paediatric first aid training courses

The Paediatric First Aid training course is designed those with a responsibility for the care of children and babies on a professional level.  In line with Ofsted Early Years and Childcare Register requirements, at least one person with a current full Paediatric First Aid Certificate must be on the premises and available at all times when children and present and must accompany children on outings.

This two-day qualification fulfils the requirements for first aid training detailed in the Department for Education's statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.


First Aid Award (FAA) Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

This qualification lasts for 3 years, after which time delegates must retake the whole course. It is recommended that, during the 3 year period, delegates attend an annual refresher course.

Course Outline

The Paediatric First Aid training course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations.

The Paediatric First Aid training course covers:

  • Role of the Paediatric First Aider
  • Primary survey
  • Seizures
  • Choking
  • Minor injuries
  • Wounds, bleeding and shock
  • Allergy reactions including anaphylaxis
  • Head, neck and back injuries
  • Fractures
  • Foreign bodies
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Asthma
  • Meningitis
  • Febrile convulsions
  • Extreme cold and heat
  • Electrical incidents
  • Resusciation (CPR including safe use of an AED)
  • Recovery position

Course Duration

The course is a minimum of 12 hours in the classroom over 2 days plus independent study. The course can be delivered over a maximum of a 6 week period with each training session being a minimum of 2 hours.

Participant Restrictions

Students for the Paediatric First Aid training course must be a minimum of 16 years to qualify. A maximum of 12 students can attend each course.

Assessment and Marking

The qualification is assessed both through practical demonstration and written assessment. Students must successfully pass both the written and practical assessments to achieve the qualification. There is no grading of the assessment; students pass or are referred..


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