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QNUK - Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid 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.
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What is the QNUK - Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid course?

Category: First-Aid
Level: Beginner

The QNUK Level 3 Award in 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 paediatric first aid as outlined by the Department of Education, September 2016.

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

Guided learning hours (GLH) = 12

Total Qualification Time (TQT) = 16

Unit one title = Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Unit two title = Managing paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies

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

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) qualification is aimed at those working in an early years setting who require a paediatric first aid qualification to meet the early years foundation stage requirements.

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First aid (RQF) is seen as the most common qualification for early years practitioners and is delivered over 2 days.

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

Unit one title = Emergency Paediatric First Aid

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

Unit two = Managing paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies

Learning outcome Assessment Criterion

Be able to administer first aid to an infant and a child with a suspected fracture

Describe types of fractures

Recognise suspected fractures

Administer first aid for suspected fractures

Be able to administer first aid to an infant and a child with head, neck or back injury

Describe how to recognise suspected:

Head injury

Neck or back injury

Administer first aid for suspected:

Head injury

Neck or back injury

Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose

Explain how to administer first aid for an infant or child with a foreign body in the:

Eye

Ear

Nose

Explain how to administer first aid for an infant or child with an eye injury

Understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant and a child with an acute medical condition or sudden illness

Describe how to recognise:

Diabetic emergencies

Asthma attack

Allergic reaction

Meningitis

Febrile convulsions

Explain how to administer first aid for an infant or child who is suffering from:

Diabetic emergency

Asthma attack

Allergic reaction

Meningitis

Febrile convulsions

Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold

Describe how to recognise the effects of:

extreme cold

extreme heat

Explain how to administer first aid for an infant or child who is suffering from the effects of:

extreme cold

extreme heat

Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has sustained an electric shock

Explain how to safely manage an incident involving electricity

Describe how to administer first aid for electric shock incidents

Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with burns or scalds

Describe how to recognise the severity of

burns

scalds

Explain how to administer first aid for:

burns

scalds

Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has been poisoned

Identify how poisonous substances can enter the body

Explain how to administer first aid for sudden poisoning

Understand how to provide first aid to an infant or child with anaphylaxis

List common triggers for anaphylaxis

Describe how to recognise anaphylaxis in an infant and a child

Explain how to administer first aid for an infant and a child with anaphylaxis

How is the QNUK - Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid 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 an ability to provide first aid to a range of casualties 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 aimed at those over 16 who are able to undertake the responsibilities associated with being a first aider in an early years setting.

Candidates between 14-16 years can undertake the qualification, however they should not be relied upon by employers to be a sole first aider.

It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of Level 2 literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Attendees will be required to demonstrate first aid procedures as they would in a real work environment. This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore be physically capable of doing so.

There are no other pre-requisites for this qualification.

What certificate do I get for passing the QNUK - Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid course?
QNUK - Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)
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