This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who care for babies and children in any professional setting and are required to be qualified in first aid, including:
- nursery and pre-school workers
- sport and leisure staff
- crèche leaders
- anyone responsible for the welfare of children.
Our course is recognised as a standard setter in paediatric first aid training, as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS).
This course covers how to help a baby or child who:
- is unresponsive and breathing
- is unresponsive and not breathing, including the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
- is choking
- is bleeding
- is burnt or has a scald
- has an object in their eye, ear or nose
- has hypothermia or heat exhaustion
- has sickness or a fever
This course also covers what do do if someone is having a medical emergency, including:
- diabetic emergency
- asthma attack
- severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock)
- has an injury to a bone muscle or joint (including spinal injuries)
- has a head injury
- has swallowed something harmful.
The two day course runs from 9am until 5pm each day, with a lunch break between the morning and afternoon sessions.
We recommend that you bring your own lunch, as not all venues have food outlets on site or nearby.
Delivered in a classroom setting, this course offers a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation. For added reassurance, each learner is assessed throughout the course using a range of practical demonstrations, question and answer sessions, quizzes and engaging activities designed to coach and support them.
To ensure you get the most effective learning experience, learners must be physically able to participate and we limit group size to 12 people.
The course also includes basic adult first aid skills, details on accident reporting and administering medication for those working in a childcare setting.