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IQ Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (QCF)


Qualification Number 601/4248/0
Title IQ Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (QCF)
Category National
Sector General Skills | Health & Care
Operational Start Date 31/08/2014
Operational End Date 31/12/2016
Total Units 1 Mandatory Units
Min Guided Learning Hours 10 Total Qualification Time
Min Age From


Registration Fee : £7.00 (excluding VAT) 

This is the administrative fee that IQ charges centres to register a learner on this qualification, and NOT a training fee. All fees include registration, certification and postage (delivery rates may apply for postage to international centres). 


About this Qualification

This qualification is being expired on the 31/12/2016. No registrations will be accepted after this date. Certification end date is 31/12/2017 and candidates already registered will have until this date to complete. 

Suggested alternative qualification: The NEW IQ Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) available from 01/01/2017

IQ Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (QCF) is a qualification aimed at individuals who intend to develop and gain formal recognition of their knowledge, understanding and skills of Emergency Paediatric First Aid. The qualification is applicable to those with responsibility for infants or children in any setting. By completing the single mandatory unit, learners will cover the essentials of Emergency Paediatric First Aid, including roles and responsibilities, assessing emergency situations, acting safely and effectively and providing First Aid to infants and children in a variety of situations. These situations could relate to breathing, being unresponsive, foreign body airway obstructions, bleeding, shock, seizures and anaphylaxis. Objectives of the qualification include preparing learners to progress to a qualification at the same level – i.e. IQ Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) IQ Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF), requiring more specific knowledge, skills and understanding, meeting relevant programmes of learning, preparing learners for employment and supporting a role in the workplace.

This qualification replaces the Level 2 Award in Paediatric Emergency First Aid 600/8677/4, and centres who are already approved to offer this expiring qualification will be automatically approved to offer the new one.

Please note: Resuscitation Guidelines 2015

The Resuscitation Council (UK) published new guidelines online on the 15th October 2015 following a review of resuscitation science. Reviews of this nature are undertaken every five years and European and UK guidelines will become more aligned.

The changes involved were subtle and so they did not require changes to be made to first aid qualifications. However, it is important that centres approved to offer first aid qualifications are kept aware of changes to the latest guidelines, which include the sequence of CPR.

Full details of changes made can be found on the website of the Resuscitation Council (UK) at

Unit Structure

IQ Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (QCF)
The learner must achieve 1 credit from the single Mandatory Group in order to achieve the qualification.Minimum Units:1
 Minimum Credits:1
 H/506/0792Emergency Paediatric First Aid3110


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