E-learning – preventing unintentional injuries in the under 5’s

Unintentional injury is one of the main causes of death and is the most common cause of emergency hospitals admissions in children aged under 15 in Scotland.

The aim of this module is to explore what unintentional injuries are, their causes and effects and how to prevent these injuries.

This module is for all adults including family, those who have a professional, and voluntary relationships with early years, children and families across Scotland.

The module should take between 30 – 40 minutes to complete depending on your reading speed.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module you should be able to:

  • Define unintentional injuries and the scale of the problem for children in Scotland
  • Be aware of relevant legislation and policies and consider how they could be applied in practice.
  • Identify the risk factors which predispose children to unintentional injury throughout childhood development
  • Identify actions to prevent unintentional injuries
  • Reflect on your own practice


Self-enrolment: Once you have created an account, and logged in, click the following link and self-enrol in the course

Unintentional Injuries