Emergency paediatric first aid training course - 1 day

This one-day course focuses on emergency scenarios that may face those looking after babies and young children.

Who should attend?

This course is for people working with and caring for babies and young children.

What you will learn?

Understand the role and responsibilities of the emergency paediatric first aider, have the ability to assess an emergency situation and prioritise your actions. You will also learn how to help a baby or child who is:

  • unresponsive and breathing normally
  • unresponsive and not breathing normally
  • having a seizure
  • choking
  • suffering from shock
  • bleeding 

Course duration

One day.


Practical skills are assessed by continuous observation by the trainer.


Successful candidates will receive a St John Ambulance certificate which is valid for three years.

Important additional information

In line with Ofsted Early Years and Childcare Register requirements, at least one person who has a current full paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises and available at all times when children are present, and must accompany children on outings. Childminders, and any assistant who might be in sole charge of the children for any period of time, must hold a current full paediatric first aid certificate. Details of the two day full paediatric first aid course is located here.

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