First aid teaching resources

Our free teaching resources are designed to give children and young people the skills, confidence and willingness to act when someone is in need of first aid. They also make first aid simple to teach and fun to learn.

In the autumn term 2019, we’re launching a brand new online first aid teaching platform for learners ages 518. It’s packed full of age-differentiated practical activities, videos, quizzes and guidance to support teachers to deliver first aid education. 

You'll get primary and secondary teaching ideas about:

  • how children and young people can stay safe
  • behaving with kindness
  • coping skills in challenging situations
  • what to do in a first aid emergency
  • what might prevent people from stepping in to help and how to overcome barriers to action.

This exciting new resource will also cover the new RSE and Health curriculum requirements for teaching first aid in primary and secondary schools in England.

If you’d like to join our pilot, you’ll be among the first to use it.

In the meantime, First Aid Learning for Young People and Life. Live it. will be available for current users until 31 October 2019. After this date, you’ll be automatically invited to use the new website.

Please note that new registrations for First Aid Learning for Young People are now closed. This will only affect access to the educator zone, so if you’re new to the site you can still use the first aid skills and first aid quiz sections of the site over the summer.  Registration for the new resource will be ready for all teachers in the autumn term.

Restart a Heart Day 2019

Age: 11 - 19

Type: Awareness Day

Subjects: PSHE

Find out how your school can get involved in Restart a Heart Day 2019 on Wednesday 16 October.

  • First aid and the bystander effect
Children in class with their hands up.

Age: 5-19

Type: Teaching guide

Subjects: Cross-curricular

A teaching pack which includes a guide to our resources and posters for primary and secondary schools.

  • Conflict
  • Disasters and emergencies
  • First aid and the bystander effect