QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

Having the correct paediatric first aid provision is not only a statutory requirement for the majority of childcare providers, it is extremely important for the safety of children.

This qualification is ideal for those who work or intend to work in a childcare setting as it has been specifically designed to fulfil Ofsted’s first aid requirement for early years teachers, nursery workers and childminders.

Candidates will learn the roles and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider, and will be equipped with the necessary skills to administer safe and effective treatment when dealing with a range of paediatric first aid and medical situations. 

Duration: 2 day course

Certificate: Valid for 3 years

Meets Ofsted requirements

£800 + VAT for up to 12 people

(for a price for an individual booking see our open course dates page)

Course content includes

Roles and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider

Assessing an emergency situation

Dealing with an unresponsive infant or child

Recovery position



Head and Spinal Injuries


Anaphylaxis and allergic reactions



Febrile Convulsions


Diabetic emergencies


Burns and scalds

Electric shock

External bleeding

Hypovolaemic shock

Eye, ear and nose conditions

Bites and stings

Minor injuries

Extremes of body temperature