This qualification forms part of the QA First Aid suite of qualifications. The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of:
• The Resuscitation Council (UK)
• Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
• A distinguished panel of experts in emergency medical care
This QA qualification is:
• For people who are required to provide emergency first aid to infants and/or children
• Based on the EYFS syllabus for emergency first aid courses
Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of first aider.
The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by preparing them to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations when looking after children/In
This qualification is for anyone who cares for children and infants; including parents, guardians, grandparents or people who have a professional involvement with children and infants.
This qualification contains 1 mandatory unit with a Total Qualification Time (TQT) of 7 hours. Learners must complete all assessments successfully within the registration period to achieve the qualification.
Learners must be at least 14 years old on the first day of the training and be able to perform practical tasks at floor level. There are no other formal entry requirements but we strongly recommend that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.
Other course requirements
Due to the practical nature of this course, Learners should wear appropriate clothing and footwear, e.g. trousers and flat footwear.
Learners may progress to the QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF).
The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) may be used towards other qualifications at the same and higher, plus aid career progression in a relevant profession.
This qualification is valid for a period of 3 years. The Learner needs to retake the qualification before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.