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First aid for the public

People learning how to check a baby's breathing

We offer public first aid courses at more than 50 venues across the UK:

Our courses are designed for people aged 16 and over. They are fun and interactive and our trainers take a step-by-step approach to learning first aid. Our aim is to make you feel assured and confident about helping someone in a first aid emergency.

These courses are not suitable for people who need a first aid at work certificate to comply with health and safety requirements – if this applies to you, please see our workplace courses instead.

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If you're booking on behalf of a small group, we also offer group courses for up to 15 people

It's a great option for groups of friends or family members, sports clubs, or pregnancy and parents' groups.

Find out more about group bookings

Please download one or both of our free first aid apps from your app store. 

The First Aid app and First Aid for Baby and Child app can be used during our courses and they're a great way to keep your knowledge fresh afterwards.

Download the apps

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