Emergency Paediatric First Aid

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SCQF Level 6

 Emergency Paediatric First Aid

SQA SCQF Level 6 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Course Outline This one-day SQA Emergency Paediatric First Aid course has been designed for those who have an interest in child and infant basic life support. If you have a professional interest i.e. Nursery and pre-school workers, Nannies and au pairs, Child-minders, Sport and leisure staff, Crèche leader or Parents and anyone responsible for the welfare of children

Paediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children and adolescents from birth to 18 years of age. Emergency Paediatric First Aid at SCQF level 6 is an accredited work-based qualification which will equip individuals with the skills and knowledge required to deal with a range of paediatric injuries and emergencies.

DURATION A minimum of six hours makes up this unit consisting of theoretical and practical work

A range of subjects is covered including: • Responsibilities and reporting • Resuscitation • Shock • Assessment of the situation • Minor injuries • Epilepsy • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty • Anaphylaxis • Wounds and bleeding

Assessment is ongoing by the instructor in respect of the student’s practical ability, along with a multiple choice question paper A three year SQA Emergency Paediatric First Aid certificate will be issued subject to assessment.paediatric first aidNo previous experience is required; however, candidates should have the ability to cope with stressful and physically demanding emergency procedures.


This course is offered to the general public which is subject to sufficient required numbers and a decision will be taken 7 days prior to the course start date.

This course is Individual Training Account (ITA) funded please click on the logo for more details or to apply.

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