Those requalifing who find that if their PFA certificate requalification training is prevented for reasons associated directly with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, or by complying with related government advice, the validity of current certificates can be extended to 31 March 2021 at the latest. This applies to certificates expiring on or after 1 October 2020. Please read further detail in the EYFS disapplications guidance.


CIW has recognised in its frequently asked questions that following the cancellation of first aid courses, first certificates cannot currently be renewed. Given the circumstances, CIW expects providers to undertake the necessary first aid training when courses resume. PACEY Cymru information and frequently asked questions for Wales.

First aid training is not only a requirement as a registered childcare professional, but it's a potentially lifesaving skill that you never know when you'll need.

PACEY delivers first aid courses designed for childcare professionals and works with training providers Tigerlily Training and Proactive First Aid to provide courses in England and Wales.

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Really excellent helpful course which was brilliantly delivered and made interesting and fun

Paediatric first aid course attendee