Paediatric First Aid
The Paediatric First Aid course teaches delegates to provide immediate care and attention to a child who requires first aid. The course is recognised by Ofsted and contains theoretical and practical elements.
How long is the Paediatric First Aid course?
Who should attend the Paediatric First Aid?
Anyone wishing to become a qualified first aider for children. Also very useful for parents, teachers, or anyone else who regularly spends time with children. Even if you don’t need the training at work you can still attend the course to apply your training to your own children. Read our blog post on the benefits of the Paediatric first aid course.
Is the course accredited?
When does my Paediatric First Aid certificate expire?
You must be over 18 to attend and should have a good grasp of written and spoken English.
By the end of the training course, delegates’ will gain an understanding and knowledge of caring for children who require first aid.
What does the Paediatric First Aid course cover?
The course teaches the attendee how to:
- Deal with illness or injury.
- Deal with an unconscious and breathing/not breathing child.
- How to prepare a first aid kit and how to not cross infect.
- Recording and reporting accidents.
- How to deal with minor cuts, bruises, sickness, shock, choking and how to apply these techniques to an adult.
Delegates will also pick up basic first aid skills throughout the duration of training. You will also learn how to administer medication for those working in childcare.
The course makes sure that the employees attending are capable of working in line with HSE legislation.
What is required to pass the Paediatric First Aid course?
Tutors will assess delegates throughout the course to determine their practical skills. They will then need to pass a written test at the end of the course.
This certificate lasts for three years, after which you must re-attend the course to requalify. Find out more about our other first aid courses.