Paediatric First Aid

child first aid

The ITC Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid is for those who may have to identify and manage emergency situations or minor everyday occurences when looking after young children.  Training is designed for workers caring for children in the absence of their parents and the 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.

The current EYFS statutory framework requires at least one person who has a current Paediatric First Aid Certificate to be on the premises or on outings at all times when children are present. The qualification is part of the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF) regulated by OfQual (the official regulator of qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland).  It involves 16 hours of tuition and also includes an element of assessment.  The aim of the course is to enable students to recognise when someone has a medical emergency and be able to give immediate appropriate assistance at first aid level. 

Peak Mountaineering's trainers will seek to keep medical jargon and terminology to a minimum, concentrating on what you rather than what you know. To this end students learn a set of general principles which they can adapt to different situtions.  The process of progressive skill development will be based on situation assessment and casualty examinations.  The course is of a very practical nature and will involve ‘treating’ other course members and mannikins and acting as a casualty. On successful completion students will be awarded the ITC Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid.

Topics covered will include:

  • Planning for first aid emergencies involving babies and children (including considering appropriate first aid kit contents)
  • Dealing with emergencies involving babies and children
  • Resuscitating babies and children
  • Recognising and dealing with shock in babies and children
  • Recognising and responding appropriately to anaphylactic shock in babies and children
  • Recognising and responding appropriately to electric shock in babies and children
  • Recognising and responding appropriately to bleeding in babies and children
  • Responding appropriately to burns and scalds in babies and children
  • Responding appropriately to choking in babies and children
  • Responding appropriately to suspected fractures in babies and children
  • Responding appropriately to head, neck and back injuries in babies and children
  • Recognising and responding appropriately to cases of poisoning in babies and children
  • Responding appropriately to foreign bodies in eyes, ears and noses of babies and children
  • Responding appropriately to eye injuries in babies and children
  • Responding appropriately to bites and stings in babies and children
  • Responding appropriately to the effects of extreme heat and cold in babies and children
  • Responding appropriately to febrile convulsions in babies and children
  • Recognising and responding appropriately to the emergency needs of babies and children with chronic medical conditions, including epilepsy, asthma, sickle cell anaemia and diabetes
  • Recognising and responding appropriately to meningitis and other serious sudden illness
  • Recording accidents and incidents appropriately

Peak Mountaineering First Aid Trainers

Peak Mountaineering prides itself on the quality of its trainers. We only use trainers who have extensive experience and who we know and trust to deliver the highest quality training.

Timings

Timings for closed courses are extremely flexible.  We can run this course on consecutive dates or over a series of weeks if preferred. Please bear in mind that to ensure a full 12 hours of contact time we need to factor in breaks and lunches. In order to receive the certificate candidates must attend the whole course.

Availability

We run these courses regularly for schools and nurseries.  They can be run at your own venue or we can provide a venue.  We can also deliver them on any date to suit your training requirements.  Please simply get in touch to discuss your requirements.

A selection of recent client reviews of our first aid courses are available here.