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.

Using our current resources

In the meantime, First Aid Learning for Young People and Life. Live it. will be available for current users until the new resource is live.

New registrations for First Aid Learning for Young People are now closed. You can still use the Educator zone resources, first aid skills learning and first aid quizzes. The only area affected by registration closure for new users is the My Groups option.

Our new resource will be ready for all teachers to access by the end of the year.


Children in a classroom practise first aid for someone who is unresponsive, using British Red Cross teaching resources.

Age: 5-19

Type: Lesson plan

Subjects: PSHE, Tutor time

Start planning your first aid education sessions by downloading our free primary and secondary teaching resources.

  • First aid and the bystander effect
Restart a Heart Day 2019

Age: 11 - 16

Type: Lesson plan

Subjects: PSHE, Tutor time

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
A girl comforts a boy while they wait for help to arrive.

Age: 5-11

Type: Lesson plan, teaching package, videos

Subjects: Citizenship, PSHE, Science

Help children to feel confident to help someone who is in need of first aid.

  • First aid and the bystander effect
Primary children drawing together.

Age: 5-19

Type: Lesson planning

Subjects: Cross-curricular, Tutor time

Key dates and awareness days to help plan your lessons.

  • Conflict
  • Disasters and emergencies
  • First aid and the bystander effect
Child utilising mobile phone

Age: 7-11

Type: Assembly kit

Subjects: PSHE

Primary assembly activities to introduce first aid to children.

  • First aid and the bystander effect