First Aid

Course Content

  • Role and responsibilities of first aider

  • Incident and casualty assessment

  • CPR and AED

  • Unresponsive casualty not breathing normally

  • Unconscious casualty breathing normally

  • Recovery position

  • Management of a seizure

  • Choking casualty

  • Shock

  • External bleeding

  • Fractures

  • Head, neck and back injuries

  • Eyes, ears and nose conditions

  • Chronic medical conditions or sudden illness

  • Body temperature

  • Electric shock

  • Burns and scalds

  • Poisonous substances

  • Allergic reaction and anaphylaxis

  • Minor injuries


The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework requires all early years providers in England to have at least one person who has a current and full paediatric first aid certificate on the premises and available at all times when children are present. Providers should also take into account the number of children, staff and layout of the premises and increase their paediatric first aid provision accordingly to ensure that a paediatric first aider is available to respond to emergencies quickly.


2 days (12 hours GLH)


Ofqual Regulated Qualification valid for three years


At your venue from…
1-6 people - £580+vat
7-12 people -£830+vat
13+ - £enquire

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Intended Audience

The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) has been specifically designed to meet the criteria set by the Department for Education’s EYFS Framework and is ideal for:

  • Those who have gained a level 2 and/or level 3 childcare qualification and have entered into an early years setting and wish to be included in the staff to child ratios to comply with EYFS requirements.

  • Registered childminders and assistants who are required to hold a current and full paediatric first aid certificate in order to comply with the EYFS requirements.

  • Anyone who has a non-professional involvement with infants and children, such as parents, grandparents and want to learn key paediatric first aid skills.

    Newly qualified entrants to an early years setting who have completed a level 2 and/or level 3 qualification on or after 30th June 2016, must also have either a full paediatric first aid or an emergency paediatric first aid certificate within three months of starting work.

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What our clients say…

The group thoroughly enjoyed the training, the interaction was excellent and felt they learnt more rather than just listening to someone. We covered CPR, Bleeding, Shock, Choking and Unconscious Casualty. We will definitely be booking again for re-fresher courses. Jake was very good and went at a pace we could all cope with.
— Mrs R Sheasby (Practice Manager) - The Surgery Little Lawford