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Paediatric First Aid HABC Level 3 Award


Why study this course?

A brand new course which provides you with a comprehensive knowledge of the principles of first aid for babies and young children.

The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage is a document published by the Dept for Education and applies to Early Years childcare. The Framework states that at least one person who has a current Paediatric First Aid Certificate must be on the premises at all times when children are present. There must also be at least one person on outings who has a current Paediatric First Aid Certificate.

This Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid is recognised as a qualification to fulfil the obligations of this Statutory Framework.

What will I study?

The qualification provides theoretical and practical training in first aid techniques that are specific to infants aged under 1, and children aged from 1 year old to the onset of puberty.

Students will become familiar with the role of the paediatric first aider and be able to assess and react appropriately to an emergency situation, such as a child or infant who is unresponsive, has an airway obstruction, has breathing difficulties or is suffering from shock or anaphylaxis.

Topics include:
- Fractures
- Dislocations
- Injuries to the head, neck, back, ears, eyes or nose
- Poisoning, bites or stings
- Burns or scalds
- Electric shock
- Minor injuries
- Chronic medical conditions