Changes to Paediatric First Aid Qualifications

Changes to Paediatric First Aid Qualifications

From April 2019 a number of changes are being introduced to our Paediatric First Aid Qualifications.

These changes are being introduced by the Awarding Organisation following agreement at the First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum. They will affect our Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid, Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid and Combined Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work & Paediatric First Aid Qualifications.

How Will It Affect Learners?

The answer is, in a minimal way. Most of the changes being introduced are with regard to paperwork and the terminology used defining the learning outcomes and assessment criteria. Learners won’t really be aware of most of these changes. The big change that learners will be aware of is the intruction of a new practical assessment on the demonstration of using an Adrenaline Auto-Injector (AAI) training device for treatment of Anaphylaxis.

Use of an Adrenaline Auto-Injector Assessment

Learners will now be expected to demonstrate correct use of an Adrenaline Auto-Injector during the training. This could be an EpiPen, Jext or Emerade Auto-Injector.
At Radmoor Training we have always ensured that learners get a go with one of the above Auto-Injector training devices, so the only change on our courses will be that this is now recorded.