Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (blended route)

Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (blended route)

This course covers procedures for attending to injuries or illnesses more likely to be encountered in the pre-school or school setting. Both life threatening and less serious first aid needs are covered.  Meets the requirements of OFSTED.

This course is a blended learning course, which requires completion of our pre-learning prior to attendance.  The pre-learning is delivered via our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).  The pre-learning takes approximately 6-8 hours to complete, and must be completed in full prior to attendance on the face-to-face programme.

The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (published by the Department for Education) states "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" - this qualification fulfils this requirement.

Who Should Attend?

This course is of particular interest to:

Registered Child minders, Nannies & Babysitters
Teachers (Nursery, Primary and Junior)
People working with or interested in working in the field of childcare, or anyone with a professional or non-professional responsibility for children. 

This qualification consists of two units:

  1. Emergency Paediatric First Aid
  2. Managing paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies 

Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aiderBaby Chest Compressions
  • Be able to assess an emergency situation safely 
  • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who:
    • is unresponsive and breathing normally
    • is unresponsive and not breathing normally
    • has a foreign body airway obstruction
    • has external bleeding
  • Understand how to provide first aid to an infant an a child who is suffering from shock
  • Understand how to provide first aid to an infant and a child with anaphylaxis

Managing paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to administer first aid to an infant and a child with:
    • injuries to bones, joints and muscles
    • head and spinal injuries
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child:
    • with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
    • with a chronic medical condition or suddent illness
    • who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat or cold
    • who has sustained an electric shock
    • with burns or scalds
    • who has been poisoned
    • who has been bitten or stung
    • with minor injuries
  • Understand how to complete records relating to illnesses, injuries and emergencies


Candidates are assessed by ongoing practical assessment, online quizzes and a multiple-choice assessment. On completion, students receive a Paediatric First Aid Certificate, valid for 3 years


£109.95+VAT to include First Aid book and starter pack.


1 day (classroom): 9.00 - 17.00 (if delivered on-site, can be delivered flexibly depending on client requirements - e.g. alternate weekends, etc.)


Delivered from our Newent Training Centre, and on-site with clients (subject to minimum numbers)

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