QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

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Course Overview

Designed to cater for those in a childcare setting, the QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) course is two days going through major and minor injuries related to those casualties under 18 years old.

Who is this course for?

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) is ideal for those who work in childcare settings. The course is EYFS compliant as well as being a nationally recognised qualification.


This course is regulated by Qualifications Network UK. You can view the course specification by clicking on the QNUK logo above

This course is delivered over a timescale of 12 hours, which can be taught over 2 days or over 4 sessions if this suits better.

As this course is regulated by QNUK, it requires learners to pass a multiple choice exam at the end of the course consisting of 40 questions, of which 28 is considered a pass. 

The exam is one part of the course, the other is that learners are able to physically demonstrate the skills learnt, therefore assessment of these skills are required too. Learners will need to be physically fit and able to complete to issue a regulated certificate.

Certificates for this course last for 3 years, after which the learner would need to redo the qualification to continue using the certificate for work purposes.

If we are booked to deliver this course at your premises, we will require there to be a suitable venue which is quiet and away from the general workplace. Tables, chairs and room for projection of presentation are a minimum however we will go through everything at the time of booking.

  • Roles and responsibilities of a first aider in a childcare setting
  • Unconscious casualty who is breathing
  • Unconscious casualty who is not breathing
  • Casualty having a seizure
  • Casualty with minor and major bleeding
  • Casualty in shock
  • Casualty who is choking
  • Burns
  • Minor injuries
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Fractures, bumps and bruises
  • Spinal and head injuries
  • Common child illnesses such as asthma, diabetes, meningitis etc
  • Poisoning
  • Electric shock
  • Extremes of heat and cold  

Ideal for childcare settings and employers including:

  • Primary school staff
  • Nursery workers
  • After school clubs
  • Pre-school assistants
  • Childminders
  • Babysitters
  • Au Pairs
  • Secondary school teachers

This list is not exhaustive, if you are not sure get in contact and we can advise.

This course is accredited by Qualifications Network UK, a provider of OfQual qualifications. For the purposes of EYFS,  no requirement for due diligence is required on the training as it is a regulated qualification.

There are no prerequisites for this course, however a good understanding of English is required.

Not the right course for you?

Take a look though our other courses to see if there is one more suited to your needs. Alternatively you can contact us, let us know your requirements and we’ll advise the best course.