This course is designed for those working in early years settings in primary schools.

The course is approved by the Department of Education, meets Ofsted Early Years and Childminder Register requirements.

The course is run over 2 days with 12 hours of contact training (currently 6 hours e-learning prior to 6 hours face to face training due to Covid). 

This is a comprehensive course covering a wide range of possible injuries & illnesses affecting babies and children. The course covers:

  • Incident Management Health & Safety Regulations
  • The role of the first aider
  • Patient assessment & care Resuscitation (baby/child CPR)
  • Managing Unconsciousness
  • Asthma
  • Bleeding external/internal
  • Bone & Muscle Injuries
  • Burns & scalds
  • Choking (baby/child)
  • Croup & childhood illnesses
  • Diabetes
  • Head Injury
  • Heat & cold injury
  • Poisoning
  • Seizures
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Shock Bites/stings – tick bites
  • Sickle cell anaemia
  • Fainting
  • Objects in eyes / other orifices
  • Meningitis

This course covers a wide range of first aid knowledge and skills. Paediatric healthcare is a specialised subject and even healthcare professionals find the subject difficult. This is in part because of the difficulties in communicating with babies and young people. It is therefore important that candidates are carefully selected. The course is demanding, and candidates selected need to be made aware of that. Candidates are assessed on their knowledge and skill throughout the course by the trainer. A short multi-choice question paper to check understanding completes the assessment process. Successful candidates receive a certificate valid for 3 years.


Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, the dates for this training have been put on hold until further notice.  To register your interest in future dates, please email