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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 up to 15 people, we can provide training at your workplace or a different location that suits your group.

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There are first aid courses running at conveniently located venues across the UK.

Find your nearest training venue and book online or call 0845 527 7743 (calls cost 5p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge).

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

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 unresponsive or swallows something harmful. Includes training for medical emergencies such as meningitis and asthma.  
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 (4 hours)

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


First aid courses for the workplace

The British Red Cross is one of the UK’s leading first aid training providers and the chosen provider for over 100,000 UK customers.

First aid at work (three days)

Suitable for people who work in high hazard environments and/or organisations who need additional first aid training (e.g. due to having employees with a disability or medical condition). 
Find a place on our first aid at work course
This course can also be taken one day a week over three weeks.

First aid at work requalification (two days)

Designed for people who want to renew their first aid at work certificate and continue to act as a workplace first aider.
Find a place on our first aid at work requalification course

Emergency first aid at work (one day)

Suitable for people who work in low hazard environments or where Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines indicate staff should hold a certificate in emergency first aid at work.
Find a place on our emergency first aid at work course

First aid for appointed persons

Suitable for organisations who work in low hazard environments and/or have a small small number of staff and/or don't need a first aider (according to their needs assessment).
Find a place on our first aid for appointed persons course

First aid annual skills update

Designed for existing first aiders who wish to refresh and update their first aid at work training.
Find a place on our first aid annual skills update course

Paediatric first aid (two days)

Suitable for people who care for babies and children in any professional setting. This course is recognised by Ofsted for Early Years and meets Childcare Registration requirements.
Find a place on our paediatric first aid course
This course can also be taken one day a week over two weeks.

Emergency paediatric first aid (one day)

Designed for newly qualified level two or three early years child carers. This course is also recognised by Ofsted for Early Years and meets Childcare Registration requirements.
Find a place on our emergency paediatric first aid course

Learn first aid to help those most in need

Due to a person’s health, circumstances or age, they may be more at risk of a first aid emergency. It's vital that the people closest to them have the knowledge and confidence to act.

We work with organisations that support older people, homeless people and people living with drug and alcohol addiction. We provide tailored first aid education for the specific first aid situations they may face. 
Find out about tailored first aid courses

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For more information or to book a course call:

0845 527 7743

Calls cost 5p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

How to choose the right course

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

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