Highfield Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)
Highfield Awarding Organisation
Accidental injuries are the most common cause of death in children over one year of age and can result in permanent disability and disfigurement. Because most accidents are preventable, knowing what to do if an accident occurs can save a life.
The national standards for first aid in childcare settings state that ‘at least one person who has a current paediatric first-aid certificate must be on the premises at all times when children are present’. In addition, at least one person with a current paediatric first aid certificate must accompany every outing.
Who should complete the course?
Paediatric First Aid is for those people working in nurseries, schools and childcare settings, but of course it will also be useful for anyone who has responsibility for caring for infants or children.
To develop the knowledge, skills and understanding required to deal with a range of paediatric illnesses and injuries to keep the infants and/or children in your care safe and well.
Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations, including assessing an emergency, dealing with an unresponsive infant or child, CPR, choking, meningitis, head and spinal injuries, anaphylaxis, asthma and more.
2 days N.B. It is a mandatory requirement that delegates should be requalified every 3 years.
Practical observation – The practical assessment is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing assessment will involve learners demonstrating practical first aid skills. Oral questioning – Delegates must provide a short response to set questions and successfully complete a multiple-choice paper.Enquire Now