Assessment of the Child in Primary Care

Equips healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to confidently navigate paediatric assessments. Participants will learn to identify common conditions, signs and symptoms. Above all, participants will learn the fundamentals of conducting comprehensive assessments and managing paediatric presentations in primary care settings.


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Key course information



Image showing a nurse carrying out an assessment of a child in a primary care settingThe ‘Assessment of the Child in Primary Care’ course delves into effective paediatric assessment. Covering common conditions, their signs and symptoms and age-specific considerations, participants will acquire essential skills in history-taking and physical examinations.

The course emphasises a systematic approach. Participants will learn essential skills such as respiratory, cardiovascular, abdominal, and neurological examinations to gain the foundational knowledge required for effective physical examinations. Interactive activities and practical case studies and exercises will be integrated to enhance practical assessment skills, critical thinking and proficiency in recognising and managing common paediatric presentations.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will earn a certificate in Assessment of the Child in Primary Care. This provides a pathway to gain clinical competence and practice under supervision through hands-on experience and mentorship in practice.



Assessment of the Child in Primary Care – Core Modules





Additional Information


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The course has been developed in line with UK National Standards and Guidelines (including those in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) and guidance from the NHS, NICE, Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).




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