Paediatric First Aid Training

Paediatric First Aid Training

Our Paediatric First Aid course (Care for Children) is delivered over 12 hours, usually split over 2 days.

The course is an innovative CPR, AED and First Aid training course, it is intended to teach those participating how to provide emergency care for injured or ill children, aged between 1 and eight years old, and for infants of less than one year old.

Candidates on our paediatric first aid course will learn about the types of medical emergencies relevant to children and how they differ from adult conditions.

The course content also includes the importance of attending to basic emergency situations with children, the emotional aspects of caring for children, secondary care for children, preventing common injuries and illnesses in children.

Our Paediatric First Aid course is suitable for Nursery and School Staff (dealing with foundation stage), Childminders and anybody who deals/works with children that wants a more in-depth First Aid course to help safeguard children.

The course itself is designed to meet the requirements of anybody working with younger children and that requires a first aid qualification, in order to meet the specific standards laid out in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).  This course also meets the requirements set out by Ofsted.

This course contains training exercises that are physically demanding.  Any candidate unsure of their fitness should consult their doctor prior to booking the course.

Paediatric First Aid Course content

  • First Aid Priorities
  • Basic Life Support-Adult, Child & Baby
  • Choking
  • The unconscious Child – Causes of unconsciousness
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Fractures
  • Control of Bleeding & Shock
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Childhood illnesses
  • Meningitis & Febrile Convulsions
  • Eye & Ear Injuries
  • First Aid Kits
  • Keeping Records and Reporting Injuries

Course Delivery

Our Paediatric First Aid courses are delivered and assessed by skilled instructors that have had a professional medical background.


Each individual will be continually assessed throughout the course to ensure your full understanding.


Candidates who are assessed to have successfully completed the course with receive a certificate valid for 3 years.


We recommend that you update your skills by taking annual refresher training.