Paediatric First Aid

The Paediatric First Aid course covers a broad range of topics to enable participants to confidently manage emergency situations, provide a first aid response to a child/infant casualty, delegate tasks to bystanders, and engage and inform the emergency services. This course focuses on the emergency scenarios that face professionals looking after young children and infants, including playgroup leaders, childcare providers, childminders and schools. This course covers first aid protocols for children and infants only. 


Trainers: Qualified and experienced trainers from Saint John Ambulance
Target Audience: All members of staff at UM
Course duration: 12 hours 

By the end of this training the participants will be:
  • able to recognise life-threatening situations
  • able to offer vital assistance before more professional help arrives
  • able to provide single-person CPR on a child and baby
  • qualified as a first aid person in a nursery or school

Topics covered:

  • The role of the first aider
  • Communication and casualty care
  • Allergic reaction
  • Asthma and low blood sugar
  • Bleeding
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Burns 
  • Choking (child & infant)
  • Defibrillator training 
  • Eye injuries
  • Foreign objects
  • Head injuries
  • Heat and cold – extreme
  • Meningitis and sickle cell
  • Poisoning, bites and stings
  • Resuscitation (CPR - child & infant)
  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • Spinal injuries
  • Treatment of an unresponsive casualty


The Paediatric First Aid course is assessed through a written multiple choice test and a practical test.


Successful candidates receive a St John Ambulance certificate, valid for three years. This international certificate is recognised by the local Occupational Health & Safety Regulations.