Paediatric first aid

About this course

Our Paediatric First Aid Course centres around teaching the skills necessary to manage emergency medical scenarios faced by individuals providing professional care to young children and infants.

This course meets the requirements set out by Ofsted Early Years and the Childcare Register, therefore it is suitable for individuals working in any environment that involves working with children. This includes, but is not limited to, individuals working in crèches, nurseries, after school clubs, au pairs and nannies.

We can also provide a shorter 1 Day Paediatric emergency first aid course that covers a range of emergency first aid protocols to treat life-threatening injuries and conditions in children. This course does not meet the requirements of Ofsted but may be useful to parents or those involved with children in a non-professional role.

Course content

• Aims of First Aid
• Roles and responsibilities of a first aider
• Incident Management
• Initial Assessment (Primary Survey)
• Dealing with an Unconscious Person
• Resuscitation (CPR)
• Choking
• Seizures
• Management of Bleeding
• Management of burns
• Management of minor injuries

What do I need for this course?

When you come on the day, please bring one form of photographic ID, a packed lunch and a pen and paper.

Please also wear clothes that are comfortable, and that allow you to kneel and lie on the floor easily.


This course is assessed through ongoing trainer assessment, 6 practical skills tests and two short multiple choice tests.

The written test is currently only available in English, so a basic understanding of written English is essential.


On successful completion of this course you will be awarded you will be awarded an Emergency First Aid at Work certificate, which is valid for 3 years.

You will be awarded both a wall and wallet certificate to display your achievements.

Annual refreshers are strongly recommended - please contact us about our one-day paediatric emergency first aid courses.