Who is it for?

The Paediatric First Aid course meets the Ofsted Early Years and Childcare Register requirements.

This course is for people working with young children and those working towards an Early Years educator qualification.

Pre-requisities

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

What will I learn?
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider.
  • Be able to assess an emergency situation safely.
Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child:
  • Who is unresponsive and breathing normally, including child and infant resuscitation
  • Who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
  • Who has a foreign body airway obstruction
  • With external bleeding
  • With injuries to bones, joints and muscles
Understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant and a child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness:
  • Sickle cell crisis
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Asthma attack
  • Allergic reaction
  • Meningitis
  • Febrile convulsions
Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child:
  • Who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold
  • Who has sustained an electric shock
  • With burns and scalds
  • Who has been poisoned
  • Who has been bitten or stung
  • With minor injuries, including cuts, grazes, bumps and bruises, small splinters and nose bleeds
  • With conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
  • With head and spinal injuries
  • With anaphylaxis
  • Who is suffering from shock
What qualifications or certificates will I receive?

A Paediatric First Aid Qualification which meets the Ofsted Early Years and Childcare Register requirements.

How will I be assessed?

Practical skills are assessed by continuous observation by the trainer to check understanding.

Where can I go from here?

Upon successful completion of this qualification you would become a qualified Paediatric First Aider.