Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)
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 and 22 guided learning hours
GLH are a guide to the estimated hours an average Learner would study to gain the unit. This does not have
to be face-to-face instructional time and can include self-directed study at home, such as reading course
hand outs and further self-study.
Learners must complete both units successfully to achieve the QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)
All practical and written assessments must be passed to gain the qualification.
Minimum contact teaching hours apply to this qualification (to comply with First Aid Awarding Organisation forum)
initial training should be delivered in no less than 12 hours (2 Iays) excluding breaks.
Requalification training should be delivered in no less than 12 hours (2 days) excluding breaks.
Note: Requalification is actually the original course.
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
• Paediatric injury
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).Entry
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