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.

Our two days Paediatric First Aid 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 or Compulsory Childcare register.

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.

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 PFA is the perfect blend of theoretical and practical sessions conducted by one of our instructors. The course focuses on emergency scenarios that those looking after young children and infants might face.

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 such as asthma
  • Effects of extreme temperatures
  • Paediatric resuscitation (CPR)
  • Fainting
  • Head injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Foreign bodies
  • Eye injuries
  • Sickle cell anaemia
  • Meningitis

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
  • Know the contents of a first aid kit
  • Provide Paediatric resuscitation (CPR)
  • Safely use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant and a child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness
  • Understand how to complete records relating to illnesses, injuries and emergencies


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.