Paediatric First Aid Wakefield

Paediatric First Aid Training Wakefield

Paediatric First Aid Training 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, but not limited to:

  • Childminders
  • Nursery and pre-school workers
  • port and leisure staff
  • Crèche leaders
  • …anyone responsible for the welfare of children

OJ Health and Safety Solutions offer a two-day paediatric first aid training course as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS). The course is accredited and certificated by Highfields College.

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What is Paediatric First Aid?

The term ‘Paediatric First aid’ refers to the skill and knowledge required to provide effective first aid to children. If your business involves children the responsibilities of the person appointed to take charge of first-aid arrangements must include arrangements for effective paediatric first aid.

I need Paediatric First Aid Training in Wakefield, What Do I Do Next?

For more information on the services we provide, please email or call OJ Health and Safety on 08006 349 247.

What Will The Paediatric Course in Wakefield Cover?

This paediatric 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 to do if someone is having a medical emergency, including:

  • Meningitis
  • Diabetic emergency
  • Seizures
  • 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.

We recommend that you bring your own lunch, as not all venues have food outlets on site or nearby.

Delivered in a classroom setting, this course offers a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real-life situation. For added reassurance, each learner is assessed throughout the course using a range of practical demonstrations, question and answer sessions, quizzes and engaging activities designed to coach and support them.

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.

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a paediatric first aid certificate which is valid for three years issued by Highfields College. This course meets the requirements specified by OFSTED and also includes the requirements of the appointed person in the workplace.

In line with the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, this course can be used as evidence for an NVQ in Childcare and Education.

Wakefield Training Course Duration

A minimum of 18 hours will be spread over at least three days.

Ideally, the course should be run over three consecutive days, but we can provide the flexibility to accommodate your specific needs if required providing it is completed within 10 weeks of starting the course.


The assessment is ongoing by the instructor along with a question paper on each of the three days.

A three year Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (Level 6 in Scotland) will be issued to each learner, subject to successful assessment. No external assessors are required.

Our Assessors

All of our assessors are qualified in the following;

Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF)

Approved First Aid Instructor

Approved Defibrillation Instructor

Approved Paediatric First Aid Instructor


A wide range of subjects are covered, including (but not limited to):

  • Legalities, responsibilities and reporting an unresponsive casualty
  • Fractures and spinal injuries
  • Control of bleeding
  • Poisoning
  • Burns
  • Epilepsy
  • Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
  • Heart attacks
  • Head injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Asthma
  • Stroke
  • Resuscitation
  • Bandaging
  • Choking
  • Eye injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Diabetes

Wakefield Paediatric Course Sizes

A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.

3 Day Course Cost: £225 + VAT & 1 Day Course Cost £75 + VAT

To book, please call 0333 253 7563 or fill in the contact form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.