Qualification Overview

This qualification is based on the Ofsted guidelines for people who work with, or look after children to enable them to have a basic knowledge of how to deal with emergency first aid situations

Duration Certificate lasts for Free E-Learning Manuals included Max No. candidates Price
2 days 3 years No Yes 12 £720 + VAT

Overview

This qualification is based on the Ofsted guidelines for people who work with, or look after children to enable them to have a basic knowledge of how to deal with emergency first aid situations. During the course the delegate will cover the following:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Be able to assess an incident
  • Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
  • Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
  • Recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
  • Manage a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
  • Manage a casualty who is in shock
  • Understand how to manage a casualty with a minor injury
  • Be able to conduct a secondary survey
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty withinjuries to bones, muscles and joints
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injury
  • Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with a suspected chest injury
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds
  • Manage a casualty who is in shock
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis
  • Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child with chronic medical conditions or sudden illness

For further information please see the specific sections below which will provide more details

Cost

The costs are based on either attending the course at one of our training centres or for training at an "In-House" venue

  • Cost per delegate - £105 + VAT
  • Cost per group - £720 + VAT

An AED course can be added onto this course for an additional £10 per candidate.

Aim of the Qualification

The aim of the qualififcation is to enable learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of first aid situations which can arise when looking after children.

Structure of the Qualification

This qualification is comprised of 2 single credit units with 10 guided learning hours per unit.

Minimum contact teaching hours apply to this qualification - In order to comply with OFSTED requirements, the level 2 award in Paediatric First Aid must be delivered over 12 hours.

Intended Audience

The qualification is designed for people who have a specific responsibility at work or in voluntary community activities, to provide First Aid to children (incuding babies) when dealing with an emergency situation.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but in order to benefit from the learning, learners should possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification.

Requalification Requirements

The Level 2 award is only valid for a period of 3 years, within which time the learner will need to re-take the ocurse and the assessment in order to remain qualified. This is in line with guidance from Ofsted. it is also reccommended that learners undertake an annual refresher on the main points of first aid, however this is not mandatory and does not form part of a QCF unit or qualification.

Relationship with Other Related Qualifications

This qualification is based on the Ofsted guidelines for people who work with, or look after children to enable them to have a basic knowledge of how to deal with emergency first aid situations

Qualification Unit 1

The Level 2 Award in paediatric First Aid has two units that learners are required to complete in order to achieve the qualification..

Understand the role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider.

  • Identify the role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider.
  • Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others.
  • Define an infant and a child for the purposes of treatment.
  • Describe how to complete an accident report form.
  • Identify the first aid equipment that should be available.
  • Describe the safe use of first aid equipment.

Be able to assess an incident.

  • Describe how to conduct a scene survey.
  • Describe how to make a primary survey on an infant or child.
  • Identify when and how to call for help.

Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally.

  • Demonstrate how to assess a casualty's level of consciousness.
  • Demonstrate how to open a casualty's airway and check breathing.
  • Explain the importance of the recovery position
  • Demonstrate how to place an unconscious child or infant into the recovery position.
  • Describe how to treat an infant or a childwho is in seizure.

Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally.

  • Recognise the need to commence Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation.
  • Demonstrate how to administer effective Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin.

Recognise and assist a casualty who is choking.

  • Describe how to identify a casualty with a partially and completely blocked airway obstruction.
  • Describe how to treat a casualty who is choking.

Manage a casualty who is wounded and bleeding.

  • Identify the types of external bleeding.
  • Demonstrate how to control severe external bleeding.

Manage a casualty who is in shock.

  • Describe signs and symptoms of shock.
  • Demonstrate how to manage a casualty who is in shock.

Understand how to manage a casualty with a minor injury.

  • Describe how to manage a casualty with small cuts, grazes and bruises.
  • Describe how to manage a casualty with minor burns and scalds.
  • Describe how to manage a casualty with small splinters.

Qualification Unit 2

The Level 2 Award in paediatric First Aid has two units that learners are required to complete in order to achieve the qualification.

Be able to conduct a secondary survey.

  • Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history.
  • Conduct a head to toe survey.

Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints.

  • Recognise suspected and Administer first aid for;
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Sprains and strains

Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injury.

  • Recognise suspected and Administer first aid for suspected;
  • Concussion
  • Skull Fracture
  • Cerebral Compression
  • Spinal Injury

Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child with chronic medical conditions or sudden illness.

  • Recognise and manage chronic medical conditions such as, sickle cell anaemia, diabetes, asthma
  • Recognise and manage sudden illnesses including - Meningitis, febrile convulsions

Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with a suspected chest injury.

  • Recognise the different types of chest injuries.
  • Administer first aid for a chest injury.

Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds.

  • Recognise the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds.
  • Administer first aid for burns involving;
  • Dry heat
  • Wet heat
  • Electricity
  • Chemicals

Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with an eye injury.

  • Identify examples of common eye injuries.
  • Administer first aid for eye injuries involving;
  • Dust
  • Chemicals
  • Embedded

Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning.

  • Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body.
  • Administer immediate first aid to a casualty affected by sudden poisoning.
  • Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning.

Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis.

  • Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis.
  • Recognise anaphylaxis.
  • Administer immediate first aid for a casualty.

Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected major illness.

  • Recognise major illnesses including and Administer first aid to a casualty suffering from major illnesses including;
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes