Training Courses

First Aid for Babies and Children

Paediatric First Aid

Course Details

Duration: 12 hours

Certification St John Ambulance (NI) certificate of competence, valid for three years

About the course

This twelve hour course focuses on the emergency scenarios that face anyone looking after young children and infants and meets the Health and Social Care Trust's required Minimum Standards for Childminding and Day Care for Children under Age 12.

Who is it for?

Day nurseries, private nursery schools, pre-schools, before and after school clubs for children in the early years age group, child activity centres, childminders and carers at home.

What will you learn?

  • Allergic reaction
  • Bites and stings
  • Bleeding (minor and severe)
  • Burns
  • Choking (all ages)
  • Eye injury
  • Head injury
  • Low blood sugar
  • Primary surve
  • Role of the first aider
  • Shock
  • Unresponsive casualty (all ages)
  • Asthma
  • Bone, muscle, joint injuries
  • Childhood conditions
  • Communication and casualty care
  • Foreign objects
  • Heat and col - extremes
  • Poisons
  • Resuscitation (all ages)
  • Seizures
  • Spinal injury
  • Meningitis

Assessment and Certification

Written assessment and continuous observation by trainer. Delegates receive a St John Ambulance (NI) certificate of competence, valid for three years.

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