Qualification Specification

Highfield Level 2 International Award in Paediatric First Aid, the Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator and Managing Illness and Injury

An Overview

A brief about this Qualification

'paediatric first aid' is for those who are responsible for the welfare of infants and children, with the pertinent knowledge and skills to support basic first aid including management of the illness & injury and the use of an AED.

The course includes
1) understand as to what's the role of paediatric first aider;
2) assess emergency situations and act safely and effectively;
3) provide first aid for an infant and a child: who are unresponsive but breathing normally and who are unresponsive and not breathing normally; who are wounded and bleeding, who are suffering from shock and the safe use of an AED;
4) first aid to an infant and a child: with a suspected fracture and a dislocation; with a head, neck and back injury; with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose; who are experiencing the effects of extreme heat or cold; with burns or scalds; who has been poisoned or bitten or stung.

HABC Recommendation

Delivery and Assessment Ratios

For effective delivery and assessment of 'paediatric first aid', it is recommended that a ratio of 1 qualified tutor to a maximum of 12 learners in any one instance is not exceeded.

The time it takes to deliver it effectively


12 hours (2 days)

The ways to evaluate the effectiveness of the training delivered

Assessment Methods

Practical observation

Multiple-choice theory assessment

When to refresh and retake this qualification

How long this Qualification is Valid

It is recommended by highfield that the learners refresh their knowledge every year and retake this qualification every 3 years, in order to confirm that they continue to be competent.


The learners should have the necessary standards of the language in which the course is being delivered.

The nominated tutors/assessors should have
• hold a valid and recognized first aid at work certificate or equivalent
• competency in the delivery of first aid training
• competency in the assessment of first aid training
• Knowledge and understanding of how to safely and effectively use an Automated External Defibrillation (AED) machine
Nominated tutors/assessors should also be able to demonstrate relevant experience and knowledge in a work context and provide evidence of engagement with the subject field and continuing professional development.
Tutors/assessors who have evidence of delivering a minimum of 30 hours of accredited formal training per year, in a relevant qualification, may requalify to deliver/assess this and similar qualifications through completion of the qualification assessment only or a reduction in the learning hours, at the
discretion of Highfield.

Each learner’s identification is checked before they can sit the examination/assessment. Following are acceptable  as proof of a learner’ Identity:
• National identity card e.g. Emirates ID card
• Valid passport
• Driving licence
• Another photographic ID card, e.g. employee ID card (must be the current employer), student ID card, travel card etc.

Progression and further learning routes include:
• Highfield Level 3 International Award in First Aid at Work and the Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator.

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