Paediatric First Aid Award

The Paediatric First Aid Award aims to give the candidate knowledge and assess them on their ability to deal with emergency situations, how to recognise and respond to serious medical conditions and serious injuries.

The course includes training on adult, child and infant resuscitation manikins, the contents of first aid boxes and the recording of accidents and incidents. This course meets the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

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Available Regulators

Qualification Number: 603/1187/3
Title: STA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid
Credit Value: 2 Credits

  • Be 16 years of age or older
Validity of Award

This qualification is valid for 3 years.

Length of Course

12 Recommended Guided Learning Hours

Course Information

This qualification covers:

  • Assessing an emergency situation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive infant or child
  • CPR
  • Choking
  • Meningitis
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Bites
  • Stings
  • Small cuts
  • Grazes
  • Bumps and bruises
  • Splinters
  • Nose bleeds
  • Fractures
  • Eye, ear and nose injuries
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Febrile convulsion
  • Heat and cold injuries
  • Electric shock
  • Burns and scalds
  • Sudden poisoning
Mandatory Units
  • Emergency Paediatric First Aid
  • Managing Paediatric Illness, Injuries and Emergencies
Assessment Criteria
  • Continual assessment by the course tutor
  • Complete 2 worksheets during the course
  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out CPR on a child and infant manikin
  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out first aid for an unconscious casualty
  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out first aid for a child in an emergency situation