he PFA course is the full 12 hour course but is undertaken by way of BLENDED learning meaning you attend one practical session (six hours) and undertake the theory element from the comfort of your own home. When you purchase the course you will be required to download the booklet which you will find in your dashboard under YOUR ORDERS. You are then required to bring your booklet with you to the practical session, where it is marked by the assessor.
The course meets EYFS and Ofsted Requirements.
will take place at:
Jelly Beans Childcare Day Nursery
St Johns College
The course will commence at 9.00
The course meets the EYFS requirements 2017 Annexe A. pg. 36 which states that childcare providers must meet the following:
Annex A: Criteria for effective PFA training
1. Training is designed for workers caring for young children in the absence of their
parents and is appropriate to the age of the children being cared for....
2. Following training an assessment of competence leads to the award of a certificate.
3. The certificate must be renewed every three years.
4. Adequate resuscitation and other equipment including baby and junior models must
be provided, so that all trainees are able to practice and demonstrate techniques.
5. The emergency PFA course should be undertaken face-to-face and last for a
minimum of 6 hours (excluding breaks) and cover the following areas:
• Be able to assess an emergency situation and prioritise what action to take
• Help a baby or child who is unresponsive and breathing normally
• Help a baby or child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
• Help a baby or child who is having a seizure
• Help a baby or child who is choking
• Help a baby or child who is bleeding
• Help a baby or child who is suffering from shock caused by severe blood loss
6. The full PFA course should last for a minimum of 12 hours (excluding breaks) and
cover the areas set out in paragraph 5 as well as the following areas:
• Help a baby or child who is suffering from anaphylactic shock
• Help a baby or child who has had an electric shock
• Help a baby or child who has burns or scalds
• Help a baby or child who has a suspected fracture
• Help a baby or child with head, neck or back injuries
• Help a baby or child who is suspected of being poisoned
• Help a baby or child with a foreign body in eyes, ears or nose
• Help a baby or child with an eye injury
• Help a baby or child with a bite or sting
• Help a baby or child who is suffering from the effects of extreme heat or cold
• Help a baby or child having: a diabetic emergency; an asthma attack; an allergic
reaction; meningitis; and/or febrile convulsions
• Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider (including
appropriate contents of a first aid box and the need for recording accidents and
7. Providers should consider whether paediatric first aiders need to undertake annual
refresher training, during any three year certification period to help maintain basic
skills and keep up to date with any changes to PFA procedures.
Candidates are required to undertake 6 hours of theory training (Workbooks are sent to you to fill in and you are required to bring these back on the day of your practical session). The other six hours is your practical where you will be assessed on your PFA competency. Once assessed and the trainer is completely satisfied you are competent in the area of PFA you will be passed off and receive your PFA certificate.