2 day Level 3 Paediatric First Aid OFQUAL RQF (PFA)

Level 3 Paediatric First Aid

2 day PFA OFQUAL RQF training course




This Level 3 OFQUAL regulated RQF Paediatric First Aid training course has been developed for those who are working with children and infants. It will be of particular interest to teachers, child minders, nursery workers, nannies, crèche assistants, playgroup personnel and anyone else who has a responsibility for their welfare whilst in your care. This Paediatric First Aid training course is ideal for individuals who are responsible for children and infants in a group or one to one setting. 

The topics covered in this PFA course are in accordance with current guidelines published by the Resuscitation Council (UK). New 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 2 days PFA course satisfies the guidelines and criteria as laid down by OFSTED for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The Department of Education has updated it's guidance for First Aid in schools, early years and further education on 14 February 2022 which can be found by clicking here. To view the EYFS September 2021 guidance please click here.





This Paediatric First Aid training course is taught for 12 hours over 2 days and consists of theoretical and practical sessions. This 12 hours PFA course can also be spread over a maximum of 6 weeks, ensuring that each session is a minimum of 2 hours (subject to extra cost). The class ratio for this qualification is a maximum of 12 learners to 1 Trainer/Assessor.



Course content


Day 1


  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Paediatric First Aider
  • Legislation
  • First Aid box and contents
  • The Accident Record form
  • Action in an emergency
  • Infection control
  • Primary survey
  • Secondary assessment
  • Recovery Position
  • Resuscitation and CPR
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use training
  • Epilepsy
  • Airway obstruction and Choking
  • Wounds and Bleeding control
  • Shock and Fainting
  • Bumps and Bruises
  • Minor Cuts and Grazes
  • Nose Bleeds
  • Bites and stings 


Day 2


  • Bones and joints injuries
  • Ligament and muscle injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Foreign body and eye injuries
  • Chronic medical conditions and illnesses
  • Sickle Cell
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Meningitis
  • Electric shock incidents
  • Burns and scalds
  • Poisoning
  • Anaphylaxis





Please contact MEDISAFE TRAINING  today on   0121 769 2827 for a very competitive unbeatable quote. The course price includes course handouts and certification for each delegate.





Assessment is ongoing by the instructor.  The qualification is assessed through the completion of a written workbook, practical demonstration and oral questioning.





An OFQUAL regulated RQF  Level 3 Paediatric First Aid course certificate  lasting three years will be issued  subject to successful completion of the course by the delegate.



Important Information


Please note that delegates must be at least 18 years of age and be 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.
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