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16 Hour Outdoor First Aid including QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid – FA08

Our 16 hour outdoor paediatric first aid training is aimed at those working with children in an outdoor setting or who are working towards their forest school leader award and includes the Level 2 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid within the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid. 

“The Emergency First Aid course was helpful specifically using the defibrillator. I found the course good fun.”

Celador Radio Ashton, April 2017

Why do our customers choose us?

This course includes a number of practical scenarios set outside allowing delegates the opportunity to practice first aid in a different environment as well as gaining their paediatric first aid qualification.

Our courses are delivered by knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainers all of whom hold adult teaching qualifications supported by professional qualifications.

They have gained their hands-on first aid experience from a variety of different backgrounds over many years including nursing, armed forces, emergency services, hospitality, Voluntary Aid Societies, as well as other industry sectors before becoming qualified instructors.

Acorn Health and Safety provide training to thousands of staff working in the childcare and education sector every year.  From inset days at school to individual childminders seeking a course on the weekend, we can help.

Teaching 18,000 delegates a year Acorn Health & Safety offer training to individuals, groups and entire staff teams we are committed to providing excellent training delivered in a relaxed, yet informative style.

How do we approach 16 hour outdoor first aid training?

Trainers employ a wide range of teaching techniques to meet the needs of individual delegates attending courses, including scenario based exercises in the outdoor setting.  This course programme includes the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid accredited by Qualsafe Awards and follows a set syllabus and contains the most up to date information available including:

  • Planning for, and dealing with, first aid emergencies in the outdoor environment
  • Unconsciousness and resuscitation of babies and children
  • Choking
  • Minor cuts, bites, stings, bleeding and shock
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Broken bones and sprains
  • Head, neck and back injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Poisoning
  • Burns
  • Effects of extreme heat and cold including febrile convulsions
  • Contamination and injury to the eyes and foreign objects in the ears and nose
  • Other medical conditions including epilepsy, asthma, diabetes and meningitis

The Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage states that at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid (PFA) certificate must be on the premises and available at all times when children are present, and must accompany children on outings. The certificate must be for a full course consistent with the criteria set out. Childminders, and any assistant who might be in sole charge of the children for any period of time, must hold a full current PFA certificate. PFA training must be renewed every three years and be relevant for workers caring for young children and where relevant, babies. Our Level 3 Paediatric First Aid training meets the PFA requirements.

Owing to the practical nature of this course a basis level of general fitness is required.  Delegates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline.  Should you have any questions relating to the accessibility of this course please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

This course is of 16 hours (two days) duration.


  • Please ensure you bring photo ID with you and present to your trainer at the beginning of the course, this is a requirement of the course accreditation and certificates cannot be provided without it.
  • If English is your second language you are permitted to bring and use a hard copy bilingual dictionary during the course. Test papers are only available in English however, you can use your bilingual dictionary to help translate words. These can also be used in combination with a full verbally spoken multiple choice question assessment.

What should you expect from Acorn Health & Safety?

We’ll provide delegates with a variety of printed course materials including workbooks and handouts. On successful completion of this course delegates will receive a printed course certificate.

Post course our team of consultants and trainers are available to answer any questions you might have.  You’ll also receive an automatic reminder prior to course expiry.

Our 16 hour first aid course is just one of over 60 courses we offer. Acorn Health & Safety provides training and consultancy in first aid, fire safety, food safety, manual handling, healthcare training and health and safety.

We can provide a wide variety of accredited or tailor-made courses, these can be ‘in-house’ or ‘open’ programmes.

Our ‘in-house’ course programmes are the most cost effective option if you’ve a number of staff requiring training, and in many cases can be adapted to include reference to local policy, practice and documentation.  These courses can be delivered either at any suitable venue or you can hire our purpose-built training centre located in Warmley, Bristol, whichever is best suited to your needs.

We also run a rolling programme of ‘open courses’ which are particularly suited for individuals, organisations that only have a few delegates or those looking to release small groups of staff at a time.

Please contact us to discuss all of your training needs so we can advise the most suitable and cost effective solution.

For other courses, relevant to your industry or sector please see our industry information page, alternatively we have found that people attending this course also attend:

Not every course can be 'off the shelf'.

Our tailored health and safety training is aimed at meeting the needs of customers who have specific subjects to be covered within their health and safety staff training.

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Aimed at businesses and individuals requiring specific training or those with only a few members of staff to train our open courses run regularly throughout the year and cover a variety of different subjects.

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