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Highfield Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (PFA)

Our Essex, Kent and London-based Highfield Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (PFA) course ensures at least one Early Years practitioner in a setting has a full Paediatric First Aid (PFA) certificate, as per Ofsted guidelines.

All newly qualified entrants to the early years workforce who have completed a level 2 and/or level 3 qualification on or after 30 June 2016, must also have either a full PFA or an emergency PFA certificate within three months of starting work in order to be included in the required staff: child ratios.

This nationally accredited qualification meets the highest standards in training set by Ofsted and fully meets the statutory requirements of the  Early Years Foundation Stage.

This qualification also meets the requirements for accredited training as described by Millie’s Mark Foundation for settings wishing to gain this status.

The Award has 2 units which must be fully completed to gain the qualification:

  • Emergency Paediatric First Aid
  • Managing paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies

Topics include the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first-aider and providing first aid for an infant or a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally. The qualification also covers how to administer first aid to an infant or a child with head and spinal injuries, who is choking or suffering from anaphylaxis. The training is very interactive with all attendees having time to practice their skills and gain confidence in administering first aid to babies and children.

This qualification is assessed by the following two methods:

  1. Practical assessment – Learners must demonstrate the practical first aid skills, during the sessions, as indicated within the Highfield assessment paperwork.
  2. Theory assessment – Learners must answer a series of written questions during the sessions using the Highfield assessment paperwork

The training event is 12 hours (6 hours each day) over two days.

The price includes:

  • Highly qualified trainer with a background of working with children
  • Paediatric first aid  book
  • Registration and certification
  • Postage of certificates

The qualification is valid for a period of three years after which point learners must retake the course.  In addition, annual refresher training is strongly recommended.

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22 reviews for Highfield Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (PFA)

  1. 5 out of 5


    Very good training. Useful mix of theory and practical work

  2. 5 out of 5


    I FEEL more confident in paediatric first aid after this training

  3. 5 out of 5


    extremely good teaching

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  5. 5 out of 5


    Best training course I have been on, interesting, informative and fun.
    Nicky, Earls Hall Pre School.

  6. 5 out of 5


    Good practical sessions, very useful information
    Emma, Ladybird NHS Nursery

  7. 5 out of 5


    Course was easy to understand trainers were helpful and informative

  8. 5 out of 5


    Excellent teaching

  9. 5 out of 5


    I would recommend Best For Training!

  10. 5 out of 5


    Lovely trainers made me feel so comfortable. Easy learning environment, good mix of paper learning and practical learning

  11. 5 out of 5


    Really enjoyed the course! Best first aid course I’ve attended. Sam and Anne were brilliant trainers and went through everything very clearly and gave good positive feedback to us. I really appreciated both of their support and understanding of my anxiety to do role play in front of the group and appreciate Sam consulting me before we done an activity!

  12. 5 out of 5


    Really enjoyed the course, everything explained very clearly and really understandable. Best first aid course I’ve been on.

  13. 5 out of 5


    The course was amazing, I’ve never been to a first aid course and left feeling confident with what I have been taught! Thank you

  14. 5 out of 5


    Well planned and taught course. Trainers made everyone feel comfortable and confident to participate. Methods of training suited everyone.

  15. 5 out of 5


    Very clear, realistic scenarios and information which is easy to remember as put in day to day terms not long technical jargon, any one would be able to remember and learn 1st aid by doing this course, I am confident enough to help others and save a life if need be, thanks to Sam and Ann. Everyone in early years should do this course!!!

  16. 5 out of 5


    The training was delivered in a highly professional manner, clear examples were given to help give a greater understanding of particular areas if questions were asked. The trainers were very knowledgeable in the subject.

  17. 5 out of 5


    It has been one of the best first aid courses that I have been on.

  18. 5 out of 5


    I have done first aid course before but this one was so intense and very productive

  19. 5 out of 5


    One of the best first aid courses I have attended and the training was spot on

  20. 5 out of 5


    Excellent training

  21. 5 out of 5


    This course was fantastic, the content was so thoroughly and clearly covered that it has filled me with confidence that I now have the tools and skills to be able to help someone should the situation ever arise.

  22. 5 out of 5


    Very clear and realistic, easy to relate to and too remember.

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Duration 2 days
Level Level 3
Awarding Organisation Highfield
Location Various locations across Essex, Kent and London
Spaces Available 24
Price From £75

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