This course is for people who work with or look after children and/or babies, enabling them to have a basic knowledge of how to deal with paediatric first aid emergencies, illnesses and injuries. It is suitable for au pairs, nannies, childminders*, nursery/pre-school/school workers, creche leaders, sport & leisure staff, parents and anyone responsible for the welfare of children and/or babies.
* Childminders MUST hold a valid Paediatric First Aid certificate. Babysitters are currently not regulated and have no legal requirement to have a first aid qualification, however it is vital that everyone caring for children knows what to do in an emergency.
There are no formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we recommend that Learners have a basic level of skill in Literacy and Numeracy. Due to the practical nature of the course, Learners should wear appropriate clothing and footwear, e.g. trousers and flat footwear. As part of the registration process, Learners are also required to bring 2 forms of photographic ID with them to the first session.