Paediatric FA Group Course Overview
This two-day Paediatric First Aid course provides learners with a broad understanding of first aid injuries and medical conditions a guardian of a child may come across. The course will look at common concerns from choking to child resuscitation, infantile convulsions and asthma.
The course is suitable for parents, childminders, nursery staff and primary school teachers. This two-day course satisfies the guidelines and criteria as laid down by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and ESTYN/Ofsted.
Paediatric FA Syllabus
The course is made up of practical and theoretical sessions which include a range of topics are covered including:
- Incident reporting
- Assessing the situation
- Dealing with an unresponsive child
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in babies and children
- Blood loss and shock
- Foreign bodies
- Eye injuries
- Head injuries
- Effects of heat and cold
- Infantile convulsions
- Sickle cell anaemia
The course is facilitated through group and class discussion to involve all candidates and to ensure all candidates are grasping the board topics ready for the assessment.
There will be practical sessions to practise recovery position, resuscitation and the use of the Automated External Defibrillator.
Candidates can wear clothing that they feel comfortable to support their learning while taking part in group discussions and practical sessions with other candidates. Candidates should be aware they will be practising placing one another in the recovery position and practising resuscitation. We, therefore, recommend flat shoes, trousers and to be cautious of baggy low tops.
The course includes a Paediatric First Aid handbook produced by Instructuk Resources Ltd to support the course.
The course includes a range of assessment methods including interactive group discussion and practical sessions which are monitored by the tutor. The course finishes with a written multi-choice question paper at the end of the course.
There is no post-course learning for this course.
You can arrange a program of support from Dewi Development Ltd for your staff, this can include ongoing coaching or access to a debrief session. Your staff may wish to access a debrief session following a serious incident at which they utilised their skills and need to discuss the actions they took.
Successful candidates will be issued with an Ofqual regulated Level 3 Paediatric First Aid by the awarding body First Aid Awards (FAA).
The qualification lasts for three years and can be renewed by resitting the qualification.
It is recommended to complete Continual Professional Development on a yearly basis to maintain practical skills and keep information at the forefront.
The course involves various practical sessions, where candidates will need to get down to the floor to practise their first aid skills. This will include practising recovery position and demonstrating effective resuscitation for a minimum amount of time. If you have any concerns about carrying out these activities, you should get in touch before booking the course.
If candidates have any physical or learning needs for the group work or for the assessment, this should be notified as part of the booking.
We can deliver the training at your venue which has a suitable training room or we can support you in arranging a suitable external venue. Training at your venue can save you costs but at the same time risk your staff being distracted by day to day concerns that arise, which may not be suitable as they approach the assessment.
Locations will require:
- Room big enough to sit 16 candidates to sit in a horseshoe
- Tables for group work and assessment at the end of the session
- Floor space to practise their first aid skills
- Projector and screen with computer connection, however, we can provide a projector with laptop
While we will deliver our courses across the country, we focus on supporting local businesses in south Wales from Cardigan to Haverfordwest, Carmarthen, Swansea, Cardiff and Newport.
The course will have three planned breaks, including lunch. No refreshments are included when delivered at one of your venues, but tea and coffee will be included when delivered at a venue arranged by ourselves.
If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
Group price for 6 is £700.00* with extra candidates £24 per person to the maximum number.
The group price is based on training at your venue for the maximum number of candidates. If you do not have a suitable training venue, we can work with you to arrange a venue near you at an additional cost.
* If you are further than 50 miles from Swansea, there will be additional travel costs. Contact us to discuss the options.
- Candidate registration fees
- Course handbook
- Small individual First Aid kit
- All training equipment for practical sessions