Paediatric First Aid – 2 Day

This two-day course is designed for anyone who is responsible for the welfare of children, including nannies, teachers, youth workers, leisure staff and parents.

Onsite special course rate for groups of 10 – 12 people

This course meets the first aid requirements of Ofsted for the Early Years Foundation Stage standards, the National Child-minding Association and the Pre-School Learning Alliance.

What will you learn?

Once you have completed the course, you will be able to:


  • Plan for first aid emergencies
  • Recognise the role of a first aider
  • Recognise the aims of first aid and importance of personal safety
  • Prevention of  cross infection
  • Recognise the importance of accident reporting
  • Complete a Paediatric assessment
  • Complete a Primary survey
  • Provide Resuscitation (CPR)- Includes Adult, Child and Baby Resuscitation.
  • Safe use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
  • Recognise and deal with shock
  • Deal with a child/adult who is choking
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to anaphylactic shock
  • Provide first aid to a child who is unresponsive and is breathing normally – Includes Adult, Child and Baby.
  • Utilise the recovery position in an emergency situation
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to wounds and bleeding
  • Minor injuries including burns, bites and stings.
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to electric shock
  • Respond appropriately to suspected fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains
  • Respond appropriately to head, neck and back injuries
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to cases of poisoning
  • Respond appropriately to foreign bodies in eyes, ears and noses
  • Respond appropriately to effects of extreme heat and cold
  • Respond appropriately to febrile convulsions
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to the emergency needs of chronic medical conditions including: epilepsy, asthma, sickle cell, asthma, meningitis, sepsis, hypothermia, hyperthermia and diabetes.
  • Complete a secondary survey
  • Administration of medicines in schools

Course Duration

12 Hours. The course can be taken over two or more days, but must be completed within ten weeks of the course start date.


Upon completion of the course we will issue you with a certificate from Paramedical.

The certificate is valid for 3 years and can be renewed 12 weeks prior to the renewal date, and up to 4 weeks after. The original certification date will be retained if renewed during this period.