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First Aid for Children & Babies - Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (QCF)

Course Details

First Aid for Children & Babies

Type: Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (QCF)

A qualification regulated by Ofqual and the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) and is developed to deliver those skills recommended for those responsible for taking First Aid Action where a child or baby is involved.

Dates & Venues

21 June 2018, 09:30 – 16:30, Lewsey Sports Park

12 November 2018, 09:30 – 16:30, Lewsey Sports Park

Course Aim

To equip candidates with the skills and knowledge to recognise various medical conditions and carry out the basic First Aid until qualified medical assistance arrives at the scene.

Course Format

Candidates are required to undertake a minimum of 6 hours of hands on training which is delivered in a variety of formats.

Who should do the course 

Anyone who works in child care and wishes to learn basic lifesaving skills.


Ongoing assessment throughout the course via practical skills and oral questioning to include:

Understanding the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider
Demonstration of basic casualty care and be able to assess an emergency situation safely
Demonstration of basic life support skills (Child and Infant)
Demonstration of the ability to control bleeding
Understanding - recognition and treatment of compromised airway
Understanding - recognition and treatment of shock
Understanding - recognition and treatment of anaphylaxis

Course Content

Theory to include:

Understanding the role of the Paediatric first aider
Priorities of First Aid and safe use of equipment
Communication with the emergency services and seeking help
Accident recording
Airway Management and CPR
Recognition and treatment of Bleeding, Airway Obstruction, Shock, Anaphylaxis

Practical to include:

Awareness of safety when dealing with an emergency
Management of unconscious child including turning and recovery position
Basic Life Support - Child and Infant resuscitation (CPR)
Management of an airway obstruction
Control of Bleeding - including basic bandaging techniques

Entry Requirements

Must be 16 years of age at the completion of the assessment
Must be able to undertake practical activity involving kneeling and laying down

All Active Luton courses are delivered and assessed in English. Tutors must be convinced that you have sufficient fluency in written and spoken English to cope with your course from the start.

Certification Qualification

Awarding Body: IQL- RLSS UK

Validity Period

36 months

The HSE recommend that All First Aiders attend annual refresher training to help reduce the impact of 'first aid skills fade'


£90 per person

Book a Course

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To Find Out More

Contact Caroline Parcell, CPD Admin Officer:
Call: 01582 400 272
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