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First aid training

These courses are for anyone who wants to learn first aid, from basic everyday skills to coping with emergencies.

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These courses are for people who need to comply with health and safety requirements at work.

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Group first aid training

If you have a group of six or more, we can provide training at your workplace or a different location that suits your group.

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Bespoke first aid courses

We can offer bespoke first aid courses for specific groups such as school groups, people with disabilities or sports teams. Our trainers can even come to you.

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There are first aid courses running at more than 180 locations across the UK. Find your nearest training venue and book online or call 0845 527 7743.

You can also use our course calculator to find the right course for you.

First aid courses for the public

We offer a huge range of courses for the general public lasting from two to 14 hours. You can learn a range of life-saving skills.

First aid for baby and child (one day)

Recommended for parents, grandparents or those caring for children and/or babies. Learn what to do if a child or baby starts choking, becomes unconscious or swallows something harmful. Includes training for medical emergencies such as meningitis.  
Find a baby and child first aid course
We also offer this course as two evening sessions: Find a baby and child first aid evening course

First aid for adult (five hours)

This course teaches you how to deal with many common first aid situations affecting adults, including heart attacks, strokes and diabetes.   
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We also offer this course as two evening sessions: Find a first aid for adult evening course

Emergency life support (four hours)

This short course covers some key life-saving skills and will give you the confidence to deal with many emergencies –such as unconsciousness, choking and bleeding.  
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Everyday First Aid (two hours)

This is a flexible way of learning basic first aid skills that are most relevant to you in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. 
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General first aid (one day)

This course covers common first aid situations – such as dealing with unconsciousness, burns, bleeding, choking, broken bones, diabetes and head injuries.  
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Practical first aid (two days)

Using imaginary scenarios, such as road accidents, we help participants practise first aid techniques. You cover the full range of life-saving and first aid skills, including how to deal with an unconscious person, major injuries and illnesses.  
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Save a life (two hours)

Learn and practise the basic skills that could save a life in an emergency – such as helping someone who is choking or unconscious. 
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Workplace courses

The British Red Cross is one of the UK’s leading first-aid-training providers. We offer first aid courses for the workplace and we are the chosen provider for more than 75,000 organisations.

First aid at work (three days)

This course is for employees who work in environments with higher hazards and risks based on their needs assessment. You will earn the first aid at work (FAW) certificate, which is valid for three years.
Find a place on our first aid at work course

First aid at work requalification (two days)

This course is designed for candidates who need to renew a valid first aid at work (FAW) qualification.
Find a place on our first aid at work requalification course

Emergency first aid at work (one day)

This course is ideal for low-hazard environments (e.g. offices, shops, libraries) or where your needs assessment identifies a requirement for a first aider trained in emergency first aid at work.
Find a place on our emergency first aid at work course

First aid for appointed persons

This course is for employees who require an Appointed Person for first aid in the workplace where HSE guidance indicates a first aider is not necessary.
Find a place on our first aid for appointed persons course

First aid annual skills update

This course is designed for candidates who wish to refresh their existing first aid at work training.
Find a place on our first aid annual skills update course

First aid for child carers

This course has been designed to meet the first aid training needs of child-minders and child carers. It meets the needs of Sure Start and Early Years and is appropriate for members of NCMA and PLA as well as anyone who is caring for children.
Find a place on our first aid for child carers course


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For more information or to book a course call

0845 527 7743

How to choose the right course

Man teaches a woman how to wrap a bandage during a first aid course

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