First Aid Essentials


About the course

This excellent course covers a range of emergency first aid techniques which are applicable in a wide range of circumstances. This course will equip you to perform life-saving first aid should it ever be required.  

The course covers the following topics: 

Day 1 (6 hours)
  • The role of the First Aider
  • Managing an emergency
  • Communication and Casualty Care
  • The Primary Assessment
  • Resuscitation techniques
  • Recovery Position
  • Choking
  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • External Bleeding
  • Minor Injuries
Course assessments

Throughout the course students are assessed in various ways, including:

  • Multiple choice question papers
  • Practical assessments
  • Quizzes 
  • Activity sheets

This course would be ideal for anyone who would like a thorough understanding of emergency first aid techniques, but doesn’t require it for a workplace or other role.

If you require a course for your workplace, please either contact us to discuss dual certifying this course, or instead look at our Emergency First Aid at Work course. 

Our First Aid Essentials course is 6 hours, excluding breaks, over a minimum of one day. 

Courses usually assemble ready to begin at 9am and finish each day at 5pm with breaks throughout the day. Students must attend the whole course to be able to receive their certificate. 

On successful completion of the course, students are awarded an Activity First Aid certificate which is valid for three years. Annual refresher training is highly recommended.

The cost of this course is £69.99 per person or £699.00 for a group of up to twelve in your workplace. In addition to the trainer and teaching materials, the course price includes:

  • A full colour manual covering all of the topics from the course
  • A training pack to take home and practice your new skills
  • Light refreshments
  • Certificate expiry reminder service
  • Access to a range of online resource