QA Level 3 FAAW First Aid at Work & Paediatric First Aid combined - 3 day course



This course combines the First Aid at Work (FAAW) and the Paediatric First Aid (PFA) into 3 days and provides learners with all of the skills and knowledge needed to provide both adult and paediatric first aid, whilst minimising the number of training days required to achieve both qualifications.

It is aimed at those who require both First Aiders and Paediatric First Aiders qualifications, for example, for people working in schools, and other childcare settings.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework requires all early years providers in England to have at least one person who has a current and full paediatric first aid certificate on the premises and available at all times when children are present. Providers should also take into account the number of children, staff and layout of the premises and increase their paediatric first aid provision accordingly to ensure that a paediatric first aider is available to respond to emergencies quickly.


This course is designed to avoid the duplication of topics associated with attending both the First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid courses .

Due to the practical nature of the first aid assessment there are physical demands and learners must be able to demonstrate their skills as in a real-life situation.

An example of this would be to demonstrate CPR on a mannequin at floor level. It is recommended that learners should hold a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification.

It may be possible to allocate a reasonable adjustment to a learner who has a disability,  medical condition or learning needs. Please discuss any specific needs you may have with our team at the time of booking.

This three-day course also satisfies the guidelines and criteria as laid down by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Ofsted.

Duration 3 days (18 hours)

Number of candidates – 12 maximum

On site requirements – a room to comfortably seat all candidates, and floor space for the practical sections.


You will gain knowledge and practical competence required to deal with a variety of First Aid situations.

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Role of the first aider
  • Basic life support (CPR)
  • Recovery position
  • Respiratory concerns
  • Circulatory concerns
  • Fractures
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Burns
  • Sickle cell anaemia
  • Meningitis
  • Foreign bodies

You will also cover: assessing an incident, managing an unresponsive casualty (adult, child, and baby), heart attacks, choking (adult, child, and baby), head and spinal injuries, fractures, anaphylaxis, asthma and more.


The qualification is assessed through practical demonstration and oral questioning. Scenarios will be set to enable a learner to demonstrate their knowledge and practical skills. Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor each day, along with a written assessment on each day.

A learner must successfully pass both the written and practical assessments to achieve the qualification. The qualification awarded is the QA Level 3 Award First Aid at Work & Paediatric First Aid combined, which is valid for three years from the date of the achievement and satisfies EYFS criteria. 

This qualification is regulated and awarded by Qualsafe awards, which is one of the largest Ofqual recognised awarding organisations in the UK. No external assessors are required.



Please read the full terms and conditions before booking.