Learn Paediatric First Aid to Provide the Best Care for Children whoever they may be.

This online Paediatric first aid course is our popular part one of the full Paediatric First Aid Level 3 (VTQ) qualification. National MedicAid were the first to launch blended Paediatric First Aid training courses in 2009 and since then it has become the best blending training option available.  Taking half your Paediatric First Aid course online saves you a day in the classroom and you gain the same qualification certificate at the end.  You can start now and we have a network of over 1000 instructors across the UK to complete your practical day.  Call us for more information. 

This course includes the latest CPR and Coronavirus recommendations.

Online Part

This course can be used as the online part of our 2 days Paediatric First Aid for childminders or a stand-alone online course is ideal for families and others who require a one-day course in first aid for adults, infants and children but do not need a course that meets the requirements of Ofsted or SureStart. The course covers life-saving skills but in an informal flexible timetable.

Classroom Part

The classroom version covers the basics of how to deal with accidents and illness that can arise when caring for children, for those who do not require a course for their work.

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements. National MedicAid Vocational Training Qualifications (VTQ) are fully recognised by the HSE as Trade Body Qualifications. 

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 National MedicAid Certificate and for online courses an Evidence-Based Learning statement.

This course can be completed as the online part 1 of a 2-part blended course. After completing this online course, you may find and attend the classroom-only part 2 course and cut down on the number of days spent in the classroom.

  • Childminders
  • Parents
  • Carers
  • Nursery workers
  • Social workers

Course Curriculum

This course is flexible and can be adapted to the needed of the students. It includes subjects like:

  • Paediatric first aid provision
  • Paediatric Blended
  • Paediatric Accident reporting and Record-Keeping
  • Reporting and Consent
  • Fears of First Aid
  • Asking permission to help
  • Calling the EMS
  • Waiting for the EMS to arrive
  • Scene Safety
  • Chain of Survival
  • Drab and the ABCD's
  • Differences in Child Size
  • Planning for emergencies
  • Initial Assessment and the Recovery Position
  • Infant recovery Position
  • BSi First Aid Kit
  • Introduction to Paediatric and Adult CPR
  • Older Child and Adult CPR
  • CPR Handover
  • Compressions only CPR
  • Drowning
  • AED Introduction
  • Child CPR
  • Child CPR Breakdown
  • Infant CPR
  • Introduction to Choking
  • Older Child and Adult Choking
  • Child Choking
  • Infant Choking
  • Types of Bleeding
  • Serious Bleeding
  • Embedded Object
  • Child Bleeding Control
  • Nose Bleeds
  • Plasters
  • Other Types of Injury
  • Minor Injuries
  • Shock
  • Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis
  • Spinal Injury
  • Treating a Burn
  • Treating a burn with cling film
  • Electrical Injuries
  • Paediatric Seizures
  • Epilepsy
  • Febrile Convulsions 
  • Fractures
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Meningitis
  • Sickle Cell
  • Croup
  • Eye Injuries
  • Heat Emergencies
  • Cold Emergencies
  • Childhood illnesses and Accidents
  • Illness Assessment for Children
  • Paediatric Asthma
  • Paediatric Diabetic Emergencies
  • Fractures
  • Splints
  • Dislocated Shoulders and Joints
  • Paediatric Seizures
  • Head Injury
  • Foreign Objects
  • Poisons and Food Poisoning
  • Poisonous Plants and Fungi
  • Meningitis
  • Sickle Cell
  • Febrile Convulsions
  • Croup