6 Hour Emergency Paediatric First Aid: Meets Ofsted’s Minimum Mandatory Requirement (Classroom)

6 Hour Emergency Paediatric First Aid: Meets Ofsted’s Minimum Mandatory Requirement (Classroom)


6 hour Emergency Paediatric First Aid (EPFA) minimum mandatory requirement for all childcare practitioners and voluntary part of the Ofsted register only

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This course can also be delivered on site, for a reduced fee on Saturdays or midweek subject to our risk assessment.

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 is also available as a blended delivery with part 1 online and part two as a morning only in the classroom.

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 Millies Mark award. To read more about Ofsted registration and your mandatory requirements please visit our first aid for childcare providers page. You will need to complete the 12 hour Paediatric First Aid Course12 hour Paediatric First Aid Course.

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)


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

Course topics

As outlined by the Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage and Ofsted’s guide to registration on the Childcare Register course topics include:

• The role and responsibilities of a first aider
• How to plan for and deal with a First Aid Emergency
• Reporting of accidents and incidents
• Recovery position
• Resuscitation (CPR), Adult, Infant and Child
• Safe Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) use and possible pad placement adaptions for children
• Fainting
• Choking
• Bleeding and wound management
• Shock
• Burns and scalds
• Electric shock
• Asthma and the use of Ventolin inhalers
• Meningitis
• Head, neck and back injuries
• Broken bones
• Foreign bodies in eyes, ears and nose
• Bites and stings
• Anaphylactic shock and how to administer an auto injector. (EpiPen, Jext, Emerade)
• Poisoning
• Seizures


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.

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.


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