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Paediatric First Aid (PFA) 2 Day 09:30-16:30


(Level 3 award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) / Award in Paediatric First Aid SCQF at Level 6)

The qualification is designed for learners with a responsibility for the care of children and babies on a professional level providing the knowledge and practical competence to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations.

This 12-hour qualification meets the requirements stated in the Department for Education’s Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure adequate numbers of appropriately trained personnel.

Our Paediatric First Aid Course covers the following subjects:

  • Role of the Paediatric First Aider
  • Seizure
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Primary survey
  • Choking
  • Asthma
  • Resuscitation (CPR including the safe use of an AED)
  • Minor injuries
  • Meningitis
  • Wounds, bleeding and shock
  • Recovery position
  • Febrile convulsions
  • Allergic reactions including anaphylaxis
  • Fractures
  • Extreme cold and heat
  • Head, neck and back injuries
  • Foreign bodies
  • Electrical incidents


Practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor and a three-year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria. In addition, the HSE strongly recommend that all students undergo an annual refresher.

This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards (FAA).

FAA are an awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation.  The qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).  The qualification is delivered, assessed, and quality assured adhering to the Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications, and delivered and assessed in accordance with the current Resuscitation Council UK Guidelines.


Entry Requirements

The qualification is suitable for learners aged 16+ and it is recommended that learners hold a minimum of level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake the course.

Due to the practical nature of the first aid assessment there are physical demands. Learners must be able to get to the floor unaided and successfully demonstrate all required elements of the practical assessment on their own, with the casualty on the floor, as in a real-life situation. For example, a learner will need to get to the floor unassisted and demonstrate effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a manikin at floor level. If a learner has any concerns they should contact us before attending the course.


Qualification Assessment

The qualification is assessed through practical demonstration and written assessment and a learner must pass both assessments to be awarded the qualification.


Practical assessment

Scenarios are set recreating a real-life situation as far as possible to enable a learner to demonstrate their knowledge and practical skills. During the practical assessment the learner will be asked set related oral questions by the trainer/assessor.  The practical assessment is ongoing throughout the course with the trainer/assessor making learners aware of when they are being assessed and what they are required to demonstrate.  A learner must satisfactorily complete each scenario to pass the practical assessment.


To requalify learners will need to complete the full 12-hour course again to requalify for a further three years.

Venues & Dates

Dumfries: Dumfries Baptist Church Centre 28th to 29th May 2024, Carlisle: Morton Manor Community Centre 3rd to 4th Jun 2024, Dumfries: Dumfries Baptist Church Centre 09th to 10th Jul 2024, Dumfries: Dumfries Baptist Church Centre 27th to 28th Aug 2024, Carlisle: People First Conference Centre 5th to 6th Sep 2024, Dumfries: Dumfries Baptist Church Centre 23rd to 24th Sep 2024, Carlisle: People First Conference Centre 24th to 25th Oct 2024, Dumfries: Dumfries Baptist Church Centre 29th to 30th Oct 2024, Dumfries: Dumfries Baptist Church Centre 19th to 20th Nov 2024, Carlisle: People First Conference Centre 27th to 28th November 2024


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