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Children Embracing in Circle


The qualification is designed for learners with a responsibility for the care of children and babies on a professional level. The purpose of the qualification is for the learner to attain the knowledge and practical competence required to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations.

Course Syllabus

A range of subjects is covered including:

  • Role of the paediatric first aider

  • Primary survey

  • Resuscitation (CPR including the safe use of an AED) 

  • Wounds, bleeding and shock

  • Allergic reactions including anaphylaxis

  • Head, neck and back injuries  

  • Seizure

  • Choking

  • Minor injuries

Recovery position

  • Fractures

  • Foreign bodies 

  • Diabetic emergencies 

  • Asthma

  • Meningitis

Febrile convulsions 

  • Extreme cold and heat 

  • Electrical incidents 

Course Duration

Duration: 2 days

Course numbers: 6-12 students per instructor

Can be delivered in the UK or internationally.

The course duration can be lengthened if being delivered internationally to allow for cultural and language restraints.

Who Should Attend

This qualification is intended for learners already working or preparing to work in the industry and to provide candidates, who are responsible for the welfare of infants and children, with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to support first aid and the use of a defibrillator in the workplace. 

Assessment Information

The qualification is assessed through practical demonstration and written assessment.

A learner must successfully pass both the written and practical assessments to achieve the qualification. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred. 


The qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training. The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years.

Awarding bodies: NUCO, Highfields.

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