FIS training: Paediatric First Aid 12 hour course

The Paediatric First Aid 12 hour course provides a Paediatric First Aid qualification to comply with the Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) National Minimum Standards (NMS).

Under the CIW NMS, 1 member of staff for every 10 children at a childcare setting must have this Paediatric First Aid qualification. For example; a setting registered for 70 children, will need at least 7 members of staff to have the qualification.

This course covers a range of subjects, including:

  • Role of the Paediatric First Aider
  • Recognising and managing seizure
  • Recognising and managing diabetic emergencies
  • Recognising and managing choking
  • Recognising and managing asthma
  • Dealing and managing an unconscious casualty
  • Performing resuscitation (CPR including the safe use of an AED)
  • Recognising signs of meningitis
  • Managing and treating wounds, bleeding and shock
  • Recognising and managing febrile convulsions
  • Recognising and managing allergic reactions including anaphylaxis
  • Recognising and managing fractures
  • Recognising and managing head, neck and back injuries
  • Managing eye, ears and facial injuries

The qualification is assessed through practical demonstrations and completion of written questions.

Learners must attend and complete all sessions to gain the qualification.

The qualification is valid for three years.

When and where do courses take place?

The Paediatric First Aid 12 hour course takes place:

  • Saturday 14 and Saturday 21 of October 2023 from 9:30am to 4:30pm at Corwen Day Nursery
  • Saturday 2 and Saturday 9 of December 2023 from 9:30am to 4:30pm at the Oak Tree Centre, Rhyl - Fully booked
  • Saturday 10 and Saturday 17 of February 2024 from 9:30am to 4:30 at the Oak Tree Centre, Rhyl

Venue information

Corwen Day Nursery

Venue information for Corwen Day Nursery

The Corwen Day Nursery address is

Off Green Lane
LL21 0DN


Parking is available at the Corwen Day Nursery.

Oak Tree Centre

Venue information for the Oak Tree Centre

The Oak Tree Centre address is

LL18 2DY


Parking is available at the Oak Tree Centre.

Facilities for disabled people

The Oak Tree Centre has:

  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Hearing loop
  • Lift
  • Automatic doors
  • Access by ramps/level access

Who can attend?

This course is only for registered childcare providers in Denbighshire who are registered, or are registering, with the Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) (external website).

The setting must also be registered with Dewis.Wales (external website)

How to get involved

There is a charge of £70 per person to attend this course and each person who wants to attend will need to complete the online booking request form.

After receiving a booking request, we will send an invoice to the childcare provider which must be paid before attending the course. 

Online booking request form for the Paediatric First Aid 12 hour course

More information

This course will be provided by Groundwork North Wales (external website).

Cancel a booking

If you need to cancel a booking you have made, please cancel your place at least two working days before the course takes place. You may still be charged if you do not cancel a booking in time

Cancel a booking online

Childcare setting details on Dewis Cymru

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