• Paediatric First Aid

Paediatric First Aid

This 2 day (12 hour) paediatric course is required by primary school staff, and other people in ‘Early Years’ settings, and complies with the requirements of Ofsted, EYFS, CSSIW and SureStart.

This course can be run over 2 days or you have the option of our blended format, which offers a video-based online theory section that is completed before attending one full day in the classroom with an instructor to complete the practical part of the course.

The blended format offers an excellent alternative for those who are simply unable to spare the time to attend 2 days in a classroom only course. These courses are accepted by councils across the UK, but can also be undertaken as a regulated qualification.

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements. ProTrainings Vocational Training Qualifications (VTQ) are fully recognised by the HSE as Trade Body Qualifications.

Course Curriculum

Unit 1: Emergency Paediatric First Aid

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider 
  • Be able to assess an emergency situation safely 
  • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally 
  • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and not breathing 
  • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is choking 
  • Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child with external bleeding 
  • Understand how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is suffering from shock 
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with bites, stings and minor injuries

Unit 2: Managing Paediatric Illness, Injuries and Emergencies

  • Be able to administer first aid to an infant and a child with a suspected fracture
  • Be able to administer first aid to an infant and a child with head, neck or back injury
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose 
  • Understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant and a child with an acute medical condition or sudden illness 
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has sustained an electric shock
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with burns or scalds
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has been poisoned
  • Understand how to provide first aid to an infant or child with anaphylaxis