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.


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Try First aid champions

First aid champions is a brand new online teaching platform for learners ages 5–18. It’s packed full of age-differentiated practical activities, videos, quizzes and guidance to support teachers to deliver first aid education.  You can explore primary and secondary teaching ideas about: 

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

First aid champions covers the new RSE and Health curriculum requirements for teaching first aid in primary and secondary schools in England.

Explore First aid champions


Two sisters learning first aid at home on a tablet

Age: 5-18

Type: Activities, teaching package, films

Subjects: PSHE

Activities to support learning first aid skills and showing how these skills can be used in everyday life with kindness and confidence.

  • Kindness
  • First aid and the bystander effect
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Age: 5-18

Type: Lesson plan, teaching package, videos

Subjects: PSHE, Tutor time

A range of activities to help children and young people learn first aid at home during the coronavirus crisis.

  • Kindness
  • First aid and the bystander effect
  • Home learning resources
Two teenagers help their friend who is lying on the floor

Age: 14-19

Type: Lesson plan, video

Subjects: PSHE

Use our videos, lesson plans and practical resources to teach young people about alcohol and first aid.

  • First aid and the bystander effect
A young woman speaks in a group.

Age: 11-19

Type: Teacher briefing, quick activity

Subjects: PSHE

Teacher briefing and class activity exploring how best to support someone who is upset.

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

Age: 5-19

Type: Teaching guide

Subjects: Cross-curricular

Download a Red Cross poster for primary and secondary schools.

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