Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)
This accredited qualification provides theoretical and practical training in First Aid techniques that are specific to infants aged 0 to 1, and children aged from 1 year old to the onset of puberty. 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 or is suffering from shock.: Topics also included are wounds, fractures, dislocations, injuries to the head, neck, back, eyes, ears or nose, poisoning, bites or stings and electric shock. This qualification consists of two units and is provided over a period of 2 days with a minimum contact time of 6 hours per unit.
The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage is a document published by The Department for Children, Schools and Families and applies to Early Years childcare within England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Statutory Framework states 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. There must be at least one person on outings who has a current paediatric first aid certificate.’ The Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid is recognised as a qualification that fulfils this need.
All successful students will be issued with a Paediatric First Aid certificate which is valid for a period of 3 years.
- First aid kit
- Action planning
- Treatment of an unconscious casualty
- Resuscitation (Child, infant and adult protocols)
- Choking (Child, infant and adult protocols)
- Asthma and diabetic emergencies
- Head injuries
- Sprains, strains and fractures
- Poisoning, bites and stings
- Foreign objects
- Childhood conditions (e.g. measles, meningitis, croup).