Emergency Paediatric First Aid

This course is designed for anyone wanting to become qualified in administering first aid to children and infants and is ideal for anyone who works with or comes into contact with infants and children in their working or voluntary roles, or for parents and families with young children.

For the purposes of child carers within England, Wales and Northern Ireland, this qualification partly fulfils the legal obligations under the statutory framework for the Early Year’s Foundation Stage issued by the Department for Education and Skills.

Please note: If a learner is required to fulfil the full first aid requirements as set out by the EYFS then the learner will be required to complete the Paediatric First Aid course (2 days).


  • Role of the first aider
  • Managing an Incident
  • Unresponsive Child / Infant - Breathing Normally
  • Unresponsive Child / Infant - No Normal Breathing
  • Choking
  • External Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anaphylaxis


Formative Assessment to cover:

  • Review questions during sessions
  • practical observation sessions throughout

Summative Assessment to cover:

  • Management of the unconscious casualty (normal breathing)
  • Management of the unconscious Casualty (no normal breathing)
  • Management of an incident dealing with wounds and bleeding.

Level 3 (QCF) Qualification

Learners who wish to have the QCF Certificate / Qualification are required to undertake a Multiple Choice Question Paper that will have a pass mark of 70%. This is in addition to the above assessment methods, and is a requirement from the awarding body.