Emergency Paediatric First Aid Level 3 (RQF) – EPFA

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The Emergency Paediatric First Aid (EPFA) level 3 qualification is a popular training option that focuses on emergency scenarios that may be faced by people caring for babies and children, including child minders, crèche leaders, nannies, au pairs, nursery and pre-school workers, teachers and teaching assistants, and sport and leisure staff.

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Course Information

Emergency Paediatric First Aid Level 3 (RQF) – EPFA

It provides theoretical and practical training in first aid techniques that are specific to infants aged 0 to 1 and children aged from 1 to 18 years old. By undertaking this training, you are ensuring that you know what to do in a paediatric first aid situation as well as meeting OFSTED’s requirements.

The Emergency Paediatric First Aid course is a regulated one day course with at least 6 contact hours, usually run over 1 day *. The course meets the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2021 as per the HSE requirements.

Spaces on the Emergency Paediatric First Aid course are limited to a maximum of 12 people. A hands-on approach ensures that attendees learn first aid skills and have the confidence to use them in a real life situation. Learners are assessed throughout the course on their practical demonstrations, Q&A sessions and quizzes.

*Studying with an instructor is always going to result in deeper and more memorable learning. However, there are circumstances where the release of employees from their normal duties to undertake a first aid course is complicated or even impossible. White Cross Training can offer a blended Emergency Paediatric First Aid course whereby attendees do some of their learning online, prior to the hands-on session with their instructor. The online study time is usually about 3 hours. This is followed by 3 hours with an instructor where learners are able to practise their first aid skills and demonstrate their competence.

On successful completion of either the traditional or blended course, attendees will receive an accredited Emergency Paediatric First Aid certificate which is valid for three years. An annual EPFA refresher course is highly recommended. To renew, and continue to meet the requirements specified by OFSTED, you will need to attend a further 1-day Emergency Paediatric First Aid course.

Attendees completing our EPFA courses receive access to a video library for refreshing skills and reference through ProTrainings.

Course Curriculum

  1. Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider 

1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider 

1.2 Identify how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others 

1.3 Differentiate between an infant and a child for the purposes of first aid 

  1. Be able to assess an emergency situation safely

2.1 Conduct a scene survey 

2.2 Conduct a primary survey on an infant and a child 

2.3 Summon appropriate assistance when necessary 

  1. Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who are unresponsive

3.1 Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 

3.2 Demonstrate CPR using an infant and a child manikin 

3.3 Justify when to place an infant or a child into the recovery position 

3.4 Demonstrate how to place an infant and a child into the recovery position 

3.5 Demonstrate continual monitoring of breathing for and infant and a child whilst they are in the recovery position 

3.6 Identify how to administer first aid to an infant or a child who is experiencing a seizure 

  1. Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who arechoking

4.1 Identify when choking is: Mild or Severe 

4.2 Demonstrate how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who is choking 

  1. Be able to provide first aid to an infant or a child with external bleeding

5.1 Identify the severity of external bleeding for an infant and a child 

5.2 Demonstrate how to administer first aid to an infant or a child with external bleeding 

  1. Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child who is suffering from shock

6.1 Recognise when an infant or a child is suffering from shock 

6.2 Identify how to administer first aid to an infant or a child who is suffering from shock 

  1. Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child with bites, stings and minor injuries

7.1 Identify how to administer first aid for: • Bites • Stings • Small cuts • Grazes • Bumps and bruises • Small splinters • Nosebleeds 

Price for this course

Emergency Paediatric First Aid Level 3 (RQF) – EPFA
£ 80
00
for 1 attendee
  • £76.40 each for 2 attendees
  • £72.80 each for 3 attendees
  • £69.20 each for 4 attendees
  • £65.60 each for 5 attendees
  • £62.00 each for 6 attendees
  • £58.40 each for 7 attendees
  • £54.80 each for 8 attendees
  • £51.20 each for 9 attendees
  • £47.60 each for 10 attendees
  • £43.50 each for 11 attendees
  • £40.00 each for 12 attendees

The prices above are for venue-based courses and private bookings for 4 or more attendees.

We are also pleased to offer private courses for 3 attendees or less. These can be delivered at your place of work or home. Prices are adjusted as follows:

£180 for 1 attendee
£100 each for 2 attendees
£80 each for 3 attendees

Prices are inclusive of your training and certificate.

A discount is applied for each additional learner attending a course. A full course of 12 learners is priced at 50% off!

Travel costs will be added to the prices above at a rate of 30p per mile from our office in Plympton.

Booking enquiry

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