Course Description

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 their hurting due to an illness or injury.

Hence why it’s 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, there’s no doubt that having relevant and an up to date first aid qualification is essential.

Schools do have a legal responsibility for those in their care and first aid training must be a consideration. When it comes to the likes of after school clubs, many will need to be registered with Ofsted, the Early Years Register or Compulsory Childcare register, and in some cases, all of the above.

Each one of these registers come with it slightly different requirements for eligibility, but for each one, it is essential to have a first aider who holds the 12 Hour Paediatric First Aid qualification.

This 6-hour Emergency Paediatric First Aid course partly fulfils the requirements of Ofsted and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and makes up the first half of the 12-hour Paediatric First Aid course. Our EPFA has been designed to meet the first aid training needs of newly qualified level two or three early years childcare. This course is also ideal for organisations where at least one person or more has undertaken a full 12 hour Paediatric First Aid course and as long as the appointed first aider is available at all times within a professional childcare establishment, then the one day Emergency Paediatric First Aid can be provided to the rest of the staff.

We also offer our one-day Emergency Paediatric First Aid course for members of the public who don’t need first aid training for work reasons but would still like to learn first aid for babies and children.

We work closely with our clients to ensure that the course covers the specific paediatric first aid training that staff needs, relating back to real-life situations. Delivered in a classroom setting, our EPFA is the perfect blend of theoretical and practical sessions conducted by one of our instructors. The learner will be assessed throughout the course using a range of practical demonstrations, question and answer sessions, quizzes and engaging activities designed to coach and support them.

A range of subjects are covered including and no limited to:

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Legal compliance.
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive baby or child
  • Minor injuries
  • Epilepsy and seizures
  • Rescue Medication
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Anaphylaxis and Shock
  • Choking
  • burnt or scald
  • Suspected fractures and injuries.
  • Bites and stings.
  • Sudden serious illnesses.
  • Chronic medical conditions.
  • Effects of extreme temperatures.
  • Paediatric resuscitation (CPR).

Learning Outcomes

After this one-day course staff will be able to:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider
  • Respond to a range of accidents and first aid emergencies they could encounter in the workplace, whether the infant/child is conscious or unconscious
  • Record and report accidents and incidents including RIDDOR
  • Know the contents of a first aid kit
  • Provide Paediatric resuscitation (CPR)
  • Safely use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)


Owing to the practical nature of this 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.

A simulated competency assessment will take place at the end of 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. On successful completion of this course, attendees will receive an accredited emergency paediatric first aid at work certificate which is valid for three years.