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Emergency Paediatric First Aid Course

About our Emergency Paediatric First Aid course

This 1 day emergency paediatric first aid course is suitable for those that look after babies, infants and young children. The practical training course covers the most common childhood illnesses and injuries that may face while looking after young children.

It is very scary during the times when you need to help a child in a first aid emergency. That's why it's important for you to have the necessary first aid skills to help when the worst happens to early years infants and a paediatric first aid situation occurs.

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emergency paediatric first aid course who is it for

Who it is for?

This paediatric emergency first aid training course is for anyone who works with or cares for infants. This includes parents and guardians, grandparents, and those who work professionally with children. You should take this course if you accompany children on outings. It is advised that at least one person in a childcare setting holds the full 2 day Paediatric First Aid training. If you are the sole childminder, then you will need to take the 2 day Paediatric First Aid course.

emergency paediatric first aid course how is it assessed

How is it assessed?

Learners are continually assessed by our highly experienced St John Ambulance Cymru trainers in line with current HSE guidelines. This is done via Q&A sessions and practical assessments.

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Upon successful completion of this course, learners will receive a St John Ambulance Cymru emergency paediatric first aid qualification. This certification will be valid for 3 years. After this, they should take the course again to remain certified.

When it comes to finding a suitable provider for an emergency paediatric first aid course, St John Ambulance Cymru is the leading training provider in Wales. In the UK, St John Ambulance is one of the voluntary aid societies (VAS) who are recognised by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) as standard setters for first aid training in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981. We don't require external accreditation through an Awarding Organisation.

As well as the emergency paediatric first aid course which last for one day, we also offer a two day 12 hour training course. The two day paediatric course must be completed by at least one member of staff in a nursery or professional childminding environment. This is a requirement by law. You will also need to take the 2 day course if you are the sole person responsible for children such as a childminder. This 1 day course is great extra training for others to provide emergency first aid to early years children. It is a good idea for as many staff as possible to have the skills and confidence to deliver first aid. Managers should consider how many employees there are when choosing how many people take this training. You will also need to keep in mind how many children there are per each employee.

In Wales the regulator for childcare is Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW). Education and training in Wales is inspected by Estyn. These are the equivalent to Ofsted, which covers England. As a voluntary aid society, we provide the guidance on what standards should be. That's why when it comes to emergency paediatric first aid, St John Ambulance Cymru is the leading provider in Wales.

We teach our first aid courses across Wales. Use the course finder below to find a course near you. You can also contact our Commercial Training team who will be happy to help you. If six or more employees need training, then we can come to you workplace and deliver the course.

Our dedicated Commercial Training team is standing by and ready to answer any questions you may have. Give them a call on 0345 678 5646. You can also email on and start your training journey with St John Ambulance Cymru today.

What is covered on our Emergency Paediatric First Aid course?

Assess an emergency situation safely


Child / infant choking

Recording & Reporting of incidents

Child / infant resuscitation

Role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider



Unresponsive casualty

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