Level 3 Paediatric First Aid

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    Course Includes

    Learners will receive a level 3 award (Level 6 Scotland) in Paediatric First Aid subject to passing the course assessment criteria. This qualification covers a range of subjects relating to first aid for children and babies. This 2-day qualification fulfils the requirements for first aid training detailed in the Department for Education’s statutory framework for the early year’s foundation.


    This course can be delivered at client premises and in fact, this can often result in considerable cost savings. For a bespoke quote, please contact us so that we can discuss delegate numbers and location enabling us to keep the cost as competitive as possible for you. Alternatively, for individual bookings, why not check out our upcoming courses. If the course you are interested in is not listed in the calendar, please contact us to enquire about the nest course date.


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    Should you attend?

    This qualification is designed for learners with a responsibility for the care of children and babies on a professional level. The purpose of the course is for the learner to attain the knowledge and practical competence required to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations. This course is also suitable for parents who would like to be better equipped to deal with any first aid emergencies which might arise with their own children.


    A range of subjects is covered, including:

    • Role of the paediatric first aider
    • Primary assessment
    • Resuscitation and AED awareness
    • Wounds, bleeding, and shock
    • Allergic reactions including anaphylaxis
    • Head, neck, and back injuries
    • Seizures
    • Choking
    • Minor injuries
    • Recovery position
    • Fractures
    • Foreign bodies
    • Diabetic emergencies
    • Asthma
    • Meningitis
    • Febrile convulsions
    • Extreme cold and heat
    • Electrical incidents


    This is usually delivered as a 2-day course in the classroom environment. There is the flexibility to deliver in shorter sessions across a longer timeframe.

    Exam format

    Practical assessment by the instructor, along with a written test paper. A three-year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria. Also, it is strongly recommended by the HSE that learners keep themselves up to date regularly. The annual 3-hour refresher course is the ideal way to demonstrate this.