First aid for adult

Who is it for?

This one day course is for anyone aged 16 and over who wants to learn first aid for adults. It covers a range of life-saving skills such as unconsciousness, heart attack, choking and seizures.

The course attracts people looking to learn first aid for many different reasons, such as:

  • wanting to be able to help their family, friends or neighbours
  • preparing for university or working abroad during a gap year
  • being involved with local community groups or sports clubs
  • having experienced a real life emergency.

If you need first aid training as a requirement of your job, a workplace course could be more suitable.

Length

4 hours (plus 30 minute lunch)

Time

10:00-14:30

Course content includes:

You'll receive practical, hands-on learning. Our friendly trainers will help you learn some key skills you really need to know:

  • dealing with an emergency
  • unconscious breathing
  • unconscious not breathing (CPR)
  • seizures
  • burns
  • bleeding heavily
  • broken bones, strains and sprains
  • head injury
  • choking
  • heart attack
  • stroke
  • severe allergic reaction
  • diabetic emergency.

Qualification

You'll receive a free first aid workbook full of helpful advice; this can be taken home and used to check and refresh your knowledge.

The workbook includes your certificate of learning, which you can fill in yourself. Please note this does not meet workplace requirements – find out more about our workplace courses here.

Pre-requisites

You don’t need any first aid knowledge prior to the course.

We recommend that you:

  • wear comfortable clothing and shoes, as the course involves practical activities
  • bring your own lunch, as not all venues have food outlets close by.

If you have a smartphone, you can download our free First Aid app and use it during the course if you’d like to.

Notes

We also offer a First aid for adult (evenings) course split over two consecutive evenings (two hours per evening).

For more information please call 0844 412 2808 (view call charges).

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