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Paediatric First Aid

Course Code: MTK41

Level: 3
Subject area: Childcare, Health & Social Care
Awarding body: City College Plymouth
Qualification: College Certificate
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Two days
When you'll study: Various days, 9.00am - 4.00pm

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About the course

Are you looking for a Paediatric First Aid course in Plymouth, Devon or Cornwall? This course is designed for those who work with children. It meets the requirements of OFSTED and The Early Years Foundation guidelines. This two day course is suitable for Early Years register and General Childcare register. The course includes: assessing priorities of care, CPR and all aspects of basic life support (BLS) for babies and children, choking, managing unconsciousness, control of bleeding and the treatment of minor wounds, care and use of first aid equipment, recognition and treatment of burns and scalds, recognition and treatment of fractures and soft tissue injuries, recognise and treat common injuries and illnesses until the arrival of medical aid, overview of relevant legislation, reporting and recording. The course satisfies the Ofsted requirements for childcare settings, the Childcare Register and the Early Years Register. The paediatric first aid course content includes the role of a first aider and how to manage an emergency; communication; all basic life support for babies and children; childhood conditions and illness; injury to muscles, ligaments, bones, head and spine; bites and stings; foreign objects; extremes of body temperature; unconsciousness and seizures. Please note – some courses are run on consecutive days; however we are aware that some employers find it difficult to release employees for two days in one week. Therefore, for your convenience, certain courses are run over a two week period. Please contact us for exact course dates and to discuss your requirements.

What you'll learn

The course covers:

  • assessing priorities of care
  • CPR and all aspects of basic life support (BLS) for babies and children
  • managing unconsciousness
  • control of bleeding and the treatment of minor wounds
  • care and use of first aid equipment
  • recognition and treatment of burns and scalds
  • recognition and treatment of fractures and soft tissue injuries
  • recognise and treat common injuries and illnesses until the arrival of medical aid
  • overview of relevant legislation, reporting and recording.
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, although a good level of numeracy/literacy is required. City College Plymouth can provide support if needed, please contact us to discuss your needs.

Please be advised that candidates attending this course must have a good standard of general fitness as the course includes procedures such  as kneeling to render resuscitation to a casualty lying on the ground.

Assessments/Exams

During the course there is continual assessment by the instructor.

What's next?

Those who complete the course will be awarded a certificate which is valid for three years. This is a useful qualification for those wishing to work with children or for parents of young children.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2017/18 (August 2017 – July 2018). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.

Short course

Course Code: MTK41

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £110

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: MTK41

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £110

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: MTK41

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £110

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: MTK41

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £110

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: MTK41

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £110

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.