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First Aid For Childcare Practitioners

Accredited course - interview required.

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £  Conc £0 Full £126

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Monday, Tuesday 09:30 - 15:00, 09:30 - 15:00 1 MAC 22/10/2018 23/10/2018 CC1350

What will the course cover?

This qualification provides learners with the first aid skills they require to enter the children’s workforce. The aim of the qualification is to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to paediatric first aid. You will learn about different types wounds and how to attend to them; How to deal with shocks; Recovery positions; The role and responsibilities of a first aider.

Who is the course for?

Anyone who has to administer first aid as part of their role in either childcare settings or in domestic environments. The qualification is designed for learners who have responsibility for children, whether in a work setting or within a domestic environment.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

You should be at least 19 years old and have basic IT skills.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

This is a standalone qualification which is for learners who have responsibility for young children in any setting. This qualification will support your employment prospects.

How is the course organised?

Training days which will involve both practical and theory.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

To gain the maximum benefit, you should read recommended books and websites, and practice the topics covered during the class – the more you practice, the faster your skills will improve.

How will my progress be assessed?

Informal feedback but tasks will help you decide what else you need to learn or practise. There will be regular opportunities to review your progress through the class. The two day course will cover theory and you will complete practical tasks.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Other Level 2 or 3 Health and Social Care qualifications or Early Years Educator qualifications depending on your chosen career path.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

A pen and notebook, a file folder to store handouts.

What support is available?

You may wish to get additional help and guidance offered through the free Study Support Sessions at the Macbeth Centre. At these sessions you can access the internet, work on and print homework and assignments for your course, research, access a range of software, improve your typing and practice/review what you have covered in class. You will need to book a place on these sessions – ask your tutor how. Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. If you have a disability and feel you need support to get the best from your course you can contact Sean Buckley ( to have a confidential discussion on how best we can support your learning. The Learner Support Fund is a discretionary scheme, funded by the Skills Funding Agency, to assist learners who may be experiencing difficulties in paying for essential equipment/materials, travel costs, childcare, registration fees and other necessary expenses. These funds are only available to learners studying towards an approved qualification and who are on a low household income of under £20,000. Parental income will not be taken into consideration but the income of any spouse or partner will. Proof of low income will be required. Please discuss this with your tutor at interview or enquire at reception for full details of these funds. Details of all available support can be found on our website (, in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or reception staff.