Level 3 Paediatric Qualification
06 Sep 2014
The existing 2-day Level 2 Paediatric qualification is to become a Level 3 qualification (Level 6 in Scotland).
In addition, we have just received confirmation that Ofqual have accepted our request for a new Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (QCF) which will be a new regulated qualification on 1st September.
As from 1st September 2014:
The 1-day course is now entitled:
Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (Level 6 in Scotland)
The 2-day course is now entitled:
Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (Level 6 in Scotland)
Both of these new qualifications still consist of the same course content as the previous qualifications, so the 1-day and 2-courses can be run in exactly the same way using the existing notes, PowerPoint and manuals.
The main advantage is that the 2-day course has been re-levelled from Level 2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to Level 3 and from Level 5 to Level 6 in Scotland.
The 1-day course now offers the learners a Level 3 Emergency Paediatric First Aid qualification (Level 6 in Scotland) rather than being a unit accredited course as previously.
There is a new training aid book for the new Paediatric First Aid course available from our online shop. The new book will support the full 2-day Paediatric First Aid course and it will also include a section on AED and adult BLS.
It is possible that the 2-day course may become a 3-day course next year. We have to wait to see what changes will be made to the syllabus and will keep you posted on this development. The Awarding Organisations and regulatory bodies are meeting in November to discuss this, and we will have an update on this immediately after.