Emergency Paediatric First Aid Course

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This level 3, 6 hour Ofqual/EYFS Statutory Framework compliant Emergency Paediatric First Aid (EPFA) course is the course that you’ll need to undertake to be included in the required staff:child ratios at level 2 or level 3.

Note: Following the changes made to the September 2021 Statutory Framework for EYFS, the online/blended learning option for this course is no-longer available. All Emergency paediatric first aid courses are now 100% face to face based by Law.


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Emergency Paediatric First Aid Course

If you care for young children, you’re probably aware of the changes that Ofsted & the ISI brought in from 1st September 2021 for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) settings, such as nurseries and primary schools.

What you may not know is that from May 2021 (& for the next 5 years), the European Resuscitation Council & the Resuscitation Council UK 2021 guidelines both state that those up to 18 years of age should now have paediatric first aid administered to them, rather than “adult” first aid. (Prior to 2021, children from puberty (i.e. 12yo) and older were treated as adults in terms of first aid.) Naturally this is something that all secondary schools, etc now need to take into account when reviewing their First Aid Needs Assessment, which must be done annually as a minimum.

This level 3, 6 hour Ofqual & ISI EYFS Statutory Framework compliant Emergency Paediatric First Aid (EPFA) course is one of the two possible courses that you’ll need to undertake to be included within staff:child ratios at level 2 or level 3.

We run these courses as both an Ofqual accredited course (which is certified by Qualifications Network UK), and as a bespoke course certified by ourselves. Both certificates are equally valid in terms of insurance. The difference is that there is an exam and more cost involved in the Ofqual accredited certificate. Aside from that you wouldn’t notice any difference in the course content or practical assessment.

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Course syllabus includes:

  • Health & Safety legislation with regards to first aid
  • Understanding the role & responsibility of the first-aider, including:
    • managing incidents
    • gathering & using available equipment
    • the importance of preventing cross infection
    • the need for recording incidents and actions
  • First aid kits & their contents
  • How to assess an emergency situation in order to act safely, promptly and effectively
  • Recognising & administering first aid to a casualty who is/has;
    • unresponsive & breathing normally (recovery position)
    • unresponsive & not breathing normally (CPR & use of Defibrillator)
    • the difference between a heart attack and a cardiac arrest
    • choking
    • wounded and bleeding
    • small cuts, grazes and bruises
    • small splinters (all first aiders can remove splinters, but those who work for LEA schools can’t under LEA guidelines)
    • minor burns and scalds
    • having a seizure
    • suffering medical shock

Certificate:

There are two options available for this course. Ultimately there is no difference in the validity of either, but some people prefer to choose one other the other. You will see the same presentation, be assessed on the same practical skills & to the same degree, but sit different multiple choice exam papers at the end of the course.

  • Certified by Chris Garland Training:
    • This is the default option.
    • PDF format certificates are issued as standard, but paper certificates can be requested as well.
    • Your certificate is valid for 3 years.
  • Certified by the Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation:
    • If you’d prefer this option, please select this option when making your booking above.
    • PDF format certificates are issued as standard, but paper certificates can be requested as well.
    • Your certificate is valid for 3 years.

Course duration:

  • The DfE & Ofsted state that for the course to be valid, your course must be a minimum of 6 hours in duration. This includes the time allowed for the assessments and exam, but does not include for any coffee breaks.
  • Generally we run these courses from 9.30am until 5pm.

Test:

  • Whether certified by Chris Garland Training or the Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation that we use, the assessments are the basically the same. Each candidate undertakes a multiple-choice question paper & practical assessment.
  • Multiple-Choice Question paper:
    • You need to score a minimum of 70% correct answers to achieve a pass.
  • Practical observation:
    • You’ll need to demonstrate giving first aid as you would in an emergency situation, such as providing CPR on the floor. You need to score 100% to achieve a pass.

Pre-requisites:

  • You’ll need to be able to demonstrate first aid procedures as you would in a real activity environment. This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor. So you must be physically capable of doing this to pass the course.
  • We recommend that you have at least GCSE grade D/Level 1 English & Maths before undertaking this course. This is not mandatory – please contact us to discuss any reasonable adjustments to accommodate your needs.
  • The course is suitable for anyone over 16 looking to undertake the responsibilities associated with being a nominated first aider. The course can also be undertaken by candidates between 14 & 16 years old, but they shouldn’t be relied upon by employers to be a sole, nominated first aider.

Candidates:

  • All emergency paediatric first aid courses have a minimum and maximum number of candidates that we can take on a course.
    • Minimum: We need a minimum of 4 candidates on an open/scheduled course for the course to run. Click here for more details.
    • Maximum: We are limited by the Health & Safety Executive, and (where applicable) by the Awarding Organisation, to a maximum of 12 candidates per instructor.
  • Should you have more than 12 candidates to be trained, please contact us to discuss your training needs.

Geographical coverage:

  • The emergency paediatric first aid is available to candidates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • We can deliver it in other countries, but the protocols that we teach meet the current UK practice, protocols & guidance.

Venue:

  • Scheduled courses run at our training centre in Knutsford, Cheshire. Visit our Joining Instructions page to read about what you will need to bring/wear, etc.
  • If you have chosen the blended learning option, you’ll need to attend our training centre to complete the face to face element of the course. Where a private booking has been made for multiple candidates using the blended learning option, please contact us to discuss holding the practical element of the course at your venue.
  • Why not arrange to have a private face to face course run at your workplace? Simply fill in our quote builder tool to request a quotation.

Joining instructions:

Private courses:

  • To arrange a private course for yourself or your colleagues, please fill in our Quote Builder tool.
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  1. Andrew Cann

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    Although I was not on the course personally, my team have fed back that they found it informative, well paced and well delivered.

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We offer both bespoke & Ofqual Accredited courses; the main difference being cost, with Ofqual Accredited courses costing slightly more than Bespoke courses.
*Please note that some courses are bespoke to Chris Garland Training, and as such cannot be certified by the Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation. Where this is the case, you will be informed of this in your quotation.

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Candidates:

Please note that all courses have a maximum of 12 candidate places per instructor, except the Evacuation Chair User & Operator Course which has a maximum of 8 candidate places per instructor. If you have additional candidates to attend the course, we can either run an additional course at the same time, or arrange for a separate course to be held on a second date.

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Why choose us?

Here are a few reasons why you should choose Chris Garland Training as your training partner.

Longevity

• Established 2012
• Trusted and recommended by training providers, nationwide.
• Consistently receiving 5 star reviews from our clients.
• Courses backed by Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisations.

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• For every course place booked, we pay for a tree to be planted in some of the worlds most deforested areas and an area of kelp to be planted and managed.
• Our planting partners also run educational programmes for those involved in the planting, thereby sharing and promoting knowledge and ownership of the newly planted forests.
• You can read more about this and our other environmental strategies on our Environmental Responsibility page.

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Emergency Paediatric First Aid Course