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First aid learning for young people

Help your students develop the skills and confidence to help in a first aid emergency

Our free, interactive teaching resources help you teach first aid to 11–19 year olds.

The resources are:

  • intended to help young people learn simple first aid skills and equip them with the confidence and willingness to act in a first aid emergency
  • designed to be accessible and straightforward for you to use.

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A teenage boy puts pressure on his bleeding arm as a girl calls for help© Info

Resource overview


  • Designed for 11 – 19 year olds, using technology and contexts relevant to them.
  • Covers 16 first aid topics, brought to life by realistic scenarios.
  • Lesson plan templates with curriculum links which can be tailored to your teaching needs.
  • Activities for different age groups, ability levels and settings.
  • Videos, case studies, online quizzes, skill guides and role play activities.
  • Educator dashboard allows you to track and review learners' progress.



Learning is delivered through emotive videos and engaging case studies, using realistic scenarios to help young people explore the roles of casualties, helpers, bystanders, friends and family in different first aid situations. These powerful resources will prompt thought-provoking discussions and interactive lessons.

The resources have been designed specifically to support you in teaching young people of this age range, using technology and contexts relevant to them, to encourage engagement and create an effective learning experience.

Online quizzes, skill guides and role play activities are all used to support young people's learning around this important life skill.


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New first aid research project

Young people learning first aid at school© Info

We’re looking for schools to take part in a new first aid research programme for 11-16 year olds. The project has been designed to help support development of first aid learning resources.

Register your interest

What’s involved?

  • Teach a minimum of two hours of first aid in January 2018.
  • Pre and post evaluations which demonstrates the impact on confidence and effectiveness.
  • You will receive guidance on how to use the resources.

Why take part?

Through the First aid learning for young people teaching resource this is your opportunity to inspire and engage learners with role-play, realistic examples and active learning.

  • Fits with cross–curricular learning – has links to specific subjects and areas of study.
  • Pick and mix from a range of activities to create sessions tailored to your class’s needs.
  • Students will love the practical activities.
  • First aid can save lives.

£50 voucher

As a thank you for taking part your school will receive a £50 voucher. You will also be entered into a prize draw to win a bundle of 15 DVDs (of the likes of Star Wars, The Sixth Sense and Pirates of the Caribbean) and a Stitch soft toy.  

How do you get involved?

To find out more and register your interest in taking part in the research, please complete the registration form.

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