NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid
- Health, Public Services and Care, Children and Young People, Health and Social Care
- Licence to Practice
- Level 3
- Minimum entry age
- Credit Value
What does this qualification cover?
This qualification provides learners with the emergency first aid skills they require when working in the children’s workforce.The aim of the unit within this qualification is for the learner to attain the knowledge and practical skills required to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations.
Who is it suitable for?
The qualification is designed for learners who have responsibility for children, whether at work in their setting or within a domestic environment.
What are the entry requirements?
Learners should be at least 14 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.
How is this qualification structured?
In order to achieve the Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid, learners must achieve the one mandatory unit within this qualification.
How is it assessed?
It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. These may include practical demonstrations and task-based assessments.
Do you need to be working to take this qualification?
Learners do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements to take this qualification.
What related qualifications can you progress to?
Learners can progress onto the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid which is a standalone qualification for learners who have responsibility for young children in any setting.
Funding for our qualifications
Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on our funding page.
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Students will still need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We encourage centres to review our guidance on the types of evidence, and evidence capture, that we permit including e.g. the use of digital means of demonstrating knowledge and skills.
This qualification contains mandatory units only, therefore it has not been possible to reduce the required Rule of Combination as any changes in this area would largely impact on the integrity and purpose of the qualification. As this is a short qualification which is fully achievable within the existing adaptations, it has not been deemed necessary to remove any further learning outcomes or assessment criteria.
We have worked with other members of the First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum on our approach.
Please see the adaptation addendum for guidance on practical demonstration and assessment of Rescue Breaths.
For further information please see the adaptation addendum document below.
AT 60307523 V1.0LessMore info Download
Paediatric First Aid Adaptation GuidanceLessMore info Download
This document provides further information on what adaptations are permitted for this qualification.
FAQP Advice on rescue breaths Feb 2021LessMore info Download