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First Aid and Paediatric First Aid

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Study method
Online, self-paced
460 hours
No formal qualification
90 CPD hours / points
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First Aid and Paediatric First Aid

CPD Accredited Paediatric First Aid Diploma with 90 CPD points. This Paediatric First Aidcourse comes with easy to understand e-learning study materials.

Build the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to take decisive control in an emergency situation, with this exclusive Paediatric First Aid course. Ideal for parents, teachers and anyone who comes into contact with kids on a regular basis, this accredited Paediatric First Aid course covers all the most important aspects of first aid for children.

Whether looking to refresh your existing first aid skills or studying paediatric first aid for the first time, this online training Paediatric First Aid course comes highly recommended. Learn how to deal confidently and appropriately with a variety of common injuries, accidents and emergencies involving children.

Flexible enough for even the busiest lifestyles, this endorsed Paediatric First Aid course takes place online, with no formal study schedules and no deadlines.

Enrol online, or contact a member of our admissions team anytime for more information,

Course Benefits

Our exclusive online Paediatric First Aid courses prioritised flexibility and accessibility for the benefit of our learners. This Paediatric First Aid course covers a broad range of essential topics. Enrol today and gain access to the following benefits:

  • A detailed introduction to the essentials of paediatric first aid that could make the difference between life and death in numerous everyday scenarios
  • The opportunity to build the confidence you need to take control in the event of an accident or emergency, until qualified medical personnel arrive.
  • An affordable yet insightful refresher course for those with existing first aid training, or the ideal entry-level first aid course for newcomers.
  • The freedom to complete the course at a time and pace to suit your existing commitments, with no time restrictions imposed.
  • Access to our dynamic digital learning platform, where you can access your course materials and assignments 24/7 from any connected device.

Learning Objectives

Paediatric First Aid Course content covers the most important theoretical knowledge and practical skills involved in first aid provision, highlighting the importance of tailoring the support provided in accordance with the age of the casualty.

Our accredited Paediatric First Aid course is ideal for anyone who plays a role in caring for children in any capacity, or who has frequent contact with children for any reason. Each of the course modules examines a different topic or knowledge area, providing a detailed introduction to lie-saving first aid techniques, how to assess a casualty and the provision of CPR.

Specific skills and competencies learned upon completion of this course include:

  • Conducting a primary and/or secondary survey at the scene
  • Determining if and when it is necessary to perform CPR
  • Identifying the signs or symptoms of various illnesses or injuries
  • Providing help and support to a child who may be choking
  • Conducting a risk assessment of the area around the incident
  • Understanding the difference between adult and infant CPR
  • Providing first-aid for a variety of superficial injuries
  • Caring for children who may be suffering breathing difficulties
  • Treating burns, suspected poisonings and broken bones
  • Knowing when to call the emergency services for help

Course Benefits

  • Full Tutor Support
  • Self paced, no fixed schedules
  • Available to students anywhere in the world
  • 24/7 Access to the LMS ( Learning Management System )
  • Easy to understand quality e-learning study materials

Course Material

Our distance learning course materials are specially written for home study and contain a wealth of knowledge in easy to understand language. We use variety of media to help you learn. Your course may use any of the following different media which you can use from home or where ever you choose to study:

  • Online course materials
  • Question papers
  • Additional Supporting Material
  • Useful Links


90 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

Course media


Paediatric First Aid

Course Outline

This exclusive online course consists of nine modules, which conclude with online assessments for submission to your assigned tutor. Topics covered include the following key knowledge areas and essential competencies:

Unit 1 – The Role of a Paediatric First Aider

This Paediatric First Aid unit covers the following key topics:

  • First Aid
  • Preserve Life
  • Prevent the Situation Worsening
  • Promote Recovery
  • What is Paediatric First Aid?
  • What is a Paediatric Primary Survey?
  • D – Danger
  • R – Response
  • A – Airway
  • B – Breathing
  • C – Circulation
  • Why is CPR so Important to Learn?
  • The Role of a First Aider in the work Place
  • Qualities of a Good First Aider
  • First Aid Priorities for a First Aider
  • Protection from Infection
  • When to Seek Medical Advice
  • Minimizing the Risk of Cross Contamination
  • Thorough Hand-Washing
  • Protection from Infection
  • Putting on Gloves
  • Dealing with Waste
  • Dealing with a Casualty

Unit 2 – The Paediatric Primary Survey

This Paediatric First Aid unit covers the following key topics:

  • Primary Survey
  • CPR For Children
  • CPR For Babies
  • What is Resuscitation for Babies?
  • When to stop CPR?
  • Should you use an AED on Children and Babies?
  • The Recovery Position
  • How to put a Baby in the Recovery Position
  • How to put a Child in the Recovery Position

Unit 3 – The Secondary Survey

This Paediatric First Aid unit covers the following key topics:

  • Level of Response
  • Mechanisms of Injury
  • Circumstances of Injury
  • Forces Exerted on the Body

Unit 4 – Respiratory Problems

This Paediatric First Aid unit covers the following key topics:

  • Choking
  • What is choking?
  • Choking child
  • Choking Infant under One Year
  • Drowning
  • Asthma
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Special Case Using a Spacer
  • Croup
  • Croup in babies and Children

Unit 5 – Common Medical Emergencies

This Paediatric First Aid unit covers the following key topics:

  • Seizures in Children
  • Seizures in babies
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Fever
  • Recognition
  • Meningitis
  • Fainting
  • Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Shock
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Sore Throat
  • Earache and Toothache
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Vomiting and Diarrhea

Unit 6 – Foreign Objects, Poisoning and Burns

This Paediatric First Aid unit covers the following key topics:

  • Swallowed Foreign Object
  • Foreign Object in the Eye
  • Foreign Object in the Ear
  • Poisoning
  • Special poisoning situations
  • Burns
  • Call for Emergency Help
  • Chemical burns
  • Burns involving the mouth or throat
  • Clothing on fire

Unit 7 – Bites and Stings

This Paediatric First Aid unit covers the following key topics:

  • Bites and stings that need special care
  • Apply cold treatment
  • Raise a bitten limb
  • Bee or Wasp Stings
  • Cat or dog bite
  • Control any bleeding
  • Clean a minor wound thoroughly

Unit 8 – Wounds and Circulation

This Paediatric First Aid unit covers the following key topics:

  • Bleeding
  • Apply direct pressure to the bleeding wound
  • Raise the injured area
  • Blood leaks through the pressure pad and bandage
  • External bleeding
  • Crush injury
  • Nosebleed
  • Internal bleeding
  • While waiting for the ambulance
  • Shock

Unit 9 – Bones, Joints and Muscle Injuries

This Paediatric First Aid unit covers the following key topics:

  • Control any bleeding
  • Immobilise the injured part
  • Make the patient comfortable
  • Cheekbone and Nose Injury
  • Recognition
  • Aims
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Head injuries in babies and children
  • Minor head injury
  • Severe head injury
  • Splinter
  • Special Case Embedded Splinter
  • How to treat strains and sprains
  • Assist the patient to rest in a comfortable position
  • Apply ice for significant pain
  • Consider applying a compressing bandage
  • Keep the injured area elevated and at rest and arrange for medical advice

Who is this course for?

First Aid and Paediatric First Aid

Anyone who contributes to the welfare of children in any capacity should have a working knowledge of the basics of paediatric first aid. These are the kinds of skills that can make the difference between life and death in emergency situations. Oftentimes, it is simply having the confidence needed to take control in an unforeseen scenario that makes all the difference.

First Aid and Paediatric First Aid

Our exclusive Paediatric First Aid course is ideal for teachers, teaching assistants, parents, creche workers, child carers and anyone who comes into contact with children on a regular basis – retail assistants, anyone who works at a zoo/theme park or similar attraction and so on.

First Aid and Paediatric First Aid

Once again, this exclusive online training program is flexible enough to suit even the busiest lifestyles, with no fixed study schedules or time restrictions.

First Aid and Paediatric First Aid

For more information or to discuss this online course in more detail, contact a member of our admissions team today.


First Aid and Paediatric First Aid

There is no particular entry requirement.

Option 1

CPD Accredited Paediatric First Aid Diploma (issued by CPD Standard Office)

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(Hard copy)=£95 + postal charges

Option 2

Paediatric First Aid Course Completion Diploma issued by STS (Courses for Professional Development)

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Hard copy - £25 + postal charges

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