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HABC Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)

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HABC Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)

This accredited qualification 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. Learners will become familiar with the role of the paediatric first aider and be able to assess and react appropriately to an emergency situation, such as a child or an infant who is unresponsive, has an airway obstruction or is suffering from shock.:

Topics also included are wounds, fractures, dislocations, injuries to the head, neck, back, eyes, ears or nose, poisoning, bites or stings and electric shock.

This qualification consists of two units and is provided over a period of 2 days with a minimum contact time of 6 hours per unit.

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.’ The HABC Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) is recognised as a qualification that fulfils this need.

To comply with current requirements in the childcare sector, you must take this qualification again after three years.  This must be taken as the two days again, there is no shorter course if you have taken the course before.

All successful students will be issued with a Paediatric First Aid Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their achievement. The childcare sector dictate, that to be valid when working in the childcare sector, learners must retake the Paediatric First Aid qualification before the expiry of 3 years from the date that the original qualification was achieved.   Please contact ProTrainings for further information

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

This course gives learners the opportunity to gain a formally recognised regulated qualification. If you require funding, a regulated qualification is often required. Phone us and we can advise if needed. If you choose our course leading to a regulated qualification, there are additional assessment criteria to be undertaken with an instructor and a small extra certification charge.

Regulated Qualification Details
Course Title: HABC Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)
QAN: 500/7706/5
Level: 2
Credit Value: 2
GLH: 20
The Register of Regulated Qualifications
Funding Information

This course comes with 20.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this.

Occupations that can use this course:

  • Parents
  • Families
  • Nannies 
  • Au Pairs
  • Childminders 
  • Child care workers

Curriculum:

Unit 1: Paediatric Emergency First Aid

Learning Outcome 1: Understand the role of the paediatric first aider

1.1 Identify the responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
1.2 Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
1.3 Describe suitable first aid equipment, including personal protection, and how it is used appropriately
1.4 Identify what information needs to be included in an accident report/incident record, and how to record it.
1.5 Define an infant and a child for the purposes of first aid treatment

Learning Outcome 2: Be able to assess an emergency situation and act safely and effectively

2.1 Demonstrate how to conduct a scene survey
2.2 Demonstrate how to conduct a primary survey on an infant and a child
2.3 Identify when and how to call for help

Learning Outcome 3: Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally

3.1 Demonstrate how to place an infant and a child into the appropriate recovery position
3.2 Describe how to continually assess and monitor an infant and a child whilst in your care

Learning Outcome 4: Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally

4.1 Identify when to administer CPR to an unresponsive infant and an unresponsive child who is not breathing normally
4.2 Demonstrate how to administer CPR using an infant and a child manikin
4.3 Describe how to deal with an infant and a child who is experiencing a seizure

Learning Outcome 5: Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who has a foreign body airway obstruction

5.1 Differentiate between a mild and a severe airway obstruction
5.2 Demonstrate how to treat an infant and a child who is choking
5.3 Describe the procedure to be followed after administering the treatment for choking

Learning Outcome 6: Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is wounded and bleeding

6.1 Describe common types of wounds
6.2 Describe the types and severity of bleeding and the affect that it has on an infant and a child
6.3 Demonstrate the safe and effective management for the control of minor and major external bleeding
6.4 Describe how to administer first aid for minor injuries

Learning Outcome 7: Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is suffering from shock

7.1 Describe how to recognise and manage an infant and a child who is suffering from shock
7.2 Describe how to recognise and manage an infant and a child who is suffering from anaphylactic shock

Unit 2: Managing Paediatric Illness and Injury

Learning Outcome 1. Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child with a suspected fracture and a dislocation

1.1 Describe the common types of fractures
1.2 Describe how to manage a fracture
1.3 Describe how to manage a dislocation
1.4 Demonstrate the application of a support sling and an elevation sling

Learning Outcome 2. Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child with a head, a neck and a back injury

2.1 Describe how to recognise and manage head injuries including:
• Concussion
• Skull fracture
• Cerebral compression
2.2 Demonstrate how to manage a suspected spinal injury

Learning Outcome 3. Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose

3.1 Describe how to manage an infant and a child with foreign bodies in their eyes, ears and nose
3.2 Describe how to recognise and manage common eye injuries

Learning Outcome 4. Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness

4.1 Describe how to recognise and manage chronic medical conditions including:
• Sickle cell anaemia
• Diabetes
• Asthma
4.2 Describe how to recognise and manage serious sudden illnesses including:
• Meningitis
• Febrile convulsions

Learning Outcome 5. Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold

5.1 Describe how to recognise and treat the effects of extreme cold for an infant and a child
5.2 Describe how to recognise and treat the effects of extreme heat for an infant and a child

Learning Outcome 6. Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who has sustained an electric shock

6.1 Describe how to safely manage an incident involving electricity
6.2 Describe first aid treatments for electric shock incidents

Learning Outcome 7. Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child with burns or scalds

7.1 Describe how to recognise the severity of burns and scalds to an infant and a child and respond accordingly
7.2 Describe how to treat burns and scalds to an infant and a child

Learning Outcome 8. Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who has been poisoned

8.1 Describe how poisons enter the body
8.2 Describe how to recognise and treat an infant and a child affected by common poisonous substances, including plants
8.3 Identify sources of information that provide procedures for treating those affected by poisonous substances.

Learning Outcome 9. Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who has been bitten or stung

9.1 Describe how to recognise the severity of bites and stings to an infant and a child and respond accordingly
9.2 Describe how to recognise and treat bites and stings

Qualification Certificate:

Sample HABC Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) Classroom Certificate