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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in 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 the qualification cover?

This qualification provides learners with the first aid skills they require to enter into the children’s workforce. The aim of the qualification is to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to paediatric first aid.

Who is it suitable for?

Anyone who has to deliver first aid as part of their role in either childcare settings or in domestic environments.

The qualification is designed for learners who have responsibility for children, whether in a work setting or within a domestic environment.

What are the entry requirements?

You 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 Paediatric First Aid, learners must achieve the two mandatory units.

The units must be completed within 6 weeks of each other.

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 the qualification?

Learners do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements to take this qualification.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

This is a standalone qualification which is for learners who have responsibility for young children in any setting.

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Key Facts

This document outlines the key information of this qualification for the Centre, learner and employer.

Qualification Specification

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