The Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid consists of 2 units and is to be provided over a period of 2 days with a minimum contact time of 6 hours per unit.
The course provides theoretical and practical training in First Aid techniques that are specific to infants aged 0 to 1, and children aged from 1 year old to the onset of puberty. Candidates will become familiar with the role of the paediatric first aider and be able to assess and react appropriately to an emergency situation including being able to provide first aid for a child and an infant who; is unresponsive has an airway obstruction is suffering from shock is wounded and bleeding has a fracture or dislocation has a head, neck or back injury has a condition effecting the eyes, ears or nose has a chronic medical condition or sudden illness is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and/or cold has been poisoned has been bitten or stung has sustained an electric shock.
For the purposes of Registered Childcare provision and Early Years childcare within England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the Candidate must successfully complete the full 2 day Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid. The HABC Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid is recognised as a qualification that fulfills this need.