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HABC Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)
The HABC Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid 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.
Candidates will become familiar with the role of the paediatric first aider and be able to assess and react appropriately to an emergency situation including being able to provide first aid for a child and an infant who;
- is unresponsive
- has an airway obstruction
- is suffering from shock
- is wounded and bleeding
- has a fracture or dislocation
- has a head, neck or back injury
- has a condition effecting the eyes, ears or nose
- has a chronic medical condition or sudden illness
- is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and/or cold
- has been poisoned
- has been bitten or stung
- has sustained an electric shock
The Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid consists of 2 units and is to be provided over a period of 2 days with a minimum contact time of 6 hours per unit. Training Centres can offer a 1 day course covering Unit 1 of the qualification.
Candidates successfully completing only the 1 day course will gain a Credit Certificate only, not the full Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
For the purposes of Registered Childcare provision and Early Years childcare within England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the Candidate must successfully complete the full 2 day Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
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 is recognised as a qualification that fulfills this need.
Please see below for further information about each of the HABC accredited First Aid courses we offer:
- Emergency First Aid at Work
- First Aid at Work
- First Aid at Work Requalification Renewal
- Paediatric First Aid