This qualification forms part of the QA First Aid suite of qualifications.
The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of:
- Resuscitation Council (UK).
- Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications. Statutory Framework for the EarlyYears Foundation Stage (EYFS)
This QA qualification is:
- This QA qualification is for people who work with or look after children, enabling them to have a basic knowledge of how to deal with paediatric first aid situations which can arise when looking after children
- This qualification outlines a range of practical skills for providing first aid to infants and children. Learners will practise assessing and managing an incident and demonstrate how to treat a variety of serious conditions
The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by enabling them to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of Paediatric first aid situations when looking after children.
The purpose of this qualification is to prepare the Learner to develop the skills and knowledge needed to provide effective first aid to children and Infants.
This qualification is for people who have a specific res
onsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide first aid to infants and children when dealing with:
• An emergency situation
• Chronic or sudden paediatric illness
• Paediatric injury
This qualification contains 2 mandatory units with a Total Qualification Time (TQT) of 15 hours. Full details of this are in Appendix 1.
Learners must complete all assessments successfully within the registration period to achieve the qualification. The maximum period to achieve this qualification, including any referrals is 6 weeks.
TQT is the total number of hours required for a Learner to achieve this qualification. It has 2 elements:
• Guided Learning Hours (GLH) is the time a Learner is being taught and assessed under the immediate guidance of a Trainer/Assessor, which for this qualification is 12 GLH (minimum), and
• The number of hours a Learner will reasonably be likely to spend in preparation and study, including assessment, as directed by, but not under the immediate guidance or supervision of a Trainer, e.g. pre- course reading, which for this qualification is 3 hours
This qualification contains 2 mandatory units with a total value of 2 credits.
No other units can be combined to count towards the QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) qualification.
Relationship with other related qualifications
The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF):
- Contains 1 unit that also appears as Unit 1 (Emergency Paediatric First Aid) of the QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)
- Can be transferred to other qualifications under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) towards achievement of that qualification providing it is achieved within its registration period.
Therefore assessments gained through the Emergency Paediatric First Aid unit may be used as RPL towards achievement of either qualification providing that qualification is achieved within its registration period.
Learners must be at least 14 years old to register for this qualification. There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.
The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) may be used towards other qualifications at the same and higher level, 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.