Solent Medical Skills | Pre-Hospital Medical Training

Paediatric First Aid

QA Level 3 Paediatric First Aid (QCF) 12-hour course – also refresher and requalification courses

Our Paediatric First Aid courses are specially designed to build the skills and confidence to provide effective First Aid for children and babies. Research has shown that in some emergency situations, children do not receive appropriate help, such as resuscitation, because potential rescuers are worried about causing them harm. Our courses help teachers, carers and parents to respond effectively to an injury or medical emergency involving a young patient. They are ideal for schools, nurseries, childminders, children’s activity leaders and also for groups of friends and family.


Two day (12-hour) Paediatric First Aid course

£79 per person, £711 for a group of 12

Learn how to provide First Aid for children and babies in education and childcare settings, or in the home.

On completion of this course successful attendees should be able to provide emergency first aid in the workplace and will receive a Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid – a nationally-recognised certification that is valid for 3 years, recognised by Ofsted, meets requirements for the Early Years Foundation Stage and can be used as evidence for an NVQ in childcare and education. The course covers the requirements of the appointed person in the workplace.

Content includes:

  • Role of the First Aider
  • Acting safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • Treating casualties, including babies and children:
    • Cardiac arrest – CPR
    • Unconscious casualties (including seizures)
    • Wounds and bleeding
    • Shock
    • Minor injuries
    • Eye, ear and nose injuries
    • Choking
    • Head, neck and spinal injuries
    • Fractures and dislocations
    • Electric shock, burns, scalds, bites and stings
    • Long term conditions e.g. asthma, diabetes and epilepsy
  • Preventing cross infection
  • Recording incidents
  • Using available equipment

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2 day (12 hour) Paediatric First Aid requalification

£75 per person, £675 for a group of 12

It is mandatory that your staff are kept up to date once qualified. This programme will revisit the complete course content of the initial training.

3 hour Paediatric First Aid refresher

£29 per person, £261 for a group of 12

It has been found that core skills fade quickly when not used. So it’s recommended but not mandatory that all paediatric First Aiders take an annual one day refresher course. This will ensure your staff are up to date with developments in paediatric First Aid and continue to be ready to react effectively to an emergency involving a baby or child.

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Great value training from Solent Medical Skills

We pride ourselves on offering competitively priced, high quality training.

All per person course fees are for open courses at our Southampton training centre, or for a minimum group size of 4 delivered at your mainland premises within a 20 mile radius. If you have a group of 10-12 people, you only pay for 9! If your premises are further away, contact us for a quotation including additional travel. Less than 4 people? Book a place on one of our open courses.

Fees include a Qualsafe certificate and a high quality, colour illustrated handbook for each attendee, ideal for reference back in the workplace.

“Really enjoyed the two days. It was extremely well organised and I had great fun!”

Harpreet Potiwal

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