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Paediatric First Aid Level 3

This course is for anyone who is working with children and requires a paediatric first aid qualification. It is also ideal for parents or grandparents who would like to have the confidence to respond to children’s first aid emergencies. The Early Years Foundation Stage states that ‘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.’ The HABC Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid is recognised as a qualification that fulfils this need.

Entry Requirements

You do not need any qualifications in order to do the course. Learners are required to be 16 years of age prior to certification.

Course Content

The course comprises 2 units:
Emergency Paediatric First Aid and
Managing Paediatric Illnesses, Injuries and Emergencies

By the end of the course you will be able to assess and react appropriately to an emergency situation, such as a child or an infant who is unresponsive, has an airway obstruction, has breathing difficulties or is suffering from shock or anaphylaxis.

Topics also included are fractures, dislocations, injuries to the head, neck, back, eyes, ears or nose, poisoning, bites or stings, burns or scalds, electric shock, minor injuries and chronic medical conditions.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught in a variety of ways including:
Whole class teaching
Practical demonstrations
Group discussions

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in 2 ways:
By practical demonstration and a completing written questions.

Will I need any extra equipment?


What qualifications will I get?


What will it allow me to do in the future?

This qualification lasts for a period of 3 years, after which point learners will
need to retake the course.

Learners achieving this qualification may also go on to take other specialist
first aid qualifications, such as:
– HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF);
– HABC Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF);

Course Information

The course is for 12 hours and it is essential to attend for the whole time in order to achieve the qualification.

The course information is accurate at the time of printing but is subject to change.

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