Emergency Paediatric First Aid


Do you work with children or have children of your own? Having a solid understanding of child first aid and knowing how to perform life-saving procedures is a valuable skill to have. In this introductory Emergency Paediatric First Aid course, you will gain the fundamental skills and knowledge to become a qualified paediatric first aider.

Through instructor-led guidance and video material, you will gain up-to-date knowledge on all areas of child first aid. You will learn how to treat a range of accidents, injuries and illnesses, how to plan for an emergency, what to do when a child is choking or suffering from a head injury, plus much more. This course also includes step-by-step guidance on how to perform CPR and place a child in the recovery position.

Highlights of the Emergency Paediatric First Aid :

  • Become a certified paediatric first aider with an accredited online qualification
  • Identify the different types of common accidents, injuries and illnesses 
  • Know how to dress wounds, treat burns and other minor ailments
  • Carry out basic life support procedures such as CPR and placing someone in the recovery position
  • Learn what to do if someone is choking or suffering from a head injury
  • Familiarise with the fundamental tools of the first aid kit and know how to use them
  • Understand the steps to effective emergency planning and preparation
  • Have a solid understanding of specific medical conditions and how they are treated

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials

Will I Receive a Certificate of Completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised certificate and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Why Study This Course

This course is ideal for professionals who work with children and those who wish to gain the necessary skills, knowledge and credentials to become qualified paediatric first aiders. To provide you with ease of access, this course is designed for both part-time and full-time students. You can become accredited in just 20/30 hours, with the freedom to study at your own pace. There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Career Path

On successful completion, you will have the fundamental skills and practical knowledge to provide basic life support to children, treat a wide range of illnesses and accidents, and  protect the welfare of children under your care and supervision. This course applies to, but is not limited to, those in the following roles:

  • Teacher
  • Paediatric Nurse
  • Childminder
  • Parent

Course Curriculum

Emergency Paediatric First Aid
Module 1: Introduction to Paediatric First Aid
Emergency Paediatric First Aid 01:55:00
Module 2: Planning and Preparation
Module 3: Essential First Aid Knowledge and Skills
Module 4: Basic Life Support
Module 5: Fractures and Head Injuries
Module 6: Shock, Bleeding and Dressing Wounds
Module 7: Specific Medical Conditions
Module 8: Minor Injuries
Module 9: First Aid Documentation and First Aid Kits

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