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Highfield Level 2 International Award in Paediatric First Aid, the Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator and Managing Illness and Injury


Who is this qualification for?

For learners already working or preparing to work in the industry and to provide candidates, who are responsible for the welfare of infants and children, with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to support basic first aid including managing illness and injury and the use of an automated external defibrillator.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake approximately 2 days of learning.

Topics covered

Unit 1 content includes: understanding the role of the paediatric first aider; assessing emergency situations and acting safely and effectively; providing first aid for an infant and a child: who are unresponsive and breathing normally and who are unresponsive and not breathing normally; who is wounded and bleeding, who is suffering from shock and the safe use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Unit 2 content includes: first aid to an infant and a child: with a suspected fracture and a dislocation; with a head, neck and back injury; with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose; who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat or cold; with burns or scalds; who has been poisoned or bitten or stung

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a practical demonstration and written/oral questioning.

Highfield recommends that you contact the relevant government department in the country that you want to deliver the training to ensure that there are no additional approval requirements. It may be that you are required to register as a training provider within the country itself. Highfield approves Centres based on its own criteria, and does not represent any other organisations or departments.