Any accident or emergency can be stressful and upsetting – but never more so than when it involves a child. Our one and two day paediatric first aid courses provide you with the essential skills to react accordingly, safely and confidently to prevent a minor issue turning into a major one.

Can you tell me about the course?

Both of our 1 and 2-day courses focus on emergency scenarios that could be faced by those caring for young children and infants. They include classroom theory as well as hands-on sessions to ensure that you’re able to apply what you have learned in a practical environment.

The courses adhere to the OFSTED Early Years and Childcare Register requirements. However, it is important to note that OFSTED-approved first aid training does not exist; rather, first aid courses can meet the requirements set out by OFSTED – but they cannot actually be approved by this body.

Who should attend?

Paediatric first aid courses are designed for those who work with young children and/or are working towards their Early Years educator qualification. The course would also suit those who need to provide evidence for their NVQ in childcare and education.

Specifically, typical organisations that undertake paediatric first aid include:

  • Day nurseries
  • Private nursery schools
  • Pre-schools
  • Before and after school clubs and organisations for children in the early years age group
  • Childminders, au pairs and carers of children at home

Where can I attend?

To provide complete flexibility and deliver the course at a time and location that’s suitable for you, we offer both our one and two day paediatric first aid training courses on an on- and off-site basis. This means that the course can be delivered at your place of work, your home or, if a more suitable venue is required, we will work with you to identify a location in Derby.

What will I get from this course?

The content of both the one and two-day course is the same, it’s purely the level of depth that differs.

The one day paediatric first aid course does not cover the subject matter to the same level of depth as the two day course, however it is more than sufficient for primary schools and those that work with children up to the age of 8 years old – the demographic that most commonly books this course.

The two day paediatric first aid course is more suited to those working with younger children and babies. It lasts for 12 hours (6 hours per day) and meets the necessary requirements of first aid training for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). EYFS covers babies and children up to the age of 5.

The following subject matters are covered in both courses:

  • Legislation
  • Contents of a first aid kit
  • Recording of accidents
  • Recovery position
  • CPR babies and children
  • Asthma
  • Embedded foreign objects
  • Fainting
  • Febrile convulsions, infantile convulsion
  • Diabetes
  • Shock
  • Meningitis
  • Choking
  • Bleeding (minor and major)
  • Cross infection
  • Anaphylactic reactions
  • Breaks and fractures
  • Sprains and strains
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Hypothermia
  • Head injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Eye injuries

How will I be assessed?

Your instructor will assess you throughout the course to ensure that you progress to qualification standards. With this in mind, there will not be a requirement for a formal, written examination.

What is the cost for the course?

The cost for the one day paediatric first aid course is £325 + VAT. For the two day version of the course, the price is £650 + VAT.