Emergency Paediatric First Aid course has been designed for those who have an interest in child and infant basic life support. The aim of the qualification is to enable delegates to achieve the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations. This course is suitable for people who care for children in any professional setting and is specifically aimed at newly qualified level two or three early years childcare staff. 

Who is it designed for?

It is designed for anyone who deals with children and babies, whether they are private individuals or involved in business:

  • Nannies

  • Child carers

  • Education staff

  • Pre-school staff

  • Au-pairs

  • Parents and/or grandparents.

In fact, it is for anyone who wants the knowledge and skills to deal with an emergency first aid situation effectively.



  • Roles and responsibilities of paediatric first aider

  • Assessment of the situation

  • Incident and casualty management

  • Resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AEDs)

  • Unconscious casualty

  • Management of a seizure

  • Anaphylaxis

  • Shock

  • Wounds and bleeding

  • Providing first aid for an infant or a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally

  • How to administer first aid to an infant or a child who is choking or suffering from hypovolemic shock and how to treat minor injuries.



Minimum age requirement is 16

Course dates

Given upon purchasing a course

Course timings

Given upon purchasing a course


Given upon purchasing a course

Course location

At our centre or customers' location

Course duration

The course duration is 6 hours.

ID requirements

• a valid passport (any nationality)
• a signed UK photocard driving licence
• a valid warrant card issued by HM forces or the police
• another photographic ID card, e.g. employee ID card, student ID card, travel card etc.

How is the qualification assessed?

This qualification is assessed by the following two methods:

  1. Practical assessment - Learners must demonstrate the practical first aid skills, as indicated within the assessment paperwork.

  1. Theory assessment - Learners must answer a series of multiple-choice questions as outlined within the assessment paperwork.




Results are available within 10 working days of the exams. HIGH PASS RATE


Successful candidates will receive a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid certificate from a recognised awarding body within England and Wales. It is valid for a period of 3 years and can be renewed by attending another Level 3 Paediatric First Aid course.

Progression opportunities

Upon successful completion of this qualification, learners may wish to continue their development by undertaking one of the following qualifications:

  • Highfield Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

  • Highfield Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work.

Group bookings and in-house delivery

We can deliver the training at your location/premises for up to 12 or more learners.

For more information and group booking discounts please contact us.

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