Paediatric First Aid Online Training Course

CPD Approved IIRSM Approved
Paediatric First Aid
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  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£26 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

This Paediatric First Aid training course will teach those who work with infants or children how to deliver paediatric first aid assistance in an emergency. It covers a variety of fundamental first aid topics, including the law surrounding first aid, how to carry out primary and secondary surveys, how to put children and infants into the recovery position, how to administer life-saving CPR, how to use defibrillators, and how to provide assistance for a variety of injuries and illnesses. 

The course contains a number of videos, illustrations, and downloadable resources to help aid your learning during the course and beyond. Upon completion of the training, you will gain the confidence to take appropriate action in a range of situations, from minor incidents to life-threatening accidents, and know when to seek further medical advice if required.

  • Written in compliance with the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 and in accordance with Resuscitation Council UK guidelines
  • Developed by qualified first aid professionals
  • Approved by CPD and IIRSM
  • Online training course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 5 hours
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

What you'll learn

By the end of this course, you will understand:

  • The definition of first aid and the legal requirements placed on those who look after children, including personnel, equipment, first aid kits, training, and reporting incidents.
  • Infection prevention considerations, including hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, cleaning after first aid, and waste management.
  • How to carry out a primary survey of an infant or child using the DRABC acronym (danger, response, airway, breathing, and circulation) as well as how to carry out a secondary survey and full body examination of an infant or child.
  • How to put infants and children into the recovery position, including if you suspect a spinal injury, and how to administer CPR to them and use defibrillators.
  • How to treat a variety of injuries, including choking, wounds, shock, burns and scalds, electrical injuries, eye and head injuries, nosebleeds, fractures, sprains and strains, dislocations, spinal injuries, hypothermia, and drowning.
  • How to treat a variety of illnesses and conditions, including asthma, allergic reactions, anaphylaxis, stings and bites, epilepsy and seizures, diabetes, hyperventilation, sickle cell, meningitis and septicaemia, sepsis, and croup.

Does This Course Allow Me to Become a Qualified First-Aider?

If you are looking to become a qualified paediatric first aider, then you'll need to undertake a practical first aid course in addition to this one to meet current legislative requirements.

Always refer to your setting's first aid needs assessment to determine whether you require practical training alongside this online course.

Putting training into action

Emily Khan is a Party Host at Zig Zags Play & Party Area indoor soft play centre in Brierly Hill. She had to put her Paediatric First Aid knowledge into action when she discovered one of the children at the centre was choking. Read Emily's story and see how our training could help you when the worst happens.

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Course content

1Introduction to Paediatric First Aid

What is first aid, what first aid provisions are required by law, what should a first aid kit contain, medical assistance, safeguarding considerations, infection prevention, hand hygiene, handwashing procedure, personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning after first aid, waste management after first aid, and recording and reporting incidents.

2The Primary and Secondary Surveys

The primary survey (DRABC), step 1: danger, step 2: response, step 3: airway, step 4: breathing, step 5: circulation, primary survey example scenario, the secondary survey, full body examination, and children in distress.

3The Recovery Position and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Unconscious casualties, the recovery position for children, the recovery position for infants, the head tilt and chin lift technique, the jaw thrust technique, administering CPR, administering CPR to children, administering CPR to infants, further considerations for CPR, and defibrillators (AEDs).

4Treating Injuries: Part One

Choking, wounds and bleeding, applying bandages, shock, burns and scalds, chemical burns, and electrical injuries and electric shock.

5Treating Injuries: Part Two

Eye injuries, head injuries, nosebleeds, fractures, sprains and strains, dislocations, spinal injuries, hypothermia, and drowning.

6Treating Illnesses and Conditions: Part One

Asthma, allergic reactions, anaphylaxis, stings and bites, epilepsy and seizures, high temperatures and seizures, diabetes, hypoglycaemia, and hyperglycaemia.

7Treating Illnesses and Conditions: Part Two

Hyperventilation, sickle cell, meningitis and septicaemia, sepsis, and croup.

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The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 30 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for those who work with infants and children and have been assigned paediatric first aid responsibilities. In the context of first aid, infants are newborn to 12 months, while children are aged 12 months to the onset of puberty. 

Examples of those who may take this course include:

  • Teachers and classroom assistants.
  • School administration and support staff.
  • Nursery workers.
  • Staff who run after-school clubs and activities.
  • Sports coaches.
  • Childminders, nannies, and au-pairs.
  • Parents, carers, and foster carers.

This course is not a substitute for practical training, which is required to be considered a qualified first aider. However, it is suitable to take as a refresher course for those with existing first aid knowledge or for those who are already qualified first aiders, as well as for first time learners to give them a solid introduction to paediatric first aid.

If you are looking for a course to comply with Ofsted's requirements, please contact your local authority.

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Once you’ve completed your purchase, look out for an email containing the details you’ll need to start your training.

Simply click the "Get Started" button on the email, and from there you can select whether the training is for yourself or for your team.

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If your delivery address is in the UK, we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address once you’ve completed your course. Although we try to deliver your certificates as soon as possible, please allow 3-4 working days for delivery.

Don’t want to wait? You can instantly download your digital certificate as a PDF after course completion.

Additionally, please note that if your company is paying by invoice we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

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Continued support

Our friendly customer support team is happy to help at any stage of your training. Call us on 0333 006 7000 or contact, and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have. 

Additionally, have you seen our help page? It’s full of useful information to help guide you through your training experience.