Price TfC Open Courses: £150.00 per person Group of 12: £1260.00
Delivery Type Face to face
Training Provider Training for Care

Paediatric First Aid (2 days)

This qualification provides the necessary skills and knowledge to deal with a range of emergencies involving children. On completion, candidates will be able to recognise and manage childhood medical conditions, as well as being able to provide emergency treatment until the arrival of the emergency medical services.


Course Content:


Emergency Paediatric First Aid

the roles and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider

acting safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency

managing an unresponsive casualty and the recovery position

cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)




minor injuries


Managing Paediatric Illness, Injuries and Emergencies


Injuries e.g. head, neck, eye etc.

understanding acute medical conditions or sudden illness e.g. diabetes, epilepsy, asthma

electric shocks

burns and scalds



Certification: STA Certificate of Training

Course Length: 12 hours (2 days)

Maximum Participants: 12

Venue: open courses are held at our training venue in Edinburgh. For group bookings, choose the venue, date and time to suit your organisation.

Training Provider Overview

Training for Care (TfC) was founded in 1982 and is a registered charity, and specialist training provider of Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) in Child and Adult Care offering an extensive range of care-related short courses.

Our short courses are designed to provide flexible, high quality training on demand a variety of organisations in the childcare sector including Schools, After School Clubs, Childminders and Voluntary Sector organisations either in their own workplace or on TfC premises.

A number of our short courses are particularly relevant for the Childcare sector, including: Paediatric First Aid, Moving and Handling, Food Hygiene and Child Protection.

Group booking Choose a venue (ours or yours), date, and time to suit your organisation. Group fees are scaled according to participant numbers so this is a cost efficient option for groups of 6 or more participants.

Open course booking Regular dates at TfCs venue suitable for small number and individual bookings.

Bookings can be made through our website, through Eventbrite or over the telephone.

When a course becomes fully booked this will be indicated on our website and you will no longer be able to access online booking, however you can contact us by phone or email and we will try to make alternative arrangements

All individual courses on our Open Programme are eligible for ITA Funding and we have also put together a Childcare ITA package.

All courses are led by qualified and experienced subject specialists, with Course Directors and lead tutors to oversee quality assurance

Training Provider Contact Details

Provider Name: Training for Care

Contact Name: Caroline Ladd

Telephone: 0131 556 7773



Quality Assurance

TfC has a system of short course directorships for the four largest short course programmes: Epilepsy, First Aid, Food Hygiene, and Moving and Handling. The role of Course Director is to provide an experienced, professionally qualified, informed and authoritative position in the relevant subject area for overview of training content and standards and for reference by TfC’s management and customers. Course Directors ensure quality of training in their subject area by; selecting trainers; inducting and monitoring by observation and reviewing CPD.

For each course we ask participants to provide written feedback which is reviewed by the Course Director and Senior Manager for Training Provision and Quality.

We use this feedback to continually improve our short course provision to meet the changing needs of the sector.

We try to avoid complaints in the first instance by providing a quality service. We encourage customers to raise any issues with staff, and where a customer has an issue we attempt to deal with this promptly to avoid escalation. Any complaints are passed on to the Senior Manager for Training Provision and Quality to investigate and respond, with consultation with the Course Director. If unresolved, we will refer the complainant to our complaints procedure.