Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Subjects covered include the roles and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider, how to provide first aid to an infant or child who is unresponsive, how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of an automated external defibrillator. It also covers how to administer first aid to an infant or child who is choking or suffering from hypovolemic shock.

How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?

This qualification is usually obtained by taking a 1-day classroom-based course. However, it can also be achieved through a variety of other methods including blended learning, as long as the 6 mandatory learning hours are completed and at least two thirds of the course time is face-to-face. For example, completing pre-course work or e-learning (2 hours) followed by a 6-hour classroom-based course.

How is the qualification assessed?

This qualification is assessed by the following two methods:

  1. Practical assessment

Learners must demonstrate the practical first aid skills, as indicated within the Highfield assessment paperwork.

  1. Theory assessment

Learners must answer a series of questions as outlined within the Highfield assessment paperwork.