Paediatric First Aid

Paediatric First Aid Level 3


This course in Paediatric First Aid has been developed for those who are responsible for the supervision of children and babies. This will be of particular interest to Child Minders and Crèche Assistants, Playgroup personnel and anyone responsible for youth organisations.

The aim of this course is to provide these persons with a sound knowledge and understanding of First Aid procedures when working with children and babies, along with the ability to recognise and treat many childhood conditions and illnesses. Although the majority of First Aid procedures are similar to those used in adult First Aid there are substantial differences in the protocols for resuscitation, choking, casualty handling and incident management.


  • Definition of First Aid
  • What is Paediatric First Aid
  • Responsibilities of the First Aider
  • Factors involved in an emergency
  • Primary & Secondary Assessment
  • Principles of Resuscitation
  • Airway Obstruction & Breathing Disorders
  • Shock & Anaphylaxis
  • Wounds & Bleeding Control
  • Burns & Scalds
  • Disorders of Consciousness
  • Bones, Joints, Muscle & Eye Injuries
  • Bites & Stings
  • Poisoning
  • Meningitis
  • Effects of Heat & Cold
  • Croup & Breath Holding
  • Sickle Cell Anaemia
  • Choking
  • Shock


Subject to ongoing assessment, all delegates will receive anRQF approved certificate, Appointed Person Paediatric – Emergency First Aid in the Workplace, valid for a period of 3 years.


A maximum of 16 students can be accommodated on this course.


In order to receive the Appointed Person certificate students must be 16 years of age at the time they start the course. However, any student less than 16 years of age may receive an attendance certificate that is neither approved nor recognised by the HSE.

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Thank you, Alan, AJS First aid training services ltd for our recent paediatric first aid course, your presentation style was great and this created a relaxed environment. You welcomed questions which you answered comprehensively from your wide depth of knowledge and by sharing the wealth of your experiences. It was an amazing bonus that it was such a good price as well.

Julie Cook

Ducklings Pre-School