First aid for baby and child

Who is it for?

The first aid for baby and child course is perfect for parents, expectant parents, grandparents, babysitters, foster parents and carers of babies and young children. If you care for a child professionally, our paediatric first aid course meets workplace first aid requirements.

Suitable for people 16 years and over, this course is designed to teach you a range of first aid skills to cope with emergency situations for babies and children from birth to puberty.

Why should I attend?

In a typical year up to half of infants under 12 months and a quarter of older children will attend hospital*. Bumps and falls are inevitable and thankfully most aren't serious, but it is important that you know what to do if you find yourself in a first aid emergency.

This course will teach you simple life-saving techniques and give you the opportunity to practice the skills as you learn, so you will feel more confident should you need to use them in real life.



4 hours



Course content includes:

  • dealing with an emergency
  • choking baby and child
  • unconscious breathing baby and child
  • unconscious not breathing baby and child
  • fever and febrile seizures
  • seizures
  • head injury
  • burns
  • severe allergic reaction
  • swallowed something harmful
  • bleeding heavily
  • nosebleed
  • asthma attack
  • meningitis
  • broken bones, strains and sprains.


First aid for baby and child certificate of learning. We recommend you refresh your skills after 12 months.

This course is not appropriate for anyone requiring first aid training for the workplace.


We include practical exercises to help give you confidence in dealing with real life situations.

This is a 4 hour course. We also offer a first aid for baby and child evening course, split over two consecutive evenings (2 hours per evening).


There are no creche facilities; therefore we cannot accommodate babies or children.

For more information on this course please call 0844 412 2808 (view call charges).

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