Paediatric First Aid (PFA)
Level 3 VTQ
One-day practical plus 6 hours online learning 
  • This Paediatric First Aid course includes six hours of online learning plus six hours of practical learning in the classroom (saves one day in the classroom)

  • Online modules are completed before you attend the practical training. Accessed via phone, laptop or PC.

  • The in-person practical day builds on the knowledge gained online and is designed to give first aiders the skills, knowledge and confidence should the worst happen.

  • Meets and exceeds OFSTED requirements

£110 per learner at our venues


Discounts automatically apply for multiple bookings

Further discounts available when we come to you to train your team

  • ​​Ideal for organisations that require a First Aider with the full 2-day or 12-hour qualification specific to infants and children. 

  • The standard for teachers, childminders, au pairs, nannies and school nurses

  • Meets and exceeds the requirements of OFSTED, EYFS, CSSIW and SureStart.

  • Approved by councils throughout the UK. 

  • Meets the latest 2019 learning outcomes required by Awarding Organisations.

  • 3-year validity

  • Minimum age 16

  • Independently quality assured, fully certified and nationally recognised

  • Conforms to CPD requirement, providing a 12-hour CPD statement 

  • What topics will be covered?

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The Department of Education (DoE) recognises Blended Paediatric First Aid in the EYFS Framework of 1st September 2021 - the IPS Safety Training Paediatric First Aid course complies with all aspects.

Who needs this qualification?

Your workplace will identify the right course and qualification that you need. They establish this in their risk assessment for first aid provision.

The First Aid at Work Requalification (FAWR) Level 3 qualification is suitable for higher risk workplaces needing full first aid cover.

This course is designed for those who hold a current FAW certificate approaching expiry.

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Paediatric First Aid (PFA)

Is this course for me?

The Paediatric First Aid Level 3 qualification is ideal for first aiders who are required to have a 2-day or 12-hour qualification specific to infants and children. This group includes childminders and anyone responsible for childcare. This qualification is a mandatory requirement for a child minding NVQ and meets all NCMA and Ofsted guidelines.

Does this course meet the standard I require?

Our courses are delivered, evaluated and quality assured, meeting guidelines set out by the HSE in October 2017. They also meet the requirements of First Aid at Work (First Aid) regulations 1981 and 2016. This qualification meets UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per HSE requirements. VTQ qualifications are fully recognised by the HSE as Trade Body Qualifications. This course also complies with all NCMA guidelines and Ofsted requirements.

Is blended training recognised?

Yes, good news! In May 2016 the HSE and Awarding Organisations announced that computer-based blended training is now allowed for all workplace first aid courses. The blended course meets all requirements of the HSE and Awarding Organisations and is available as an IPS Safety Training or Regulated Qualification. The Department of Education (DoE) recognises Blended Paediatric First Aid in the EYFS Framework of 1st September 2021 - the IPS Safety Training Paediatric First Aid course complies with all aspects.

How do I renew this qualification?

Currently, there is no specific requalification course for Paediatric First Aid. To requalify you simply take the course again to requalify for a further three year period. Each time you sit the course, all updates from the proceeding three years will be included.

Is there a minimum age requirement?

Our courses have a minimum age requirement of 16. You must be over 16 years of age to take an IPS Safety Training course.

Can I earn CPD (Continuous Professional Development) points?

All IPS Safety Training courses have been independently certified as conforming to Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. Certificates and qualifications that we provide include a CPD statement as well as the IPS Safety Training certificate. For online courses an evidence based learning statement is also provided. The PFA qualification comes with 12 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this.

What topics will be covered?

  • Assessing emergency situations safely
  • Role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) - Infant, child and adult
  • Recovery position - Infant, child and adult
  • Seizures
  • Choking
  • Bleeding and wounds
  • Shock
  • Bites, stings and minor injuries
  • Small cuts, grazes, bumps bruises, splinters and nosebleeds
  • Injuries to bones, muscles and joints - Fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Asthma attack
  • Allergic reaction and anaphylaxis
  • Meningitis
  • Febrile convulsions
  • Hypothermia and hyperthermia
  • Electric shock
  • Burns and scalds
  • Poisoning
  • Anaphylaxis and auto-injectors (epipen)

How does the blended training course work?

A blended course gives exactly the same qualification as if you had attended a traditional classroom course. The difference is that the course is split into two parts. Part-one includes various theory-based modules presented in short videos followed by brief multiple-choice test questions. This allows you to stop, start and repeat each section at your own pace. All you require is a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC with an internet connection. Part-two is taken once you have completed part-one. This part of the course allows you to put the theory into practice. With the help of an instructor and the necessary equipment you will learn to apply your knowledge to various first aid scenarios. You will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and build your confidence.

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