ITC Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

This qualification is designed for workers caring for children in the absence of their parents. This qualification meets Ofsted requirements for those working in early years settings. Currently, the EYFS statutory framework requires at least one person who has a current pediatric first aid certificate to be on the premises or on outings at all times when children are present.


Topics include; planning for and dealing with first aid emergencies involving babies and children including, CPR, shock, anaphylactic shock, electric shock, bleeding, burns and scalds. Choking, suspected fractures, head, neck, and back injuries, poisoning, foreign bodies in eyes, ears, and noses, eye injuries, bites and stings, and effects of extreme heat and cold. Febrile convulsions, chronic medical conditions, including epilepsy, asthma, diabetes, meningitis, as well as other serious sudden illness.

This Paediatric First Aid qualification is design to provide essential pediatric life-saving skills and pediatric incident management. Moreover, typical delivery methods are predominantly practical and the course is assess by continual observation of candidate performance.


Qualification training requires:-

  • Minimum tutor contact time of 12 hours (excluding breaks)
  • 1:12 tutor to candidate ratio
  • The course must be complete within 7 weeks of starting
  • Each delivery session must be a minimum of 2 hours
  • Successful completion will result in the candidate gaining ITC Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid with a valid. (license to practice) a lifetime of 3 years from the date of completion
  • The qualification is revalidate by attending another training course after 3 years

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