Paediatric First Aid

Paediatric First Aid

Course Description

First aid covers a multitude of skill sets and responses to many medical situations. Its primary aim, is
to provide immediate medical care and treatment that will either resolve the situation (in less
serious ‘everyday’ cases) or provide an essential short-term emergency stop-gap until professional
medical assistance is in place.

The aim of this course is to equip you with the theoretical knowledge, skills and confidence you need
to deal with paediatric first aid situations. It covers all of the key topics including: emergency
planning, assessing a situation, basic Life Support, CPR, shock, fractures, bleeding and a range of
other minor illness and injuries.

Please be aware that having a theoretical knowledge on its own is not enough to be considered
competent in paediatric first aid and practical demonstration in some areas is required to complete
this training. Please contact us to arrange this.

Target Audience

Paediatric first aid is a skill that would be useful for anyone that works with children and infants.
This includes those working in nursery, school and pre-school environments, as well as professional
childminders, club leaders and sports coaches.


Although it can sometimes be difficult in what are often emotionally-charged circumstances, First
Aiders need to remain as calm and objective as possible, especially when there is a medical
emergency. Having the training and knowledge to deal with the situation effectively
The online format allows you to progress through the modules at your own speed, and at times
when it’s convenient for you to absorb the information.

Further Progression

There are a lot of courses in our health and social care suite that would make great follow ups to this
course. The main one for people starting out in the early years sector would be Introduction to the
Early Years Foundation Stage.

Additionally the courses covering Epilepsy Awareness and Diabetes Awareness would complement
this course as they go into more detail about these conditions.

CourseModule NumberModule NamePass % Required
Paediatric First Aid 1 Introduction to Paediatric First Aid 70
Paediatric First Aid 2 Planning and Preparation 70
Paediatric First Aid 3 Essential First Aid Knowledge and Skills 70
Paediatric First Aid 4 Basic Life Support 70
Paediatric First Aid 5 Fractures and Head Injuries 70
Paediatric First Aid 6 Shock, Bleeding and Dressing Wounds 70
Paediatric First Aid 7 Specific Medical Conditions 70
Paediatric First Aid 8 Minor Injuries 70
Paediatric First Aid 9 First Aid Documentation and First Aid Kits 70
Recommended System Requirements

• Browser: Up to date web browser
• Video: Up to date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

Duration: 115 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).