A mixture of T Level (Early Years and Teaching & Education), Teaching Assistant learners and a staff member completed the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.

The 18 hour course, which was run by our Health & Social Care Lecturer, Shai Hussain covered a range of theoretical and practical aspects including: conducting a scene survey, the roles and responsibilities of a first aider, legal considerations, CPR and defibrillation training, choking casualties, dealing with burns, fractures, seizures and much more.

Shai said: "Paediatric first aid qualification is mandatory when working in an early years setting therefore, it makes our learners more employable on completion of their BTEC and T Level qualifications."

Students, who will each receive certificates, enjoyed the course and felt that the extra qualification would be useful in the workplace.

T Level Childcare student, Katie Dixon Wilding said: “I enjoyed the practical side of the course. It will help me in my work placement as I now have the knowledge on how to treat and care for an injured child.”

The first aid courses are available to both internal students and our partners, and are delivered by experienced lecturers within the College’s health & Social care department. They offer a range of accredited qualifications such as Paediatric First Aid and Emergency First Aid at Work.

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