Emergency paediatric first aid training equips individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to respond to medical emergencies involving infants and children.
This training covers a range of topics, including CPR, choking, bleeding, burns, and allergic reactions. It is crucial for parents, caregivers, and those working with children in professional settings to have emergency paediatric first aid training to ensure the safety and well-being of infants and children.
With proper training, individuals can act quickly and confidently in potentially life-threatening situations, potentially saving a child’s life.
Emergency Paediatric First Aid covers the safe techniques for performing First Aid on children and infants, providing competence to assist those with a two day Paediatric First Aid qualification in an emergency situation. Meet Childcare Regulations
This course provides compliance with regulations set out by:
- The Department of Education
- Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage
- Local Education Authorities
- The Childcare Register
Who needs the Emergency Paediatric First Aid Training?
Emergency Paediatric First aid is great for newly qualified early years staff, or anyone working with children or infants, such as:
Note: Emergency First Aid at Work and First Aid at Work courses only cover adult First Aid, and do not cover First Aid for infants and children.
- Understand the role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
- Be able to assess an emergency situation safely
- Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who are unresponsive
- Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who are choking
- Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child with external bleeding
- Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child who is suffering from shock
- Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child with bites, stings and minor injuries
The qualification has 6 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 7 hours total qualification time (TQT).
GLH indicates the number of contact hours that the learner will undertake being taught or assessed under the immediate guidance or supervision of the trainer/assessor in the classroom.
TQT includes GLH but also considers any unsupervised learning or preparation that a learner may undertake independently which could include self-study or the completion of set tasks.
The minimum classroom contact time of 6 hours can be delivered in 1 day or can be completed over a maximum of 4 weeks ensuring that each session is a minimum of two hours.
How is the Emergency Paediatric First Aid qualification assessed:
Scenarios are set recreating a real-life situation as far as possible to enable a learner to demonstrate their knowledge and practical skills. During the practical assessment the learner will be asked set related oral questions by the trainer/assessor.
The practical assessment is ongoing throughout the course with the trainer/assessor making learners aware of when they are being assessed and what they are required to demonstrate.
A learner must satisfactorily complete each scenario to pass the practical assessment.
Your Paediatric First Aid Certificate:
On passing the Emergency Paediatric First Aid course each candidate will receive an accredited certificate. Certificates are valid for 3 years, after the course must be retaken to retain appropriate qualification.
For further information see the Qualification Specification.
In-House / On-site courses
If you have several employees that you wish to train why not consider an onsite course. Arko Training are able to provide training at your premises, at a time and date to suit your requirements. We currently deliver courses for many national companies throughout the UK . To learn more why not simply complete the Request a Quote form. Prices are for a maximum of 12 delegates per instructor.