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Paediatric First Aid

College Certificate

Level Three

What's it all about? 

This course is designed for those who work with children. It meets the requirements of OFSTED and The Early Years Foundation guidelines. This course is suitable for Early Years register and General Childcare register.

The course includes:

  • assessing priorities of care
  • CPR and all aspects of basic life support (BLS) for babies and children
  • choking
  • managing unconsciousness
  • control of bleeding and the treatment of minor wounds
  • care and use of first aid equipment
  • recognition and treatment of burns and scalds
  • recognition and treatment of fractures and soft tissue injuries
  • recognise and treat common injuries and illnesses until the arrival of medical aid
  • overview of relevant legislation, reporting and recording.

The course satisfies the Ofsted requirements for childcare settings, the Childcare Register and the Early Years Register.

The paediatric first aid course content includes the role of a first aider and how to manage an emergency; communication; all basic life support for babies and children; childhood conditions and illness; injury to muscles, ligaments, bones, head and spine; bites and stings; foreign objects; extremes of body temperature; unconsciousness and seizures


Please Note - some courses are run on consecutive days; however we are aware that some employers find it difficult to release employees for two days in one week. Therefore, for your convenience, certain courses are run over a two week period. Please contact us for exact course dates and to discuss your requirements.


Those who complete the course will be awarded a certificate which is valid for three years. This is a useful qualification for those wishing to work with children or for parents of young children.

Terms and Conditions

Please Note

Certain "part-time" courses may become "full-time" (if additional courses are taken), and "full-time" courses may become "part-time" to suit your requirements.

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2015/16 (August 2015 - July 2016). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2016/17.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to foundation degrees or access to higher education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Important information for 16 - 18 year olds

In order to support you in your future career, all 16-18 year old students in both schools and colleges who do not have an A*-C grade in their English or maths GCSE will study towards a GCSE as part of their main study programme. If you achieve grade E or below you will study towards a Functional Skills English and/or maths qualification.