It is now a legal requirement for all newly qualified nursery staff to hold a Paediatric First Aid certificate.
The PFA requires 12 hours of teaching time. This is ideally taught over two days, but can be split into 4 half day sessions at an additional cost. Any breaks taken are in addition to the 12 hours.
As nursery and other staff are understandably occupied on weekdays, we are happy to run this course on a Saturday.
Assessment is in the form of practical exercises and two straightforward multiple choice papers. Candidates must pass both elements to qualify.
Please note that candidates must be able to perform exercises at floor level where required. It is a requirement of all regulated courses that the candidate should be able to communicate effectively with Emergency Services and, although this is not assessed formally, your instructor must be satisfied that this is the case. As such, all the question papers are in English and a reader will be provided if candidates have literacy concerns or learning difficulties.
Once qualified, the certificate is valid for 3 years, at the end of which candidates will need to attend a two-day requalification course to requalify. It is recommended by HSE that all paediatric first aiders should do an annual 3 hour refresher course to keep their skills up-to-date.
We book a maximum of 12 people per trainer. Larger groups can be accommodated with additional trainers.
For an exclusive course where you provide the venue we charge £690.00 plus VAT for up to 12 candidates (equal to approximately £54pp). We also offer open courses in Canterbury, Hastings, Maidstone, Orpington and Tunbridge Wells at a cost of £130.00 per person plus VAT.
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