​NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid
This qualification expired on 31st August 2014
Please see the NEW CACHE Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

​What does the qualification cover?

This qualification provides the first aid skills needed to administer paediatric first aid in the workplace - either when working in children’s settings or in a domestic environment. It covers the more common illnesses that occur in children as well as the types of incidents and accidents that could happen. It also includes how to deal with these situations in a safe and appropriate manner.

Who is it suitable for?

Anyone who has to deliver first aid as part of their role in either childcare settings or in domestic environments.

What are the entry requirements?

You should be at least 16 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.

How many credits are required to complete it?

The Award requires 2 credits.

​How is it assessed?

It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. Elements such as CPR, dealing with severe choking and recovery positions will be assessed by practical demonstrations on infant or child manikins. Other methods could include professional discussion, written assignments or multiple choice questions.

Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

No, but you will need to demonstrate practical skills to complete the qualification.

How long does it take to complete?

When completing the units, there must be no more than a three month gap between the completion of each unit.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

The units that make up this qualification also appear in the Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce so it provides direct progression route to the Certificate.

Funding for our qualifications
Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications here.​​​

Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

This qualification will allow you to administer paediatric first aid as part of your current job role. It is valid for 3 years and then must be renewed if you wish to continue to practise paediatric first aid.


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Available in:

Northern Ireland