Paediatric First Aid Course

Paediatric First Aid Course

Paediatric First Aid Course

If you work with children or infants, then our two-day paediatric first aid course is perfect for your needs! You’ll find this twelve-hour course particularly useful if you are a child development office, early years practitioner, primary school staff, or childminder.

This course primarily deals with first aid for under-18s, for a small additional cost we can also provide you with an emergency first aid a work course. If you require this, please contact us to discuss your requirements. 

Please note that if you are an outdoor practitioner or forest school leader, then our outdoor first aid course or forest school first aid course may be more appropriate.

What will I learn?

On this course you will learn what your responsibilities as a paediatric first aider are. In addition to this you’ll learn how to minimise the risk of infection to yourself and others. You’ll learn how to deal with unconscious casualties and determine if they are breathing.

You’ll also learn how to deal with a variety of injuries and accidents common to children. These will range from minor bumps to head injuries and bleeding wounds. Finally, you will cover a range of childhood medical conditions. These include asthma, anaphylaxis and meningitis.

Is the course accredited?

Yes, it is! Our paediatric first aid course is accredited by Qualification Network UK and is valid for three years. When you complete this qualification, you will gain a QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)This qualification is worth two credits. You will need to renew it every three years by attending the course again.

Teaching Methodology

You’ll love our style of teaching. We ensure that the course is practical with hands-on experience. As a result, allowing you to confidently develop life-saving skills. We use a variety of high-quality resources to ensure that you have a realistic and engaging training experience. We use Laerdal’s QCPR mannikins, which provides real-time information on the effectiveness of your CPR!

You will also receive plenty of course handouts including an A5 paediatric first aid manual.

Course Assessment

Assessment of learning is essential for checking your understanding and provides evidence of your knowledge. During the practical assessment, you will need to demonstrate an understanding of practical, safe, prompt and effective first aid practices in emergency situations. The assessment requirements for this course include:

  • Practical Assessments; your trainer will carry out ongoing practical assessments throughout the course
  • 1 Written Assessments; in the form of multiple choice question paper.

Who will my trainer be?

Our first aid courses are all delivered by professionals who work across the industry. So your trainer will hold an advanced first aid certificate and education qualifications. In addition to this, our trainers actively work with young people and children. This means that they have lots of real-life experience dealing with first aid incidents.

What will I need to bring?

Our courses are practical. We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty during your session. Please don’t wear skirts, low cut or baggy blouses etc. as this may embarrass you and those around you. You’ll need to bring your lunch, but we will provide tea and coffee.

Is this course right for me?

If you work in an outdoor learning environment, you may wish to consider our Outdoor First Aid Course. This course is delivered over two days, however, covers a greater content. If you work with children in an outdoor setting, you may wish to consider our forest school first aid course. Ideal if you are a forest school practitioner or primary teacher. 


Your journey doesn’t stop after successfully completing your paediatric first aid course. We offer a range of other courses which build on your knowledge. If you are looking to increase your awareness of first aid, look at our First Aid at Work Course. On our External Haemorrhage Control- A Stepwise Approach course, you will learn more about managing catastrophic bleeds. Including the use of tourniquets and haemostatic dressings such as Celox. 

You may also be interested in our Administration of Medical Gases or Administration of Oxygen courses. On both of these courses, you will learn about medical gasses, including oxygen and Entonox®.

Paediatric First Aid Course

Paediatric First Aid Course Content

  • Role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider.
  • How to minimise the risk of infection to self and others.
  • Differences between infant and child for first aid treatments.
  • Conducting a primary survey on an infant and a child.
  • How and where to summon assistance
  • Performing CPR on an infant and child.
  • The recovery position for an infant or child.
  • How to administer first aid to an infant or child who is experiencing a seizure.
  • Administer first aid to an infant or child who is choking.
  • Dressing a wound to an infant or child.
  • Recognising and dealing with an infant or child who is suffering from shock.
  • Provide first aid to an infant or child with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints.
  • Administer treatment to an infant or child with suspected head and spinal injuries.
  • Provide first aid to an infant or child with conditions affecting eyes, ears and nose.
  • Know how to identify and deal with acute medical conditions, such as:
    • Diabetic emergency
    • Asthma attack
    • Allergic reaction
    • Meningitis
    • Febrile Convulsions
  • Provide first aid to an infant or child experiencing extremes of body temperature.
  • Manage a child who has sustained an electrical shock.
  • Identify and provide treatment to an infant or child with burns and scalds.
  • Provide first aid to an infant or child with suspected poisoning.
  • Identify and manage an infant or a child with anaphylaxis.

Private Paediatric First Aid Courses

We deliver public first aid courses in Glasgow and throughout Scotland. We can also provide an paediatric first aid course at your venue. Please contact us directly for a quote.

Upcoming Paediatric First Aid Courses

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