This course is designed for anyone wanting to become qualified in administering first aid to
children and infants. For the purposes of child carers within England, Wales and Northern
Ireland, this qualification is a requirement to be completed to fulfil legal obligations under
the statutory framework for the Early Year’s Foundation Stage issued by the Department for
Education and Skills.
This course is ideal for anyone who works with or comes into contact with infants and
children in their working or voluntary roles. This course is also ideal for parents and families
with young children.
The course consists of two sections which must be completed to gain the qualification

  • Emergency Paediatric First Aid
  • Managing Paediatric Illness, Injuries and Emergencies
    Course aims
    The course provides learners with the knowledge and skills to manage an infant/child in an
    emergency and with suspected injuries and/or illnesses safely and promptly.
    Learning outcomes
    Section 1
    1 Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider.
    2 Be able to assess an emergency situation safely.
    3 Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally.
    4 Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally.
    5 Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child who has a foreign body airway obstruction.
    6 Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child with external bleeding.
    7 Understand how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is suffering from shock.
    8 Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with bites, stings and minor injuries
    Section 2
    1 Be able to administer first aid to an infant/child with injuries to bones, joints and muscles.
    2 Be able to administer first aid to an infant/child with head and spinal injuries.
    3 Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose.
    4 Understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant/child with a chronic
    medical condition or sudden illness.
    5 Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat or cold.
    6 Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child who has sustained an electric shock.
    7 Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child with burns or scalds.
    8 Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child who has been poisoned.
    9 Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child with anaphylaxis.                      

Course Duration 16 Hours