Paediatric First Aid Courses

Details of our Paediatric courses

We currently provide three paediatric first aid courses, including a 1-day Level 3 Emergency course, and a 2-Day Level 3 course which is split between 1-Day face-to-face and one day online. Last of all, we run a 1-Day, Level 3 RQF Paediatric course combined with First Aid at Work.

Further details of these courses

2-Day, Level 3 - Blended
Face-to-Face & Online

Classroom & Online

Our blended paediatric course is for people working in schools, school clubs, nurseries and other early years settings. 

It is for people in those environments wishing to act as a Paediatric First Aider.

Blended training means a mixture of Self-directed E-Learning for 6 hours, followed by 6 hours of face-to-face hands-on training with an instructor.

The total duration of the Blended First Aid Course is 12 Hours.

1-Day, Level 3
Combined with FAW

8 hour RQF extended

Gain two First Aid Qualifications at the same time:

  • Emergency First Aid at Work Level 3 (EFAW) and the
  • Emergency Paediatric First Aid Qualification (EPFA)

The combined First Aid at Work (FAW) and PFA courses are for workplaces requiring first aiders with knowledge of medical conditions and the ability to manage a wide range of injuries and accidents involving adults and children.

1-Day, Level 3
Emergency Paediatric

Also know as an EPFA

1-day Emergency Paediatric training courses take 6 hours to complete and is for schools, nurseries, school clubs  and childminders.

This is a regulated course that is suitable for those who need first-aid training for children.

The type of PFA course your workplace will need is dependant on your First Aid Needs Risk Assessment.

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We make sure your business or organisation gets the expertise you can rely on. Tell us what training you need for your business, and we will be in touch.

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What course do you need?

If you're unsure what course you need, please get in touch.

The Emergency Paediatric First Aider (EPFA) is a one-day course suitable for low-risk environments.

In a higher-risk setting, such as a nursery with children that have additional medical needs, your staff may need to take the 12-hour Paediatric First Aid (PFA) qualification. This course is now available as a Blended course. This includes 6 hours online and 6 hours face-to-face with a trainer.

Also, the type of PFA course your workplace will need is dependant on your First Aid Needs Risk Assessment. Follow his link to the Government (HSE) guidelines

Make a provisional booking

Select the course and date you would like and we'll be in touch.

Annual training and risk assessment

Have You Considered the Need for Annual Training as Part of Your Risk Assessment?

The HSE and Ofsted strongly recommended workplace First Aiders undertake annual refresher training every 12 months. This is to ensure they maintain their skills. Speak to Training 999 to find out how we can make provision for requalification and refresher courses.

Outside of school trips and on trips

  • Children outside can be exposed to a range of risks, such as animal bites, and Lyme disease. They become injured in many ways outdoors.
  • Reduce the risk with the two-hour Forestry First Aid+F course.
  • The Forestry First Aid+F will teach you how to deal with these emergencies and how to manage uncontrolled blood loss.

The benefits of PFA and EPFA certificates

Pediatric first aid training offers numerous benefits for individuals working with young children. The courses help create a safer environment and ensure a prompt and effective response to medical emergencies. Here are some key advantages of undergoing pediatric first-aid training:

Immediate Response Capability

Our training equips individuals with the skills to respond swiftly and effectively to emergencies involving young children. This prompt response is crucial in minimising the impact of injuries or illnesses. These skills can make a significant difference in outcomes.

Enhanced Safety Awareness

Training will enhance safety awareness among those working with young children. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of potential risks. They will learn preventive measures to create a safer environment for children in settings such as schools, childcare centres, or homes.

Specific Knowledge for Children’s Needs

These courses focus on the unique medical needs and conditions that may affect young children. This specialist knowledge ensures that caregivers and educators are well-prepared to handle situations specific to this age group. We cover choking hazards, allergic reactions, and childhood illnesses.

Reduced Panic and Stress

By undergoing this training, individuals become more confident in their ability to handle emergencies. This increased confidence translates to reduced panic and stress during crisis situations. Therefore you will have a calmer and more effective response at those critical moments.

Professional Compliance

Many regulatory bodies and childcare organisations require staff to undergo first aid training to ensure compliance with safety standards. Completing the training not only meets regulatory requirements but also demonstrates a commitment to the well-being of the children under one’s care.

Team Collaboration

First aid skills for children often includes scenarios that require collaborative efforts. This fosters teamwork among individuals working with children, ensuring a coordinated response to emergencies and a more supportive environment for both caregivers and the children.

Lifesaving Skills

The training imparts lifesaving skills that can make a significant difference in critical situations. From administering CPR to managing severe allergic reactions, participants gain the knowledge and confidence to act decisively and potentially save a child’s life.

Make the Investment

First aid training is a valuable investment in the well-being of young children. It not only provides individual skills, but contributes to a safer and more secure environment for the staff and children in your care.

What is Blended Learning?

Learn first aid theory online and still meet your legal requirements for the health & Safety First Aid Act.

Our blended learning offers more flexibility for our courses. Take part of your training online, reducing your time in the classroom. This also means that less time is lost to travel. Study first aid theory at your own pace. Then complete the practical training in the classroom, face-to-face with one of our trainers.

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