Paediatric First Aid Refresher Course


This qualification is aimed at Certificated Paediatric First Aiders who wish to update their knowledge and skills in order to re-qualify for a further three years. It is intended for learners who care for children in a professional setting such as pre-school or nursery staff, childminders, nannies and au pairs.

The course is highly-interactive and gives delegates the hands-on experience to successfully deliver first aid to infants and children in a real-life situation.

Learners must be physically able to carry out the practical elements of the course and hold a valid Paediatric First Aid certificate achieved within the last three years.

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DG Training accepts ITA funding for many of THEIR COURSES AND TRAINING PACKAGES

What are Individual Training Accounts (ITAs)?

A Skills Development Scotland Individual Training Account (ITA) is money for you to put towards the costs of employability-focussed learning or training.

What can they be used for?

Eligible applicants could receive up to £200 towards a single training course. There are loads of course geared towards helping you get a job or progress in your career. Many of DG Training’s Courses and Training Packages are approved for ITA funding.

Who are They For?

You could be eligible for an ITA if you are:

  • Aged 16 or over
  • Living in Scotland
  • Currently in, or actively seeking work
  • Not undertaking training through the Employability Fund
  • Not undertaking a Foundation, Modern or Graduate Level Apprenticeship
  • Not participating in the Community Jobs Scotland programme
  • In receipt of an income of £22,000 per year or less, or are on certain benefits

How to apply for an ITA with DG Training

  1. Click on the link
  2. Browse through our approved courses and packages to find one that is right for you
  3. Click on the Apply for Funding button
  4. Complete the online application form
  5. We will contact you with further details



Guided Learning Hours

A minimum of 6 guided learning hours are required for this course.

Form of Assessment

The assessment for this course comprises of two parts; a practical assessment and a multiple-choice examination. On successful completion of this course, you will receive a Paediatric First Aid Refresher certificate which will last for three years.


  • Role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider
  • Assessing an emergency situation safely
  • Provide first aid for a casualty who is unresponsive and breathing normally
  • Provide first aid for a casualty who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
  • Choking
  • External bleeding
  • Shock
  • Bites, stings and minor injuries
  • Fractures
  • Head, neck and back injuries
  • Conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Asthma attacks
  • Allergic reactions
  • Meningitis
  • Febrile convulsions
  • Effects of extreme heat and cold
  • Electric shocks
  • Burns and scalds
  • Poisoning
  • Anaphylaxis

In addition to this course, we also offer an emergency paediatric first aid course and a number of general first aid courses.