A minute can make a difference.
Discover the many ways to learn first aid with our free online resources, workshops, first aid apps and more, plus Red Cross first aid training courses.
Only one in 20 people would know what to do in a first aid emergency, but up to 59 per cent of deaths from injury could have been prevented if first aid was given before the emergency medical services arrived.
With our free online workshops, resources and apps, we can change that.
Looking out for one another is what our communities do best. Learning life-saving skills is human kind.
Spare a minute today to learn and share one simple first aid skill, and you too could save someone’s life.
On this page you can:
- learn why first aid matters
- read real first aid experiences
- learn simple first aid skills online
- download free Red Cross first aid apps
- find free first aid workshops
- find free first aid teaching resources
- book a Red Cross first aid training course
- buy Red Cross approved first aid products
During the coronavirus, please always consider your own personal safety first when delivering first aid. Learn more about Covid-19 first aid guidance.
Why first aid matters
Only 16 per cent of people in the UK have the confidence and knowledge to help save someone’s life, and 8 in 10 adults wouldn’t know what to do if you or a loved one collapsed, were unresponsive and not breathing.
Download Red Cross first aid apps
With our British Red Cross first aid apps you’re only two taps away from learning how to help someone in a first aid emergency.
First aid app
Our free Red Cross first aid app provides up-to-date information on how to help someone in a first aid emergency.
Baby and child first aid app
Our free paediatric first aid app is designed to support parents, grandparents and caregivers in a baby and child first aid emergency.
First aid workshops
Learn how to help in a first aid emergency with our free workshops for all ages.
Workshops for all ages
Our free face-to-face and online workshops to help build confidence, coping skills and knowledge to assist in a first aid emergency.
First aid teaching resources
Inspire a new generation of lifesavers with our free British Red Cross first aid learning resources for educators, children and young people.
First aid champions
The first aid champions website is a free first aid teaching platform full of activities, films, quizzes, PowerPoints and lessons for learners aged 5-18, designed to empower and teach young people first aid.
Red Cross first aid training courses
Whether you need to do a first aid at work course or want to learn first aid for your everyday life, you can book a first aid training course near you.
About first aid training
Red Cross first aid training provides a range of first aid courses covering:
- health and safety
- first aid at work
- mental health training and more.
Help us with our education
At the British Red Cross, we are always working on new and exciting ways to provide education. If you would like to help shape what and how we help in the future, please fill out our education survey.