Paediatric Blended 2 Day course – this has spaces available at Christchurch, Coggeshall an easily accessible venue with plenty of parking. With one day in person and the other day online, this course offers flexibility to all who are looking for this essential paediatric training.
This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who care for babies and children in any professional setting and are required to be qualified in first aid, including:
- au pairs
- nursery and pre-school workers
- sport and leisure staff
- crèche leaders
- anyone responsible for the welfare of children.
The British Red Cross is recognised as a standard-setter in paediatric first aid training, as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS).
This course covers how to help a baby or child who:
- is unresponsive and breathing
- is unresponsive and not breathing, including the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
- is choking
- is bleeding
- is burnt or has a scald
- has an object in their eye, ear or nose
- has hypothermia or heat exhaustion
- has sickness or a fever
This course also covers what do do if someone is having a medical emergency, including:
- diabetic emergency
- asthma attack
- severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock)
- has an injury to a bone muscle or joint (including spinal injuries)
- has a head injury
- has swallowed something harmful.
The two-day course runs from 9 am until 5 pm each day, with a lunch break between the morning and afternoon sessions.
We can’t guarantee that all venues will have on-site or nearby food outlets, so we recommend that you bring your own lunch along with you.
This course will be delivered in a classroom setting, allowing you to learn alongside your peers. It will focus on showing you the necessary skills needed to safely and confidently use first aid skills in a real-life situation. Each and every learner will be carefully assessed throughout the course through several practical demonstrations, questions and answer sessions, quizzes and other engaging activities designed to encourage participants to learn as much as possible.
To ensure you get the most effective learning experience, learners must be physically able to participate and we limit group size to 12 people.
The course also includes basic adult first aid skills, details on accident reporting and administering medication for those working in a childcare setting.