QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric Emergency First Aid (RQF)
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 emergency first aid situations.
Aim of Qualification
The aim of the qualification is to enable learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with emergency first aid situations which can arise when looking after children. Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations.
Structure of the Qualification
This qualification is comprised of 1 single credit unit with 10 guided learning hours per unit* (see further information below). Full details of this unit can be found at Appendix 1.
*Minimum contact teaching hours apply to this qualification – due to the practical nature of the subjects covered by this qualification, it is recommended that the QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric Emergency First Aid (RQF) qualification should be delivered over a minimum of 6 hours.
The qualification is designed for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide First Aid to children (including babies) when dealing with an emergency situation.
Please note that this qualification does not fulfil Ofsted’s first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and child minders (as defined within the Early Years Foundation Stage document and within The Child Care Register guide). The longer QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) (2 units) is designed to cover Ofsted’s minimum requirements for those who are subject to these guidelines.
There are no formal entry requirements but in order to benefit from the learning, learners should possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification.
The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric Emergency First Aid (RQF) is only valid for a period of 3 years, within which time the learner will need to re-take the course and the assessment 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 RQF unit or qualification.
Relationship with Other Related Qualifications
The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric Emergency First Aid (RQF) contains a unit that appears in a number of qualifications. This includes the QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF). The unit achieved in this qualification can be transferred to other qualifications, however, because of its nature, the use of this may be subject to time limits. Qualsafe Awards allows 6 weeks for this unit to be used as Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) towards the QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF).
The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric Emergency First Aid (RQF) can be used towards other qualifications at the same and higher level, plus aid career progression in a relevant profession.