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Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

skills for care

This qualification is designed to provide learners who are working in, or who are intending to work in, a childcare setting and who administer paediatric first aid (PFA) to an infant or child who requires attention. This qualification can also be used for learners already working or preparing to work in the industry.

This qualification is based on the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, setting the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five (March, 2017) and the Childcare Act 2006.

This qualification is valid for 3 years from the date of certification.

Entry Requirements
  • Minimum Age: 14

There are no further entry requirements for this qualification.

Progression Opportunities
  • Level 2 Diploma in Early Years Practitioner

  • Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Educator

Additional Information
  • GLH: 12

  • TQT: 15

  • Credit Value: 2

To deliver this qualification, centres must not exceed the ratio of 1 qualified tutor to 12 learners.

It has been agreed with the First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum (FAAOF) that centres must deliver courses with a minimum contact time of 12 hours over a period of at least 2 days.

The qualification has been developed with guidance from ‘Delivery Standards for Regulated First Aid Qualification’.

Qual Resources.

DHSC Fact Sheet
fact sheet
Textbook (Sample)
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