First aid courses for the public
You can learn a range of life-saving skills at our courses for the general public.
First aid for baby and child (4 hours)
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 and asthma.
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We also offer this course as two evening sessions: Find a baby and child first aid evening course
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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First aid annual skills update
This course is designed for candidates who wish to refresh their existing first aid at work training.
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Paediatric first aid
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.
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