Qualification overview and objective This 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.
Entry requirements 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.
Guidance on assessment
1] Practical observation
The practical assessment is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing assessment requires learners to demonstrate practical first aid skills. The practical assessment will be recorded using the practical matrix within the Instructors Assessment Pack.
2] Centre-marked multiple-choice theory assessment
Learners are required to answer a series of questions contained within theory question papers. Oral questioning may be used. In this case, the assessor should document the responses within the assessment pack.
Learners must achieve a pass in each element to pass the qualification.
Progression opportunities Upon successful completion of this qualification, learners may wish to continue their development by undertaking one of the following qualifications:
- Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)
- Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)
- Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (FAW)
- Level 3 Award in First Aid Response
- Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator