Paediatric First Aid Update

Following on from the Department for Education’s (DfE) consultation on Paediatric First Aid requirements for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) staff, the Level 3 Paediatric First Aid qualifications have been updated.

There have been some changes to Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria of the two units.  We are developing our scheme of work to ensure that the assessments meet the updated assessment criteria.

One of the key changes is that CPR now includes “correct placement of AED pads” and “follows AED instructions.”  We are developing our training units and clothing our manikins!

The new specification and qualification documents will be used for all our courses from 1 January 2017.

An updated paediatric first aid manual and course PowerPoint slides will be available to all course attendees.

The DfE guidance for EYFS requirements for Paediatric First Aid is still as yet, unpublished.  As soon as it is published we will make you aware.  The government response to the EYFS consolation can be found on the .GOV website.

Please contact our office 01905 886325 or if you have any questions, would like to discuss any of the changes highlighted here or are interested in booking a course.