Paediatric & Early Years First Aid - 2 Day

Course Information

Who is the course for?

The Paediatric and Early Years course is designed for people who are working, or intending to work in the childcare sector.

This course is also popular with new or soon to be parents who want the skills to deal confidently with child accidents or illnesses.

Course Length: 2 Day

Course Content:

Paediatric and Early Years First Aid includes resuscitation skills for Adults, Infants and Children. Learners will receive training in a range of  first aid skills including:

  • The ability to act safely and effectively when an accident or emergency occurs
  • The treatment and priorities of care for an unconscious patient
  • The recognition of cardiac arrest and delivery of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • The ability to safely and promptly treat a patient who is bleeding
  • Recognition of common childhood complaints and illnesses and appropriate care
  • Developing an effective emergency plan for when emergencies occur
  • The keeping of simple records following an accident in the workplace/care setting


The HSE and HSENI stipulate that the course must contain at least 12 training contact hours. On successful completion of this course, delegates shall receive an Paediatric and Early Years First Aid Certificate which is valid for three years.


On the second day delegates will undertake a practical assessment. They will only progress to this stage once the instructor is happy with their progress so far. All delegates are assessed throughout the duration of the course to ensure the instructor is happy to continue them to final assessment stage.


The HSE/HSENI recommends that an annual skill update and refresh is carried out, although this is not mandatory.