Paediatric First Aid Training

Welcome to Paediatric first aid training. 

Please download the resource handbook which we will be referring to throughout this course. There is also a syllabus attached.

It remains a legal requirement for at least one person with a valid full 12-hour paediatric first aid certificate to be available at all times within a professional child care establishment. This 12 hr course can be taught either as a 2 day face to face option or as 6 hrs face to face teaching and 6 hrs of online content. 

This course is designed to give you the theoretical knowledge needed to accompany the Practical First Aid course to comply with the Ofsted requirements for a 12 hour course and fulfil the Ofsted Early Years Foundation specification. This course does not seek to replace the practical element but allows you to undertake the on-line training at a time and place to suit you and then book onto a one day rather than two day practical course with us at one of our locations in London or Kent UK.

This course is also an excellent First Aid Training package for parents and child carers to gain invaluable knowledge at their own time and pace. It also serves as a superb resource for those with English as a Second Language to equip them with the vocabulary and language skills to pass a practical course and to refresh this vital knowledge on a regular basis.

If you need an accredited or regulated First Aid training qualification to be Ofsted registered, it is necessary to undertake a combine this online learning with a 1 day blended learning face to face Paediatric Course.

The course consists of illustrated step by step directions, flow charts, diagrams, videos and a short test yourself section fully compatible with all computers and mobile devices. You will be able to stop and start as often as you like and on completion you will be able to print your Certificate.

It is impossible to cover all eventualities within this course, or to equip you with the knowledge and skills to appropriately diagnose and treat in unpredictable real life situations. If you suspect illness or injury, you should always seek immediate professional medical advice.

The Author has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within the course, however this course is merely a guide and the Author does not accept any liability or responsibility for any inaccuracies or for any mistreatment or misdiagnosis of any person, however caused.

Course contents:

First aid kit

The role of the first aider

Managing an emergency and where to obtain help

Communication and casualty care

Treatment of an unconscious casualty

Resuscitation (Child, infant and adult protocols)


Spinal injuries

Choking (Child, infant and adult protocols)

Asthma and diabetic emergencies

Head injuries

Extremes of hot and cold






Sprains, strains and fractures

Poisoning, bites and stings

Foreign objects

Eye injuries

Childhood conditions (e.g. meningitis an croup)

Sickle cell anaemia.