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Highfield Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (PFA)

This on-site, 2-day Highfield Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (PFA) course is for professional child carers including pre-school, nursery and reception year teachers and childminders caring for children under 8.

Ofsted requires that all settings must have at least one Early Years practitioner with a full Paediatric First Aid (PFA) certificate.

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

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 recieve a copy of a first aid book and email support 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 trainer
  • Paediatric first aid handbook
  • Registration and certification
  • Postage of certificates

The price includes:

  • Highly qualified first aid trainer with a background of working with children
  • Training and qualifications for up to 12 staff
  • Paediatric first aid handbook
  • Registration and certification
  • Postage of certificates

If you would like more than 12 staff trained, then you can book additional trainers for the same date.

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

  1. 5 out of 5


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

  2. 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 AnnE. Everyone in early years should do this course!!!

  3. 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.
    Anna, Le Ballon Rouge Montessori Pre School

  4. 5 out of 5


    One of the best first aid courses I’ve attended and the training was spot on
    Caroline, Childminder

  5. 5 out of 5


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

  6. 5 out of 5


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

  7. 5 out of 5


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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 5 out of 5


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

  11. 5 out of 5


    I 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.

  12. 5 out of 5


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

  13. 5 out of 5


    The Best First Aid course I have attended.

  14. 5 out of 5


    I’d recommend Best for Training!

  15. 5 out of 5


    Lovely ladies and very informative information

  16. 5 out of 5


    This training was very useful and relevant. You used examples in childcare and you were very aware of nursery requirements and regulations

  17. 5 out of 5


    I have received training in paediatric first aid many times over the years due to different roles that I have undertaken, and none of them have been as insightful, relevant and well delivered as the training we received from Anne and Sam. Thank you

  18. 5 out of 5


    i feel much more confident in paediatric first aid

  19. 5 out of 5


    Best training course I’ve ever been on. Sam and anne we very patient, very informative and explained every part of the course in detail so it was understood by everyone taking part. I felt very at ease once the course started where as before hand i was nervous, so big thank you to Sam and Anne for everything over the two day course

  20. 5 out of 5


    Very good presentation the trainers made it interesting and fun whilst gaining knowledge and understanding

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  22. 5 out of 5


    extremely useful training

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Duration 2 Days
Level Level 3
Valid For 3 Years
Awarding Organisation Highfield
Course Size Up to 12 Learners
Location On-site, UK-wide
Price £500.00

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