Paediatric First Aid Training

This is a full level 3 Paeditric First Aid certificate valid for three years. This qualification will provide you with the first aid skills recommended for someone working with children and it is a requirement of Ofsted for new staff working in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The course is divided into two parts: 6 hours online followed by 6 hours in the classroom. The online part must be completed prior to attending the classroom session. You will will receive an email with your log in details when the time comes to start. The on line part cannot be completed earlier than 5 weeks before the classroom session and it is best to do it two weeks before attending college so that the answers are fresh in your mind.

Course Content

From 3 April 2017 all newly qualified entrants to the early years workforce with a level 2 or 3 qualification must also have either a full or emergency PFA certificate within 3 months of starting work In order to be counted in ratios.

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

Once you have enrolled on the college website for the classroom based session, you should email so that you can be set up on the online course. You will receive an email from Pro-Training with your log in details.

First Class Requirements

pen, note pad and copy of online results

Attendance Requirements

You must complete the online part prior to attending on the class. If you have not completed the online part you will not be permitted to attend the classroom session and will forfeit the course fee.

Assessment Methods

The online part of the course consists of a series of video clips with questions and a final test. The classroom-based session includes assessment of practical demonstrations of first aid skills.

Additional Information

Ofsted like all staff in a nursery to have PFA


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.