QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)

Qualification overview

This qualification is for people who work with or look after children, enabling them to have a basic knowledge of how to deal with paediatric first aid situations, illnesses, injuries and emergencies. This course is recognized by Ofsted and in-line with the framework of the EYFS, it can be used as evidence for an NVQ in childcare and education.


The aim of the qualification is to enable Learners to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of:

Paediatric first aid situations-
Paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in situations which can arise when looking after children.

The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) is valid for a period of 3 years, within which time the Learner will need to re-take the course and assessments in order to remain qualified. It is regarded as best practice for those holding first aid qualifications to undertake annual refresher training, this does not however form part of a QCF unit or qualification.

Requalification training should be delivered in no less than 12 hours (2 days) excluding breaks.  Note: Requalification is actually the original course.


This is an 12 hour course split over 2 days