Emergency Paediatric First Aid (EPFA)

Emergency Paediatric First Aid (EPFA)

Emergency Paediatric First Aid Course (EPFA)

RQF Level 3 Award Qualification title: FAA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Unit title: Emergency Paediatric First Aid  


The qualification is designed for learners with a responsibility for the care of children and babies and provides knowledge and skills to deal with  a range of paediatric first aid conditions and incidents. The purpose of the qualification is for the learner to attain the knowledge and practical competence required to deal with a range of  Paediatric First Aid situations. The FAA Emergency Paediatric First Aid qualification is unit 1 of the two-day FAA Paediatric First Aid qualification. From gaining this Emergency Paediatric First Aid qualification learners could progress to completing unit 2 and being awarded the 2-day FAA Award in Paediatric First Aid.

Where an organisation’s risk assessment of First Aid needs identifies that there is a requirement for Emergency First Aid at Work practitioners,  then this national Award in Emergency First Aid at Work satisfies the requirements of the regulatory body for First Aid - the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). All learners will have the skills and knowledge to provide the organisation with Emergency First Aider’s that can provide treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner.


Duration (1-day course)

A minimum of six contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities, plus some pre-course activity could  be required.



A range of subjects are covered including:

• Responsibilities and reporting 

• Resuscitation and AED awareness

• Burns

• Assessment of the situation

• Anatomy

• Choking

• Dealing with an unresponsive casualty 

• Minor injuries 

• Epilepsy

• Basic hygiene in First Aid

• Bleeding control

• Shock



Practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor, and a three year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria. In addition, the HSE strongly recommend that all students undergo an annual refresher programme of three hours. 

Number of candidates

A maximum of 12 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment. A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role. The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.

Price (min. 6 persons)

From 6 to 7 candidates: £65/candidate

From 8 to 9 candidates: £55/candidate

From 10 to 12 candidates: £45/candidate



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