First aid for members of 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:

You can also book as a group for up to 15 people, which is a great option for friends or family members, sports clubs, or pregnancy and parents' groups.

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 help you learn first aid.

Our aim is to make you feel assured and confident about helping someone in a first aid emergency.

Please note 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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Download our free mobile apps

Our free First Aid and Baby and Child First Aid apps can be used before our courses, to help you prepare, and they're a great way to keep your knowledge fresh (and at your fingertips!) afterwards.

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