Paediatric First Aid Course

Course Information

The 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 meets the first aid requirements of Ofsted for the Early Years Foundation Stage standards, the National Childminding Association, the Pre-School Learning Alliance, and the Department for Children, Schools and Families Surestart guidelines for Paediatric First Aid.

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 mapped to the learning outcomes of the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.

Course Specification

Intended Participant: Teachers, Child Carers and Parents
Max Student Instructor Ratio:

12 Candidates: 1 Instructor

Max Class Size:

24 Candidates (with 2 instructors)

Course Duration: Initial Training: 12 hours
Retraining time: 12 hours
Assessment: Knowledge and skills assessment
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. There is also a summative assessment of knowledge and skills at the end of this course.


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
Patient Survey: Unresponsive Breathing Patient
Physical Assessment (Top to Toe Survey)

First Aid Topics

Breathing Problems
Environmental Problems
Nervous System Problems
Other Medical Problems
Other Injuries

First Aid Health and Safety

First Aid Kit
Accident Recording
Patient Report Form (PRF)