Paediatric First Aid

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The Paediatric First Aid Course is aimed at anyone looking to gain the required  level of First Aid training for Childminders and Groups or School-based providers as set by the Early years foundation stage and Ofsted.

The course meets the training legislative requirements of the Early years foundation stage, HSE (Health and Safety Executive) & Ofsted. This is an ideal course for those nominated as First Aiders in a child work environments or recreational settings. We can demonstrate that this course complies with your legal duties under the Health and Safety (First-aid) regulations 1981 under Selecting a first-aid training provider.

The practical, skills based content of the course ensures delegates acquire the knowledge, skills, understanding and confidence to embed their learnings in daily life.

We offer this course as both an open and closed course. Closed courses are for a maximum of 12 delegates and content can be adapted and tailored to meet specific industry and environmental requirements. Please get in touch here to discuss your organisation’s specific First Aid training requirements.

A certificate of completion will be awarded. Valid for 3 years. Yearly 1 day refresher training recommended.


Following the completion of the Paediatric First Aid course, delegates will have the skills and knowledge to confidently:

    • Understand the role and responsibilities of the Paediatric first aider (including
      appropriate contents of a first aid box and how to record accidents and
    •  Be able to assess an emergency situation and prioritise what action to take
    •  Help a baby/child who is unresponsive and breathing normally.
    •  Help a baby/child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally.
    •  Help a baby/child who is having a seizure.
    •  Help a baby/child who is choking.
    •  Help a baby/child who is bleeding.
    •  Help a baby/child who is suffering from shock caused by severe blood loss
      (hypovolemic shock).
    • Help a baby/child who is suffering from anaphylactic shock.
    •  Help a baby/child who has had an electric shock.
    •  Help a baby/child who has burns or scalds.
    •  Help a baby/child who has a suspected fracture.
    •  Help a baby/child with head, neck or back injuries.
    •  Help a baby/child who is suspected of being poisoned.
    •  Help a baby/child with a foreign body in eyes, ears or nose.
    •  Help a baby/child with an eye injury.
    •  Help a baby/child with a bite or sting.
    •  Help a baby/child who is suffering from the effects of extreme heat or cold.
    •  Help a baby/child having: a diabetic emergency; an asthma attack; an allergic
      reaction; meningitis; and/or febrile convulsions.

Course Content:

  1. Introduction & admin
  2. Training & assessment subjects covered:
    • Role of the first aider
    • Preventing cross infection
    • Incident recording
    • Use of available equipment (First aid kit)
    • Assessing a situation
    • Acting safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
    • Unconscious casualty
    • Seizures
    • CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
    • Use of an AED (automated external defibrillator)
    • Choking
    • Bleeding
    • Shock
    • Minor injuries (cuts grazes ,splinters)
    • Minor burns
    • Allergic reaction, anaphylactic shock
    • Fractures, Sprains & Dislocations
    • Head, neck or back injuries
    • Major burns and scalds
    • Foreign body in eyes, ears and nose
    • Poisoning
    • Bite and stings
    • Extreme heat and cold
    • Diabetic emergency
    • Asthma attack
    • Meningitis
    • Febrile convulsions
    • Epilepsy
  3. Conclusion, feedback & admin

Content of the course and any additional training will be tailored to be appropriate to meet your needs assessment and to include any particular hazards in your workplace. Theses could include but not limited to:

    • Adult First aid: Adult CPR, Choking Adult
    • Major Illness: Heart attack, Stroke.
    • Haemostatic dressing or Tourniquets
    • Oxygen administration
    • Drowning
    • Cyanide poisoning
    • Hydrofluoric acid burns
    • Hypothermia or Hyperthermia

Please let us know of any additional training request as time may need to be added to the course to ensure candidates can satisfactorily demonstrate competence, any additional trainings will be added to the certificate.

Recommended For: All staff – especially relevant for people nominated as First Aiders in low risk working environments e.g. office and retail

Duration: 2 Day (Approximately 6.5-7.5 hours per day) or 12 Hours total

Certification: Meeting the training legislative requirements of the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) a certificate of completion will be awarded. Valid for 3 years. Yearly 1 day refresher training recommended.

Cost:  £1265 plus VAT for a course for up to 12 delegates (£105.50 per person + VAT)

For 1 delegate on an open course the price is £115 per delegate plus VAT

All courses have a maximum number of 12 delegates. This is to be able to address the training needs of individual candidates and to adequately assess their competence. (if you require more than 12 delegates another trainer would be needed or longer training sessions or it would be best to run two courses.)

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day (tea, coffee, biscuits).  Please bring your own lunch (a fridge is available for storage).


Note: Due to the practical nature of this course we recommend that delegates wear flat shoes and trousers

  • Duration: Full day (12hrs 7hrs each day )
  • Location: available at your premises or our training facilities (see venues)


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