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Highfield Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (Blended 1 Day Learning) for Sports and After School Clubs

Our on-site, UK-wide Highfield Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (Blended 1 Day Learning) for Sports and After School Clubs is designed for anyone working or volunteering with children aged 5-16 years.

This comprehensive course ensures that your staff and volunteers are fully trained in all aspects of paediatric first aid.

This course is suitable for anyone who works or volunteers in youth clubs, sports clubs or any after school activity clubs.

It is crucial that anyone in contact with children and young people are fully trained in first aid and know what to do in an emergency.

The blended paediatric first aid course is in 2 parts:

Part 1 involves completing short written questions prior to the session.  Each learner will receive a copy of a first aid book and email support  from a tutor to assist their understanding and completion of the questions.

Part 2 is a 8 hour face to face course where attendees will learn and demonstrate all the practical sections of the course.

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

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

Subjects covered include:

  • Role of a first aider, accident reporting and the first aid box
  • Action planning in an emergency
  • Unconscious baby or child
  • Infant, child and adult resuscitation (CPR )
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) & Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  • Infant, child and adult action for choking
  • Head injuries
  • Allergic reactions and anaphylactic shock
  • Treatment for bleeding, shock and burns
  • Treatment for sprains, strains and fractures
  • Poisoning, bites and stings
  • Eye, nose and ear obstructions
  • Childhood conditions
  • Asthma and respiratory infections
  • Diabetes, Sickle Cell Anaemia, Meningitis
  • Epilepsy and Convulsions
  • Hypo/Hyperthermia
  • Recording and reporting illnesses, accidents and emergencies

This qualification is assessed by the following two methods:

  1. Practical assessment – there will be continual assessment by the tutor as participants demonstrate the practical first aid skills, during the face to face session
  2. Theory assessment – Learners must answer a series of written questions prior to the session using the Highfield assessment paperwork.  Each learner will receive a copy of a first aid book and email support  from a tutor to assist their understanding.

The blended programme included 4 hours home study before the practical training day. You will be sent all the materials you need to complete a short workbook to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding, The training day is 09.00am-5.30pm during which your practical skills will be learned, practised and  assessed. This means you will only need to take one day of face to face training to complete the full Paediatric First Aid qualification. Options includes 2 half days, Saturdays or weekdays.

The price includes:

  • Highly qualified first aid trainer with a background in working with children
  • Training and qualifications for up to 12 staff or volunteers
  • Paediatric first aid handbook
  • 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.

If your organisation requires more than 12 staff to be trained, additional trainers can be booked for the same date.

Firstly, you must decide if you are a high or low risk environment. Next you must consider how many staff you employ. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) provides a table showing what First Aid qualifications/ training your organisation requires:

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