Paediatric First Aid

The Paediatric First Aid Course is an accredited qualification and provides first aid training specific to infants aged under 1, and children aged from 1 year old to the onset of puberty. It fulfils the requirements of the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) as issued by the department for Education and Skills Foundation Stage relating to Early Years childcare.

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


  • Role of the First Aider
  • Managing a situation
  • Unresponsive Infant / Child - Normal Breathing
  • Unresponsive Infant / Child - No Normal Breathing
  • Choking
  • External Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Bone, Joint & Muscle Injuries
  • Head & Spinal Injuries
  • Conditions affecting Eyes, Ears & Nose
  • Medical Conditions
  • Heat & Cold
  • Electric Shock
  • Burns & Scalds
  • Poisoning
  • Bites & Stings
  • Minor Injuries
  • Record Keeping


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 2 (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.