WHAT PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID COURSE ARE THERE?
There are three paediatric courses;
- Emergency Paediatric First Aid (EPFA) – 6 hr
- Paediatric First Aid (PFA) – 12 hr
- Combined First Aid for schools (PFA & FAW) – 20 hr
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID COURSES?
|Emergency Paediatric First Aid||Paediatric First Aid||Combined PFA & FAW|
|Contact Time (in hours)||6||12||20|
|After the course who are you qualified to treat||Infants (less than 1 yr) & children (1yr to puberty)||Infants (less than 1 yr) & children (1yr to puberty)||All ages (infant to adult)|
|Who is the course aimed at||Teachers, nannies, child minders, au pairs & parents||Teachers, nannies, child minders and au pairs required by Oftsed, EYFS, or SureStart to complete a 12-hour Course in Paediatric First Aid and parents||Teachers responsible for Paediatric First Aid and First Aid in the workplace|
|Emergency Paediatric First Aid Certificate issued||✅|
|Paediatric First Aid Certificate issued||✅||✅|
|Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate issued||Optional Extra|
|First Aid at Work Certifcate issued||✅|
The EPFA (6 hr) course is aimed at parents, families, child care workers, nannies and au pairs however some nannies, au pairs and teachers are required to take the more thorough 12 hour (PFA) course which includes everything within the 6 hr course.
School teachers who additionally hold First Aid responsibilities in the workplace (i.e. may have to provide First Aid to other staff and visitors) may attend a combined course which includes all of the contents of the 12 hr (PFA) and 18 hr (FAW) courses. The resulting certificate(s) are all valid for three years.
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) rules state that at least one person on site must have passed the 12 hour qualification in the last three years, however the rules go further to enforce that even during times of staff leave or absence there must be someone qualified on site and that if accompanying children on an outing you must hold this certificate. Clearly early years providers will need to have several staff trained and many providers chose simply to train all staff to this level
Furthermore all newly qualified entrants to the early years workforce who have completed a level 2 and/or level 3 qualification must have either a full PFA (12 hr) or EPFA (6 hr) course certificate within three months of starting work.
WHAT ARE THE PRE REQUISITES FOR PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID COURSES?
Minimum age 14
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN OUR PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID COURSES?
- 1, 2 or 3 (as appropriate) First Aid Training & assessment
- Use of all the necessary kit
- Paediatric First Aid Handbook
- FAW Handbook (for the 20 hr combined course)
- Certificate(s) as per above table
- Tea & Coffee
- Free (on street) Parking
PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID COURSE RATIO:
The class size can be as low as 2 students and can be up-to 12 students. Most practical session are carried out in pairs.
HOW DO I BOOK PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID COURSES?
From time time we may advertise dates for this course (which can be booked below), however this course is usually run on demand for schools and groups.