What is this qualification about?
This qualification meets the statutory requirements for the Early Years Foundation Stage framework which requires at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate to be on the premises or outings at all times when children are present.
What does this qualification cover?
The course covers two units: Paediatric Emergency First Aid and Managing Paediatric Illness and Injury. According to EYFS guidance for effective paediatric training:
- Training is designed for workers caring for children in the absence of their parents
- Resuscitation and other equipment includes baby and junior models, as appropriate
- Training covers appropriate contents of a first aid box for babies and children
- Training should include recording accidents and incidents
Who is it suitable for?
This course is for those who might have to identify and manage emergency situations or manage minor everyday occurrences when looking after young children. This qualification meets Ofsted requirements for those working in early years settings and uses the criteria for effective paediatric first aid training found in Appendix 1 of The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Practice Guidance document.
What is the duration of the course?
Each of the two units is normally delivered per day making this a two-day course. In responding to your needs this can also be delivered in combination of two or three hour twilight sessions, midweek or weekend courses. The minimum time training is 12 hours. The maximum time to deliver is over six weeks if one twilight session is run per week.
How is it assessed?
The practical training is interactive and hands on. You will receive an ITC course booklet, which acts as a portfolio log book which must be maintained. Both units have to be passed and this is through practical assessment of performance. The Award is valid for three years and should be renewed.
How can I be confident of quality?
We use an accredited ITC tutor who delivers these courses nationally. The tutor to candidate ratio is 1:12 as per sector requirements.
How much will this cost?
The course costs £150+vat per person and this will include a two-course luncheon each day and unlimited tea and coffee. It also includes your registration fee which we pay to ITC First on your behalf, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, a course manual, assessment, internal verification, course administration and certification.Sign Up Now