Paediatric First Aid

ITC Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid - 12+ hours (RQF)

This course is for those who might have to identify and manage emergency situations or manage minor everyday occurrences when looking after young children. This qualification meets Ofsted requirements for those working in early years settings and uses the criteria for effective paediatric first aid training found in Appendix 1 of The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Practice Guidance document. The current EYFS statutory framework requires at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate to be on the premises or on outings at all times when children or infants are present.

This level of First Aid training is now the standard for the pre school care sector. Focusing particularly on the needs of children in an emergency setting.  You will be equipped with a clear understanding of how to check for a child’s vital signs and the accident procedure for any injury or illness.  The course comprises 2 units of 6 hours each and is usually delivered over a period of 2 days, but could be done over 3, 4 or even 6 days or evenings.


Appropriate for:

• Schools.

• Pre-school groups.

• Playgroups.

• Day nurseries.

• Parent and toddler groups.

• Creches.

• SureStart Children’s Centres.

• Childminders.

• Foster carers.

• Babysitters.


The training package:

• 2 x 6 hour (or 3 x 4 hour or 4 x 3 hour) sessions.

• Interactive hands on practical training.

• One child and baby CPR training manikin per 2 participants.

• Course booklet.

• A recognised certificate valid for 3 years.

No previous training is required for this course.


The course covers:

• First Aid Principles.

• Vital Signs.

• Accident Procedure – ABCDE.

• Safe Airway Position.

• Child and Infant Basic Life Support, including use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)

• Bleeding and Shock.

• Choking.

• Minor Injuries.

• Serious injuries.

• Soft Tissue Injuries.

• Paediatric Medical Problems.

• Burns.

• Foreign Bodies & Stings.

• Poisoning.

• First Aid Kits.

Paediatric Emergency First Aid Course (6 hours+) 
This course is the first day of the 12+ hour course and is ideal for new mothers, grandparents, baby sitters, etc. It covers first aid principles, basic life support including CPR, action for choking, bleeding, shock and dealing with minor injuries.

Forest School First Aid - 2 Days (ITC)

The Forest School First Aid course is designed to meet the specific needs of Forest Schools Practitioners. Forest Schools Practitioners are required to hold an appropriate first aid certificate which has additional elements of outdoor and paediatric first aid.

This is a bespoke course with the 'Early Years' setting in mind. It includes a significant proportion of child related issues, including child CPR and use of a defibrillator, child choking and common childhood illnesses including asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and anaphylaxis. An Ofsted/EYFS recognised Level 3 Certificate in Paediatric First Aid (12+ hours) can also be issued for attending this course.

The course is 16 hours so therefore satisfies the requirements of other outdoor national governing bodies, and is also suitable for bushcraft first aid, survival first aid, woodland first aid, wilderness first aid, Scout and Duke of Edinburgh Award leaders.

Paediatric (Outdoor) First Aid (16 hours)
This course covers all the same content as the Level 3 award in Paediatric First Aid, but looks at this and additional content, including adult CPR, in an outdoor context. This course is suitable for anybody who takes children out of the classroom, satisfies Ofsted and validates Forest School and other outdoor qualifications. Two certificates are awarded for this course:
ITC Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid - 12+ hours (QCF)
Paediatric (Outdoor) First Aid (16 hours).

Playground First Aid (3 or 4 hours)

This course is not a mandatory course but it does support the first aid provision within the school, nursery or playgroup. It will help staff to recognise and manage a few common injuries and illnesses until more qualified staff arrive on scene. This course is suitable for support staff working in the nursery, primary school or play environment, including lunch-time supervisors, parent-helpers, teaching assistants and caretakers.

Contact us to discuss your requirements.

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