Emergency Paediatric First Aid Course

Course Information

The Emergency Paediatric First Aid course is designed to train individuals to provide immediate first aid care for infants and children. This course also includes adult essential skills in basic life support as they differ from the skills of the infant and child.

This course will provide first aid skills necessary to manage an infant or child that is not breathing normally, is unconscious, bleeding or is ill or injured prior to the arrival of the emergency services.

This course is suitable for Nannies wishing to join the Voluntary part of the Ofsted Childcare Register (OCR).

Course Specification

Intended Participant: People requiring basic skills in first aid for Adults, Children and Infants
Max Student Instructor Ratio: 12 Candidates: 1 Instructor
Max Class Size: 24 Candidates (with 2 instructors)
Course Duration: Initial Training: 7 hours
Retraining time: 7 hours
Assessment: Continuous by instructor
Certificate Expiry: 3 years from date of completion


Course Information Sheet: Download

Content and Materials

Student Materials Includes:
• Essential Skills Guide
• Successful Completion Card
• Emergency Plan & Guidance Card
• Wall Certificate
• Course Evaluation and Statement of Understanding Form

Hands-on Skill Practice

Students will practice the essential skills in small groups and will apply these skills in scenario sessions during the course.


Students are assessed throughout the course by instructor observation of the essential skills.


Course Topics


Principles of First Aid
Emergency Management Procedure
Care Cycle™

Scene Safety

Scene Survey

Basic Life Support

Patient Survey
Patient Unresponsive and Breathing Normally (Recovery Position)
Unresponsive Non Breathing Adult (CPR)
Unresponsive Non Breathing Child (CPR)
Unresponsive Non Breathing Infant (CPR)
Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Alternative Ventilation Procedures
Chain of Survival
Choking Adult and Child
Choking Infant

Life Threatening Conditions

Control of Bleeding
Shock Management

Secondary Survey

Patient Survey: Patient Responsive
Epilepsy and Seizures
Minor Injuries

First Aid Health and Safety

First Aid Kit
Accident Recording
Patient Report Form (PRF)