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Blended Paediatric First Aid Course

Discover the perfect blend of convenience and hands-on learning with our comprehensive Blended Paediatric First Aid Course, combining a one-day online module with a dynamic face-to-face training day in the classroom for practical skill application.

Our blended paediatric first aid course is recommended for childcare professionals by the National Childminding Association. It covers all the required first aid elements to register under the Childcare Approval Scheme. It can also be used for people working towards an NVQ in Childcare and Education.

The online learning component allows you to integrate learning into your busy schedule, while the in-person session is conveniently scheduled on the weekend. This allows you to enhance your skills when it is convenient for you, maximising your downtime.

St John Ambulance Cymru is recognised in the National Minimum Standards for Regulated Childcare for children up to the age of 12 years as a suitable paediatric first aid training course provider.

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blended paediatric first aid course who is it for

Who is it for?

Our blended paediatric first aid course is suitable for childcare providers and anyone responsible for the well-being of young children who requires flexibility in learning. Anyone who works in an early years setting would benefit from this blended learning.

blended paediatric first aid course how is it assessed

How is it assessed?

The blended paediatric first aid course incorporates online knowledge checks and continuous trainer observation during the in-person session. there is also an assessment paper at the end.

blended paediatric first aid course certificate


After successful completion of this 12 hour course, learners will receive a nationally-recognised paediatric first aid certificate valid for 3 years.

In order to successfully complete the blended paediatric first aid training, you must complete both the online and face-to-face components of the course. Please note that the online component must be completed before the in-person session.

Yes, this a fully recognised qualification by the relevant childcare first aid industry body and you should take this course if you need to fulfil Ofsted or Estyn's first aid requirements for the early years foundation stage.

Taking paediatric first aid training via a blended learning approach offers several benefits. Blended learning combines online learning with in-person practical training, providing a comprehensive and flexible learning experience. One key benefit is convenience. Participants can access the online portion of the course at any time and from anywhere with an internet connection. This flexibility allows learners to fit the training into their busy schedules and eliminates the need for travel to a physical training location. Blended learning also enhances engagement and knowledge retention. The practical training sessions in a blended course provide hands-on practice and reinforcement of key skills. Participants have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in simulated scenarios and receive guidance and feedback from qualified instructors. This practical component is crucial for developing confidence and competence in responding to real-life emergencies involving children.

What is covered on our Blended Paediatric First Aid Course?

Role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider

Child/infant resuscitation including the use of an AED

Head injuries

Burns and scalds

Recognition of childhood illness and injuries (e.g. meningitis and croup)

Incident management

Child/infant choking



Sickle cell anaemia

Accident/incident reporting

Treating an unresponsive casualty

Sprains, strains and fractures

Febrile convulsions (seizures)

Allergic reaction including anaphylaxis

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