Child First Aid (CFA)

SGD $200.00
(Inclusive GST)

Child First Aid topics will be embedded into the Standard First Aid Course Syllabus and further enhanced with BCLS + AED Course content.

This course is accredited by SRFAC and aims to provide participants with knowledge & techniques to recognise and mitigate injuries and medical emergencies like severe breathing difficulties and bleedings not only in adult casualties but also that in children and infants. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive 3 certifications – in BCLS+AED, SFA, CFA – each valid for two years.

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Course Assessments

Each learner will be assessed based on their competencies in 2 key components: theory and practice.

THEORY ASSESSMENTS​

(2 attempts allowed) - 1 hours

This assessment comes with 50 multiple choice questions. The questions are broken down into:

Child First Aid - 10 questions
Standard First Aid - 20 questions
Basic Cardiac Life Support +
Automated External Defibrillator (BCLS + AED) - 20 questions

Practical Assessments

(3 attempts allowed) - 4 hours

For practical assessment, learners will undergo scenario-based tests. This is to ensure that they are able to carry out the necessary first-aid steps across multiple medical emergency scenarios.

In order to pass the practical assessment, 100% score is required.

ATTENDANCE​

100% course attendance is required to be eligible for assessment.

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Certification

Upon successfully completing the course, learners will be awarded with these 3 certificates:

CHILD FIRST AID PROVIDER​

BASIC CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT + AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILATOR (BCLS + AED) PROVIDER​

This course is accredited by the Singapore Resuscitation and First Aid Council (SRFAC) and Early Childhood and Development Agency. The certification is valid for 2 years. Results will be released on the day of training or after 2 working days after the course ends. “A pass (credit card size) of achievement will be issued to all participants after the release of the results.

Accreditation

Singapore Resuscitation and First Aid Council
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First-Aid Child Requirement for Setting Up Early Childhood Development Centre (ECDC)

When applying for a child centre, the Principal/Key Personnel plus two (2) programme staff must all hold valid Child First Aid (CFA) certifications. This certificate must be accredited by the National Resuscitation and First Aid Council. The Key Personnel is a part of the centre staff that assumes leadership roles and makes important decisions for the Principal. In centres that attend to more than 150 children at any given time, an additional staff may be required for every 50 children. The additional staff must also secure a valid CFA certification as a requirement.

Staff-to-Child Ratio Requirement for Children Above 18 months to 6 years old

There must be enough staff present in the centre during programme and non-programme hours. This table indicates the ideal ratio of staff to children, in relation to the age groups. For Class B Licence, the programme hours run from 9 am to 5 pm. Non-programme hours are from 7 am to 9 am and 5 pm to 7 pm.

Non-programme
hours

Level No. of Programme Staff No. of Children
K2 1 30
K1 1 25
Nursery 1 20
Pre-Nursery 1 18
Playgroup 1 12

Programme Hours
(Without AT/AE)

Level No. of Programme Staff No. of Children
K2 1 25
K1 1 20
Nursery 1 15
Pre-Nursery 1 12
Playgroup 1 8

Additional Requirements

The centre must have at least 2 staff members present during non-programme hours, wherein one is a programme staff. It is required that at least one of these staff members has a valid CFA certificate. In mixed-age groups, the staff-to-child ratio must comply towards the requirement for the youngest child that belongs to the group.

Qualified Programme Staff Requirements During Programme Hours for Children Above 18 months to 6 years old

Level No. of Qualified Programme Staff No. of Children
K2 1TR + 1AT
1TR
30
25
K1 1TR + 1AT
1TR
25
20
Nursery 1ED (L1) + 1AE
1ED (L1)
20
15
Pre-Nursery 1ED (EY2) + 1AE
1ED (EY2)
18
12
Playgroup 1ED (EY2) + 1AE
1ED (EY2)
12
8
Programme Hours (Outdoors)
During outdoor activities, the following must be met:
  • Qualified programme staff-child ratio for indoors must be met.
  • There must be at least 2 adults present at all times, out of which one must be a programme staff.
  • Level No. of Programme Staff No. of Infants
    Infant (2 to 18 months) 1 IE or 1 PH 5

    Staff-to Child Requirements for Class A Licence

    For ECDCs that provide infant services, the centre must have the ideal programme staff-to-infant ratio especially within operational hours which is from 7 am to 7 pm. At least 2 programme staff members must be present at all times, wherein one must be an Infant Educarer. Moreover, at least one staff member must hold a CFA certification that is approved by the National Resuscitation & First Aid Council. A fundamental caregiving system must be established to ensure constant support and balanced care for the infants.

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    FAQs

    The re-assessment fee of $40 applies for trainees who fail their 2nd attempt of the theory assessment.
    Learners who fail in the practical assessment will have to retake both the theory and practical assessments.
    Child first aid (CFA) course is a compulsory course for childcare and preschool professionals under the Early Childhood Development Agency’s licensing framework. The goal of this course is to provide relevant knowledge and skills in rendering first aid treatment to a child, toddler or infant during any emergency at the childcare centre or preschool. The course syllabus has been updated as of 1st June 2020. Learners will now attain 3 different first aid certifications upon completion of this course.

    According to SRFAC, the class size will be capped at 16 learners per class. Whereas for practical sessions involving CPR and AED topics, the Instructor-to-Manikin-to-Learner ratio is 1:1:4.

    Upon completion of the child first aid course, you should receive 3 certifications – in BCLS+AED, SFA, CFA – each valid for two years. To renew your certification, you will need to attend a refresher course 3 months before or after expiry of certificate. If your certification has lapsed more than 3 months from expiry, you will need to restart the certification process.

    In general, each learner can complete the course in 20 hours. For Child First Aid Blended Course, the theory content will be delivered via e-learning, therefore, there will be a slight variation in terms of the number of hours it takes to complete.

    Below is the full course breakdown.

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