Key Points

AoFAQ Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)

This regulated first aid qualification is specific to infants aged under 1, and children aged from 1 year old to the onset of puberty. 

It fulfills the requirements of the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) as issued by the department for Education and Skills Foundation Stage relating to Early Years childcare.

This Level 3 qualification is an extended version of the Emergency Paediatric First Aid.

Also approved by the Association of First Aiders.

Course Duration: Typically 2 days


 


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AoFAQ Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)
 Compliance and Regulatory Requirements

Compliance and Regulatory Requirements:

The AoFAQ Paediatrics First Aid regulated qualification is specific to infants aged under 1, and children aged from 1 year old to the onset of puberty.  It fulfils the requirements of the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) as issued by the department for Education and Skills Foundation Stage relating to Early Years childcare.

It is suitable for school staff, childcare providers, childminders in schools, nursery schools, pre-schools and staff involved in childminding.

This Level 3 qualification is an extended version of the Emergency Paediatric First Aid.

Also approved by the Association of First Aiders.

 Key Points

Name: AoFAQ Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

Abbreviated Name: PFA.

National Qualification Number: 603/0744/4

Qualification Type: QCF

Guided Learning Hours: 22  (this qualification requires a minimum of 12 classroom hrs.)

Where this qualification is undertaken in less than 22 hrs, additional learner instruction may be undertaken through reflection, research i.e. Internet, reading or work based activities.

Class size maximum: 12 Learners (1 Trainer)

Manikins: 1 manikin required per 3 Learners

Certificate Price* £6 + VAT  per certificate

* No charge is made for Learners who have failed to attain required standard to receive the award.

 Unit 1: Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:

1. Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider.

1.1 Explain the role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
1.2 Explain how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
1.3 Identify when to use personal protection equipment when providing first aid
1.4 Identify contents of a paediatric first aid kit 
1.5 Identify the need to complete an accident report / incident report
1.6 Define an infant and a child for the purposes of first aid treatments

2. Be able to assess an emergency situation safely.

2.1 Conduct a scene survey
2.2 Conduct a primary survey on an infant and a child
2.3 Identify when to call for help

3. Be able to provide first aid to an infant/child who is unresponsive and breathing normally.

3.1 Place an infant and a child in the recovery position 
3.2 Continually monitor an infant and a child whilst  they are in the recovery position
3.3 Assist an infant and a child who is experiencing a seizure

4. Be able to provide first aid for an infant / child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally

4.1 Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation(CPR) to an unresponsive infant and an unresponsive child who is not breathing normally
4.2 Administer CPR using an infant and a child manikin

5. Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is choking

5.1 Identify when choking is:

  • mild
  • severe

5.2 Administer first aid to an infant/child who is choking

6. Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child with external bleeding

6.1 Explain the effect of severe blood loss on an infant and a child
6.2 Control external bleeding

7. Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is suffering from shock

7.1 Recognise an infant or a child who is suffering from hypovolaemic shock
7.2 Administer first aid to an infant or child who is suffering from hypovolaemic shock

8. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with bites, stings and minor injuries

8.1 Explain how to administer first aid for:

  • bites
  • stings
  • small cuts
  • grazes
  • bumps and bruises
  • small splinters
  • nose bleeds
 Unit 2 Managing paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:

1. Be able to administer first aid to an infant/child with a suspected fracture

1.1 Describe types of fractures
1.2 Recognise suspected fractures
1.3 Administer first aid for suspected fractures

2. Be able to administer first aid to an infant and a child with head, neck or back injury

2.1 Describe how to recognise suspected:

  • Head injury
  • Neck or back injury

2.2 Administer first aid for suspected:

  • Head injury
  • Neck or back injury

3. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose.

3.1 Explain how to administer first aid for an infant or child with a foreign body in the:

  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Nose

3.2 Explain how to administer first aid for an infant or child with an eye injury

4. Understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant/child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness.

4.1 Describe how to recognise:

  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Asthma attack
  • Allergic reaction
  • Meningitis
  • Febrile convulsions

4.2 Explain how to administer first aid for an infant or child who is suffering from:

  • Diabetic emergency
  • Asthma attack
  • Allergic reaction
  • Meningitis
  • Febrile convulsions

5. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat or cold.

5.1 Describe how to recognise the effects of:

  • Extreme cold
  • Extreme heat

5.2 Explain how to administer first aid for an infant or child who is suffering from the effects of:

  • Extreme cold
  • Extreme heat

6. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child who has sustained an electric shock.

6.1 Explain how to safely manage an incident involving electricity
6.2 Describe first aid treatments for electric shock incidents

7. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child with burns or scalds.

7.1 Describe how to recognise the severity of:

  • Burns
  • Scalds

7.2 Explain how to administer first aid for:

  • Burns
  • Scalds

8. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child who has been poisoned.

8.1 Identify how poisonous substances can enter the body
8.2 Explain how to administer first aid for sudden poisoning

9. Understand how to provide first aid to an infant or child with anaphylaxis

9.1 List common triggers for anaphylaxis
9.2 Describe how to recognise anaphylaxis in an infant and a child
9.3 Explain how to administer first aid for an infant and a child with anaphylaxis

 Qualification Assessment

Assessment:

  •  The practical Learning Outcomes are assessed by observation. 
  •  Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) for theory and underpinning knowledge. 

 This qualification  is made up of 2 Units which are assessed separately:

  • Unit 1: Emergency Paediatric First Aid.
  • Unit 2: Managing paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies.

 To Awarded this qualification the Learner must 100% pass of the assessments carried out by observation together with a percentage pass in the MCQ paper. 

 AoFAQ Centre and Trainer Support Materials

The following is exclusively available from AoFAQ  to support the qualification:

Qualification Specification:

  • This gives details of all the Learning Outcomes with Assessment Criteria and full requirements for the qualification.

 

Scheme of Work:

  • This is a detailed construction on how to present the qualification to Learners.

 

PowerPoint:

  • AoFAQ have produced a professionally designed PowerPoint that maps the Learning Outcomes to assist the Trainer in presentation of the course. A sample of the slides can be seen in the above graphic.

All these items are available FREE of charge to AoFAQ Approved Centres when 20 Certificates are purchased in advance.

 Trainer, Assessor Requiements
Occupational Competence Requirements

 This is extracted from the Skills for Health Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications (October 2012 v1).

Trainers/Assessors must:

  • Be occupationally competent in the area of first aid. This can be evidenced by:
    •  holding a FAW certificate issued by either HSE or an Awarding Organisation/Body or having
    • registration as a doctor with the General Medical Council (GMC)
    • registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
    • registration as a paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) 
  • Be occupationally competent in the area of training and/or assessing in line with the Learning and Development NOS 9 Assess Learner Achievement. This could be evidenced by holding a qualification such as:
    • SQA Accredited Learning and Development Unit 9DI – Assess workplace competences using direct and indirect methods – replacing Units A1 and D32/33
    • SQA Accredited Learning and Development Unit 9D - Assess workplace competence using direct methods – replacing Units A2 and D32
    • QCF Qualifications based on the Learning and Development NOS 9 Assess Learner Achievement
    • Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (QCF)
    • Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (QCF)
    • Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (QCF)
    • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF)
    • A1 or D32/D33
    • A2 or D32
    • Further and Adult Education Teachers Certificate
    • Cert Ed/PGCE/B Ed/M Ed
    • PTLLS/CTLLS/DTLLS
    • S/NVQ level 3 in Training and Development
    • S/NVQ level 4 in Training and Development
    • IHCD Instructional Methods
    • IHCD Instructor Certificate
    • English National Board 998
    • Training Group A22, B22, C21, C23, C24 TQFE (Teaching Qualification for Further Education)
    • NOCN Tutor Assessor Award

 Note: This list is not exhaustive.

Trainers/Assessors should also be able to provide a detailed, chronological list of evidence to show that they have regularly provided EFAW/FAW assessments during the previous three years. If this is limited, evidence of other first-aid assessments may be provided.

 No formal Trainer/Assessor qualifications

 It is recognised that trainer/assessors may not hold formal qualifications but may have significant experience in undertaking these roles. It is expected that the trainer/assessors be registered and working towards formal qualifications within one year and that the qualifications are gained within two years.

During this period a portfolio should be maintained and include details of knowledge and experience gained and the time period over which they were applied, and any contributing training undertaken and the learning outcomes achieved. There should be evidence that the individual has conducted at least two practical and two theoretical first-aid training/assessing sessions under the supervision of a qualified assessor.

 Internal Quality Assurers
   Internal Quality Assurers must:

  • be occupationally competent in the area of first aid. This can be evidenced by:
    •  holding a FAW certificate issued by either HSE or an Awarding Organisation/Body
    •  or having
    • registration as a doctor with the General Medical Council (GMC)
    •  registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
    •  registration as a paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
    •  have working knowledge of the requirements of the qualification they are quality assuring at the time any assessment is taking place
    • have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the role of assessors
    • Have visited and observed assessments and have carry out other related internal quality assurance

Note: It is understood that not all IQA’s will be qualified initially, and that sufficient time should be considered to achieve these qualifications. During this time centres should ensure that IQA’s are following the principles set out in the current Learning and Development NOS 11 Internally monitor and maintain the quality of assessment. This could be evidenced by holding a qualification such as:

  •  SQA Accredited Learning and Development Unit 11 Internally Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Workplace Assessment
  • QCF Qualifications based on the Learning and Development NOS 11 Internally Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Assessment
  • Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)
  • Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)
  • V1 or D34

Note: This list is not exhaustive. 

 Links and Downloads

Information Links
Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (pdf) Early Years Foundation Stage document
Skills for Health http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/
Health & Safety Executive (HSE) First Aid Section http://www.hse.gov.uk/firstaid/
HSE GEIS3 A guide for employers - Selecting a first-aid training provider. (pdf) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/geis3.pdf
The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. Guidance on Regulation http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l74.htm
First aid needs assessment http://www.hse.gov.uk/firstaid/needs-assessment.htm
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