Paediatric First Aid Training
A Gold Standard course providing in-depth training for First Aiders in any childcare setting. 
Call 01786 445377 to book today.

Paediatric First Aid Training

Cost: £126.00 including VAT for SCMA members

The Paediatric First Aid Course is a Gold Standard two-day course that provides in-depth training for people who are required to be First Aiders within any childcare setting. As SCMA is working in partnership with SAFA the cost for our members is £126 (inclusive of VAT). A payment of £12 will be taken by SCMA and £114 by SAFA. The recommended retail price for this course if you book directly with SAFA is £156 (inclusive of VAT).  


On completion of training, successful candidates will be able to:

  • provide First Aid for an infant and child:

o who is unresponsive and breathing normally, including child and infant resuscitation
o who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
o who has a foreign body airway obstruction
o with external bleeding
o with injuries to bones, joints and muscles

  •  understand how to administer emergency First Aid to an infant or child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness such as:

o sickle cell crisis
o diabetic emergencies
o asthma attack
o allergic reaction
o meningitis
o febrile convulsions

  • understand how to administer First Aid to an infant or child:

o who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold
o who has sustained an electric shock
o with burns or scalds
o who has been poisoned
o who has been bitten or stung
o with minor injuries, including cuts, grazes, bumps and bruises, small splinters and nose bleeds
o with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
o with head and spinal injuries
o with anaphylaxis
o who is suffering from shock

  • understand how to complete records relating to illnesses, injuries, and emergencies

How long does the course last?

Two days. Please note that these are rarely available during the weekends. Candidates are required to complete twelve contact hours of training and assessment. It is therefore necessary that candidates are able to attend for the whole duration of the course to allow them to be eligible for continuous assessment and certification.


9.00am until 4.45pm


Candidates will be assessed throughout the course. Evidence of underpinning knowledge and practical skills must be demonstrated by the candidate.


Successful candidates will receive a St Andrew’s First Aid Training and Supplies Ltd ‘Paediatric First Aid’ certificate, which is valid for three years.

How do I book?

To book your First Aid Training telephone the Learn with SCMA Team on 01786 445377. SCMA will take a payment of £12 and you will then be directed to SAFA where you will be able complete the booking process and secure your place.

SCMA Accredited Open Badge

When you successfully complete your First Aid Training, you will be invited to apply for a SCMA Accredited Open Badge. These are digital certificates of accomplishment.

FREE First Aid Manual

Every learner who attends a First Aid Course will receive the latest edition of the best-selling First Aid Manual that gives readers the knowledge to deal with life's little (and big) emergencies.  

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First Aid Training

SCMA is pleased to be working in partnership with St Andrew’s First Aid to offer our members First Aid Training. The courses are organised at a venue near you.

Baby and Child First Aid Training

A one-day (six hours) course providing all the necessary First Aid Training required for childminders together with a knowledge of what to do in an emergency.

On Demand First Aid Training

As well as delivering first aid courses in our venues throughout Scotland, St Andrew’s First Aid can deliver the same training to a group on your own premises or agreed venue. There are a few requirements that must be met beforehand.  If you would like further advice on how we can meet your specific needs, please give us a call on 01786 445377 to find out more.