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Paediatric First Aid

This course has been specifically designed to meet the criteria set by the Department for Education’s EYFS Framework.
  • 2 day course
  • Valid for 3 years
  • QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

Please DO NOT book a course without checking course availability with us first.

What is a Paediatric First Aid training course?

The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) has been specifically designed to meet the criteria set by the Department for Education’s EYFS Framework and is ideal for:
Those who have gained a level 2 and/or level 3 childcare qualification and have entered into an early years setting and wish to be included in the staff to child ratios to comply with EYFS requirements.

Registered childminders and assistants who are required to hold a current and full paediatric first aid certificate in order to comply with the EYFS requirements.
Anyone who has a non-professional involvement with infants and children, such as parents, grandparents and want to learn key paediatric first aid skills.
Successful candidates will learn the roles and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider, and will be equipped with the necessary skills to administer safe and effective treatment when dealing with a range of paediatric first aid situations.

The Paediatric First Aid course at CATCH is a 2-day course and those successfully completing the course will receive a certificate valid for 3 years.

Please note: Newly qualified entrants to an early years setting who have completed a level 2 and/or level 3 qualification on or after 30th June 2016, must also have either a full paediatric first aid or an emergency paediatric first aid certificate within three months of starting work.

What a Paediatric First Aid course in Leeds covers

  • The roles and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
  • Assessing an emergency situation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive infant or child
  • Recovery Position
  • CPR and defibrillation
  • Choking
  • Head, neck and back injuries
  • Fractures
  • Anaphylaxis and allergic reactions
  • Meningitis
  • Asthma
  • Febrile Convulsions
  • Seizures
  • Diabetic Emergencies
  • Poisoning
  • Burns and scalds
  • Electric Shock
  • External Bleeding
  • Hypovolaemic Shock
  • Eye, ear and nose conditions
  • Bites and stings
  • Minor Injuries
  • Treatment for hot and cold body temperatures

Why do I need to complete a Paediatric First Aid course?

Would you know what to do if a child in your care needed first aid?

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework requires all early years providers in England to have at least one person who has a current and full paediatric first aid certificate on the premises and available at all times when children are present.
Providers should also take into account the number of children, staff and layout of the premises and increase their paediatric first aid provision accordingly to ensure that a paediatric first aider is available to respond to emergencies quickly.
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Fantastic, well delivered and engaging day, would 100% recommend CATCH for first aid training.



I have been doing First Aid courses for over a decade and this is genuinely the best one I’ve ever been on. Del went into things in a depth I’ve never experienced before, so I now have a far better understanding of why we do things the way we do, which helps me remember and feel more confident. Brilliant!


Leeds Community Foundation (LCF)

We put 18 of our team through First Aid training at CATCH and everyone remarked afterwards what an excellent course it was. Del did a great job in bringing what could have been quite a dry subject to life through engaging, practical examples and group participation. That, coupled with the usual CATCH hospitality of a great lunch and a visit to see the goats(!) made it a great day all round!

Dave Wrightson

Co-founder Engage Interactive

I found the first aid course very informative, educational and fun but also serious. The location for the course is fantastic!


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