Essential first aid (child and infant)
Our updated Essential child and infant
first aid course is ideal for those who want learn about the
different protocols to follow for child and infant first aid and
CPR. On the course you'll find out what to do when initially faced
with an emergency and how to react when dealing with the common
bumps and bruises sustained by children and infants.
Who should attend?
This course is for members of the public who want to learn how
to deal with accidents, injuries and medical conditions involving
new born infants and children. It’s a practical course that
encourages you to discuss your fears and practice reacting to
common and sometimes life-threatening situations.
We welcome young people from the age of
12 onto all our community first aid courses.
If under the age of 16, a
responsible adult member of the family
or guardian must be in attendance for the duration of the
course. The adult/guardian can be responsible for 2 young
people per course, and must book a place on the course if they wish
to be trained and receive a certificate.
You will need a basic command of English to attend this course.
We are often able to provide support to people who do not have
English as a first language, but 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.
- The primary survey
- Unresponsive children and infants
- Choking children and infants
- Minor bleeding
- Child and infant resuscitation (CPR)
- Bites, stings and allergies
- Fever and febrile convulsions.
Continuous assessment by trainer.
You will receive an attendance certificate that is valid for
This course is for the general public and will not meet
Health and Safety Executive requirements to become a qualified
workplace first aider.
For first aid courses appropriate for the workplace, please take
a First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work course. If you’re
unsure what first aid training is appropriate for your workplace,
use our free requirements
Reserve your place on this course
Looking for a trainer to teach this course to your community
group, at your premises?
Contact our team on 0844 770 4800 (option 5). Calls cost 7p per
minute plus your phone company's access charge.
Your community group could be eligible for a free first aid
workshop, talk or demo.
You can call us on 0844 770 4800 (Mon-Fri
Please note: calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company's