Advanced Paediatric Life Support


Advanced Paediatric Life Support is taught, and its principles practised throughout the world. Over 83,000 candidates have completed the course since its inception in 1993. The 3-day APLS course comprises of a flexible one-day on-line component (VLE) and a two-day face-to-face course. Candidates who have taken the course include Consultants, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Resuscitation Training Officers from Accident & Emergency, Anaesthetic and Paediatric departments.

Course information

Please click on the following link to download a full APLS course information fact sheet.

APLS Fact Sheet

CPD Points System Revised guidance from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges emphasises that the focus of CPD should be on its quality and reflection of its impact on a clinician’s practice, rather than the amount of time spent on the activity and that the responsibility for identifying CPD requirements rests with the individual and should be based on their personal areas of practice and personal development plan agreed at their annual appraisal. Although one 'CPD credit' will normally equate to one hour of educational activity, the amount of educational activity obtained from a specific event may vary between individuals depending on an individual’s specific learning outcomes.

How to book

APLS courses are currently being held worldwide.

Course dates and venues

There may be last minute places available on an APLS face-to-face course. Please click here for information.

Important course updates and references


Please be aware that Codeine has been banned in children under 12, and is no longer advised in any child. We are in the process of amending our materials, but please bear this in mind in the interim. If you want any further information, please visit:

Replacement manual pages or chapters

APLS 6e manual update, January 2017.

APLS references for 6th Edition

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