Level 3 First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid OFQUAL RQF

3 day Combined Level 3 First Aid at Work (FAW) and Paediatric First Aid (PFA) OFQUAL RQF training course



This 3 days combined Level 3 OFQUAL RQF First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid training course complies with the guidelines and criteria as defined by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) in respect of the 1981 (First Aid) Regulations. This combined course is suitable for those delegates who have to deal with both adult and paeditraic first aid emergencies at their workplace. Delegates will learn the skills and knowledge to provide First Aid treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner. The topics covered in this course are taught and assessed in accordance with current guidelines published by the Resuscitation Council (UK).


Legislation from the Department of Education requires all newly qualified level two and three child carers to have either an emergency paediatric first aid or full paediatric first aid certificate. This combined course satisfies the guidelines and criteria as laid down by OFSTED for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). To view the latest EYFS guidance 2017 which came into effect on 3rd April 2017 please click  here.



This combined course is taught for 22 hours and 25 minutes over 3 days and consists of theoretical and practical sessions. This combined course can also be spread over a maximum of 10 weeks, ensuring that each session is a minimum of two hours (subject to extra cost).



Course content


Day 1


  • Roles and responsibilities of the adult and paediatric First Aider
  • Legislation
  • First Aid box and contents
  • The Accident Record form
  • Basic hygiene and infection control in First Aid 
  • Assessment of an incident
  • Primary survey and Agonal Gasping
  • Secondary assessment and Recovery position
  • Dealing with adult and paediatric unresponsive casualties
  • Resuscitation and CPR of adult and paediatric casualties
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use training on adult and paediatric casualties
  • Respiratory System and Choking management of adulta d paediatric casualties
  • Epilepsy
  • Minor injuries
  • Wounds and Bleeding control
  • Circulatory System and Shock
  • Fainting
  • Minor Burns
  • Foreign Bodies
  • Bites and stings


Days 2 & 3


  • Recap on primary survey
  • Recap on secondary assessment
  • Fractures
  • Soft tissue injuries to ligaments and muscle
  • Head  injuries including Concussion, Skull Fracture and Cerebral Compression
  • Spinal injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Specialised burn injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Anaphylaxis and Adrenaline auto injector training
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Hyperthermia
  • Hypothermia
  • Sickle cell 
  • Meningitis
  • Febrile convulsions




Please contact MEDISAFE TRAINING today on   0121 769 2827 for a very competitive unbeatable quote. The course price includes course handouts and e-certificates.



Assessment is ongoing by the instructor. There will be verbal, written and practical assessments throughtout the course. 




HSE compliant Level 3 OFQUAL RQF accredited First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid certificates of course completion from an awarding body lasting three years will be emailed within 48 hours to the lead person subject to successful completion of the course by the delegate. 


If you do not require OFQUAL RQF accredited certificates then please click on the HSE compliant combined First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid course for a lower cost course option.


Important Information


Please note that delegates must be at least 16 years of age and physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline and must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.


Delegates should have good English literacy and numeracy skills to understand the course and to complete the assessments.


Please also note that ID will need to be checked at the outset of the course for candidate verification process.


  • The training room should be quiet and of appropriate size.
  • Staff should be off work and not expected to be on duty.
  • Staff attending should remain on the course for the entire duration of the training course.
First Aid at work training course
First Aid at work course