Emergency Paediatric First Aid: All public dates listed here for Cambridgeshire

Emergency Paediatric First Aid: All public dates listed here for Cambridgeshire

6 Hour EPFA Classroom Courses: Ofsted’s Minimum Mandatory Requirement

From: £79.95

Mandatory training for all childcare practitioners and voluntary part of the Ofsted register only.

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About this course

This level 3 Emergency Paediatric First Aid (EPFA) is suitable if you work with children but do not require a 12 hour course for the full OFSTED register.

This course meets the criteria of the reviewed EYFS guideline (March 2017) and the voluntary part of the Ofsted Childcare Register. This course is insufficient for settings who wish to apply for the Millie’s Mark award. To read more about Ofsted registration and your mandatory requirements please visit our first aid for childcare providers page.

The EPFA course focuses on emergency scenarios that may be faced by those looking after babies and young children. This course can also be taken as an annual refresher.

  • Certified CPD evidence-based learning statement and certificate upon successful completion
  • Includes recent guidelines on infection prevention with the outbreak of Severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARSCoV2)

How will distancing rules be followed during a practical classroom delivery?

See also “additional information” tab above. We are responsibly running this public classroom course with strict COVID secure training methods in place. We have worked hard to make sure you feel comfortable and enjoy the course despite social distancing and new non-contact ways to teach.

Whilst physical distancing rules remain in place, our f2f classroom courses are limited to a maximum of 12We have supersized our venues, which have ground floor windows and ample break out space. The venue for this course is not currently used by the public, and we have a QR code for track and trace.

We are now well versed in adapting the training to meet our strict risk assessment. (Masks are to be worn in the kitchen and corridor areas).

Group exercises are completed in separate rooms followed by feedback safely in the main hall.

What to expect and how to prepare for your classroom training.

On arrival, you will be given a debrief. Hand sanitiser, training props, individual manikins, and everything you need for the course is provided. Come with an open mind and burning questions.

Our instructors are experienced in creating and facilitating a non-judgemental and entertaining learning environment. We encourage participants to take away this attitude into their own lives following the training. All learners are made to feel safe and included, and we often see the group bond as a result.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring some photo ID, as is required in order to validate this award.

You may wish to bring a notebook for any additional notes. Covid-19 secure refreshments are complementary throughout the training, but we do ask you to bring your own favourite mug, and your lunch. There is ample fridge space food outlets close by. We have everything else covered.

We are also fully aware of the anxiety that many students have over coming into a public space. There is a lot to think about which we have already thought about. You are in safe hands.

Anything else? 

Your instructor will send you an e mail a couple of days prior to the classroom training, so that you have their contact details should you be running late, or have additional accessibility requirements.

This course can also be delivered on site at a reduced group fee (subject to our risk assessment)


• Childminders
• Nannies
• Nursery staff
• Pre-school or Playgroups
• Foundation Stage teachers
• Foster carers
• After school clubs
• Holiday clubs
• Babysitters

Course topics

Course Aims and Learning Outcomes: Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Unit 1: Emergency Paediatric First Aid

1. Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider

1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
1.2 Identify how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
1.3 Differentiate between an infant and a child for the purposes of first aid
2. Be able to assess an emergency situation safely

2.1 Conduct a scene survey
2.2 Conduct a primary survey on an infant and a child
2.3 Summon appropriate assistance when necessary
3. Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who are unresponsive

3.1 Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
3.2 Demonstrate CPR using an infant and a child manikin
3.3 Justify when to place an infant or a child into the recovery position
3.4 Demonstrate how to place an infant and a child into the recovery position
3.5 Demonstrate continual monitoring of breathing for and infant and a child whilst they are in the recovery position
3.6 Identify how to administer first aid to an infant or a child who is experiencing a seizure
4. Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who are choking

4.1 Identify when choking is: Mild or Severe
4.2 Demonstrate how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who is choking
5. Be able to provide first aid to an infant or a child with external bleeding

5.1 Identify the severity of external bleeding for an infant and a child
5.2 Demonstrate how to administer first aid to an infant or a child with external bleeding
6. Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child who is suffering from shock

6.1 Recognise when an infant or a child is suffering from shock
6.2 Identify how to administer first aid to an infant or a child who is suffering from shock
7. Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child with bites, stings and minor injuries

7.1 Identify how to administer first aid for: • Bites • Stings • Small cuts • Grazes • Bumps and bruises • Small splinters • Nosebleeds


Continuous observation by the trainer and written assessments.
It is our job, and what we do best, to ensure you understand and retain this knowledge, so please don’t be daunted in any way by assessments.


Successful candidates will receive a certified Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Statement as well as a certificate, handy wallet card, student manual and access to regular refresher videos ensuring knowledge remains current.
The certificate can be used as part of your registration with Ofsted for individuals as well as private employers. Certificates are posted within 7 working days of the course and are valid for three years.

Regulated Qualifications
This course can also be certified as a regulated qualification. A regulated qualification is not a mandate for compliance with Ofsted or the HSE unless learners require funding, or where an industry or trade body specifically states a regulated qualification is required.
The Bridge First Aid offer Regulated and endorsed qualifications through TQUK who are Ofqual registered. The assessment and administration criteria to be undertaken for a regulated certification carries a small extra certification charge of £10 per delegate.

Additional information

On the day: Important Information 

If you or anyone in your household has any symptoms of the Coronavirus disease, please do not come to the training. Instead, stay at home and follow the advice on the NHS website Call us on 07880 542663 if you need to postpone and we will arrange an alternative classroom date.

  • Please wait outside 5 minutes before the course starts. If it is raining there is a covered area.
  • You will be given your own manikins, a debrief and goodie pack on arrival (we have worked hard to make sure you will have fun despite the social distancing rules)
  • Course materials, including a manual and assessment forms are provided. You may wish to bring a notebook for any additional notes.
  • Do wear comfortable clothing as this course does have an element of physical/ practical activity.
  • We will provide gloves and hand sanitiser.
  • If it is nice weather and the learners are all in agreement, some of the training will take place outdoors.
  • This is a level 3 qualification; hence you will need to bring some Photo ID to the classroom. It is important that students ensure their name is registered as they wish for it to appear on this qualification certification. There will be an admin fee of £10 plus VAT for changes required after this award has been passed.
  • There is no obligation and it may not be applicable to you yet; but if you could check the status of your current work first aid kit and your accident report forms it might be useful. If not, please don’t worry, we will go through this requirement.

Group bookings

A discount is applied when booking 3 or more seats. 

Should you be running late or have any issues on day of the course, please contact your trainer. You will be notified of their name and mobile by e mail prior to the training.


Venue Details

August 31st or September 11th 2021 EPFA Course: Cambourne Village College

Cambourne Village College, Sheepfold Lane, Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6FR, As you drive out of Cambourne back towards the A428, turn left just before the BMW Garage.  It looks like a dead end, but the road turns a sharp left down a drive into the collage carpark. Be warned the sleeping policemen are rather steep.

All other public EPFA Cambridgeshire Courses: Caldecote Community Hall

Furlong Way, Highfields Caldecote, Cambridge CB23 7ZH. As you head up Furlong way to will see two large iron gates on your right, this is the car park entrance.
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