Paediatric Awareness

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Further Details




Childcare & Education

Course Start Date

Thursday 6th February 2025

Course Duration

Full-time, 0 Weeks

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 7.00
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

Course Code


Course Overview

This Paediatric first aid awareness session equips parents, caregivers, and educators with the necessary skills to respond effectively to medical emergencies involving children. Delivered by an experienced professional, this session provides knowledge and support on how to administer immediate care to infants and young ones during accidents, illnesses, or injuries.

Course Requirements

Participants are not required to possess any previous knowledge or expertise. We welcome individuals with a genuine enthusiasm for the subject and a willingness to actively engage and contribute.

What you will Learn

Participants will learn essential techniques such as CPR, choking relief, wound management and how to use a Defibrillator.
Making this session both interactive and engaging, promoting a culture of wellbeing.


There will be no formal assessment.


For those seeking a qualification, they can be signposted to a Level 2 qualification in First Aid/PFA

Career Options

Completing a short course in Paediatric Awareness can provide you with valuable knowledge and skills related to child health and well-being. While it may not lead to specialised roles, it can be a useful addition to your resume and can be relevant to various careers involving children and families. Here are some career options you can consider after completing such a course:

Childcare Worker: You can work in daycare centres, preschools, or as a nanny, caring for and supervising young children while applying your knowledge of paediatric awareness to ensure their well-being.

Preschool Teacher Assistant: Assist preschool teachers in the classroom, helping to create a safe and nurturing environment for young children while promoting their development.

Child Life Specialist: These specialists work in hospitals, helping children and families cope with the stress of illness and hospitalisation by providing emotional support and age-appropriate activities.

Paediatric Medical Assistant: Work in a paediatric healthcare setting, assisting with tasks like taking vital signs, recording patient histories, and ensuring a child-friendly environment.

Family Support Worker: Provide support to families with young children, helping them access resources and services, and offering guidance on child development and well-being.

Community Health Worker: Focus on promoting paediatric health within communities, educating families on healthcare resources, nutrition, and child development.

Youth Program Coordinator: Plan and oversee programs and activities for children and adolescents, ensuring their safety, well-being, and development.

Parent Educator: Teach parents and caregivers about child development, parenting strategies, and child safety to promote healthy family dynamics.

School Counsellor Assistant: Assist school counsellors in supporting students’ emotional and social development in an educational setting.

Child Welfare Worker: Work in child protective services, helping to assess and address the needs of children in challenging family situations.

Paediatric First Aid Instructor: Teach paediatric first aid and CPR courses to parents, caregivers, and professionals who work with children.

Early Intervention Specialist: Support infants and young children with developmental delays or disabilities, providing services that promote their growth and development.

Child Advocacy Specialist: Advocate for children’s rights and well-being in legal, social services, or non-profit organisations.

Childcare Resource and Referral Specialist: Assist families in finding quality childcare providers and resources, ensuring children are placed in safe and suitable environments.

Keep in mind that while a short course in Paediatric Awareness provides a good foundation, you may want to explore additional education or certifications if you’re looking to specialise in a particular area or advance in your chosen career path. Also, gaining practical experience through internships or volunteer work can be invaluable in building your expertise and enhancing your career prospects.

Mandatory Units

There are no mandatory units.

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E:

Extra Costs Involved

Exam Validation Body

Hours Per Week

How Long To Complete

Programme Structure

Contact Details


Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
READY TO begin your journey?

Apply Now