Paediatric First Aid

Our paediatric first aid course complies with the current Ofqual standards and is designed to provide you with the essential knowledge and skills to deal with any emergency situation that might arise while looking after children.

Paediatric First Aid
Who will benefit from the course?

It is aimed at people who work with children, but would also be suitable for anyone wanting a good understanding of paediatric first aid.

Format & duration

Our paediatric first aid course is twelve hours taught over two days. The training is split between practical and theoretical, mixing role-play and scenarios that allow you to get plenty of practice dealing with simulated casualties with power point presentations.

The Medic 1 trainer has extended knowledge in all topics and brings in personal experiences for reflection with the students as part of the training process. During the course your Medic 1 trainer will provide you with a paediatric first aid book and a resuscitation face mask.

Syllabus The course is both theoretical and practical and includes:
roleUnderstanding role of a paediatric firt aider
assessingAssessing the situation
unconsciousAdministering first aid to an unconscious casualty
cprAdministering CPR
dislocationDislocation, strains and sprains
headHead injuries
convulsionsFebrile convulsions
sickle cellSickle cell
reportingHandover and reporting

There is no formal assessment with this course; you will be continually assessed by the tutor during the course.


On completion of the course you will be issued with a Medic 1 certificate. Certification last for three years. You must undertake another Paediatric First Aid course to regain your certificate.


During the course Medic 1 will provide light refreshments. If you are travelling away from home to attend our courses we can book accommodation on your behalf. This would incur additional costs and can be arranged within a range of budgets


Investing in your education is a commitment, in terms of finance and your time. We understand that and will do all we can to ensure the learning experience is a good one and represents good value to you. Please contact us for details on group booking discounts.

CPD & getting practice

Medic 1 offer additional bite sized on line modules that allow you to test and maintain your knowledge. It may be possible to offer successful students the opportunity of paid work with our experienced ambulance staff. If this is something you may be interested in, please ask your tutor at the end of the course.

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Interested? Book now to find out your closest venue location and upcoming course dates. If you have any queries or questions you can contact us by emailing or phone us on 01286 669 649.

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