TQUK Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (EPFA)

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This is a one day regulated course covering life threatening illnesses and injuries. This course is aimed at newly qualified level 2/3 early years childcare practitioners. This course is recommended by Early Years Foundation Stage and meets childcare registration requirements.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

Course Curriculum

Unit 1: Emergency Paediatric First Aid

1. Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider 

  • 1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider 
  • 1.2 Identify how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others 
  • 1.3 Differentiate between an infant and a child for the purposes of first aid 

2. Be able to assess an emergency situation safely

  • 2.1 Conduct a scene survey 
  • 2.2 Conduct a primary survey on an infant and a child 
  • 2.3 Summon appropriate assistance when necessary 

3. Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who are unresponsive

  • 3.1 Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 
  • 3.2 Demonstrate CPR using an infant and a child manikin 
  • 3.3 Justify when to place an infant or a child into the recovery position 
  • 3.4 Demonstrate how to place an infant and a child into the recovery position 
  • 3.5 Demonstrate continual monitoring of breathing for and infant and a child whilst they are in the recovery position 
  • 3.6 Identify how to administer first aid to an infant or a child who is experiencing a seizure 

4. Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who are choking

  • 4.1 Identify when choking is: Mild or Severe 
  • 4.2 Demonstrate how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who is choking 

5. Be able to provide first aid to an infant or a child with external bleeding

  • 5.1 Identify the severity of external bleeding for an infant and a child 
  • 5.2 Demonstrate how to administer first aid to an infant or a child with external bleeding 

6. Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child who is suffering from shock

  • 6.1 Recognise when an infant or a child is suffering from shock 
  • 6.2 Identify how to administer first aid to an infant or a child who is suffering from shock 

7. Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child with bites, stings and minor injuries

  • 7.1 Identify how to administer first aid for: • Bites • Stings • Small cuts • Grazes • Bumps and bruises • Small splinters • Nosebleeds