Course overview

Do you help out at a school or youth centre? If you volunteer in a setting with children, it’s important to have an understanding of basic paediatric first aid. This paediatric first aid course gives you an introduction to the essential life-saving skills that can make all the difference in an emergency situation. This course is ideal for you if you work informally with children, toddlers, or babies. It is useful in a variety of settings, including sports halls, community hubs, and youth centres. It is also perfect for new parents who want to understand basic first aid to look after their children.

Course description

This paediatric first aid course will teach you essential life-saving skills to use in an emergency situation.

During this first aid course, you will understand what to do if a child or baby is having a medical emergency. Learn how to administer CPR to a child or toddler. Feel confident using the recovery position and conducting a primary survey. Learn to recognise and implement the life-saving steps you should take until medical assistance arrives. You’ll also gain awareness of how to respond to non life-threatening medical problems.

Paediatric and baby first aid courses teach you crucial skills for dealing with emergency situations involving children. The protocols and procedures differ in children, making this knowledge essential for anyone who has regular contact with kids.

First aid courses are useful for anyone who has contact or a duty of care towards minors. This includes volunteers, babysitters, and parents.

You’ll need access to the internet to take this online first aid course. Your tutor will upload useful materials to Canvas, the WEA’s digital learning platform. You’ll also need a digital device such as a laptop, tablet, or phone.

Your learning is our priority. The WEA is an adult education provider and we pride ourselves on our ability to create a friendly classroom atmosphere, in person and online.

Most of our courses are free for most of our learners. Please note that you need to get to the end of the enrolment process to see the discounts.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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