As you may be aware, following a national review both the Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid and the Level 2 Award in Paediatric Emergency First Aid have now been replaced with Level 3 qualifications in order to reflect the high level of responsibility required for the paediatric first aider role.
In addition to this, a national public consultation is now taking place to discuss the duration of all paediatric first aid training. The consultation will look at the following proposals:
• Increasing the duration of Paediatric First Aid courses to align with First Aid at Work courses
• Introducing annual refresher training
• Setting minimum course durations for all training providers
• Standardising course content for all training providers