A FREE two-day paediatric first aid course is taking place at Alton Library on March 3 and 10 from 9.45am until 4.15pm.

Tutor Paul Pritchard is aiming it at people with little or no first aid knowledge regarding children and babies. On completion of this fully accredited course an Ofqual accredited PFA certificate can be issued which is valid for three years.

This course deals with a wide range of medical emergency situations, including how to give CPR and use a defibrillator, bleeding control, choking, spinal and head injuries, chronic conditions, burns, poisoning and anaphylaxis.

To book a place visit https://shop.hants.gov.uk/collections/library-courses or call 02392 232957.