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 the 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.

The Paediatric First Aid course which includes adult basic life support skills also meets the recommendations of the HSE Health and Safety at Work Regulations for Appointed Persons in the Workplace.

This course is mapped to the learning outcomes of the Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid.

Course Specification

Intended Participant:

Teachers, Child Carers, and Parents

Max Student Instructor Ratio:

25 Candidates

Course Duration:

Initial Training: 12 hours
Retraining time: 12 hours

Certificate Expiry:

3 years from the date of completion

First Aid International is approved by the Health and Safety Executive approval number:
Great Britain 1397/94 – Northern Ireland 136


Knowledge and skills assessment

Course Information Sheet:
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Student Materials Includes:

• Essential Skills and Reference 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 asummative 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)