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Paediatric 12 Hour Adult, Infant, Child First Aid Level 3


This ProTrainings course meets and exceeds the requirements laid down by Ofsted, EYFS and SureStart for people needing a 2 day 12 contact hour first aid course for Adult, infant and child. This group includes childminders and carers. The HSE recommend that all first aiders complete an annual first aid refresher courses and our online course meets this requirement. ProTrainings Paediatric courses are approved by most councils across the UK.

If you want to save time in the classroom but still meeting the required hours, we offer a blended version where you complete half the course using our video online training then attend one day in the classroom.

This course is also available as a regulated qualification.

  • Childminders
  • Teachers
  • Nursery workers
  • Au Pairs
  • Nannies
  • School nurse

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

Course Aims and Learning Outcomes:

Unit 1: Emergency Paediatric First Aid

1 Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider 

1.1 Define responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
1.2 Explain how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
1.3 Describe first aid and personal protection equipment required for emergencies
1.4 Describe how to use first aid and personal protection equipment safely
1.5 Identify what information needs to be included in an accident report/incident record
1.6 Explain reporting procedures following an accident/incident
1.7 Define an infant and a child for the purposes of first aid treatment

2 Be able to assess an emergency situation safely
2.1 Conduct a scene survey
2.2 Conduct a primary survey on an infant and a child
2.3 Identify when to call for help
2.4 Explain what information needs to be given when obtaining assistance

3 Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally
3.1 Assess the level of consciousness of an infant and a child
3.2 Explain why an infant and a child should be placed in the recovery position
3.3 Place an infant and a child in the recovery position
3.4 Continually monitor an infant and a child whilst they are in the recovery position
3.5 Assist an infant and a child who is experiencing a seizure

4 Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
4.1 Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to an unresponsive infant and an unresponsive child who is not breathing normally
4.2 Administer CPR using an infant and a child manikin

5 Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who has a foreign body airway obstruction 

5.1 Identify when a foreign body airway obstruction is mild and severe
5.2 Administer first aid to an infant and a child who is choking

6 Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child with external bleeding
6.1 Describe the types and severity of bleeding
6.2 Explain the effect of severe blood loss on an infant and a child
6.3 Control external bleeding

7 Understand how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is suffering from shock
7.1 Define the term 'shock' relevant to first aid
7.2 Describe how to recognise an infant and a child who is suffering from shock
7.3 Explain how to manage the effects of shock

8 Understand how to provide first aid to an infant and a child with anaphylaxis
8.1 List common triggers for anaphylaxis
8.2 Describe how to recognise anaphylaxis in an infant and a child
8.3 Explain how to administer first aid for an infant and a child with anaphylaxis

Unit 2: Managing paediatric illness and injury

1 Be able to administer first aid to an infant and a child with injuries to bones, joints and muscles 

1.1 Describe types of fractures
1.2 Recognise suspected fractures, dislocations, stains and sprains
1.3 Administer first aid for suspected fractures, dislocations, stains and sprains

2 Be able to administer first aid to an infant and a child with head and spinal injuries
2.1 Describe how to recognise suspected concussion, skull fracture, cerebral compression spinal
2.2 Administer first aid for suspected suspected concussion, skull fracture, cerebral compression spinal

3 Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
3.1 Identify conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
3.2 Explain the action to take when conditions are identified

4 Understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant and a child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness
4.1 Describe how to recognise sickle cell crisis, diabetic emergency, asthma attach, allergic reaction, meningitis and febrile convulsions
4.2 Explain how to manage sickle cell crisis, diabetic emergency, asthma attach, allergic reaction, meningitis and febrile convulsions

5 Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat or cold
5.1 Describe how to recognise the effects of extreme heat and extreme cold
5.2 Explain how to manage the effects of extreme heat and extreme cold

6 Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has sustained an electric shock
6.1 Explain how to safely manage an incident involving electricity
6.2 Describe first aid treatments for electric shock incidents

7 Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with burns or scalds 

7.1 Describe how to recognise the severity of burns and scalds
7.2 Explain how to manage burns and scalds

8 Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has been poisoned
8.1 Identify the routes that poisonous substances take to enter the body
8.2 Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning
8.3 Explain how to manage sudden poisoning

9 Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has been bitten or stung
9.1 Identify severity of bites and stings
9.2 Explain how to manage bites and stings

10 Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with minor injuries
10.1 Explain how to administer first aid for small cuts, grazes, small splinters and bumps and bruises and nose bleeds

11 Understand how to complete records relating to illnesses, injuries and emergencies
11.1 Identify what information needs to be recorded for illnesses, injuries and emergencies
11.2 Describe how to record the information for illnesses, injuries and emergencies
11.3 Explain confidentially procedures for recording, storing and sharing information

  • Paediatric First Aid Student Manual Version 5.1
  • EmergencySMS service leaflet
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Work Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Epilepsy in Action Leaflet (register on www.epilepsy.org.uk)
  • Childcare Accident Book
  • Personal Medical Information Sheet
  • Consent for permitting the administration of medication in the absence of parent V1.0
  • Link to the Association of Nanny Agencies website
  • Link to the Community HeartBeat Trust is a national charity focused on provision of life saving defibrillation services to local communities.
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • How to register to call EMS by text
  • Epilepsy facts and figures leaflet
  • Pregnant women and CPR Handout V1.0
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout
  • CPR Flowchart handout - Child
  • CPR Flowchart handout - Child
  • CPR Flowchart handout - Infant
  • CPR Flowchart handout - Infant
  • Web link to the Joint Epilepsy Council website
  • Link to the HSE website
  • Asthma UK weblink
  • Epilepsy and education – information for parents leaflet
  • Epilepsy Action leaflet
  • EpiPen Instructions
  • EpiPen Patient information leaflet
  • Link to HeadSmart website
  • Meningitis Now website with many leaflets and resources
  • Jext patient Information Sheet
  • Jext Product Data Sheets
  • EpiPen Guide
  • EpiPen patient information sheet
  • RIDDOR October 2013 Changes
  • Polish - Pierwsza Pomoc w Pracy Ksiazka studenta V5.0
  • Heartsine 350 AED unit
  • Heartsine 500 AED unit
  • Asthma UK - Astma Plan for Children