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Child & Infant First Aid

Every year, more than half a million children under 5 need to go to hospital after having an accident at home. A further 67,000 are injured or killed simply playing in their gardens. What’s even more frightening is that 83% of parents questioned by Mother & Baby magazine admitted that they wouldn’t remember what to do in an emergency.

But don’t worry, because we’re here to help you. With our Child and Infant First Aid course, we’ll teach you some of the most common accidents and injuries suffered by infants and children up to the age of puberty. So if the unthinkable happens and your child has an accident, you’ll know exactly what to do.

Who is it for? Paediatric FA

This course is crucial not only for parents but grandparents, childminders and babysitters - basically anyone who comes into contact with, or looks after children.

What will you learn?

  • How to manage an incident
  • How to resuscitate an unresponsive infant or child
  • How to treat choking, poisoning, burns and scalds
  • How to treat head injuries and febrile convulsions
  • Recognising and treating asthma, croup and meningitis
  • How to treat shock (including electrical shock)
  • Control of minor bleeding

How is it assessed?

There’s no formal assessment - our highly experienced St John Cymru trainers will make sure you know what you’re doing by giving you plenty of advice and the chance to practice on our manikins until you’re confident.


Upon successful completion of this course, delegates will receive a St John Ambulance Cymru certificate, valid for 3 years.