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Lagan Valley LeisurePlex Launches Paediatric First Aid Courses

Lagan Valley LeisurePlex Launches Paediatric First Aid Courses

25 October 2018

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Chairman of the Leisure and Community Development Committee, Alderman Paul Porter has launched two new Ofqual accredited Paediatric First Aid Courses which will take place at the Council`s Lagan Valley LeisurePlex.

Commencing in November, the courses will cover everything you need to know in regards to helping an ill or injured child and have been specifically designed to cater for all needs, from professional child care workers to a parent just wanting to gain a bit more knowledge.  All courses are run by fully qualified trainers using the most up to date training resources and equipment.

Taking place in two formats, the IQL Level 3 Emergency Paediatric First Aid Course will take place over four 1.5 hour classes running once a week over a four week period. Set in a relaxed environment, it is aimed at adults looking to gain the knowledge and confidence to deliver first aid to children. For this course, adults are welcome to bring children along to the 90 minute session to likewise introduce them to basic first aid and put them at ease if they ever require first aid in the future.

Alternatively, the IQL Level 3 Paediatric First Aid Course, a more in-depth version of the Emergency Paediatric Course, will take place over 12 hours at various times throughout the month and is ideal for anyone interacting with children in the workplace, parents, guardians and family members.

At the end of each course a certificate of qualification will be issued to individuals and is valid for three years.

Speaking at the launch, Alderman Porter said “First Aid is a valuable life skill and these courses have been developed to give parents and guardians the confidence and skillset to deal with injuries at home, out and about or in the workplace. The courses will cover a range of CPR and first aid skills to provide those looking after children with the skills to administer first aid.”

“I would encourage parents, guardians and all those working with children to sign up to these beneficial classes, you never know when the skills could come in useful and help save a life. I wish Lagan Valley LeisurePlex major success in the running of these courses and hope they continue for the foreseeable future.”

The Paediatric First Aid Courses will commence in November 2018, for further details please contact Paul McFarland on 02892 448070 or email