The qualification is designed for learners with a responsibility for the care of children and babies and provides knowledge and skills to deal with a range of paediatric first aid conditions and incidents.

The purpose of the qualification is for the learner to attain the knowledge and practical competence required to deal with a range of
Paediatric First Aid situations.

The FAA Emergency Paediatric First Aid qualification is unit 1 of the two-day FAA Paediatric First Aid qualification. From gaining this Emergency Paediatric First Aid qualification learners could progress to completing unit 2 and being awarded the 2-day FAA Award in Paediatric First Aid.


A minimum of eight hours makes up this unit consisting of at least 6 hours of classroom contact plus some pre-course study.
The qualification can be delivered over a maximum of a 4-week period, with each training session being a minimum of 2 hours.


A range of subjects is covered including:

• Role of the Paediatric First Aider

• Seizure

• Primary survey

• Choking

• Resuscitation (CPR including the safe use of an AED)

• Minor injuries

• Wounds, bleeding and shock

• Recovery position