Course Details


The Heartsaver Paediatric First Aid, CPR and AED course was developed by the American Heart Association and teaches child care providers and others to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. 

It covers the four steps of first aid and paediatric first aid skills such as finding the problem, stopping bleeding, bandaging and using an epinephrine pen, as well as child CPR AED and infant CPR.

2Y Certificate Validity

The certificate will remain valid for 2 years after successful completion.

AHA Accredited

Accredited by the American Heart Association.

RCSA Accredited

Accredited by the Resuscitation Council of South Africa.


At the end of the Heartsaver CPR AED course attendees will be able to:

    • Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival.
    • Explain the concepts of the chain of survival.
    • Recognize when someone needs CPR.
    • Perform high quality CPR for an adult.
    • Describe how to perform CPR with help from others.
    • Give effective breaths by using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups.
    • Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult.
    • Perform high quality CPR for a child.
    • Demonstrate how to use an AED on a child.
    • Perform high-quality CPR for an infant.
    • Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child.
    • Demonstrate how to help a choking infant. List the priorities, roles and responsibilities of a rescuer providing first aid to a child or infant.
    • Describe the four key steps in first aid for children and infants:​ Prevent, protect, assess and act.
    • Remove protective gloves.
    • Find the problem.
    • Describe the assessment and first aid actions for the following life-threatening conditions:
    1. Difficulty breathing.
    2. Choking.
    3. Severe bleeding.
    4. Shock.
    • Control bleeding and bandaging.
    • Use an epinephrine pen.
    • Recognize elements of common injuries.
    • Recognize elements of common illnesses.
    • Describe how to find information on preventing illness and injury.
    • Recognize the legal questions that apply to paediatric first aid rescuers.

What You Will Receive

    • 185 page provider manual.

    • Quick Reference guide.

    • Mouth piece, glove and pouch.

    • AHA course completion certificate valid for 2 years.

    • 7 CPD points.

    • 10 SACE points.


    • Pass written exam.
    • Pass skills tests.