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The Paediatric First Aid Course is a comprehensive, two-day course designed for those that work with children in an earlyyears setting. This first aid course is the one required under the Early Years Framework, to meet the legal requirements of settings for first aid provision. Under this legislation you must have a paediatric first aider available whenever children are present and, on any trips, or outings. On successfully completing this course, attendees will be confident, safe, prompt and effective paediatric first aiders.


This course is accredited through the First Aid Industry Body (FAIB), however we can also offer OFQUAL regulated Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid Courses through either Highfield Qualifications or QNUK.


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Who is the Course For?

The designated first aiders in early years settings, including: nursery workers, childminders, staff working in early years in primary schools, foster carers, parents and others that work with children, or would like a comprehensive knowledge of how to administer first aid to children and babies


The Paediatric First Aid Course syllabus covers the syllabus required by the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.

  • Roles of the first aider in an early-years setting
  • Assess an incident involving a child or baby
  • Primary survey
  • Unresponsive breathing child or baby
  • Seizures
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) for children and babies 
  • Choking children or babies
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Casualties suffering from shock
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Electric shock
  • Burns and scalds
  • Bone, joint and muscles injuries
  • Head, neck and back injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Foreign bodies in the eyes, ears and nose
  • Eye injuries
  • Bites and stings
  • Effects of the heat and cold
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma 
  • Meningitis


  • The Paediatric First Aid Course is aimed at those over 16.
  • It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of Level 2 literacy and numeracy or equivalent.
  • Learners are required to demonstrate first aid procedures as they would in a real environment. This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore learners must be physically capable of doing this.

Course Duration

12 contact hours.
Good Skills Training normally deliver this course over 2-days, 09:30 – 16:30.

This course can be delivered via blended learning, one day of the course is delivered online prior to the face-to-face session, which would be run over one day, typically 09:30 – 16:30.

Awarding Body

First Aid Industry Body (FAIB)

Qualification Code


Delivery Type

Face-to-Face, or Blended learning course, elearning followed by 1-day face-to-face.

Maximum Learners Per Tutor


Assessment Method

Multiple choice exam paper and practical assessment.


Paediatric First Aid Certificates are valid for 3-years. To renew your certificate, you must undergo another Paediatric First Aid Course.

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