What we do

Our first aid training supports the British Red Cross' aim to save lives, prevent and reduce suffering and increase the wellbeing and resilience of people in the UK and across the world.

All operating surplus from our training goes into the British Red Cross' Charity Fund, which is used in many different ways to create the greatest possible impact for people in crisis – whoever and wherever they are.

By choosing us to provide your training, you not only learn life-saving skills which could help you respond to an emergency, but you will also be helping us to achieve our vision of a world where everyone gets the help they need in a crisis.

First aid and health and safety at work

As one of the UK's leading providers of first aid at work courses, we offer first aid and health and safety training which helps organisations of all sizes (across all sectors) keep their staff safe.

If your business has regular training needs, our account management service could save you time and money when arranging first aid or health and safety courses for your staff.

First aid for the public

If you want to learn first aid for your everyday life (rather than for your job), taking one of our fun, interactive public courses will give you the confidence to help someone in an emergency.

We also offer first aid gift cards (valid for any of our public courses), which make a unique present for anyone who has been considering learning first aid, or just wants to learn a new skill.

First aid for groups

If you have a group of up to 12 people who need training, a group booking could save you time and money and give you greater flexibility on training location and course content.

Quality and standards

We’re acknowledged by the Health and Safety Executive as a standard setter for first aid training, and we hold the ISO 9001:2015 and Investors in People Gold standards. Find out what this means for your training experience.

Ongoing support

Our support and advice continues, even when your course ends. 

Find out about the different ways we can help you keep your first aid skills up-to-date, including online learning, free mobile apps and our Safe Hands community.

First aid products

We offer a range of first aid supplies and learning aids (e.g. first aid kits and books) to help you prepare for emergencies.

You can also buy or hire an automated external defibrillator (AED) from us, and we'll help you plan and manage your investment to suit your budget.

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