HABC Level Three Award in Paediatric First Aid

The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage is a document published by The Department for Children, Schools and Families and applies to Early Years childcare within England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Statutory Framework states that at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises at all times when children are present. There must be at least one person on outings who has a current paediatric first aid certificate

This is also helpful for first time parents and for parents wishing to gain a deeper understanding in First Aid for the young. The programme can be run flexibly to suit the employer

The course provides theoretical and practical training in First Aid techniques that are specific to infants aged 0 to 1, and children aged from 1 year old to the onset of puberty. Candidates will become familiar with the role of the paediatric first aider and be able to assess and react appropriately to an emergency situation.

This 2 day course is offered on the following dates:

Monday, 4th & 5th March, 2024, 9am to 5pm 

Tuesday, 21st & 22nd May, 2024, 9am to 5pm

Course code: F4463/0



What will I study?

On completing this qualification, candidates will be able to assist if an infant:

  • Is unresponsive
  • Has an airway obstruction
  • Is suffering from shock
  • Is wounded and bleeding
  • Has a fracture or dislocation
  • Has a head, neck or back injury
  • Has a condition effecting the eyes, ears or nose
  • Has a chronic medical condition or sudden illness
  • Is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and/or cold
  • Has been poisoned
  • Has been bitten or stung
  • Has sustained an electric shock

How will I be assessed?

Candidates will be assessed by practical assessments and a short exam on the second day.
If you fail the exam you will be able to re-sit at no extra cost.

What next?

Level Three Award First Aid at Work

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

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