Paediatric First Aid

Ref: C3126743

The course is intended for anyone wishing to learn about paediatric first aid basics e.g. contents of a first aid box,bleeding, burns and scalds, choking, asthma, sprains and strains, febrile convulsions, nose bleed, bandages, meningitis, recovery position, CPR.

Course aim

The course aims to provide students with a basic understanding of Paediatric First Aid.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Know how to treat asthma
  • Know how to treat burns and scalds
  • Know how to treat choking
  • Know how to recognise the signs and symptoms of meningitis
  • Know how to administer CPR

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • You will be expected to take part in practical activities with regular feedback and support from your tutor.

What else do I need to know?

  • You will be expected to bring a notebook and pen and to wear comfortable clothing e.g. tracksuit and suitable footwear e.g. trainers. You should also inform your tutor if you think you may be pregnant or have any medical conditions. Activities can be modified to meet your needs.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Paediatric First Aid


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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