First Aid courses

We offer a variety of adaptable training options tailored for individual organisational needs. If you have a number of staff requiring the same programme and have appropriate facilities, we can provide training at your workplace at competitive prices.

RQF Paediatric First Aid (PFA) - Level 3 Award

This is a 2-day course, enabling successful candidates to act as a first aider within childcare settings.

The award is gained by various methods, activities, written test papers and practical assessments, based on the following units:

  • Unit 1: Emergency paediatric first aid
  • Unit 2: Managing paediatric illness, injuries, and emergencies

Re-qualification is mandatory every 3 years by retaking this blended learning or 2-day face-to-face course.

We offer candidates 2 types of learning:

Blended learning

Candidates will complete our innovative, online self-study e-learning (approximately 6 hours) before completing 1 trainer-led day in the classroom. Learning and practising essential first aid skills, such as CPR. Candidates can complete the e-learning at their own pace in a comfortable environment.

Please note: The e-learning must be completed prior to the 1 classroom-based days. Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email with information on how to log in and complete the e-learning.

2024 dates:

  • Tuesday 2 or Saturday 6 July
  • Saturday 7 September
  • Thursday 3 October
  • Saturday 2 November
  • Thursday 5 December

2025 dates:

  • Saturday 25 January
  • Monday 24 February
  • Saturday 15 March

Face-to-face learning

Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate, which is valid for 3 years and meets the requirements laid down by OFSTED, NCMA, Sure Start and EYFS.

2024 dates:

  • Thursday 20 to Friday 21 June
  • Thursday 19 to Friday 20 September
  • Monday 14 to Tuesday 15 October
  • Thursday 14 to Friday 15 November

2025 dates:

  • Monday 27 to Tuesday 28 January
  • Wednesday 19 to Thursday 20 March

Cost: £125 per person or £1,250 to run at your premises for 2-days.

Book onto the RQF Paediatric First Aid course

Page last updated: 03 Jun 2024