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FAA - Award in Paediatric First Aid course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Award in Paediatric First Aid course accredited by an official body?

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

What is the FAA - Award in Paediatric First Aid course?

Category: First-Aid
Level: Beginner

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 much is the Award in Paediatric First Aid course?
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Who is the FAA - Award in Paediatric First Aid course designed for?

The qualification is designed for learners with a responsibility for the care of children and babies on a professional level. The purpose of the qualification is for the learner to attain the knowledge and practical competence required to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations.

Ofsted and the Early Years Foundation Stage

This two-day 12 hour qualification fulfils the requirements for first aid training detailed in the Department for Educations statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

What subjects does the FAA - Award in Paediatric First Aid course cover?

The qualification consists of two units which learners must successfully complete to achieve the full qualification. Learners completing just unit 1 can be certificated with the FAA Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid:


QAN 603/0911/8
Credit value

Unit numberUnit title

Emergency Paediatric First Aid

2Managing Paediatric Illness, Injuries and Emergencies


QAN R528 04
Credit value

Unit numberUnit title

Emergency Paediatric First Aid
UG32 041

2Managing Paediatric Illness, Injuries and Emergencies
UG33 042

QAN - Qualification accreditation number, URN - Unit reference number, GLH - Guided learning hours, TQT - Total Qualification Time

The qualification has 12 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 16 hours total qualification time (TQT). GLH indicates the number of classroom contact hours that the learner will undertake. TQT includes GLH but also takes into account any unsupervised learning and is an estimate of how long the average learner will take to complete the qualification.

The minimum classroom contact time of 12 hours must be delivered over a minimum of 2 days. The course can be spread over a maximum of 6 weeks, ensuring that each session is a minimum of two hours.

How is the FAA - Award in Paediatric First Aid course 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.

The learners will be assessed on:

Primary survey and CPR

Recovery position



Wounds and bleeding


Head injuries

Neck and back injuries

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 - Describe how to recognise diabetic emergencies.´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.

What certificate do I get for passing the FAA - Award in Paediatric First Aid course?
FAA - Award in Paediatric First Aid
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