The course will give you a basic grounding in the essential theory and practice of pediatric first aid, from dealing with minor injuries to administering life saving treatments.
If you care for young children and babies as part of your work, then you have a responsibility to learn the basics of pediatric first aid so that you are ready for any eventuality. However, not all positions require a full, two-day OFSTED approved first aid qualification.
This course had been created as an introduction to paediatric first aid. It will give you enough of a background to offer safe, appropriate care to the children in your charge, but does not involve the time or training required for a full qualification.
Is the One-Day Paediatric First Aid Courseright for me?
You should consider the course if your work involves working with young children or babies, in roles such as au pair, nanny, child minder or babysitter. You will need the Paediatric First Aid course if you want to join the voluntary part of the OFSTED Child Register (OCR).
This course will give you the confidence to know what to do in a wide variety of situations, including sudden illnesses and accidents. As such it should be considered by all parents and grandparents who are concerned about the safety and wellbeing of their children and grandchildren.
The course is open to anyone over aged 14 or over, although anyone under 16 will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.
What will I learn?
By attending this course, you will gain a basic knowledge of the theory and practice of pediatric first aid. You will learn how to respond appropriately to accidents and incidents, and what you should do to look after children and babies until qualified help arrives.
The course can be tailored to the specific needs of your workplace, such as playgroups, primary schools and crèches.
What does the course cover?
The course touches on a wide variety of topics, assuring a basic understanding of a range of skills and techniques required for the safety and protection of young children and babies. This includes:
- Your responsibilities as apaediatric first aider
- What to do in an emergency
- First aid kits
- Accident and incident reporting
- Management of the unconscious children
- Breathing and circulation
- CPR for children and babies
- Effects of heat and cold
- Wounds and bleeding
- Epilepsy, seizures and fainting
- Choking and croup
- Asthma and diabeties
- Head injuries
- Burns and scalds
- Sprains, strains, fractures and dislocations
- Poisoning, bites and stings
You can take the course in a single day, with six hours of training. This is normally between 9.00am and 4.15pm, however these times can be varied to suit your schedule.
How am I assessed?
There is no need for a formal or external assessment for this course. Instead you will be monitored as you go along to ensure you have understood the skills and knowledge that you have been taught.
Following satisfactory completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of attendance. This is valid for three years and can move with you from job to job.
Where is the One-Day Paediatric First Aid Courseheld?
You can find Paediatric First Aid training at any of our centres around the country, with a wide selection of dates and venues available.
Alternatively, we can provide in-house Paediatric First Aid Training for larger organisations, such as schools and childcare agencies.
Training in-house saves both time and money, as there is no need to travel to the training centre. It also allows friends and colleagues to train together in familiar surroundings, making the process more comfortable and enjoyable. In house training can be more easily tailored to your exact needs and circumstances.
Cost for First Aid Training
We are confident that we can offer you a competitive price for convenient, tailored first aid training. Talk to our friendly team today on 0808 164 9690 and see how we can help you take better care of your team.
All prices exclude VAT.