The new version of the Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage - Setting the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five (EYFS) states that:
"Providers should consider whether paediatric first aiders need to undertake annual refresher training, during any three year certification period to help maintain basic skills and keep up to date with any changes to PFA procedures"
Aim of Qualification
The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by enabling them to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with an adult and a child who needs basic life support.
Structure of the Qualification
1. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
1.1 Assess the scene for danger
1.2 Recognise the need to commence cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
1.3 Demonstrate CPR using:
• Adult manikin
• Child manikin
• Infant manikin
2. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
2.1 Assess the level of consciousness of an adult, child and infant
2.2 Open an airway and check breathing of an adult, child and infant
2.3 Place an unconscious adult and child in the recovery position
2.4 Demonstrate holding an infant in the recovery position
3. Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
3.1 Recognise an adult, child and infant who is choking
3.2 Administer first aid to an adult, child and infant who is choking
This qualification is ideal for any Paediatric First Aiders (whether they hold the Paediatric First Aid or Emergency Paediatric First Aid qualification). This does not replace the requirement to re-qualify every three years.
TheQA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support for Adults and Children is only valid for a period of 1 year. At which point the learner would normally retake this qualification or repeat their PFA or EPFA qualification.
QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support for Adults and Children
There are 5 practical assessments for this qualification:
• Adult CPR and safe use of an AED
• Child CPR and safe use of an AED
• Infant CPR and safe use of an AED
• Choking casualty
• Unconscious casualty
Available throughout the UK (subject to minimum numbers - contact us for details), or from our Forest of Dean training centre