Award in Paediatric First Aid at SCQF level 6

Award in Paediatric First Aid at SCQF level 6

This award will finish on 31/07/2019. The new revised qualification is Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid SCQF level 6 GP71 46

Paediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children and adolescents from birth to 18 years of age.

Paediatric First Aid at SCQF level 6 is an accredited work-based qualification which will equip individuals with the skills and knowledge required to deal with a range of emergencies. The areas covered include emergency paediatric first aid and managing paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies.

This qualification is available through SQA-approved centres with work-based employer engagement.

Why deliver this qualification

Qualified first aiders save lives, because they have the knowledge and confidence to react appropriately in an emergency.

Employees who are qualified in first aid can help reduce accidents because they are more able to identify potentially dangerous situations.

This qualification is accredited by SQA and so is quality-assured.

Who does this qualification suit

  • Nursery and pre-school workers
  • Nannies and au pairs
  • Childminders
  • Sport and leisure staff
  • Crèche leader
  • Parents and anyone responsible for the welfare of children


As with all SQA qualifications, entry is at the discretion of the centre.


This is a stand-alone work-based Award at SCQF level 6


Centres will have to come forward for approval and should contact the Business Development Team for guidance in completing the combined CA1/SA1 form.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements as outlined in the guide to approval for technical/occupational competence. In addition, assessors and verifiers must be able to meet the specific requirements for these qualifications. These requirements are detailed in the Assessment Guidance.

How to assess

These Units must be assessed in accordance with the current Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications. The link to these principles can be found in the Assessment Strategy and Guidance for Centres document.

They will be assessed using an observation checklist. This will ensure the standard is maintained. There are sample assessments contained in the assessor guidance for both the practical test and the knowledge-based questioning. 

Where can you take this course?

Qualification content and delivery tools

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

Group Award Code: GL10 46 (54 KB)

Unit 1 — Emergency Paediatric First Aid HA15 33

Unit 2 — Managing Paediatric Illness, Injuries and Emergencies HA16 33

When undertaking the Paediatric First Aid qualification, Unit HA16 33 ‘Managing Paediatric Illness, Injuries and Emergencies’ must be completed within 10 weeks of achievement of Unit HA15 33 ‘Emergency Paediatric First Aid.’


National Occupational Standards

Unit information for this qualification is available on our Unit Search.

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessor's guidelines