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Paediatric Life Support (PLS)

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed for the initial, effective treatment of childhood emergencies; the practical procedures necessary for the initial, effective management of childhood emergencies.

Accrediting Body

Visit the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) website (opens in new window) >

Target audience

Candidates should be doctors, nurses, RTOs and all professions allied to medicine (PAMs). Currently this course is only offered to CP2 (4th year) medical students during their paediatric attachment. A small number of places may be available to suitable candidates, please contact clinical skills directly.


The PLS course is run over one day.


Candidates will rotate through a series of lectures, skills stations and workshops throughout the course of the day, culminating in a short test scenario.  Successful completion of all elements of the course results in the candidate being issued with a certificate from the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG).

Compliance frequency

The certificate issued is valid for 4 years

Enquire about availability at Derby

To book a place please send an e-mail to and include Paediatric Life Support (PLS) in the subject, or call 01332 340131 (ext 89585).

GDPR notice

What you should not submit

Each question within our form clearly stipulates the information required from you. Please do not include further details about yourself or anyone else other than that being specifically asked. 

What information we collect

  • Name, profession, employer and job title
  • Contact information including address, telephone numbers and email address
  • Special dietary / access requirements
  • Relevant payment and invoicing information

How we use your information 

The personal information you submit via the registration form is used to keep an accurate record of who is attending one of the advertised training courses. None of your personal information is sold on or shared with any third party organisation. 

Who can access your information 

Course administrators and facilitators. This access is required to confirm your registration and to keep an accurate record of who is attending each course. 

Senior website administrators access your submitted personal information via a password protected secure access point within our website system. This access is required for technical support purposes.

How we store your information

When a form has been submitted we will keep a hard copy as required by the governing body of the course. Forms are kept for a maximum of 5 years in a secure environment.

How long we store your information for 

We store personal information for as short a time as possible. 

Unless you have otherwise stipulated within your submitted registration, your details will be removed from our protected hospital computer network shortly after you have attended your training course. 

Removal of your information from our records 

You are entitled to request that we remove any personal information we have about you stored within our systems at any time. For more information on how to do this please email