Emergency Paediatric First Aid

This one-day Emergency Paediatric First Aid course has been designed for those who have an interest in child and infant Basic Life Support, including parents, guardians and family members.

emergency paediatric first aid course

RQF Level 3 Award

Qualification title: FAA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

Code: 603/0912/X

Unit title: Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Credit: 1

Unit code: K/615/4246

SCF Level 6 Award

Qualification title:Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid at SCQF Level 6

Code: R597 04

Unit title: Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Credit: 1

Unit code: UM80 04

The qualification is designed for learners with a responsibility for the care of children and babies and provides knowledge and skills to deal with a range of paediatric first aid conditions and incidents.
The purpose of the qualification is for the learner to attain the knowledge and practical competence required to deal with a range of Paediatric First Aid situations. The FAA Emergency Paediatric First Aid qualification is unit 1 of the two-day FAA Paediatric First Aid qualification. From gaining this Emergency Paediatric First Aid qualification learners could progress to completing unit 2 and being awarded the 2-day FAA Award in Paediatric First Aid.


Total qualification Time (TQT) is 7 hours, with at least 6 4uided Learning Hours (4LH) in the classroom, plus some pre-course study. The qualification can be delivered over a maximum of a 4-week period, with each training session being a minimum of 2 hours.


A range of subjects is covered including:

  • Role of the Paediatric First Aider
  • Seizure
  • Primary survey
  • Resuscitation (CPR including the safe use of an AED)
  • Minor injuries
  • Wounds, bleeding and shock
  • Recovery position
  • Choking


The qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training. The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years.

Age limit

Students must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.


A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course.

Assessment information

The qualification is assessed both through practical demonstration and oral questioning. A learner must successfully pass a practical assessment to achieve the qualification. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.