit 2: Managing Paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies

Unit 1 covers the following topics:

  • Role and responsibilities of paediatric first aider

  • Incident and casualty assessment

  • CPR and AED

  • Unconscious casualty

  • Management of a seizure

  • Choking casualty

  • Shock

  • External bleeding

  • Minor injuries, bites and stings

Unit 2 covers the following topics:

  • Fractures

  • Head, neck and back injuries

  • Eyes, ears and nose conditions:

  • Chronic medical conditions or sudden illness:

  • Diabetes

  • Asthma

  • Meningitis & febrile convulsions

  • Body temperature

  • Electric shock

  • Burns and scalds

  • Poisonous substances

  • Allergic reaction and anaphylaxis

Assessment: The assessment regime has changed:

Candidates must demonstrate competence in first-aid procedures by:

  • Completing practical assessments on –
    the management of a paediatric casualty:

    • who is unresponsive and breathing normally (recovery position)

    • who is unresponsive and not breathing normally (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)

    • with external bleeding and who is in shock

    • who is choking

  • management of Paediatric fractures

  • Complete 2 multi-choice test papers.

Prices include a manual, exam papers and Level 3 Paediatric First Aid certification on successful completion of the course which is valid for 3 years.