Would you know what to do if a child in your care needed first aid?

Having the correct Paediatric First Aid provision is not only a statutory requirement for the majority of childcare providers, it is extremely important for the safety of children. Successful candidates will learn the roles and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider, and will be equipped with the necessary skills to administer safe and effective treatment when dealing with a range of paediatric first aid situations. Our Paediatric First Aid Level 3 course is ideal for those who work or intend to work in a childcare setting as it has been specifically designed to fulfil Ofsted’s first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and childminders (as defined within the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 and within the Child Care Register guide).

Paediatric First Aid


Duration of this course

A minimum of 12 hours makes up two units consisting of knowledge and practical work. This course generally takes place over two days or over four 3 hour sessions.

What subject areas are covered in this course

The Roles and Responsibilities of a Paediatric First Aider
Assessing an Emergency Situation
Dealing with an Unresponsive Infant or Child Recovery Position
Head and Spinal Injuries
Fractures, Dislocations and Sprains
Anaphylaxis and Allergic Reactions
Diabetic Emergencies
Poisoning Burns and Scalds
Electric Shock
Wounds and Bleeding
Sickle Cell Crisis
Eye, Ear and Nose Conditions
Bites and Stings
Treatment for Hot and Cold Temperatures
Minor Injuries
Accident Recording
Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)


Assessment is ongoing by our First Aid instructor and upon successful completion of this course attendees will receive an accredited nationally recognised Ofqual regulated certificate valid for 3 years. In addition, our Awarding Body strongly recommend that all attendees undergo an annual refresher programme of three hours. Please click here for more information about our Paediatric first aid annual update.


A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course with one of our trainers.

Age Limit

You must be a minimum of 16 years of age upon start of this qualification.

A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role.

The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.

Course cost is only £60 + VAT per person

(includes certification and a Paediatric First Aid handbook to keep)

Paediatric First Aid
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Booking a course or places on our public courses

We can arrange to deliver our Paediatric First Aid Level 3 courses in your workplace to groups. Courses delivered in your workplace can be delivered during business hours or on evenings and weekends to suit your needs. Bespoke training packages can be provided and we can offer discounts on block bookings. We pride ourselves on our flexible approach in meeting our client’s needs. Should you be interested in discussing your requirements in more detail please contact us.

Alternatively we have regular Paediatric First Aid Level 3 public courses coming up taking place at our training venues in Bradford, Bingley, Keighley, Skipton and Halifax. All our Paediatric First Aid Level 3 public courses are open to anybody wishing to book a place or places for a group. To view all our Paediatric First Aid public courses coming up click on the ‘Book Online’ button below and you will be taken to our Paediatric First Aid public course page. On this page you will be able to book your place(s) and a secure payment can be made to confirm your booking. If you prefer to use a different payment method contact us on (01535) 445002 or email us on info@gemcompliancetraining.co.uk

Book online

If you have any questions or our public course dates are not convenient please contact us to see if we can offer you an alternative solution.

Paediatric First Aid Annual Update

It is also recommended that Paediatric First Aiders undertake annual refresher training after achieving this Paediatric First Aid Level 3 qualification to practise their skills and update their knowledge on the latest first aid procedures. For more information about this course follow this link Paediatric First Aid Annual Update