Tel: 0300 369 0350

South Western Ambulance Service First Aid Training

Paediatric First Aid

This Paediatric First Aid course meets the requirement of the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework. The course focuses on emergency scenarios that are faced by professionals, including teachers, au pairs and playgroup leaders, looking after young children. It also meets the Ofsted requirements for registered child-minders and is an accredited Level 3 qualification.

Who should attend?

This course is for people working with younger children.

What will you learn?

On completion of the training, successful participants will be able to provide first aid to children, including:

  • Action planning
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty
  • Resuscitation (child, infant and adult protocols)
  • Choking (child, infant and adult protocols)
  • Asthma and diabetic emergencies
  • Head injuries
  • Seizures
  • Bleeding
  • Burns
  • Sprains, strains and fractures
  • Poisoning, bites and stings
  • Foreign objects
  • Childhood conditions (e.g. meningitis, croup).

Course duration

2 days (12 hours with the trainer in total). All sessions must be attended.

Course numbers

Up to 12 people.

For group bookings, a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 12.

Location, Booking & Dates

We have a series of planned courses across the South West or this course can be held at a location of your choice. However, we would request a quiet space for training. Alternatively we are happy to host the course in one of our locations. To find out available dates and to book a course, please call the First Aid Training Team on 0300 369 0350 or email 


£160 per person.

Group (of up to 12 people) £1,900.

Please note we do not charge VAT. 

Why choose us? 

As an emergency service we have a very unique offering, we understand how to deliver CPR in a real emergency. You will learn from qualified instructors who all come from an emergency service or clinical background. Our courses are on the OFQUAL framework and we are proud that the money generated from our courses gets invested back into South Western Ambulance Service. 

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