OFSTED accepted Paediatric First Aid - Surrey First Aid Training

Our 12 hour Paediatric First Aid course meets OFSTED and EYFS requirements; it includes common medical conditions including anaphylaxis and asthma.

As of 1st September 2014, OFSTED Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage requires that at least one person with a valid paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises and available at all times when children are present and must accompany children on outings. Childminders and any assistants who might be in sole charge of the children for any period of time must hold a valid Paediatric First Aid certificate.

You can choose between a 12 hour course run over 2 days or a 6 hour Blended Learning course (for more information see 'Course Duration' below).

Surrey First Aid Training is the leading provider of Paediatric First Aid in the South East. We have delivered this course for over 22 years. In this time we have trained childcare practitioners from all over the UK and we have been the contracted provider of Paediatric First Aid for Merton, Kingston, Sutton and Richmond Borough Council and approved provider for Surrey County Council and East Sussex Early Years.

We hold our Blended Learning Paediatric First Aid courses in Guildford, Chertsey, Epsom and Richmond. Our courses are delivered in small informal groups of child carers and taught by Paediatric First Aid experts such as paediatric nurses and paramedics. We will ensure the course is relevant and interesting and most importantly practical, with casualty simulation and interactive workshops. We promise parking is always free and refreshments provided. The cost of the training in our exclusive venues is £162 inclusive per person (parking, refreshments, certificate and annual refresher training are all included).

We can also come to your workplace at a time to suit your school, nursery or childcare setting. This includes weekends and evenings. We can send a trainer to you if you have more than 6 staff you would like to train on your course.

 

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Who was this course designed for?

 

This course is designed for all those working with children, particularly those working with Early Years.

 

What is the course content?

 

The course covers the content recommended by OFSTED.

The following information is taken from the 2017 Statutory Framework for the Early Years

Foundation Stage published by the Department of Education.

Our 12 Hour Paediatric First Aid course ensures that all of the areas listed below are fully covered:

Annex A: Criteria for effective PFA training 

1. Training is designed for workers caring for young children in the absence of their parents and is appropriate to the age of the children being cared for.

2. Following training, an assessment of competence leads to the award of a certificate.

3. The certificate must be renewed every three years.

4. Adequate resuscitation and other equipment including baby and junior models must be provided so that all trainees are able to practice and demonstrate techniques.

5. The emergency PFA course should be undertaken face-to-face and last for a minimum of 6 hours (excluding breaks) and cover the following area

  • Be able to assess an emergency situation and prioritise what action to take
  • Help a baby or child who is unresponsive and breathing normally
  • Help a baby or child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
  • Help a baby or child who is having a seizure
  • Help a baby or child who is choking
  • Help a baby or child who is bleeding
  • Help a baby or child who is suffering from shock caused by severe blood loss (hypovolemic shock)

6. The full PFA course should last for a minimum of 12 hours (excluding breaks) and cover the areas set out in paragraph 5 as well as the following areas:

  • Help a baby or child who is suffering from anaphylactic shock
  • Help a baby or child who has had an electric shock
  • Help a baby or child who has burns or scalds
  • Help a baby or child who has a suspected fracture
  • Help a baby or child with a head, neck or back injuries
  • Help a baby or child who is suspected of being poisoned
  • Help a baby or child with a foreign body in the eyes, ears or nose
  • Help a baby or child with an eye injury
  • Help a baby or child with a bite or sting
  • Help a baby or child who is suffering from the effects of extreme heat or cold
  • Help a baby or child has: a diabetic emergency; an asthma attack; an allergic reaction; meningitis; and/or febrile convulsions
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider (including appropriate contents of a first aid box and the need for recording accidents and incidents)

Our Paediatric courses include FREE Anaphylaxis awareness training as standard.

Department for Education Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage Compliant First Aid

 

What is the course duration?

 

6 & 12-hour courses. This course can be delivered in two different ways:

Traditional option: 12 hours of face to face practical learning with the trainer at the venue, over 2 days or split into multiple sessions. 

Blended Learning option: One 6 hour day of face to face practical learning with the trainer at the venue and 6 hours of flexible independent self-study with a multiple choice questionnaire to be completed in your own time. (This course is accepted by OFSTED). 

Our 6 hour Emerency Paediatric First Aid course is delivered with the trainer in our venue or your workplace.

 

What is the assessment method?

 

12-hour Traditional Option: Competency-based training and continuous observation by the trainer.

6-hour Blended Learning Option: Competency-based training and continuous observation by the trainer, followed by a multiple choice questionnaire to be completed in your own time.

 

What certificate will we get?

 

Successful candidates will receive an OFSTED accepted certificate by email which is valid for three years.

 

How do I book?

 

Groups - If you are interested in booking this course for your group at your venue please fill out our group booking enquiry form.

Individuals - We also run this course at our public venue, please check availability on our public course dates page.

 

What is the cost?

 

Groups - Courses start at £450 + VAT (based on groups of 6 delegates)

Individuals - £162 inc. per person at our Surrey training venues.

Please send us an enquiry to receive a personalised quote. Prices will vary depending on whether you would like to choose the traditional or Blended First Aid course. Both meet the requirements of Ofsted.

Please note out terms and condition before booking:

  1. This course is non-refundable or transferable.
  2. You will need to have a good command of the English language to successfully complete this course.

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