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First Aid Qualifications

Do you know that you can complete a first aid qualification within just 1 day?

Little Ones is a member of the First Aid Industry Body - registration number 19/16(677) - an industry body who ensures all members deliver courses of the highest quality.

Little Ones offers various types of qualifications for first aid courses. From Emergency First Aid at Work, to the full 12 hour Ofsted approved Paediatric First Aid qualification. Read on to find out more and to discover which first aid qualification suits your needs best.

1 Day First Aid Qualifications

There are many different types of qualifications for first aid courses out there, and it can be confusing as to which one you should complete.

Whether you are required to complete a first aid qualification due to the work you do, would like to complete one so that you know what to do in an emergency situation, or need an Ofsted approved first aid qualification because you work within an early years setting, then there is a first aid qualification out there for you.

Little Ones teaches all first aid qualifications with active participation from all learners in a fun and relaxed environment. Class sizes are restricted enabling trainers to focus on the learners individual needs.

On completion of any of our first aid qualifications, attendees will receive a certificate confirming that you have completed the chosen 1 day first aid qualification that is valid for three (3) years. This means that you will need to renew your first aid qualification every 3 years to maintain your certification in first aid.

1. Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)

Emergency First Aid at Work is a comprehensive course that will provide learners with an extensive set of skills needed to feel confident in real life situations.

Emergency First Aid at Work is beneficial to the workplace. This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who might need to provide first aid by responding to a wide range of accidents, injuries and illnesses that they could encounter in their workplace.

An emergency first aider’s (EFAW) role is to maintain life and prevent the situation from worsening while waiting for the emergency services to arrive. This is different to a first-aider who has completed a 3 day First Aid at Work (FAW) qualification, who in addition to the role of the emergency first aider, should also be able to recognise and diagnose injuries and illnesses, as well as understanding how to administer emergency treatment and life support.

The Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) qualification is designed for workplaces that fall into a low risk category and smaller workplaces. The Emergency First Aid at Work can also be used for staff required to be emergency first aiders or for those who wish to support a designated first aider trained via the First Aid at Work (FAW) course.

Covered in this 1 day first aid qualification (9:30am - 4:30pm), which is the most common workplace first aid course, are all of the major life threatening scenarios and is suitable for shops, restaurants, gyms, hotels, warehouses, catering, office environment, transport, security, entertainment, etc.

On completion of the course the attendee will receive a certificate confirming they have completed the Emergency First Aid at Work course that is valid for three (3) years.

What is covered within this 1 day first aid qualification:

  • The Role of the First Aider
  • Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations
  • Managing an Emergency
  • Communication and Casualty Care
  • Unresponsive Casualty
  • Resuscitation
  • Seizures
  • Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Choking
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Defibrillator Prompts and How to Respond
  • Defibrillator Pad Placement

2. Emergency First Aid (Paediatric - 6 hours)

What is taught in paediatric first aid (PFA) and emergency paediatric first aid qualifications, gives you the skills and hands on learning, via resuscitation dummies and equipment to practice on different sizes and ages of baby, infant and child to comply with Ofsted syllabus for child first aid courses. What is taught in a first aid qualification must be a combination of practical, real life simulation, as well as theory based information. This is why providing resuscitation dummies to fit within the different age groups of children you will be working with, is imperative due to different techniques need to be practiced dependant on the size and age of the infant.

Paediatric first aid courses for childminders, nannies and nursery practitioners should be taken face-to-face and are Ofsted approved first aid qualifications within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) guidelines, whereby early years workers need to:

  • Be able to assess an emergency situation and prioritise what action to take

This skill is of utmost importance and will set the pace for the rest of the emergency paediatric first aid course, by emphasising the importance of assessing each emergency situation that may arise within your setting. It is from learning this procedure that you will then be able to use your skills to deal with any emergency.

What is taught in the rest of the Ofsted approved first aid qualification, covered in both the 6 hour emergency paediatric first aid course and the 12 hour paediatric first aid course, includes learning how to;

  • Help a baby or child who is unresponsive and breathing normally
  • Help a baby or child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
  • Help a baby or child who is having a seizure
  • Help a baby or child who is choking
  • Help a baby or child who is bleeding
  • Help a baby or child who is suffering from shock caused by severe blood loss (hypovolemic shock)

To achieve the full Ofsted approved first aid qualification, you would need to complete a further 6 hours, which can be taken online on a theory basis after completion of this 6 hour emergency paediatric first aid qualification.

Other Types of Qualifications for First Aid Courses

Some types of qualifications for first aid courses can take longer than 1 day to complete. This is usually carried out by only 1 or 2 people per work setting and they will become the ‘designated’ first aider, although anyone can attend these types of qualifications for first aid courses to improve their skills.

These first aid qualifications can be the 12 hour Ofsted approved first aid qualification in Paediatric First Aid, or the 3 day First Aid at Work qualification.

These first aid qualifications go into further detail and qualify a first aider to perform additional emergency first aid techniques, making them the point of call in any emergency situation within the workplace.

Depending on the type of work you do, there is usually a qualified first aider ‘on site’ at all times. For settings where childcare is provided, at least one person should be available at all times who is required to have completed the Ofsted approved Paediatric First Aid qualification, and for other industries someone should be available who has completed the 3 day First Aid at Work qualification.

It is best to have at least 2 members of staff qualified in these areas, so to cover annual leave and sickness.

Ofsted Approved First Aid Qualifications (12 hours)

Paediatric First Aid is training that solely reflects on practices and skills needed in the child and infant age groups. A paediatric first aid qualification will give you practical, hands on practice about how to manage an ill or injured child in the event of any emergency.

Our 12 hour Ofsted approved first aid qualification, which is compiled of 6 hours of hands on training with one of our fully qualified paediatric first aid trainers, and then another 6 hours online, is fully Ofsted compliant for the Early Years and Childcare Registers, and suitable for childminders, nannies and nursery practitioners and has a validity of 3 years.

By completing a Little Ones 12 hour paediatric first aid qualification, you will be meeting the requirements set out by Ofsted for childcare registers (voluntary for nannies and full for childminders), as well as the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.

The Little Ones paediatric first aid course covers the following subjects:

  • Accident prevention
  • Planning for emergencies
  • Appropriate contents of First Aid kits
  • Basic life support for babies, children and adults using life sized mannequins
  • Resuscitation
  • Bleeding
  • Bone injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Choking
  • Febrile Convulsions
  • Head injuries
  • Meningitis
  • Seizures
  • Eye injuries
  • Foreign bodies in eyes, ears and noses
  • Effects of extreme heat and cold
  • Chronic medical conditions such as epilepsy, asthma, sickle cell and diabetes
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Allergies, bites and stings
  • Poisoning
  • Electric shock

For childminders and nannies wishing to register on the Ofsted voluntary register, you must have completed a 12 hour paediatric first aid (PFA) qualification that is Ofsted compliant and fits the regulations set out by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

It is a requirement that all childminders, nursery practitioners and Ofsted registered nannies complete a full 12 hour paediatric first aid (PFA) qualification. By completing the paediatric first aid qualification you will obtain an Ofsted compliant certification and will be able to operate within the required Ofsted ratios based on each age range as a childminder or nursery practitioner, and will be able to register with Ofsted on the voluntary register as a nanny.

Little Ones paediatric first aid qualifications are designed for early years workers complying to standards set out by Ofsted and the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. The paediatric first aid qualification gives you the skills and hands on learning, to practice and develop your knowledge and confidence in paediatric first aid, setting you up to deal with any emergency situation which arises.

Childminders and nannies registering on the voluntary Ofsted register, who care for children who are under the age of 16, must have completed a paediatric first aid (PFA) course, and will only be Early Years Foundation Stage and Ofsted compliant once certification has been issued from this Ofsted approved first aid qualification.

Paediatric first aid qualifications should be taken face-to-face and follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) guidelines.

First Aid at Work (FAW)

A first-aider should be able to recognise and diagnose injuries and illnesses, as well as understanding how to administer emergency treatment and life support.

This course is designed for workplaces that fall into a higher risk category (e.g. engineering, manufacturing, warehousing, construction, chemicals, hospitality, commercial kitchens, etc. ) and for a workplace with a variety of underlying health conditions (e.g. heart problems, diabetes anaphylaxis, high blood pressure, etc).

The First Aid at Work type of qualification in first aid also provides comprehensive training for those who are required to be the designated first aider within their workplace.

Covered over three days, this qualification is our most in-depth First Aid qualification. On completion of the course the attendee will receive a certificate confirming they have completed the First Aid at Work qualification that is valid for three (3) years.

What is covered in this type of qualifications in first aid:

  • The Role of the First Aider
  • Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations
  • Managing an Emergency
  • Communication and Casualty Care
  • Resuscitation
  • Choking
  • Chest Pains (including Heart Attack)
  • Asthma
  • Poisoning
  • Bleeding
  • Bone, Muscles and Joint Injuries
  • Head Injuries
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Eye Injuries
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Seizures
  • Shocks
  • Stroke
  • Severe Allergic Reaction
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Fainting
  • Defibrillator Prompts and How to Respond
  • Defibrillator Pad Placement

Booking a First Aid Qualification

As Little Ones offers many types of qualifications for first aid courses, it is important to make sure you book onto the correct course. We are happy to discuss your needs with you over the phone and make sure you are booking onto the correct first aid qualification.

Whether you require a 1 day first aid qualification, or need to complete an Ofsted approved first aid qualification, we can cater to your needs. Our courses run 3 times a week, making it easy to book onto and complete a first aid qualification.

Please give us a call to discuss your needs further on 0207 112 8057. Our offices are based in central London, with first aid qualification being held in our Kings Cross Office.

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