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Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) (Qualsafe Accredited)

Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) course meets the requirements of the Early Years foundation stage statutory framework.  It meets Ofsted requirements for registered child minders and the requirements under the Approved Carers Scheme. The course is also QCF recognised and can also be used as evidence for employees working towards an NVQ in Childcare and Education.

Who is the course aimed at? 

The paediatric first aid course focuses on emergency scenarios that are faced by professionals looking after children including day nursery staff, au pairs, teachers and parents.

The course covers how to deal with accidents and emergencies involving young children.

Course Content

Planning for first aid emergencies involving babies and children
Dealing with emergencies involving babies and children
Resuscitating babies and children
Recognising and dealing with shock in babies and children
Recognising and responding appropriately to anaphylactic shock in babies and children
Recognising and responding appropriately to electric shock in babies and children
Recognising and responding appropriately to bleeding in babies and children
Responding appropriately to burns and scalds in babies and children
Responding appropriately to choking in babies and children
Responding appropriately to suspected fractures in babies and children
Responding appropriately to head, neck and back injuries in babies and children
Recognising and responding appropriately to cases of poisoning in babies and children
Responding appropriately to foreign bodies in eyes, ears and noses of babies and children
Responding appropriately to eye injuries in babies and children
Responding appropriately to bites and stings in babies and children
Responding appropriately to the effects of extreme heat and cold in babies and children
Responding appropriately to febrile convulsions in babies and children
Recognising and responding appropriately to the emergency needs of babies and children with chronic medical conditions, including epilepsy, asthma, sickle cell anaemia and diabetes
Recognising and responding appropriately to meningitis and other serious sudden illness

Course Assessment and Certification

This qualification is built from 2 mandatory units of multiple choice assessments.  One unit normally taught per day, modular and progressive training.


Certification: Those delegates who complete the course and are deemed to have reached the required standard, are awarded a Qualsafe certificate which is valid for three years