Paediatric Life Support


PLS exists to teach the practical procedures necessary for the initial effective management of childhood emergencies. The 1 day PLS course is generally run on an in-hospital basis and ALSG has course centres throughout the UK. The course comprises of lectures, skills stations, workshops and resuscitation simulations. Candidates who have taken the course include Doctors, Nurses, RTOs and all professions allied to medicine (PAMS).

Course information

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

PLS 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

PLS courses are currently being held at centres across the UK. Unfortunately with PLS courses running internally in most hospitals, we are not informed of all of the course dates.

Course dates and venues

Important course updates

Replacement manual pages or chapters

There are no changes currently

APLS references for 6th Edition:

To follow in January 2016