This qualification provides learners with the first aid skills they need to enter into the children’s workforce - either when working in a children’s setting or in a domestic environment. It covers the more common illnesses that occur in children as well as the types of incidents and accidents that could happen. Learners will also learn how to deal with these situations in a safe and appropriate manner.
On successful completion learners will be qualified to administer first aid in the work place or domestic settings*.
[* Due to regular changes in procedures based on updated clinical knowledge and changes in paediatric emergency care, learners will need to retake this qualification within 3 years of the certification date. This ensures their knowledge and skills are maintained in line with any changes. If learners do not retake within three years they will no longer be able to administer first aid in the workplace.]
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners will need to be at least 16 years of age. Learners do not need to be working or attend work placements to complete this qualification.
To achieve the qualification learners will need to complete both of these units:
• Paediatric emergency first aid
• Managing paediatric illness and injury
Total credit value 2.
Both these units are also mandatory in the Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF). If learners have completed the units as part of Level 2 Certificate, they can request a separate certificate showing that they have accomplished the Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid. A small certification fee will apply as outlined in our QCF fees list.
The qualification will be pass or refer and is internally assessed. Some elements of the qualification must be assessed by observing the learner in practical demonstrations on infant and child manikins. This would cover CPR, dealing with severe chocking and recovery positions.
The knowledge based elements do not have to be practically assessed and could include:
• Professional discussion • Written assignments • Multiple choice questions
QRN number: 600/0187/2