Paediatric first aid
2 days 09:00-17:00
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Paediatric first aid certificate
Valid for three years
* (excl. VAT)
This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who care for babies and children in any professional setting and are required to be qualified in first aid, including:
- au pairs
- nursery and pre-school workers
- sport and leisure staff
- crèche leaders
- anyone responsible for the welfare of children.
The British Red Cross is recognised as a standard setter in paediatric first aid training, as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS).
This course covers how to help a baby or child who:
- is unresponsive and breathing
- is unresponsive and not breathing, including the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
- is choking
- is bleeding
- is burnt or has a scald
- has an object in their eye, ear or nose
- has hypothermia or heat exhaustion
- has sickness or a fever
This course also covers what do do if someone is having a medical emergency, including:
- diabetic emergency
- asthma attack
- severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock)
- sickling crisis
- has an injury to a bone muscle or joint (including spinal injuries)
- has a head injury
- has swallowed something harmful.
The two day course runs from 9am until 5pm each day, with a lunch break between the morning and afternoon sessions.
We recommend that you bring your own lunch, as not all venues have food outlets on site or nearby.
Delivered in a classroom setting, this course offers a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation. For added reassurance, each learner is assessed throughout the course using a range of practical demonstrations, question and answer sessions, quizzes and engaging activities designed to coach and support them.
To ensure you get the most effective learning experience, learners must be physically able to participate and we limit group size to 12 people.
The course also includes basic adult first aid skills, details on accident reporting and administering medication for those working in a childcare setting.
If you're a newly qualified level two or three early years child carer, our emergency paediatric first aid course may be more suitable.
If you don't need paediatric first aid training for work reasons but would like to learn first aid for babies and children, we also offer first aid courses for members of the public. Our popular first aid for baby and child course is perfect for new and expectant parents, grandparents and carers.
On successful completion of this course, you will receive a paediatric first aid certificate which is valid for three years by the British Red Cross. This course meets the requirements specified by OFSTED and also includes the requirements of the appointed person in the workplace.
In line with the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, this course can be used as evidence for an NVQ in childcare and education.
For more information on this course please contact us.
Based on your answers, we recommend the paediatric first aid course which is designed for anyone who is responsible for babies and children and wants or needs to have a paediatric first aid certificate.
This two-day course is ideal for anyone who works with (or would like to work with) babies and/or children, including au pairs, nannies, childminders, nursery and pre-school workers, sport and leisure staff, and crèche leaders.