Care L&D

About this course

Babies and children are naturally inquisitive and have not yet developed an understanding of what could potentially cause them harm, making them more likely to get injured. Often very young children are still pre-verbal; therefore, they cannot articulate how they might be feeling, e.g., if they are hurting due to an illness or injury.

Therefore, it is vital to have the correct knowledge, skills, and confidence to know what to do in an emergency when looking after babies and children. Whether it’s a pre-schooler choking on a piece of fruit, a toddler having a febrile convulsion, or an accident while out and about, having relevant and an up to date first aid qualification is essential.

Our two day Paediatric First Aid (PFA) course provides in-depth training for people who are required to be first aiders within a childcare setting workplace. The course syllabus meets the requirements of Ofsted, the Early Years Register and Compulsory Childcare register.

We work closely with our clients to ensure that the course covers the specific paediatric first aid training that staff need, relating back to real-life situations. Delivered in a classroom setting, our PFA course is the perfect blend of theoretical and practical sessions conducted by one of our experienced instructors. The course focuses on emergency scenarios that those looking after young children and infants might face.

What you’ll learn

a Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider.

a Respond to a range of accidents and first aid emergencies they could encounter in the workplace, whether the infant/child is conscious or unconscious.

a Know the contents of a first aid kit.

a Provide Paediatric resuscitation (CPR).

a Safely use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

a Understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant or child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness.

a Understand how to complete records relating to illnesses, injuries and emergencies.



Owing to the practical nature of any First Aid and Moving and Handling course a basic level of general fitness is required. Delegates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline. Should you have any questions relating to the accessibility of this course please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Appropriate clothing should be worn so as not to hinder movement. We recommend delegates wear comfortable clothing (not skirts or dresses) to participate in the essential practical elements of the training. Closed over the foot and toes shoes should be worn. Simulated competency assessments will take place throughout the session, supervised by one of our trainers, allowing delegates to return to the workplace and embed the learning further, until deemed competent within their organisation’s guidelines and protocols.


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