NEW DISCOUNT! Certified Blended Paediatric First Aid training with St John Ambulance
Blended course now available!
Working in partnership with St John Ambulance, the nation’s leading first aid training provider, the Early Years Alliance is delighted to offer this innovative two-day blended course which covers emergency situations that can happen while looking after young children and babies.
The course is for anyone working with young children such as pre-school leaders, nursery and childcare managers, creche owners, children’s centre managers, childminding professionals and baby & toddler groups including those working towards an Early Years Educator qualification.
It meets the Ofsted Early Years and Childcare Register and runs in two parts:
- one day of flexible online learning
- one day of group face-to-face training.
What the course covers
This course covers all accidents as defined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
- Managing an emergency
- Stings and bites
- Bone, muscle and joint injuries
- Head, neck and back injuries
- Burns and scalds
- Extremes of heat and cold
- Poisons and what to do if someone has been poisoned
- Low blood sugar
- Ears, eyes and nose injuries
- Managing an emergency (practical)
- Role of the first aider (including knowledge of health and safety regulations)
- Communication and casualty care
- Child and baby resuscitation (CPR)
- Unresponsive baby
- Unresponsive child
- Choking baby
- Choking child
- Allergic reaction
- Minor and severe bleeding
*20% discount is available to all Alliance members who submit an enquiry form located at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, contact St John Ambulance at firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting promotional code: BPFA5
!! Important update on First Aid certificates !!
If your paediatric first aid (PFA) certificate expired on or after 1 October 2020, the DfE has advised that it will still be valid until 31 March 2021. After this you will need to have an up-to-date certificate.
- How does the new ‘blended’ training work?
The first part of the course is undertaken online.
This element must be completed before attending the face-to-face training, with no longer than 6 weeks between starting the online and completing the face-to-face.
On completion, learners will receive a Paediatric First Aid certificate, valid for three years.
- What is the advantage of doing a 'blended' course?
Usually most Paediatric First Aid training is delivered as face-to-face training over a two-day period to cover requirements for those working in the early years sector.
This has presented challenges for the sector who need to commit considerable time while also covering additional costs for temporary staff who need to ensure ratios are maintained during staff absences.
St John Ambulance’s new blended Paediatric First Aid meets this demand for more flexible training packages with a focus on working with young children.
Blended First Aid courses are unusual and makes St John Ambulance one of the market leaders in this field and in the sector.
In addition, online training at these difficult times is a safer training option as it cuts down travel requirements and attending face-to-face training on one day as opposed to two-day courses.
- How much does it cost?
The course will cost £162 (incl. VAT) outside London/M25 and £222 (incl. VAT) inside London/M25.
Alliance members will now receive a 20% discount i.e. £129.60 (incl. VAT) and £177.60 (incl. VAT) respectively.
- Are there any added extras?
Learners will receive information such as free first aid online modules, tips and advice shared on a monthly basis by e-newsletter to supplement the training.
The early years settings who have completed the course already were asked afterwards: 'After completing the training, do you feel you have the confidence to deal with a first aid incident?'
89% said yes, 11% said somewhat and 0% said no.
One learner said: 'I thought this was an excellent course presented very clearly with great videos.'
Register your interest in this course
If you are interested in booking onto this course for yourself or your team please register your interest using the short online form below and someone from St John Ambulance will contact you to take your booking further. Thank you.