Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

Ofsted Early Years and the Childcare Register require at least one first aider with a full Paediatric First Aid certificate to be on the premises and available at all times when children are present, including during outings. Childminders who are in sole charge of children must also hold a full Paediatric First Aid qualification.

Our optional accreditation through Qualsafe Awards ensures that this qualification fulfils Ofsted’s first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and childminders.

Course Overview

  • Roles and responsibilities of the first aider
  • Infection control
  • Communication and consent
  • Documentation
  • Incident and casualty assessment
  • Signs and symptoms
  • First aid kits
  • Calling emergency services
  • CPR and AED
  • AED safety
  • Choking
  • Recovery position
  • Seizures
  • Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Bandages
  • Packing a wound
  • Haemostatic dressings
  • Tourniquets
  • Small cuts, grazes, bumps, and bruises
  • Nosebleeds
  • Splinters
  • Bites and stings
  • Eye injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Electric shock
  • Hypoxia
  • Chest injuries
  • Asthma and hyperventilation
  • Foreign objects
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Allergies
  • Poisoning
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Sprains and strains
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Head to toe survey
  • Ferbrile convulsion
  • Diabetes
  • Meningitis
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Heat stroke
  • Hypothermia
Course Length Qualification Certification Period
2 days Level 3 Award 3 years


On successful completion of this course you will receive a Paediatric First Aid certificate which is valid for three years. Choose from a H2SAL regulated or a nationally-recognised Ofqual regulated qualification accredited by Qualsafe Awards.

  Open Courses
at our venue
Group Courses
at your venue
H2SAL Level 3 Award (SRF)
  Regulated by H2SAL
£120 / person £720 / group *
QA Level 3 Award (RQF)
  Regulated by Ofqual
  Accredited by Qualsafe Awards
  Ofsted & EYFS compliant
  Nationally recognised
£150 / person £720 / group *
+ £30 / person

* Maximum of 12 persons per group.


Qualsafe Awards Registered Centre
Paediatric First Aid - Bleeding
Paediatric First Aid - Minor Injuries
Paediatric First Aid - Asthma
Paediatric First Aid - CPR