Which first aid course is right for me?

Which first aid course is right for me?

Which First Aid Course Is Right For Me?

There are loads of first aid courses out there. Some of them will be right for you, some won’t.

Ultimately it’s down to you to decide which course to attend, based on the results of your own first aid needs assessment, (which is what you need to do first).

On this page, we’ve listed all of the first aid courses that we offer, broken down by who they’re for, or where you might use them. For example;

  • you’re a childminder, then you might choose to do the emergency paediatric first aid course.
  • you work where professional help may be more than 30 minutes away, you should do an outdoor first aid course (care up to 2 hours).
  • you’re looking to extend your skill base, how about the First Responder course, or a medical gases course?

Next to the course title, you can see how long the course take (hours or days). Work on the basis that the longer the course, the more you’ll learn. So a longer course will be more advanced than a shorter course.

When you’ve worked out which course is right for you, click on the course title to read more information about it and to book your place, or enquire about a private course booking.

First aid courses that are suitable for;

Those under 14 years of age
  • Junior Doctor (3 hour course, for those aged 5-10 years)
  • Teens First Aid (5 hour course, for those aged 10-16 years)
Anyone over 14 years of age

Almost all of our first aid courses are suitable for those aged over 14 years. Typically those looking for basic first aid knowledge attend these courses;

Babysitters, New & soon to be Parents and Grandparents
Childminders, Nursery staff, Primary school staff & those responsible for children under 12 years old
High school staff & those responsible for children over 12 years old
All existing workplace first aiders
  • First aid annual skills update (3 hours)
    • Annual skills refresher courses are “strongly recommended” for all first aiders by the Health & Safety Executive, who state that they should attend at least once during the validity of their first aid certificate.
  • First aid at work requalification course (2 days)
    • This is only for those whose 3 day first aid at work certificates are close to, but not yet expired.
Low hazard workplaces (eg: shops & offices, hairdressers)
High hazard workplaces (eg: cafes & restaurants, light engineering & beyond)
Sports coaches
Outdoor instructors
Those with NHS contracts, Dentists, GP’s, Pharmacies, Opticians, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Podiatrists, etc
Security & emergency services personnel
Those working on Forestry Commission land including those undertaking their “Core Activities”
Tree surgeons

If you’re reading this and you’re still unsure which course you should attend, please feel free to contact us to discuss your needs. Whichever course you choose to book on, I look forward to seeing you there soon.