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Highfield - Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) course dates and locations

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The Highfield Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) qualification is designed for those learners wishing to gain the knowledge and skills required to enable them to provide effective emergency paediatric first aid.

Learners will become familiar with the role of the paediatric first-aider and be able to assess and react appropriately to an emergency situation, such as a child or an infant who is unresponsive, has an airway obstruction, has breathing difficulties or is suffering from shock.

The qualification is valid for a period of 3 years, after which point learners will need to retake the course. In addition to this it is recommended that learners refresh their knowledge annually.

Learners are required to be 16 years of age prior to certification. It is also advised that learners have a minimum of level 1 in literacy to enable them to complete the assessment.

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The Highfield - Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) qualification is available at these venues on these dates:-

Highfield - Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) is available for Distance Learning with the following training providers:

Highfield - Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) Distance Learning is carried out at your Home or Workplace in your own time at your own pace.
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Highfield - Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) is available for e-Learning with the following training providers:

Highfield - Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) e-Learning is carried out at your Home or Workplace in your own time at your own pace.
Support days are calculated from registration date and not from purchase date.

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Highfield - Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) is available for In-House (On-Site) Delivery with the following training providers:

Highfield - Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) In-House / On-Site courses are carried out at your Venue or Workplace at a time and date agreed with the Training Provider.

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The following alternative courses are also available:-
FAA - Award in First Aid at Work

Where a workplace risk assessment of first aid needs identifies a requirement for a First Aider in the Workplace, this three-day qualification meets the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982.

The learner will attain knowledge and practical competences required to deal with a range of workplace first aid situations.

Level 3 in England, Wales & Northern Ireland and Level 6 in Scotland.

This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards. FAA are an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation. The qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

The qualification is delivered, assessed and quality assured in accordance with the Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications.

The qualification is delivered in accordance with the protocols set by the latest Resuscitation Council Guidelines.

How is it assessed?

The qualification is assessed through practical demonstration, oral questioning and written assessment.

A learner must successfully pass both the written and practical assessments to achieve the qualification. There is no grading of the assessment

learners pass or are referred.

Practical assessment

Scenarios will be set to enable a learner to demonstrate their knowledge and practical skills. During the practical assessment, the learner will be asked supporting questions by the Trainer/Assessor.

The practical assessment is ongoing throughout the course but the Trainer/Assessor will make learners aware of when they are being assessed.

Learners will be assessed on:

  • Primary survey and the recovery position
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Choking
  • Major bleeding and shock
  • Major seizure
  • Minor injuries
  • Secondary assessment (top to toe survey)
  • Injured limbs
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Major illness
  • Burns and scalds
  • Eye injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy

The learner must satisfactorily complete each scenario to successfully pass the practical assessment.

Written assessment

A Workbook is completed throughout the course by a learner. Questions will be asked covering the theoretical assessment criteria to ensure that the learner has gained the required knowledge. An example of this would be 'What first aid treatment would you provide for a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis?'

Learners will need to successfully answer all questions contained in the Workbook.

Trainer/Assessors may also ask a learner additional questions if felt necessary to confirm their knowledge and understanding.

FAA - Award in First Aid at Work Refresher

The HSE guidance states that on expiry of their qualification a First Aider is no longer considered competent to act as a First Aider in the workplace. It is advisable to arrange requalification before expiry to ensure that a workplace is not left with a shortfall of qualified First Aiders.

To requalify for the First Aid at Work qualification, learners can attend a shortened 12 hour 2-day requalification course but must meet the conditions stated in the table below.

FAW qualification is in date or not expired by more than 1 month
FAW qualification is expired by more than 1 month but not longer than 3 months
FAW qualification is expired by more than 3 months
Can attend a 2-day FAW requalification course.
To be eligible for the 2-day requalification course learners will need to evidence to the training provider that they are suitably experienced. Experience can be evidenced by having held multiple FAW qualifications, attending annual refresher training, being an active First Aider, etc. Evidence should include a letter from their employer if relevant.
The Centre must retain evidence.
Not eligible to attend the 2-day FAW requalification course. Must attend a full 3-day FAW course.

In all instances, learners must provide a copy of their previous regulated First Aid at Work certificate.

Level 3 in England, Wales & Northern Ireland and Level 6 in Scotland.

This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards. FAA are an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation. The qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

The qualification is delivered, assessed and quality assured in accordance with the Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications.

The qualification is delivered in accordance with the protocols set by the latest Resuscitation Council Guidelines.

How is it assessed?
Highfield - Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

The Highfield Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) qualification is designed for those learners wishing to gain the knowledge and skills required to enable them to provide effective emergency paediatric first aid.

Learners will become familiar with the role of the paediatric first-aider and be able to assess and react appropriately to an emergency situation, such as a child or an infant who is unresponsive, has an airway obstruction, has breathing difficulties or is suffering from shock.

The qualification is valid for a period of 3 years, after which point learners will need to retake the course. In addition to this it is recommended that learners refresh their knowledge annually.

Learners are required to be 16 years of age prior to certification. It is also advised that learners have a minimum of level 1 in literacy to enable them to complete the assessment.

The Highfield Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to gain the knowledge and skills required to enable them to provide effective emergency paediatric first aid. It is intended for learners such as parents and relatives, pre-school or nursery staff, toddler group volunteers, childminders and nannies, au pairs and foster parents, or anyone who has to deliver first aid as part of their role in either childcare settings or a domestic environment.

How is it assessed?

This qualification is assessed by practical observation and written questions.

  1. Practical observation
    • The practical assessment is completed throughout the course delivery. Learners must demonstrate practical first aid skills, as outlined within the Highfield assessment pack.
  2. Written questions
    • Learners must answer a series of questions, as outlined within the Highfield theory assessment pack. The assessor may undertake additional oral questioning to extract further information from learners if they have not demonstrated the required standard through written questions alone. These responses should be documented and stored with the theory assessment pack for each learner.
Highfield - Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)

The Highfield Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) qualification is aimed at learners who wish to become emergency first-aiders in the workplace. This qualification meets the requirements for training emergency first-aiders in those organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment.

In order to register on to this qualification, learners are required to meet the following entry requirements:

  • 16 years of age or above
  • It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in English and maths.

The objective of the Highfield Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) qualification is to support learners in becoming emergency first aiders in the workplace. The content of the qualification meets the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requirements for training emergency first-aiders in those organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment.

The qualification covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first aider and how to assess an incident. The qualification also covers first aid skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), providing first aid to a casualty who is choking and dealing with external bleeding and hypovolaemic shock.

In line with guidance provided by the HSE, the qualification supports / approves work place emergency first aiders for a period of 3 years, after which point learners will need to retake the course. In addition to this, it is recommended that learners refresh their knowledge annually.

How is it assessed?

Highfield has created assessment paperwork for each element of assessment which are graded pass / fail:

  1. Practical observation
    • The practical assessment is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing assessment will involve learners demonstrating practical first aid skills across a number of areas. The practical assessment will be recorded using the practical matrix within the Assessment Pack.
  2. Written/Oral questioning
    • For the theory assessment, learners are required to answer a series of questions contained within the Learner Theory Pack. Oral questioning can be used where learners need to expand on the answers they have initially provided. In this case, the assessor should document the responses within the assessment pack.
Highfield - Level 3 Award in First Aid Response (RQF)

The Highfield Level 3 Award in First Aid Response (RQF) qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to gain a more comprehensive understanding of first aid along with an understanding of how important medical / environmental intelligence is when dealing with a range of casualties.

In order to register onto this qualification, learners are required to meet the following entry requirements:

  • 16 years of age, or above
  • It is advised learners have a minimum of Level 1 in English and maths.

The objective of the Highfield Level 3 Award in First Aid Response (RQF) qualification is to support a role in the workplace by giving first aiders a more comprehensive understanding of first aid along with an understanding of how important medical / environmental intelligence is when dealing with a range of casualties.  

The content of the qualification meets the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requirements for training first-aiders and builds on this by allowing learners to identify risks within their place of work and research measures to support these risks within their surrounding environment.  

In line with industry guidance, the qualification supports first aiders for a period of 3 years, at which point learners will need to resit the course. In addition, we recommend that learners refresh their knowledge annually.  

How is it assessed?

Highfield has created assessment paperwork for each element of assessment which are graded pass/fail. 


Units 1 and 3   

  1. Practical observation
    • The practical assessment is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing assessment will involve learners demonstrating practical first aid skills across a number of areas. The practical assessment will be recorded using the practical matrix within the Assessment Pack.
  2. Written/Oral questioning
    • For the theory assessment, learners are required to answer a series of questions contained within the Assessment Pack. Oral questioning can be used where learners need to expand on the answers they have  initially provided. In this case, the assessor should document the responses within the assessment pack.  

Unit 2 

Learners should undertake research into the area of medical intelligence and environmental awareness supporting first aid in their workplace or environment. Learners should then complete the tasks contained within the Assessment Pack.  

Highfield - Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

The Highfield Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to become a paediatric first-aider in the workplace with a responsibility for the welfare of infants and children. This qualification is intended for learners already working or preparing to work in the industry and it meets the requirements for paediatric first aid outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Learners are required to be 16 years of age prior to certification. It is also advised that learners have a minimum of level 1 in literacy to enable them to complete the assessment.

The objective of the Highfield Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) qualification is to support learners wishing to become a paediatric first aider in the workplace with a responsibility for the welfare of infants and children. This qualification is intended for learners already working or preparing to work in industry.

Learners gaining this qualification will know that first aid is the responsibility of everyone involved in the working environment. Topics within this course are regarded by the Early Years Foundation Stage as being important to maintaining good practice in the safe, prompt and effective treatment of injuries and ill health of infants and children who are under the care of trained personnel.

This qualification meets the requirements for Paediatric First Aid outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The qualification is valid for a period of 3 years, after which point learners will need to retake the course. In addition to this it is recommended that learners refresh their knowledge annually.

How is it assessed?

This qualification is assessed by practical observation and written questions.

  1. Practical observation
    • The practical assessment is completed throughout the course delivery. Learners must demonstrate practical first aid skills, as outlined within the Highfield assessment pack.
  2. Written questions
    • Learners must answer a series of questions, as outlined within the Highfield theory assessment pack. The assessor may undertake additional oral questioning to extract further information from learners if they have not demonstrated the required standard through written questions alone. These responses should be documented and stored with the theory assessment pack for each learner.
ITC - Certificate in Outdoor First Aid at SCQF Level 6

This qualification indicates an individual can undertake the role of First Aider in the rural and more remote regions of the UK where professional emergency assistance may be more than 10 minutes away.

The qualification will benefit all who need to be introduced to emergency first aid in the outdoors and outdoor first aid incident management.

Successful completion of the qualification will result in knowledge and skills that have been identified by the HSE for the safe, effective and prompt treatment of emergencies in the outdoor workplace.

This qualification will satisfy the requirements of various Outdoor National Governing Bodies that require 16 hours of assessed first aid training to maintain the license to practice for their Instructor qualifications.

This ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid at SCQF Level 6 is part of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework [SCQF].

This qualification is regulated in Scotland by the external regulators of qualifications – Scottish Qualifications Authority.

Previous qualification requirements for Candidates of this qualification = None.

Prior knowledge, skills or understanding which the Candidate is required to have before taking the qualification = None.

Units which a Candidate must have completed before the qualification will be awarded including any optional routes

There is no requirement to have completed any units previously.

Other requirements for Candidate to satisfy prior to assessment or awarding = None.

How is it assessed?

Skills and knowledge are assessed in each unit.

Evidence of meeting each assessment criteria is required.

The assessment evidence is generated by practical examination throughout the course by the tutor and by end of unit multiple choice question examination.

The skills of each candidate are continuously assessed by practical examinations throughout the course.

  • Candidates must perform all the practical techniques described in the learning outcomes of each unit to pass.
  • Simulation is permitted.

The knowledge of each candidate is assessed by an end of EFAW unit multiple choice question examination.

  • Duration: 10 minutes.
  • Pass mark: 6 out of 10 for the examination.

A typical question follows the format:

Q. Which of the following would best describe signs associated with internal bleeding?

a) Warm skin, slow pulse, red face

b) Cold skin, slow breathing, dry face

c) Cold skin, fast breathing, pale face

QA - Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF)

The QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised Prehospital care qualification specifically designed for those looking to progress their career within the NHS or private ambulance services as an emergency care assistant, intermediate ambulance practitioner, event medical provider, associate practitioner or healthcare assistant. It is also ideal for those who are looking to work within specialist roles in the military, police and fire services.

As the next step for those who have completed the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF), this qualification provides Learners with a wider scope of practice in Prehospital care emergencies, allowing for greater employment opportunities. It also forms part of a progressive suite of Prehospital care qualifications that lead to the QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF).

How is it assessed?

3 x Practical assessments, 2 x Skills tests, 3 x Learner workbooks, 2 x Invigilated exams and continuous formative assessments conducted throughout the course.

  • Immediate Life Support (Adult) practical assessment
  • Assessment and treatment of trauma practical assessment
  • Physiological observations skills test
  • Assisting with clinical interventions skills test
  • Immobilisation and extrication equipment skills test

Formative assessments - a range of informal assessment procedures employed by the Trainer/Assessor during the learning process to measure each Learners knowledge, skills and understanding related to the assessment criteria

  • Assignments - 3 workbooks (1 per component) to be completed throughout the programme (off course)
  • Invigilated exam - 2 to be completed throughout the course:
    • ECG recognition has 100% pass mark and a time limit of 15 minutes to complete
    • Anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and applied practice has 70% pass mark every question and a time limit of 45 minutes to complete.
Unaccredited - First Aid at Work

Designed for employers and employees who want to receive the most thorough first aid training possible. This course provides the comprehensive set of practical skills needed to become a confident first aider at work, with the knowledge and expertise to handle first aid emergencies.

This First Aid at Work course covers the syllabus as set out in the Health and Safety Approved code of practice. This course entails taking practical assessments on the final afternoon. Passing the assessments entitles the holder of the certificate to be registered as a First Aider. The certificate is currently valid for three years.

It is a highly participative first aid course with both tutorial and practical sessions.

This First Aid course does entail getting down onto the floor to do practical work.

How is it assessed?