Courses designed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge needed to care for others in a broad range of health or social care settings.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 3 AWARD IN EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK (RQF)

This qualification launched on 1st October 2017 and replaced the HABC Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF). 

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to become emergency first-aiders in the workplace. This qualification meets the requirements for training emergency first-aiders in those organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 7 hours of learning, typically over one day, with a minimum contact time of 6 hours.

Topics covered

The qualification covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first aider and how to assess an incident. The qualification also covers first aid skills in CPR and use of an AED, providing first aid to a casualty who is choking and dealing with external bleeding and hypovolaemic shock.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a practical demonstration and written/oral questioning.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 3 AWARD IN FIRST AID AT WORK (RQF)

This qualification launched on 1st October 2017 and replaced the HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF).

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to become first-aiders in the workplace. This qualification meets the requirements for training first-aiders in those organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 22 hours of learning, typically over three days, with a minimum contact time of 18 hours.

Topics covered

The qualification covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first aider, how to assess an incident and recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness. The qualification also covers first aid skills in CPR and use of an AED and assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness such as chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a practical demonstration and written/oral questioning

HABC LEVEL 2 AWARD IN UNDERSTANDING INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL IN HEALTH AND CARE SETTINGS (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

The objective of this qualification is to support or to prepare learners for employment in a healthcare setting in England, where they may be required to prevent or control infection.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 150 hours, of which 114 are recommended as guided learning hours.

Topics covered

This qualification is aimed at learners in the health and social care sector and provides an in-depth coverage of knowledge and understanding in how to prevent infection in health care settings, including personal hygiene, decontamination, cleaning and waste management.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by the portfolio of evidence.

HABC LEVEL 2 NATIONAL AWARD IN INFECTION CONTROL

Who is this qualification for?

The objective of this qualification is to support or to prepare learners for employment in a healthcare setting in England, where they may be required to prevent or control infection.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 150 hours, of which 114 are recommended as guided learning hours.

Topics covered

This qualification is aimed at learners in the health and social care sector and provides an in-depth coverage of knowledge and understanding in how to prevent infection in health care settings, including personal hygiene, decontamination, cleaning and waste management.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by portfolio of evidence.

HABC LEVEL 2 AWARD IN AWARENESS OF END OF LIFE CARE (QCF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is designed for those learners who currently work as health and social care workers or for individuals who are interested in this type of care work.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification, learners should expect to undertake approximately 28 hours of learning.

Topics covered

These include knowing different perspectives on death and dying, understanding the aims, principles and policies of end of life care, understanding factors regarding communication in end-of-life care and knowing how to access the range of support services available to individuals and others.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a learner workbook.

HABC LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATE IN PRINCIPLES OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT FOR ADULT CARE (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This accredited qualification has been developed to prepare learners for further/higher level training such as the HABC Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (QCF). The qualification aligns with the Management Induction Standards (2016) and provides the learner with the knowledge and understanding to be able to move into a management role.

This qualification is suitable for those learners who are either:

  • working at a level 3 and aspire to progress into management
  • working towards or working as managers (new in post), who wish to use this qualification to support with the Manager Induction Standards.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 339 hours and of this 150 hours are is recommended as guided learning hours, which is approximately a 6 to 9 month programme.

Topics covered

Units include leadership and management, team leadership, governance, regulatory processes, relationship working, outcomes based and person centred practice, professional development, communication and information management, performance management, continuous improvement, safeguarding and protection, health and safety, equality and diversity, risk management, complaints management, managing self for leadership, decision making, entrepreneurial skills and innovation in adult care.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

HABC LEVEL 5 CERTIFICATE IN PRINCIPLES OF COMMISSIONING FOR WELLBEING (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is designed to support people for whom commissioning forms part of their role in the workplace. It introduces the principles of commissioning for wellbeing to new commissioners, and enables more experienced commissioners to review and update their knowledge.  It is aimed at those who commission adult care and support services, but the content can also be contextualised to support commissioners in health, housing and children’s care. As well as those that work in commissioning roles, this qualification is suitable for those who provide care and support services, in terms of how they commission (subcontract) parts of their own service. It will also be useful for people who are considering a move into commissioning.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 168 and of this 56 is recommended as guided learning hours, which is approximately a 3 – 6 months programme.

Topics covered

Units include the role of the commissioner for wellbeing, Commissioning together for outcomes, the commissioning cycle and the professional development for effective commissioning.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 3 AWARD IN SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT PRACTICE (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is intended for qualified practitioners in Social Emotional Development within work, community and home settings.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake a Total Qualification Time of 61 hours.

Topics covered

These include an understanding of the emotional competencies encompassing Inner Focus, Other Focus and Outer Focus, as well as their inter-relationship.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a multiple-choice examination and written assignments.

HABC LEVEL 2 AWARD IN EMPLOYMENT RESPONSIBILITIES AND RIGHTS IN HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE OR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S SETTINGS (QCF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification forms the employment rights and responsibilities (ERR) component of the Intermediate/Advanced Apprenticeships for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 30 hours of learning.

Topics covered

These include the statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers within own area of work, agreed ways of working that protect own relationship with employer, how own role fits within the wider context of the sector, career pathways available within own and related sectors and how issues of public concern may affect the image and delivery of services in the sector.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

HABC LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN PREPARING TO WORK IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE (QCF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals who are working in, or who aspire to work in, adult social care in England.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 179 hours of learning.

Topics covered

These include principles of communication in adult social care settings, personal development in adult social care settings, diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings, safeguarding and protection in health and social care, duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings, role of the social care worker and health and safety in social care settings.

Assessment method

This qualification can be assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (ADULTS) FOR ENGLAND (QCF)

This new RQF qualification will replace the HABC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) (600/4122/5). The HABC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) will be expiring on 31 December 2017. Centres will have until 31 December 2019 to complete learners and apply for certification. The last date a learner can register for this qualification will be 31 December 2017.

At level 2, this new RQF qualification will be the common qualification for both the health and adult care services, allowing learners to enter either workforce.

This qualification has been written in line with the minimum requirements set out by SFC and SFH, and confirms the competence of those who work in health and adult care services in England.

The Highfield level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF) will also link with the knowledge and skills required within the apprenticeship standards Adult Care Worker and Healthcare Support Worker, supporting roles such as adult care worker, healthcare assistant/support worker and personal assistant.

HABC LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN PREPARING TO WORK IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE (QCF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals who are working in, or who aspire to work in, adult social care in England.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 190 hours of learning.

Topics covered

These include Principles of communication in adult social care settings, personal development in adult social care settings, diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings, safeguarding and protection in health and social care, implementing the duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings, the role of the social care worker and person-centred approaches in adult social care settings.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN ADULT CARE (RQF)

This new RQF qualification will replace the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) (600/4121/3). The HABC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) will be expiring on 31 December 2017. Centres will have until 31 December 2020 to complete learners and apply for certification. The last date a learner can register for this qualification will be 31 December 2017.

This new RQF qualification is suitable for learners working in adult care. The qualification will develop and confirm the competence of those who work within adult care services in England.

The Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) will also link with the knowledge and skills required within the apprenticeship standard Lead Adult Care Worker, supporting roles such as lead personal assistant and lead adult care worker.

Additionally, Highfield will also be launching (expected for November2017) the Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support (RQF) for those working in the health sector. There will therefore be two level 3 qualifications available from Highfield in this area.

The Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) qualification will include the same mandatory unit content as found in the new Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support (RQF). (NOTE: the Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support (RQF) will also include some additional mandatory content, as developed collaboratively by AOs and Skills for Health).

HABC LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN ADULT CARE (ENGLAND) (QCF)

This new RQF qualification replaces the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (England) (QCF) (601/6015/9). The HABC Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (England) (QCF) expired on 31 December 2017. Centres will have until 31 December 2020 to complete learners and apply for certification.

Who is this qualification for?

This new RQF qualification is suitable for learners working in adult care who wish to develop further, specialist skills and knowledge in their area of responsibility which enables them to lead in areas such as assessment or enablement. Learners could work in a variety of settings in adult social care, including but not limited to residential care, domiciliary care or day centres. The qualification would also be suitable for Lead Personal Assistants who work as part of a Personal Assistant team at a senior level.

The qualification has been written in line with the minimum requirements set out by Skills for Care will develop and confirm the competence of those who work within adult care services in England.

Assessment method

The qualification will be assessed by portfolio of evidence

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT FOR ADULT CARE SERVICES (RQF)

This new RQF qualification will replace the HABC Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (QCF) (90 Credits), pathways Adults Management and Adults Residential Management ONLY. The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (QCF) (90 Credits) will be expiring on 31 August 2018. Centres will have until 31 August 2021 to complete learners and apply for certification. The last date a learner can register for this qualification will be 31 August 2018.

This new qualification will contain Skills for Care’s minimum requirements for developing and confirming the competence of those who are working within adult care services in England as managers.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 AWARD IN SAFE GUARDING AND PROTECTING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE (RQF)

The Childrens Act 2004 places duties on a range of organisations to ensure they safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

This includes the need for appropriate safeguarding training, as employers are responsible for ensuring staff are competent to carry out their responsibilities towards safeguarding children and young people. This qualification would meet this requirement.

DISPENSATION OF MEDICATION (NOT ACCREDITED)

This course will cover the following topics; Describe the key legislation and guidance relating to the safe handling of medicines, Identify how organisational policies and procedures ensure the safe handling of medicines, For a range of care settings and both medical and non-medical care staff, Outline the process for the prescribing, dispensing, obtaining and checking of medicines, Outline the range of support and guidance available relating to medicines and explain the importance of confidentiality relating to disclosure about individuals medication, Identify the types, purpose and classification of medicines commonly administered, Explain the routes by which medicines may be administered, the related rules for administration and level of competence required, Outline the importance of checking for, recognising and reporting effects that can occur as a result of an adverse reaction, a contraindication or an interaction between medicines, Explain the need to gain consent and undertake risk assessment prior to the self or secondary administration of medicines, Describe the importance of the preparation for and administration of medicines to ensure accuracy, Identify the importance of accurate recording for the administration and refusal of medicines and administration errors Recognise the requirements to validate accuracy of safe storage and recording for medicines and for their safe disposal.

UNDERSTANDING CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR (NOT ACCREDITED)

Our challenging behaviour courses are vital for any members of care staff working in an environment where behaviours that may challenge are present.

The courses will equip your staff the relevant skills and knowledge to recognise triggers and de-escalate situations when they arise.

UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH (NOT ACCREDITED)

This course aims to raise awareness of mental health, and to understand and recognise the causes, symptoms and support options for a range of common and less-common mental health problems.

MANAGING VIOLENCE AND AGGRESSION (NOT ACCREDITED)

Following the principles of the current NICE guidelines 2015 our training is based on a person centred approach to conflict and difficult behaviour using the proactive and responsive service and delivery and emphasising the use of physical intervention and restraint as a last resort. The training meets NHS protect standards in conflict resolution and physical intervention.

This is a two or three day course that explores the six stages of managing aggression and challenging behaviour from understanding the causes of and reducing challenging behaviour, de-escalating aggressive behaviour, physical and non-physical defensive strategies, guiding techniques and control & restraint/safer-holding techniques.

GPT 2-day course

This course explores the causes of challenging behaviour within the required setting and pro-active strategies for reducing behaviours, de-escalation strategies for managing a situation once it has escalated, dynamic risk assessment principles to help staff recognise the appropriate course of action and then the law regarding physical intervention.

It then teaches staff physical techniques including disengagement, defence techniques, basic guiding and holding/restraint techniques for varying risk levels and situations.

GPT 3-day course

The content covered follows the same outline as the two day course but each day is focused on the separate course modules. Day 1 is managing challenging behaviour and de-escalation, day two explores the law relating to physical intervention and teaches staff disengagement and restraint techniques, and day three explores scenarios and situations and gives staff more time to practice and absorb the techniques taught.

The physical intervention techniques taught on the course have been independently medically risk assessed by the Institute of Conflict Management and incorporates techniques that are taught within the guidelines of:

  • NHS Protect
  • BILD (British Institute of Learning Disabilities)
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Health

and meet:

  • Standards of other commercially driven training systems that teach control & restraint and physical intervention techniques
  • Skills for Health
  • Skills for Care

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (NOT ACCREDITED)

This course covers Basic Life Support skills and includes skills for Adult, Child and Infant as well as healthcare variations on infant CPR. The course includes Safety, precautions, initial assessment, recovery position, CPR, compression-only CPR, CPR handover and choking. This is ideal for nurses, care workers or medical professionals needing annual updates to complete professional membership. In most cases, this course is ideal as an online-only course but if you need a practise session as well we have a network of approved instructors where we can offer the course as blended including a short practise session. Please contact us to discuss the practical part of your training.

The course is valid for one year, complies with the latest ERC and UK Resuscitation Council Guidelines.

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 AWARD IN UNDERSTANDING CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

The objective of this qualification is to support progression onto other appropriate qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care sector.

This qualification is designed to increase learners’ awareness and understanding of behaviour that challenges and its effects. This qualification would also be valuable to learners already working in education or health and social care settings.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 80 hours, of which 76 are recommended as guided learning hours.

Topics covered

Learners gaining this qualification will cover areas such as challenging behaviour, assertive behaviour and supporting positive behaviour.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by portfolio of evidence.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN AWARENESS OF MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

The objective of this qualification is to support learners in a role in the workplace or other environments where they may interact with individuals with mental health problems, including stress, phobias, anxiety and depression.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 160 hours, of which 155 are recommended as guided learning hours.

Topics covered

Learners gaining this qualification will cover a range of mental health problems; including stress, phobias, anxiety and depression.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by portfolio of evidence.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN COMMON HEALTH CONDITIONS (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace where the individual may work or interact with those experiencing different health conditions. Learners may then progress to additional qualifications to gain a more in-depth understanding of specific health conditions.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 150 hours, of which 121 are recommended as guided learning hours.

Topics covered

Learners gaining this qualification will cover a range of common health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and physical disabilities.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by portfolio of evidence.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is designed to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of equality and diversity, including how this is applied within the community and in the workplace. Although this qualification has been designed for the health and social care sector, the content applies to many different sectors.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 140 hours, of which 134 are recommended as guided learning hours.

Topics covered

Learners gaining this qualification will cover areas such as equality and diversity in the community and equality and diversity in the workplace.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by portfolio of evidence.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN INFORMATION, ADVICE AND GUIDANCE FOR ADULT CARE (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

The objective of this qualification is to prepare learners for further training and to support a role where learners may give initial information, advice or guidance to others. It is designed for those people who work in, or are looking to work in an information, advice or guidance role such as, careers advisor, counsellor or peer mentor.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 140 hours, of which 106 are recommended as guided learning hours.

Topics covered

Learners gaining this qualification will cover knowledge and understanding of the key principles of information, advice or guidance and applying these within their own context.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by portfolio of evidence.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN NUTRITION AND HEALTH PRINCIPLES (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

The objective of this qualification is to support or to prepare learners for employment in adult social care roles in England, where they may be required to understand nutrition and dietary requirements.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 140 hours, of which 116 are recommended as guided learning hours.

Topics covered

Learners gaining this qualification will cover areas such as common nutritional information, weight management and eating disorders.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by portfolio of evidence.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN PRINCIPLES OF SAFE HANDLING OF MEDICATION IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

The objective of this qualification is to support or to prepare learners for employment in adult social care roles in England, where they may be required to handle medication.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 150 hours, of which 128 are recommended as guided learning hours.

Topics covered

Learners gaining this qualification will cover areas such as prescriptions, the safe administration of medication and record-keeping.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by portfolio of evidence.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN PRINCIPLES OF SAFEGUARDING AND DIGNITY IN ADULT CARE (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

The objectives of this qualification are to support a role in the workplace where the individual may work or interact with vulnerable adults and to prepare learners for further training.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 160 hours, of which 145 are recommended as guided learning hours.

Topics covered

Learners gaining this qualification will cover areas such as the key principles of dignity, duty of care and safeguarding as applied to adult health and social care.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by portfolio of evidence.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN PRINCIPLES OF WORKING WITH PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

The objective of this qualification is to give learners working, or intending to work in a health or social care context, an understanding of approaches to support those with mental health needs. It will also enable learners to progress to other qualifications in health care and social care.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 170 hours, of which 140 are recommended as guided learning hours.

Topics covered

Learners gaining this qualification will cover the role of the mental health worker and the processes and approaches involved in the care and support of those who experience mental ill-health.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by portfolio of evidence.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN PRINCIPLES OF CARE PLANNING (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

The objective of this qualification is to support learners who are entering or progressing within employment in a variety of sectors and job roles where an understanding of care planning is required.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 190 hours, of which 155 are recommended as guided learning hours.

Topics covered

Learners gaining this qualification will cover areas such as person-centred thinking, planning and review, the promotion of health and well-being through nutrition and hydration and supporting individuals to maintain personal hygiene.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by portfolio of evidence.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN PRINCIPLES OF PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF INFECTION IN HEALTH CARE SETTINGS (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

The objective of this qualification is to support or to prepare learners for employment in a healthcare setting in England, where they may be required to prevent or control infection.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 150 hours, of which 114 are recommended as guided learning hours.

Topics covered

This qualification is aimed at learners in the health and social care sector and provides an in-depth coverage of knowledge and understanding in how to prevent infection in health care settings, including personal hygiene, decontamination, cleaning and waste management.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by portfolio of evidence.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN UNDERSTANDING AUTISM (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

The objective of this qualification is to support learners in employment within adult social care, children and young people’s workforce or those employed in education, nursing or leisure, where they may be required to work with individuals with Autism.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 160 hours, of which 136 are recommended as guided learning hours.

Topics covered

Learners gaining this qualification will cover areas such as social interaction, sensory processing and supporting positive behaviour in individuals with Autism.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by portfolio of evidence.

HIGHFIELD LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN UNDERSTANDING DIABETES (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

The objective of this qualification is to support learners who wish to gain an understanding of the care and management of diabetes.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 130 hours, of which 114 are recommended as guided learning hours.

Topics covered

Learners gaining this qualification will cover areas such as awareness, initial care and the treatment and management of diabetes.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by portfolio of evidence

PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID

This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to become a paediatric first-aider in the workplace with a responsibility for the welfare of infants and children. This qualification is intended for learners already working or preparing to work in the industry and it meets the requirements for paediatric first aid outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 16 hours of learning, with a minimum contact time, excluding breaks, of 12 hours over 2 days.

Topics covered

Topics include the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first-aider and providing first aid for an infant or a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally. The qualification also covers how to administer first aid to an infant or a child with head and spinal injuries, who is choking or suffering from anaphylaxis.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a practical demonstration and written/oral questioning.

LEVEL 3 EMERGENCY PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID

This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to gain the knowledge and skills required to enable them to provide effective emergency paediatric first aid. It is intended for learners such as parents and relatives, pre-school or nursery staff, toddler group volunteers, childminders and nannies, au pairs and foster parents, or anyone who has to deliver first aid as part of their role in either childcare settings or a domestic environment.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 8 hours of learning, with a minimum contact time, excluding breaks of 6 hours.

Topics covered

Topics include the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first-aider and providing first aid for an infant or a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally. The qualification also covers how to administer first aid to an infant or a child who is choking or suffering from hypovolemic shock and how to treat minor injuries.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a practical demonstration and written/oral questioning.