Paediatric First Aid

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This qualification is ideal for you if you wish to become a pediatric first aider in a workplace with the responsibility for the welfare of infants and children.

It is intended for learners already working or preparing to work in the childcare and education industries, and it meets the requirements for pediatric first aid outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

This program will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to handle emergency situations with confidence.

The certification lasts for three years, ensuring that you are up-to-date with the latest industry standards and protocols.

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What will I learn?

On this interactive 1-day practical course you wil learn how to administer first aid to a child or infant and cover the following:

  • The roles and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider
  • First aid in my school / nursery / home
  • How to assess an incident
  • The recovery position
  • Recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness
  • CPR and the use of an AED
  • Anaphylaxis and Auto-injectors
  • Providing first aid to an infant or child who is choking
  • Dealing with life threatening bleeding and shock
  • How to treat minor injuries

This course will teach you how to help someone if they are sick or hurt. You will learn about what a first aider does and how to check what happened. You will also learn how to give first aid for different problems like CPR, using an AED, helping someone who is choking, stopping bleeding, and dealing with shock.

In line with guidance from the HSE, the qualification approves work place first aiders for a period of 3 years, after which point you will need to retake the course.

It is highly recommended by most professioanl associations that you refresh your knowledge annually.

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This course is perfect for you if you wish to become a paediatric first-aider in the workplace.

It meets the requirements for paediatric first aid outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

You don’t need formal qualifications to join the course, but you should be able to read and write English at a basic level.

You must be over 14 years old.

This qualification is assessed by the following two methods:

  1. Practical assessment – You must demonstrate the practical first aid skills, as indicated within the Highfield assessment paperwork, CPR, etc.
  2. Theory assessment – You must answer 30 multiple-choice questions as outlined within the assessment paperwork. The pass mark is 75% 21/30.

You will receive a Highfield Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid at Work (RQF) upon successfully completing the course. 

We send you a hard copy by post, and an e-certificate electronically for your files.

This is an externally Quality assured course, accredited by Highfield Awards

CPDG Paediatric first aid

The course is usually delivered 2 days face to face, or 1 day online and 1 day face to face.

The total qualification time is 14 hours.

  • You will need to bring a pen or pencil, we will be providing everything else; full colour course notes, all of the training equipment etc.
  • All participants must be prepared to give and receive simulated first aid  during the training, and a must be over 14 years old.
  • If you are fasting for religious or other reasons you must inform the tutor before the course commences.
  • Its valid for 8 UCAS tariff points
  • Download-able free first aid resources are available on our VLE site  HERE.


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