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 If a clinician finds that a course (or part of a course) is useful, they can count it as CPD with one CPD credit for one hour of relevant educational activity (excluding meal breaks etc). If a clinician attends a course and finds that it was of no educational value, it should not be counted as CPD. Please contact your college for further information.

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