Online First Aid course for New Parents, Grandparents, Babysitters, Au Pairs

Online First Aid course for New Parents, Grandparents, Babysitters, Au Pairs


This Paediatric First Aid (PFA) online course can be taken as an annual refresher or, as a comprehensive stand alone course. This 4 hour online course is not suitable for individuals who require an Ofsted or EYFS Compliant award.

You will need to register and complete the 12 Hour Paediatric First Aid: (Blended) course or the 12 Hour Paediatric First Aid: (100% classroom) course in order to receive your full 12 hour Ofsted and EYFS compliant award. We also offer the 6 hour Emergency Paediatric First Aid (EPFA) classroom course. For further details about the right course for you please visit our “childcare providers page”.

About this course

PFA focuses on common illnesses, emergencies and scenarios likely when dealing with infants and children. To read more about Ofsted registration and your mandatory requirements please visit our dedicated childcare providers page in the discovery section

The online platform is super simple to navigate. Watch the video lessons at your own pace, pause and resume when it suits you. Answer the multiple-choice questions throughout the course and when you have completed all the lessons, you will be directed to the final assessment.

To make sure you really learn and retain the information, test questions are randomised. A video review following the final assessment is customised to support a thorough understanding of each topic

  • Front-row seat in the class
  • No PowerPoint based slides
  • Detailed bite sized video-based training with demonstrations
  • Subtitles for “sound off” viewing
  • Optional concise text lesson summary with key learning points accompanying each clip
  • Comprehensive manual and posters, and current regulatory guidelines updates
  • Access videos for up to 8 months after purchase
  • Certified CPD evidence-based learning statement and certificate upon successful completion
  • Includes recent guidelines on infection prevention with the outbreak of Severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARSCoV2)


Au pairs

Course topics

Introduction to Nanny and Au Pair First Aid
Paediatric Blended
Paediatric Accident reporting and Record Keeping
Reporting and Consent
Fears of First Aid
Asking permission to help
Calling the EMS
Waiting for the EMS to arrive
Scene Safety
Chain of Survival
Drab and the ABCD's
Differences in Child Size
Initial Assessment and the Recovery Position
Infant recovery Position
BSi First Aid Kit
Cardiac Arrest and CPR
Introduction to Paediatric and Adult CPR
Older Child and Adult CPR
CPR Handover
Compressions only CPR
AED Introduction
Child CPR
Child CPR Breakdown
Infant CPR
Choking Management
Adult Choking
Child Choking
Infant Choking
Bleeding Control
Types of Bleeding
Serious Bleeding
Embedded Object
Child Bleeding Control
Nose Bleeds
Other Types of Injury
Foreign Objects
Minor Injuries
Secondary Care for Injury and Illness
Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis
Spinal Injury
treating a Burn
treating a burn with cling film
Electrical Injuries
Paediatric Seizures
Febrile Convulsions
Sickle Cell
Eye Injuries
Heat Emergencies
Cold Emergencies


Watch the video lessons at your own pace and answer the incremental multiple-choice questions throughout the course. When you have completed all the lessons, you will be directed to the final assessment. Students must score at least 70% to pass.


This course includes the latest CPR and Coronavirus recommendations.
The course meets the latest UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.
Successful candidates will receive a certified Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Statement as well as a certificate, handy wallet card, student manual and access to regular refresher videos ensuring knowledge remains current.

Additional information

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 3 hours and 53 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • Certified CPD time credit conformation
  • Follows latest UK Resuscitation and ERC guidelines
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • Course manual available in the following languages: English, Spanish, Polish, Russian and Arabic

This course can be completed as a stand alone course or an annual refresher for any Paediatric First Aid (PFA) courses only. In order to meet all Ofsted and EYFS mandatory requirements you will need to compete one of the 12 hour courses.

If you require a one day, 6 hour Emergency Paediatric First Aid (EPFA) which is the minimum mandatory requirement for all childcare practitioners and voluntary part of the Ofsted register only, you must take our 6 hour classroom course.

The 6-hour EPFA and 12-hour Paediatric courses must have an element of face to face classroom training in order to meet the requirements of Ofsted and the EYFS.


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