Course description

This course runs in two parts, in order to be fully qualified you must ensure both the online and face-to-face part of the course are completed.

The online section of this course must be completed before attending the face-to-face section. 

Part 1: Online

This part of the course is self-directed and is expected to take a day to complete. You can complete the modules at your own pace in your own environment providing you the flexibility you need. The online training must be completed within the 6 weeks prior to your face to face training.

Part 2: Face-to-face

During this day you will be in a small group with fellow blended course mates. The day will be led by a specialist trainer who will teach you about the essential lifesaving skills required for your qualification. Throughout the day you will take part in small group activities, practicing essential lifesaving skills and have the chance to ask your trainer any questions. You will also complete a small number of practical and written assessments, this will include assessment on your online training topics. Please note that any group or practical activities will take place with social distancing measures in place.

Who should attend?

This course is for people working with young children and those working towards an early years educator qualification. This includes:

  • people working in day nurseries
  • people working in private nursery schools
  • people working in pre-schools
  • people working in before and after school clubs for children in the early years age group
  • childminders
  • carers of children at home.

Delegates aged 18 or older can attend this course.

Candidates need a basic command of English (defined as Level 2). While we are often able to provide support to people who do not have English as a first language, our ability to do so is limited by the time available and the number of people who require assistance. We may be able to make special arrangements if requested in advance. Please contact us if you need any guidance.

Booking for large numbers of students? Have a look at on-site training options.

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Frequently asked questions about our Paediatric First Aid Course

Are the topics the same for both the Blended Online Paediatric First Aid and the Paediatric First Aid course?

Yes, the content is the same for both courses.

How do I access to the online section of the course?

Once you have booked the course you will receive joining instructions which contain the URL link to the online training; using this link you be able to register onto the platform and gain access to the modules.

When should I complete the online section of the course?

The online section of the course must be completed within six weeks before attending the face-to-face training.

I have completed the Blended Paediatric First Aid online section and would like to convert this into a full qualification, can I do this?

Yes, you can book a spot on one of our face to face sessions. But remember, the online section of the course must be completed within six weeks before attending the face-to-face training.

I have some questions after completing the online section, what should I do?

We advise you jot these down, so you can ask you trainer during your face to face training.

Course duration

Two days. One day online, one day face-to-face

Topics covered


  • Managing an emergency
  • Stings and bites
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Head, neck and back injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Extremes of heat and cold
  • Fainting
  • Meningitis
  • Poisons and what to do if someone has been poisoned
  • Asthma
  • Low blood sugar
  • Ears, eyes and nose injuries
  • Sepsis


  • Managing an emergency (practical)
  • Role of the first aider (including knowledge of health and safety regulations)
  • Communication and casualty care
  • Child and baby resuscitation (CPR)
  • Unresponsive baby
  • Unresponsive child
  • Choking baby
  • Choking child
  • Allergic reaction
  • Minor and severe bleeding
  • Seizures
  • Shock

Delegate learning what to do when a baby is choking

Assessment and certification


Online knowledge checks, continuous observation by the trainer and written assessments.


Successful candidates receive a St John Ambulance certificate, valid for three years. Results from your online training may also be checked against your face-to-face results before a certificate is issued.

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