First Aid Course

Course Information

First Aid course is designed for clients who wish to have a greater understanding of First Aid. This course includes illnesses and injuries and through the scenarios can be contextualized to your customers’ requirements.

It is strongly recommended by First Aid International that first aid skills are refreshed annually.

Course Specification

Intended Participant:

Members of the public that require first aid skills

Max Student Instructor Ratio:

12 Candidates: 1 Instructor

Max Class Size: 24 Candidates (with 2 instructors)
Course Duration: Initial Training: 12 hours
Retraining time: 12 hours
Assessment: Knowledge and skills assessment
Certificate Expiry: 3 years from date of completion


Course Information Sheet


Content and Materials

Student Materials Includes:
• Essential Skills and Reference Guide
• Successful Completion Card
• Emergency Plan & Guidance Card
• Wall Certificate
• Course Evaluation and Statement of Understanding Form

Hands-on Skill Practice

Students will practice the essential skills in small groups and will apply these skills in scenario sessions during the course.


Students are assessed throughout the course by instructor observation of the essential skills. There is also a summative assessment of knowledge and skills at the end of this course.


Course Topics


Principles of First Aid
Emergency Management Procedure
Care Cycle™

Scene Safety

Scene Survey

Basic Life Support

Patient Survey, Patient Unresponsive and Breathing Normally (Recovery Position) 
Unresponsive Non Breathing Patient (CPR Adult)
Automated External Defibrillation,
Alternative Ventilation Procedures, Chain of Survival, Choking

Life Threatening Conditions

Control Of Bleeding
Shock Management

Secondary Survey

Patient Survey: Patient Responsive  
Patient Survey: Unresponsive Breathing Patient Physical Assessment (Top to Toe Survey)

First Aid Topics

Breathing Problems
Circulatory Problems
Environmental Problems
Nervous System Problems
Other Medical Problems
Other Injuries

First Aid Health and Safety

First Aid Kit
Patient Report Form (PRF)