Paediatric First Aid

Until further notice, all our Paediatric First Aid courses will be offered as ‘blended’ courses.

1 day Paediatric Blended Learning Course (requires 6 hrs pre-learning)

This course is taught as a Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

The course is taught in two parts. 
Part one – online (needs to be completed prior to part two)
Part two – practical training (6 hours)

Cost: £85
Who is the course for

This course meets and exceeds the requirements laid down by Ofsted, EYFS  for people needing a 2 day, 12 contact hours First Aid course for Adult, infant and child.

It will be of particular interest to:

  • teachers and teaching assistants
  • childminders
  • crèche assistants
  • playgroup personnel and
  • anyone else who has a responsibility for their welfare whilst in your care.
  • This qualification is for those over 16 years of age. 
  • It is recommended that learners have a minimum of Level 2 literacy and numeracy or equivalent. 
  • Attendees will be required to demonstrate first aid procedures as they would in a real work environment. This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore be physically capable of doing so.

This course covers at least 6 hours of practical training and is usually run over 1 day. The candidate will also be expected to access the online materials provided after booking on the course.


Upon completion of this course, students will receive a standard First Aid Training Certificate or a RQF certificate valid for 3 years. 

In order to retain their First Aid qualification, students will need to attend another 12 hour course and receive certification for a further 3 years.

The HSE strongly recommends that all First Aiders complete an annual refresher course to keep their skills up to date and in line with any changes in First Aid procedures.

Course content
  • The roles and responsibilities of a First Aider
  • Priorities of First Aid
  • First Aid Kits
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is breathing – recovery position
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is not breathing – CPR and AED
  • Choking
  • Fitting and seizures  
  • Anaphylactic shock and the use of an Auto injector pen 
  • Asthma  
  • Shock and Bleeding 
  • Burns and scalds
  • Head injuries, concussion, compression & skull fracture 
  • Diabetes
  • Breaks, soft tissue injuries & dislocations 
  • Bites and Stings
  • Removing Splitiner
  • Meningites
  • Poisoning
  • Extremes of heat
  • Extremes of cold
  • Febrile Convulsions
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Foreign bodies in ears, nose and eyes
  • Sickle Cell

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