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Paediatric First Aid (PFA)

The Paediatric First Aid course teaches delegates to provide immediate care and attention to a child who requires first aid. The course contains theoretical and practical elements and in particular it focuses on emergency scenarios that are faced by professionals, including teachers, au pairs and playgroup leaders, looking after young children.

This PFA course meets the requirements of the Early Years foundation stage statutory framework and it also meets OFSTED requirements for registered childminders and the requirements for nannies under the Approved Carers Scheme. It can also be used as evidence for employees working towards an NVQ in Childcare and Education.

This course is suitable for people working with younger children, a delegate working towards an NVQ in Childcare and Education. It is also very useful for parents, teachers, or anyone else who regularly spends time with children

Accreditation – Highfield

Level – 3

Duration – 2 days

Validation – Highfield and Qualsafe certificates are valid for 3 years, however it is recommended by HSE that all appointed first aid personnel take a refresher course annually.

Entry requirements – there are no formal entry requirements

Additional information –

Course objectives – by the end of the course, delegates will:

– be equipped with a comprehensive range of skills

– be able to respond calmly and confidently in the event of a child becoming unwell or injuring themselves.

– be knowledgeable on topics such as resuscitation, recovery positions, shock, choking, febrile convulsions

– be aware on how to respond to wounds, bleeding, burns, scalds, fractures and head injuries

– know how to accurately record accidents and incidents

– understand the effects of heat and cold

Tutors will assess delegates throughout the course to determine their practical skills.