First aid for baby and child (evenings)

Who is it for?

Nobody likes to think of their child being in an emergency situation, but learning first aid will give you the confidence to be able to help should you need to.

This course (which is split across two consecutive evenings) has been designed with parents in mind, to guide you through exactly what you need to know. It covers a range of childhood emergency situations; from choking and unresponsiveness to fever and meningitis.

It's perfect for:

  • parents of children of all ages (from birth to puberty)
  • expectant parents, as part of preparing for parenthood
  • grandparents
  • family members
  • babysitters.

It's especially recommended for anyone who would prefer an evening class, or find it difficult to attend a course during the day.

Please note that this is not a certificated course. If you care for a child professionally, you will need to take our paediatric first aid course.

To ensure attendees get the most effective learning experience, attendance of the course is limited to adults only; unfortunately, babies and children cannot attend.

Young babies are welcome on group bookings only (however, we suggest arranging alternative childcare to aid concentration if possible).


4 hours (2 hours per evening)



Course content includes:

This course covers the same content as the daytime course, except it is delivered over two consecutive nights (two hours a night).

You'll receive practical, hands-on learning. Our friendly trainers will help you learn some key skills you really need to know:

  • dealing with an emergency
  • choking
  • unresponsive – breathing
  • unresponsive – not breathing
  • 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.


You'll receive a free first aid workbook full of helpful advice; this can be taken home and used to check and refresh your knowledge.

The workbook includes your certificate of learning, which you can fill in yourself. Please note that this does not meet workplace requirements – find out more about our workplace courses here.


You don’t need any first aid knowledge prior to the course.

We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and shoes, as the course involves practical activities and we want you to feel comfortable.

If you have a smartphone, you can download our free Baby and Child First Aid app and use it during the course if you’d like to.


We also offer a one day (four hour) First aid for baby and child course.

For more information please contact us.

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