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What if... What if?

  • What would you do if your baby was choking? What if your baby has a rash...? Take a first aid course and be in control.

FirstAid Courses

  • First Aid Seminars (2 1/2 hrs great start)
  • Practical Basic Life Support (Hands on workshop)
  • Full day courses (6 hr – comprehensive course)
  • Courses in your own home (tailored to your needs)


  • First Aid Seminars - €50 or less
  • Essential Life support workshop - €60 or less
  • Full day courses - €140 or less
  • Courses in your own home – groups €400


Venue Date Details
City Centre 16/01/2016 Full course Sat 16 Jan 9.30am-3.30pm Book
City Centre 20/02/2016 Full course Sat 20 Feb 9.30am-3.30pm Book
City Centre 19/03/2016 Full course Sat 19 Mar 9.30am-3.30pm Book
City Centre 16/04/2016 Full course Sat 16 Apr 9.30am-3.30pm Book
City Centre 21/05/2016 Full course Sat 21 May 9.30am-3.30pm Book
City Centre 18/06/2016 Full course Sat 18 Jun 9.30am-3.30pm Book


Having a new baby can be very daunting. There's a sudden overwhelming sense of responsibility for your child's life. When your baby starts to take their first steps your fear for their safety increases. What would you do if your baby were choking? What would you do if a toddler were drowning? What if your baby's temperature spikes? What would you do if your child had a rash? What if... what if... all the what if's can keep you up at night worrying. We all hope we will never encounter these situations but if you did you would be so much more prepared if you had recently taken a paediatric first aid course.

ClapHandies First Aid:

A practical up-to-date paediatric first aid training course for parents and carers.

ClapHandies have joined forces with Responder Training to bring you a practical up-to-date paediatric first aid training course for parents and carers of babies and young children. The aim of the course is to teach you how to respond confidently in case of an emergency with your family and friends and how to best to avoid accident and emergency admissions.

About the instructors:

The course director is Alice Walsh of Responder Training, Alice has extensive experience in the fields of Medicine and the business of Childcare. Alice is a registered General Nurse, Midwife and Intensive Care Nurse.

The Responder Training team of instructors are all certified by the Occupational First Aid Assessment Agency and registered Occupational First Aid instructor with the Health and Safety Authority and with the National Ambulance Training Board, and have many years experience delivering occupational and paediatric first aid courses throughout Ireland.

Course Options:

There are three options to choose from depending on your experience and available time. See Pricing & Details tab for more details.

Pricing & Details


Option 1 - Comprehensive First Aid training course for Parents (6 hours)

This comprehensive course covers both the practical and theory elements of first aid training. Contents include:

  • C.P.R. - Paediatric and Adult (practical & theory)
  • Choking and air way management (practical & theory)
  • Recovery Position (practical & theory)
  • Temperature management
  • Burns and scalds
  • Chemical burns & poisons
  • Electrical shock & home safety
  • Fractures & Breaks
  • Meningitis
  • Medical emergencies, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Spinal injuries

Duration - 6 hours

Max attendees - 16

Fee - €140 for 1 place, €240 for 2 places, €330 for 3 places, €400 for 4 places

Price includes first aid manual and certificate valid for 2 years

Option 2 - First Aid at Home

we regularly do private first aid courses in peoples homes, businesses etc. Depending on your numbers (the more people the longer it takes to complete the course and requirement we can customise the courses to suit your needs we have a number of options as outlined below.

  • Full Paediatric course - 4 hrs - max 4 people: €550
  • Full Paediatric course - max 16 people: €850
  • Practical CPR & choking workshops 2 1/2 hours: Max 10 people €500

Cancellation Policy

  • Up to 3 weeks before course start, full refund
  • Up to 1 week before course start, 50% refund (unless we are able to rebook your place, then 100% refund)
  • Less than 1 week before course start, no refund (unless we are able to rebook your place, then we will will offer you a place on next available course)


Online we accept Laser & all major credit cards. Full payment is due on booking. You can also arrange a bank transfer, please contact

Please note – we do not take any payments in class, thanks for your understanding.

Why First Aid ?

  • Lean to respond confidently in case of emergency
  • Understand when to go and when not to go to A&E
  • Because it's essential training for any parent or carer

Customer Comments

What our customers say about us

I found the first aid course very good and would definitely recommend it. My only fear is I wouldn't remember how to do CPR in an emergency as most...

- Fiona Garvey - Harcourt St - firstaid course

The course was excellent. John McCormac the presenter was also super. He had a lovely style and I really learnt a lot from him. In fact it is quite...

- Anna Scally - Harcourt St - firstaid course

I found the course really interesting and practical and it met my objectives in the timeframe given. I thought the tutor was very good. Her...

- Catherine Coleman - Harcourt St - firstaid course

"Everyone that attended the course found it extremely beneficial. The mix of discussion and practical work kept it interesting. Fergus, our...

- Olivia McCarthy - Harcourt St - firstaid course

Thank you for your mail regarding the First Aid Course. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and thought it very worthwhile. Our Instructor, Trisha, was...

- Marcelle Gribbin - Malahide - firstaid course

Thank you for organizing the pediatric first aid course. Overall I enjoyed it and feel I've certainly learned from it. The location was great- easy...

- Brenda Boylan - Kilkenny - firstaid course

I thought the course was excellent and I found it very interesting and useful. The instructor was knowledgable and friendly, and had an appropriate...

- Annette Sohor - Harcourt St - firstaid course

Some feedback on the course run by Trish at Malahide Rugby Club on Sat June 13th, I was very happy with the course & Trish is an excellent tutor -...

- Susan Lohan - Malahide - firstaid course

I enjoyed the first aid course and did learn a lot of very good information. The instruction was very good and our instructor very passionate about...

- Lisa Ockochinski - Harcourt St - firstaid course

The course was very comprehensive. It was very well managed and Trish was excellent, I also thought getting to practice the CPR was invaluable. I...

- Carolyn and Leigh Dolan - Malahide - firstaid course

Course incl.

  • C.P.R
  • Choking and air way
  • Recovery Position
  • Temperature management
  • Burns and scalds
  • Chemical burns & poisons
  • Electrical shock & home safety
  • Fractures & Breaks
  • Diabetes, Epilepsy, Spinal injuries
  • Meningitis