Paediatric First Aid 12 hour Training

Delivered by:

The Training Company


All early years foundation stage (EYFS) practitioners to meet legal requirement 'at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises at all times when children are present, and must accompany children on outings.'

Course description:

A certificated course to meet the EYFS welfare requirements of caring for children from birth to 12 years old


  • Training is designed for workers caring for children in the absence of their parent
  • The training leading to a certificate or a renewal certificate is a minimum of 12 hours
  • The first aid certificate should be renewed every three years
  • Resuscitation and other equipment includes baby and junior models, as appropriate
  • Training covers appropriate contents of a first aid box
  • Training should include recording accidents and incidents
  • Training should be appropriate to the age of the children being cared for

The course covers the following areas:

  • Planning for first aid emergencies
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Resuscitation procedures appropriate to the age of children being cared for
  • Recognising and dealing with shock
  • Recognising and responding appropriate to anaphylactic shock
  • Recognising and responding appropriately to electric shock
  • Recognising and responding appropriately to bleeding
  • Responding appropriately to burns and scalds
  • Responding appropriately to choking
  • Responding appropriately to suspected fractures
  • Responding appropriately to head, neck and back injuries
  • Recognising and responding appropriately to cases of poisoning
  • Responding appropriately to foreign bodies in eyes, ears and noses
  • Responding appropriately to eye injuries
  • Responding appropriately to bites and stings
  • Responding appropriately to the effects of extreme heat and cold
  • Responding appropriately to febrile convulsions
  • Recognising and responding appropriately to the emergency needs of children with chronic medical conditions, including epilepsy, asthma, sickle cell anemia, diabetes
  • Recognising and responding appropriately to meningitis and other serious sudden illnesses

Course length:

Two day, 12 hour course

Pre-course requirements:






Book a place

Rate this page