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First aid gives young people something amazing – the confidence to do the right thing when it really counts.

You can help us teach a generation first aid – through using our teaching resources, inviting a St John Ambulance trainer to teach first aid at your school, or taking part in the Big First Aid Lesson.

Big First Aid Lesson

The Big First Aid Lessons are a series of short first aid programmes presented by St John Ambulance trainers. Each lesson covers different first aid topics, in real life scenarios with easy-to-follow first aid demonstrations. In the space of just 20 minutes, students can learn first aid skills which could stay with them for a lifetime.

You can download a new lesson every term to watch with your class. You can also finish the school year with our annual live event, The Big First Aid Lesson Live.

Free first aid teaching resources

Our free, downloadable teaching resources offer you first aid training that’s tailor-made to meet the needs of your group.

Our first aid lesson plans provide teachers and youth leaders with the tools to pass on life saving skills to students aged between 7 and 16 years old, whether you’re teaching in the classroom or helping a youth group earn their first aid badge.


Training for school staff

We offer a range of training courses, both at our training venues and on-site, for staff at your school. View our available courses or call 0844 770 4800* to hear about our exclusive schools packages. *Calls cost 7p per minutes plus your phone company's access charge.



Get first aid in school on the PSHE curriculum

The government is considering making part, or all, of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education mandatory from 2019. The Department for Education is taking consultation on what should be included in this school curriculum until 12 February 2018.

We need your help - if you agree that first aid should be part of the PSHE school curriculum, your voice needs to be heard now.

Find teaching resources to suit your needs

A-Z of teaching modules

Browse our full range of lesson plans and resources

A-Z first aid teaching courses

Bespoke courses to suit the needs of your students

Big First Aid Lesson

Register your school today for the Big First Aid Lesson on 3 November 2017


Buy the First Aid Manual

The information in our resources is taken from the latest edition of the First Aid Manual. Buy your copy

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