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.
Funding for our qualifications
Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on the 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