This Qualsafe Awards (QA) qualification is for people who work with or look after children, enabling them to have a basic knowledge of how to deal with paediatric first aid situations, illnesses, injuries and emergencies.
The aim of the qualification is to enable Learners to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of:
Paediatric first aid situations
Paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies
Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in situations which can arise when looking after children.
This qualification comprises 2 mandatory units with a total value of 3 credits. For further details on these full course specifications can be supplied upon request.
Each credit is equivalent to 10 hours learning time. Learning time consists of guided learning hours (GLH) and self-directed study. GLH are a measure of the contact time a typical Learner will require in direct guidance – from a Trainer – to complete their programme of learning successfully, which for this qualification should be a minimum of 12 hours (excluding breaks) and a maximum of 22GLH. Learners should be encouraged to do self-directed study. Self-directed study is a measure of the time a typical learner will require away from the programme of learning such as reading course material/hand outs and researching information on the internet.
Learners must complete both units successfully to achieve the QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) qualification. The maximum period to achieve this qualification is 6 weeks.
This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide first aid to children (including babies) when dealing with:
An emergency situation
Chronic or sudden paediatric illness
Note: This qualification fulfils Ofsted’s first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and child minders (as defined within the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 and within The Child Care Register guide).
There are no formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent. Learners must be at least 14 years old prior to registration.