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HABC Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)

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Course information

Why do this course?

This course will qualify you to be a recognised paediatric first aider within the workplace with a responsibility for the welfare of infants and children. Knowledge of first aid is also a valuable life skill.

Course description

The course consists of two units:

  • Unit 1: Emergency paediatric first aid
  • Unit 2: Managing paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies.

Assessment of both units will include both practical demonstration and written assessment. Topic areas covered within this qualification meet the requirements for paediatric first aid outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 as being important to maintaining safe and effective practice when providing treatment of injuries and ill health of infants and children who are under the care of trained personnel. This course meets the requirements of Ofsted.

Course structure

The qualification has a minimum contact time of 12 hours and will run over two days or six evening sessions of two hours each. Learners must undertake an ongoing practical assessment demonstrating a range of practical first aid skills along with completion of a short open response knowledge assessment, where learners are required to complete a short answer paper linking theory to practice.

What will you take away?

Course fees include a full-colour handbook and certification. This qualification lasts for a period of three years, after which point learners will be required to retake the course.


Learners are required to be 16 years of age prior to certification. It is also advised that learners have a minimum of level 1 in literacy and numeracy.

What to bring

Please bring photographic ID on the first day.

The course will involve active participation and assessment of some of the practical elements; please be sure to wear trousers/comfortable clothing to enable you to fully participate.


Please note that lunch and refreshments are available to purchase on site but are not included in the cost of the course.

Discounts are available for alumni, contact us for group discounts.

Booking information

Dates for open courses currently available will be listed in the table at the top of this page with a "Book now" link that will direct you to our payment website. If no dates are shown and you would like to register your interest for future dates for this course please contact us.

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