Paediatric First Aid

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This two-day Paediatric First Aid course provides learners with a broad understanding of first aid injuries and medical conditions a guardian of a child may come across. The course will look at common concerns from choking to child resuscitation, infantile convulsions and asthma.  

The course has been specifically designed to meet the criteria set by the Department for Education’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Ofsted/ESTYN.

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.

Intended Audience

  • 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 and grandparents who want to learn key paediatric first aid skills.

The Paediatric First Aid training course is made up of practical and theoretical sessions which include a range of topics focused on infants and children including:

  • Understanding the role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
  • Being able to safely assess an emergency situation
  • Being able to deal with someone unresponsive and breathing
  • Being able to deal with someone unresponsive and not breathing
  • Being able to deal with someone suffering a seizure
  • Being able to deal with someone who is choking
  • Being able to deal with someone with external bleeding
  • Knowing how to deal with someone who is suffering from shock
  • Know how to deal with someone with bites, stings and minor injuries
  • Being able to deal with someone with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints
  • Being able to deal with someone with suspected head and spinal injuries
  • Knowing how to deal with someone with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
  • Knowing how to deal with someone with an acute medical condition or sudden illness
  • Knowing how to deal with someone who is experiencing extremes of body temperature
  • Knowing how to deal with someone who has sustained an electric shock
  • Know how to deal with someone with burns and scalds
  • Know how to deal with someone with suspected poisoning
  • Be able to deal with someone with anaphylaxis

The Paediatric First Aid training course will include a variety of interactive sessions including discussions, group break-out activities and practical scenarios with a variety of first aid equipment. All of these elements will build the candidates' knowledge to help them pass the assessments and to build their confidence to provide first aid.

The practical scenarios will include recovery position, resuscitation, the use of Automated External Defibrillators and blood loss with shock. All candidates need to be physically able to take part in these scenarios with many of them taking place on the floor.

Candidates should wear clothing that they feel comfortable with to support their learning while taking part in group discussions and practical sessions with other candidates. Candidates should be aware they will be practising placing one another in the recovery position and practising resuscitation. We, therefore, recommend flat shoes, and trousers and to be cautious of baggy low tops.

The price includes:

  • Registration with the Awarding Body and electronic certification
  • Paediatric First Aid Made Easy book to accompany the face-to-face training
  • Discount per person on first aid kits
  • Reminder card and pen
  • First Aid consumables for each candidate
  • Access to First Aid equipment to practise all scenarios in pairs
  • 2 days of face-to-face training with great trainers
  • Travel in the Swansea area

If there are additional costs, we will agree on these at the time of booking, for example, excess travel, off-site parking, and venue hire.

There is no post-course learning for the Paediatric First Aid training course.

You can arrange a program of support from Dewi Development Ltd for your staff, this can include ongoing coaching, annual Continual Professional Development or access to a debrief session.

The Continual Professional Development is recommended to be a half day and we can focus the topics around the needs of your staff and your business.

Your staff may wish to access a debrief session following a serious incident in which they utilised their skills and need to discuss the actions they took.

As a regulated qualification there are assessments to ensure the candidates have reached the required standard. The practicals and resource materials will help prepare all candidates for the assessments.

There are two multi-choice papers and 7 practical assessments which are built into the day. The practical assessments are observed as individuals develop their skills through the course.

Successful candidates will be issued with an Ofqual regulated Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid qualification by the awarding body Qualsafe Awards.


The qualification lasts for three years and can be renewed by resitting the Level 3 Paediatric First Aid training course.

We can deliver the training course at your venue which has a suitable training room or we can support you in arranging a suitable external venue. Training at your venue can save you costs but be aware staff can be distracted by day-to-day concerns..

Locations will require:

  • Room big enough to sit 12 candidates to sit in a horseshoe
  • Tables for group work and assessment at the end of the session
  • Floor space to practise their first aid skills
  • Projector and screen with computer connection, however, we can provide a projector with a laptop

While we will deliver our courses across the country, we focus on supporting local businesses in south Wales from Cardigan to Haverfordwest, Carmarthen, Swansea, Cardiff and Newport.

The course will have three planned breaks per day, including lunch. Refreshments are NOT included when delivered at one of your venues, but tea and coffee will be included when delivered at a venue arranged by ourselves.

The Paediatric First Aid training course involves various practical sessions, where candidates will need to get down to the floor to practise their first aid skills. This will include practising recovery position and demonstrating effective resuscitation for a minimum amount of time. If you have any concerns about your candidates carrying out these activities, you should get in touch before booking the course.

If candidates have any physical or learning needs for the group work or for the assessment, this should be notified as part of the booking. We may be able to provide reasonable adjustments to support candidates learning, but we need to agree on all adjustments in advance with the Awarding Body.

Age Guidance

While a student can qualify at 14, they may not assume responsibility in the workplace until they are 16 and then it is the employer's responsibility to ensure the individual is suitable for the role.

More Information

If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us.


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20-05-2021 11:59
Great course with enthusiastic and very knowledgeable trainer . Despite having attended numerous first aid courses , I found this one the most informative and I now feel more confident using these skills should I need to !

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0.5 of 1 find it helpful
20-05-2021 12:05
Really good informative 2 day course Highly recommended.

* Trustpilot review 12 March 2020

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20-05-2021 12:11
Excellent teaching. Would recommend to friends

* Trustpilot review 28 February 2020

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