Full Paediatric First Aid (12 hour blended learning course)

What you need to know

The 12 hour (Blended Learning) Paediatric First Aid course is designed for all childcare professionals. It meets Ofsted and Care Inspectorate Wales requirements for registered childminders, nursery workers and childcare providers.

The E-learning module (up to 6 hours) is completed in  your own time before you attend the practical training element.

Stage 1: E-Learning Module

You will have access to our E-learning module via email to be completed prior to attending the practical day training.

This fully interactive E-learning module contains videos, interactive diagrams and mini-quizzes.

The E-learning course includes the following:

  • Help a child or baby who is suffering from anaphylactic shock
  • Help a child or baby who has had an electric shock
  • Help a child or baby who has burns or scalds
  • Help a child or baby who has a suspected fracture
  • Help a child or baby with head, neck or back injuries
  • Help a child or baby who is suspected of being poisoned
  • Help a child or baby with a foreign body in eyes, ears or nose
  • Help a child or baby with an eye injury
  • Help a child or baby with a bite or sting
  • Help a child or baby who is suffering from the effects of extreme heat or cold
  • Help a child or baby having: a diabetic emergency; an asthma attack; an allergic reaction; meningitis; and/or febrile convulsions.
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider (including appropriate contents of a first aid box and the need for recording accidents and incidents).

Stage 2: Practical 6 hour training

Following successfully completing the E-learning module, you will have the opportunity to attend the practical aspect of the course which involves 6 hours hands-on training delivered by highly qualified trainers to guide you through the practical life-saving techniques.

The Practical course syllabus includes:

  • Assessing an emergency situation and prioritising action
  • Helping an unresponsive and breathing child or baby
  • Helping an unresponsive and not breathing child or baby
  • Helping a child or baby who is having a seizure
  • Helping a child or baby who is choking
  • Helping a child or baby who is bleeding
  • Recogninsing and dealing with shock caused by severe blood loss

There will be formal assessment at the end of the course and all students are encouraged to participate fully. There are plenty of chances to practice on manikins as well as bandaging each other up! The course price includes a training pack containing stationery, a text book and a resuscitation face shield. Certificates are valid for 3 years and are accredited and regulated by the First Aid Industry Body (FAIB).

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