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

Course Description

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

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

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

Category: First-Aid
Level: Beginner

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) qualification provides the knowledge and skills for first aiders working in early years environments. 

Learners will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding of emergency paediatric first aid as outlined by the Department of Education, September 2016.

This is a qualification that indicate an individual can undertake a specific role in the workplace and that may be relied upon by employers.

Guided learning hours (GLH) = 6

Total Qualification Time (TQT) = 8

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

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) is aimed at those working in an early years setting who require a first aid qualification for emergency paediatric first aid.

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First aid (RQF) meets the requirements for those working in an early years setting, however, the setting should ensure that they also have suitable numbers of staff with a ‘2 day’ qualification such as the QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First aid (RQF)

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

Learning outcomes Assessment criterion

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider
  • Explain the role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
  • Explain how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
  • Identify when to use personal protection equipment when providing first aid
  • Identify contents of a paediatric first aid kit
  • Identify the need to complete an accident report/incident record
  • Define an infant and a child for the purposes of first aid treatment
  • Be able to assess an emergency situation safely
  • Conduct a scene survey
  • Conduct a primary survey on an infant and a child
  • Identify when to call for help
  • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally
  • Place an infant and a child in the recovery position
  • Continually monitor an infant and a child whilst they are in the recovery position
  • Assist an infant and a child who is experiencing a seizure
  • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
  • Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation(CPR) to an unresponsive infant and an unresponsive child who is not breathing normally
  • Administer CPR using an infant and a child manikin
  • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is choking
  • Identify when choking is:
    • mild
    • severe
  • Administer first aid to an infant and a child who is choking
  • Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child with external bleeding
  • Explain the types and severity of bleeding in infants and children
  • Control external bleeding
  • Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is suffering from shock
  • Recognise an infant or a child who is suffering from hypovolaemic shock
  • Administer first aid to an infant or child who is suffering from hypovolaemic shock
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with bites, stings and minor injuries
  • Explain how to administer first aid for:
    • Bites
    • Stings
    • Small cuts
    • Grazes
    • Bumps and bruises
    • Small splinters
    • Nose bleeds
How is the QNUK - Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) course assessed?

Candidates are assessed for this qualification using the following methods:

  • Multiple-choice question paper
  • Practical observation

Multiple-Choice Question paper

Each candidate will be assessed for this qualification by the completion of a multiple-choice question paper.

Candidates will be required to score a minimum of 66% correct answers to achieve a pass.


Practical observation

Candidates are required to demonstrate capabilities as a first aider as they would in an emergency situation, therefore, candidates will need to be able to work on the floor; for example, as with CPR.

This qualification is available to those over 16 years. Candidates should be at least a level 1 numeracy and literacy or equivalent

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