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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.

Free Key Stage first aid lesson plans and teaching resources

Our free, downloadable, teaching resources offer you first aid training that is tailor made to meet the requirements for health education in schools.

Our Key Stage first aid resources are organised in teaching pathways for Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, and Key Stage 4. Each pathway outlines a recommended order for teaching the different first aid topics to your pupils.


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.



First aid to be included in the school curriculum

From 2020 onwards, all state-funded schools in England will be required to teach first aid as part of health education. This will include basic first aid for primary school children, for example dealing with common injuries, such as head injuries. Young people in secondary schools will be taught further first aid. For example, how to administer CPR and the purpose of defibrillators.


Big First Aid Lesson

The Big First Aid Lessons are a series of child-friendly lesson-long shows aimed at primary and early secondary school students. Each lesson covers different first aid topics with real life scenarios and easy-to-follow first aid demonstrations.

When you sign up, you can download lessons to watch with your class. In the space of just 20 minutes, students can learn first aid skills which could stay with them for a lifetime.


Find teaching resources to suit your needs

Key Stage first aid lesson plans

View our first aid teaching resources for Key Stages 2, 3, and 4. 

Pupil practising a head bandage.

A-Z first aid teaching courses

Bespoke courses to suit the needs of your students.

Pupils practising bandaging.

Big First Aid Lesson

Sign up online to access the Big First Aid Lessons.

Pupils practising CPR.

Further resources

We've partnered with Twinkl to provide even more first aid teaching resources. Trusted by teaching communities worldwide, Twinkl provides instant access to a complete range of teacher-created, engaging and inspiring learning materials.

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