Derry Well Women in partnership with the NWRC is running a Paediatric First Aid course beginning on Monday 22nd January. Participants will gain first aid knowledge and skills and the course is aimed at those working with children.

It takes place on Monday nights from 7pm-9pm and runs for 10 weeks. The course offers an Edexcel Level 3 Award, and costs £25 plus £28 exam fee. If you are interested in signing up for this course, please contact Patricia Villa on 02871360777.

Who Is This Paediatric First Aid Course For?

The Paediatric first aid training course (formerly First Aid for Child Carers) is designed for people caring for children in any setting. It is suitable for au pairs, nannies, childminders, nursery and pre-school workers, sport and leisure staff, crèche leaders, parents and anyone responsible for the welfare of children. or for those who aspire to gain employment in this sector.

What Does This Paediatric First Aid Course Cover?

This Course consists of two units, which are Managing Paediatric Illness and Injury; and Paediatric Emergency First Aid. It will cover the following areas:

  • Actions in an Emergency
  • Primary Assessment
  • Secondary Assessment
  • Top to Toe Survey
  • Recovery Positions
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Choking
  • Asthma
  • Drowning
  • Principles of Resuscitation
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Disorders of Circulation
  • Shock
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Head Injuries
  • Wounds and Bleeding
  • Bites and Stings

Other Paediatric First Aid Course Details

Upon completion of this course, you will hold an accredited First Aid Qualification (Edexcel Level 3 Award).  To book your place or for further information, please call Patricia Villa on 02871360777 or email

About Derry Well Women

Derry Well Women is a not-for-profit centre which offers health and social care services to women of all ages in a welcoming, relaxed, safe and confidential space. 

Our approach is holistic: we focus on meeting your physical, mental and emotional needs, with the help of our health, well-being and social care experts. And this approach works! We are an award-winning centre of excellence, respected by health professionals and used by over 2,000 women each year.

Our services cover areas as diverse as cancer, mental health, and fitness, to parenting, breastfeeding support, miscarriage and menopause. We deliver our services via clinics, programmes, courses, classes, support groups and counselling and other one-to-one services.