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QA - Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  Qualsafe Awards (Qualsafe). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (Qualsafe) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching. Visit Qualsafe web site

What is the QA - Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) course?

Category: First-Aid
Level: Beginner

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework requires all early years providers in England to have at least one person who has a current and full paediatric first aid certificate on the premises and available at all times when children are present. Providers should also take into account the number of children, staff and layout of the premises and increase their paediatric first aid provision accordingly to ensure that a paediatric first aider is available to respond to emergencies quickly.

Over a 2 day period, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations, including: assessing an emergency situation, dealing with an unresponsive infant or child, CPR, choking, meningitis, head and spinal injuries, anaphylaxis, asthma and more.

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How much is a QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) course?
As a broker we have a large number of Training Providers who advertise their courses with us. The lowest price we have is £95.00 and the highest price is £530.00

These prices may include Classroom, e-Learning, Distance Learning and In-House (On-Site) options.

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Who is the QA - Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) course designed for?

The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) has been specifically designed to meet the criteria set by the Department for Education’s EYFS Framework and is ideal for:

  • Those who have gained a level 2 and/or level 3 childcare qualification and have entered into an early years setting and wish to be included in the staff to child ratios to comply with EYFS requirements.
  • Registered childminders and assistants who are required to hold a current and full paediatric first aid certificate in order to comply with the EYFS requirements.
  • Anyone who has a non-professional involvement with infants and children, such as parents, grandparents and want to learn key paediatric first aid skills.

Newly qualified entrants to an early years setting who have completed a level 2 and/or level 3 qualification on or after 30th June 2016, must also have either a full paediatric first aid or an emergency paediatric first aid certificate within three months of starting work.

What subjects does the QA - Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) course cover?

This qualification contains 2 mandatory units with a Total Qualification Time (TQT) of 16 hours. Full details of this are in Appendix 1

  • Learners must complete all assessments successfully within the registration period to achieve the qualification. The maximum period to achieve this qualification, including any referrals is 6 weeks.
  • TQT is the total number of hours required for a Learner to achieve this qualification. It has 2 elements:
    • Guided Learning Hours (GLH) is the time a Learner is being taught and assessed under the immediate guidance of a Trainer/Assessor, which for this qualification is 12 GLH (minimum), and
    • The number of hours a Learner will reasonably be likely to spend in preparation and study, including assessment, as directed by, but not under the immediate guidance or supervision of a Trainer, e.g. pre-course reading, which for this qualification is 4 hours

This qualification contains 2 mandatory units with a total value of 2 credits.

How is the QA - Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) course assessed?

6 x Practical assessments,

2 x Theory assessments (Multiple Choice Question Papers) and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

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