12 Hour Care for Children


Key Features

  • Course Manual and Wall 12 Hour Certificate Included
  • HSE & OFSTED Approved
  • 2 Days
  • Qualification valid for 2 years

Course Overview

In the UK professional child care providers such as Nannies, Nursery Carers, and Childminders must complete a suitable paediatric First Aid Course at regular intervals. Our 12 Hour Care for Children programme meets regulatory requirements necessary for such a first aid course.

The course includes both primary care (CPR) and secondary care (first aid) skills. The primary care portion of the course prepares the rescuer to render aid to an infant or child with a life-threatening emergency such as choking or cardiac arrest. Secondary care focuses on developing secondary patient care skills and building the rescuer’s confidence to render first aid to an infant or child in need when emergency medical services are either delayed or unavailable. The Care for Children course content is based on guidelines from the Paediatric Working Group of ILCOR.

Subjects covered include:


Typically this course is run over 2 consecutive days. However the mandatory 12 hours required by the HSE and OFSTED can also be delivered over a longer period of time should staff availability be a problem to your organisation.

Course Accreditation

This course is valid for 2 years from the date of completion.


Candidates must attend all sessions to be eligible for accreditation. Candidates must be physically able to carry out the detailed procedures (see course overview)


An assessment will take place on the afternoon of the final day by the instructor to review candidates understanding of the course. Along with a multiple choice question paper.

Next Scheduled Course(s)

Maximum Numbers: 4 on our open courses

For our current scheduled Courses have a look here

If our published date(s) not convenient then contact us to discuss your dates and we will see what we can arrange for you.

Have a group of four or more then please contact us as we can arrange a closed course for you on dates that are mutually convenient.