Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

Please note: this qualification will be withdrawn on 31 January 2017.

More information can be found on the Voluntary Surrender of Recognition page.

Overview

The CIEH Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid has been developed to meet the requirements set out in the Department for Education’s Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage (2014) for first-aid training in Ofsted-regulated childcare settings.

Successful completion of the training programme will provide learners with the essential knowledge and skills to undertake the role of paediatric first aider in a variety of childcare settings. In particular, it teaches basic life-support skills and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, to enable candidates to deal with life-threatening emergencies, as well as how to manage common paediatric illnesses, injuries and emergencies.

The CIEH Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid replaces the CIEH Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid.

Who needs this qualification?

The CIEH Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid is primarily aimed at those working in childcare settings, but it will be useful for anyone with responsibility for caring for infants and children.

Why is this training important?

This qualification will teach learners basic life-support skills and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, to enable them to deal with life-threatening emergencies, and how to manage common paediatric illnesses, injuries and emergencies.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the qualification, the learner will understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider and be able to:

  • assess an emergency situation safely
  • provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally
  • provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
  • provide first aid for an infant and a child who has a foreign body airway obstruction
  • provide first aid to an infant and a child with external bleeding
  • administer first aid to an infant and a child with injuries to bones, joints and muscles
  • administer first aid to an infant and a child with head and spinal injuries

Understand how to provide first aid:

  • an infant and a child who is suffering from shock
  • an infant and a child with anaphylaxis
  • an infant and a child with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose

Administer first aid to an infant and a child

  • with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness
  • who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold
  • who has sustained an electric shock
  • with burns or scalds
  • who has been poisoned
  • who has been bitten or stung
  • with minor injuries
  • And understand how to complete records relating to illnesses, injuries and emergencies.

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Facts

Duration  Duration  Three-day programme
Assessment  Assessment  Portfolio of evidence
Prerequisite  Prerequisite   None

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