2 day Paediatric First Aid

This 2 day qualification is designed for learners with a responsibility for the care of children and babies on a professional level. The purpose of the qualification is for the learner to attain the knowledge and practical competence required to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations.

Ofsted and the Early Years Foundation Stage:

 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.

The course is accredited and regulated by Ofqual and is delivered over a minimum of 12 hours. The assessment is by theoretical and practical tasks as an ongoing assessment throughout the course with a written paper at the end.

If the student successfully completes both days they will receive a nationally accredited Level 3 Award

The course will cover:

  • The role and responsibilities of a Paediatric First Aider
  • Responding to an emergency
  • How to carry out a primary survey and secondary assessment
  • How to place a casualty in the recovery position
  • Resuscitation and the safe use of AED’s (Defibrillator)
  • Airway obstruction and breathing disorders
  • Wounds and bleeding and shock
  • Allergic reactions including Anaphylaxis
  • Bones, joints and muscle injuries
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Foreign bodies
  • Meningitis
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Febrile convulsions
  • Effects of Heat and cold
  • Seizures
  • Burns and scalds
  • Electric shock
  • Poisoning
  • Bites and stings


The qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training. The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years.

All candidates must be a minimum age of 16 years.

Costings and attendance numbers:

The course costs either £120 per person with a minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 candidates, or, if I come to your site a flat rate fee of £1080 can be chosen with no minimal number required but up to a maximum of 12 candidates.  These prices include the course text book, a basic first aid kit, and the certificate.