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Paediatric First Aid at Schools – Level 3

This 2-day Paediatric First Aid course aims to provide first aid knowledge and practical guidance for Childminders, Nursery and School staff (Foundation Stage) and anyone who is in an environment with infants and children up to 8 years old that require a more in-depth course.

This course will provide the participant with the knowledge and skills needed to give effective first aid until emergency services arrive. Practical sessions will give the participant the confidence to deal with a variety of emergencies.

This course complies with OFSTED National Standards relating to First Aid for people working with children and infants and Sure Start requirements for the department for children and families Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

£850 per group
2 days (12 hours) plus breaks
Course Details
The course syllabus includes amongst other topics:
  • Regulations, record keeping and first aid kits
  • Priorities of First Aid
  • Dealing with an emergency
  • Child and Infant Basic Life Support (CPR ) and Choking
  • Examining a patient
  • Unconsciousness
  • Allergic reactions (Anaphylaxis)
  • Treatment of wounds, bleeding and shock
  • Nose bleeds
  • Fractures
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Ear & Eye Injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Various childhood illnesses (Asthma, Meningitis, Convulsions, Sickle Cell)
Course Assessment

All candidates will be continually assessed during the course and will be expected to pass two multiple-choice tests and will need to achieve a pass rate of 75%.

There are also a number of practical assessments including CPR, treating an unconscious patient and wounds & bleeding

Course Duration Information

This two day class can be held during the week or on a weekend, scheduled to suit your requirements.

On special request, this course can also be arranged over four evenings.

Course Pricing Information

Group price - £850: This is for up to 12 students to be held at your premises

This price includes :

  • Instructor fees
  • Comprehensive course manual
  • Use of all training equipment
  • Examination fee
  • Certificate fee

Individual price: Unfortunately only group bookings are done for this course.

Other Information

The Paediatric First Aid at Schools course certification is valid for three years after which you will need to repeat the 2 day course.

By signing up to our email reminder service and newsletter, the participant will be notified 3 months before their certificate expires.

The HSE strongly recommends that all current First Aiders attend an Annual Skills Update (First Aid Refresher Course) which takes 3 hours.