The qualification is designed for learners with a responsibility for the care of children and babies providing the knowledge and practical competence to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations.

The FAA Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid is unit 1 of the 12-hour FAA Award in Paediatric First Aid qualification. From gaining this emergency paediatric first aid qualification learners could progress to completing unit 2 and being awarded the two-day FAA Award in Paediatric First Aid.

This qualification meets the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage. It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure adequate numbers of appropriately trained personnel.

Entry requirements

The qualification is available to learners aged 16 or over.

Due to the practical nature of the first aid assessment there are physical demands and learners must be able to demonstrate their skills as in a real-life situation. An example of this would be to demonstrate CPR on a manikin at floor level.

It is recommended that learners should hold a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification.

It may be possible to allocate a reasonable adjustment to a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need; learners should

contact their training provider to discuss. Any reasonable adjustments granted must be in line with the FAA Reasonable Adjustments Policy. Qualification delivery

The qualification has 6 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 7 hours total qualification time (TQT). GLH indicates the number of classroom contact hours that the learner will undertake. TQT includes GLH but also takes into account any unsupervised learning and is an estimate of how long the average learner will take to complete the qualification.

The minimum classroom contact time of six hours can be delivered in one day or spread over a maximum of four weeks, ensuring that each session is a minimum of two hours.

The class ratio for this qualification is a maximum of 12 learners to 1 Trainer/Assessor.


The qualification is assessed through practical demonstration and related oral questioning.

A learner must successfully complete all practical demonstrations and correctly answer the oral questions to achieve the qualification. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.

Practical assessment

Scenarios will be set to enable a learner to demonstrate their knowledge and practical skills. During the practical assessment, the learner will be asked related questions by the Trainer/Assessor.

The practical assessment is ongoing throughout the course but the Trainer/Assessor will make learners aware of when they are being assessed.


The qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training. The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years.


Learners who achieve this qualification may progress on to the FAA Paediatric First Aid qualification or other related qualifications within first aid. FAA also offer qualifications in health & safety, food safety, safeguarding and first aid for mental health should learners wish to diversify.

Course Fees £425.00


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