Emergency Paediatric First Aid level 3 (VTQ) - EPFA
CPD Certified Training Approved by Skills for Care

This is the latest 2019 version and is the entry-level Paediatric First Aid course and forms the unit 1 of the full Paediatric first aid course.  In many situations, if you are registering with Ofsted you will need our full two days or one day online followed by one day in the classroom first aid course.  On completing this course you can then complete the unit 2 course and receive the full Paediatric First Aid Award at ProTrainings.

This course is also available as a blended course where you complete half the course using our video online training and then attend a local classroom practical session.  

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.  ProTrainings Vocational Training Qualifications (VTQ) are fully recognised by the HSE as Trade Body Qualifications.

Please be advised that the classroom course has a minimum age requirement of 14.

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 ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Parents
  • Families
  • Nannies (ensure that you do not actually require the full 2 days or blended Paediatric First Aid course)
  • Au Pairs (ensure that you do not actually require the full 2 days or blended Paediatric First Aid course)
  • Childminders (ensure that you do not actually require the full 2 days or blended Paediatric First Aid course)
  • Child care workers

This course comes with 6.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this.

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 ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

Course Aims and Learning Outcomes:   Emergency Paediatric First Aid

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 
  • Paediatric First Aid Student Manual Version V7.3 - 2015 guidelines with ERC first aid changes
  • AED infographic will guide you through the steps
  • Adult CPR Flowchart
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Anatomy and Physiology Human Body Picture Reference Book Student Manual V7.0
  • Arabic Student First Aid Manual V7.0
  • Asthma UK - Astma Plan for Children
  • Asthma UK weblink
  • CAT Tourniquet instruction leaflet
  • Child CPR Flowchart
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Child and Infant CPR Flowchart Handout
  • Childcare Accident Book
  • Clean hand techniques leaflet
  • Consent for permitting the administration of medication in the absence of parent V1.0
  • Emerade - Package leaflet: Information for the user
  • EpiPen Guide
  • EpiPen instruction leaflet
  • EpiPen patient information sheet
  • Epilepsy in Action Leaflet (register on www.epilepsy.org.uk)
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • First Aid Student Manual - Welsh
  • First Aid at Work Regulations 1981 HSE document
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • HSE 5 steps to Risk Assessing link to HSE website
  • HSE guide to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 19
  • HeartSine 350 Information Leaflet
  • Heartsine 350 AED unit
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • How to register to call EMS by text
  • How to use Celox Haemstatic gauze
  • Infant CPR Flowchart
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Jext Product Data Sheets
  • Jext patient Information Sheet
  • Lifepac CR2 AED Data Sheet
  • Link to our Concussion ad Brain injury course in association with Headway, a head injury charity
  • Link to the HSE website
  • Meningitis Now website with many leaflets and resources link
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • Nilaqua Hand Wash leaflet
  • Personal Medical Information Sheet
  • Polish Student Manual - Pierwsza Pomoc w Pracy Ksiazka studenta V7.0 - 2015 guidelines
  • ProForm21 ProTrainings Level 3 Emergency Paediatric First Aid at Work - Theoretical assessment open response not a final test
  • ProTrainings - Using an AED Leaflet
  • ProTrainings Defibrillator eGuide
  • RIDDOR October 2013 Changes
  • RIDDOR link to the HSE guide
  • Russian Student Manual V7.0
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Spanish general student manual V7.0
  • UK Resus Council 2015 Guidelines updated 2015 Link
  • UK Resus Council BLS and AED Guidelines 2015
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Web link to the Joint Epilepsy Council website - JEC
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Zoll AED Plus user guide
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