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Key Stage first aid lesson plans and teaching resources

Download our free first aid lesson plans and teaching resources for Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, and Key Stage 4.

New first aid teaching requirements for health education in schools

From September 2020, all state-funded schools in England will be required to teach first aid as part of health education for all Key Stages. This will include basic first aid skills for common injuries. Primary school pupils will be required to learn how to confidently make an emergency call and how to deal with head injuries. Secondary school pupils will be required to learn further first aid skills such as CPR and the purpose of defibrillators.

'Pupils can support their own and others’ health and wellbeing, including basic first aid.​'

- Department for Education, February 2019

About our first aid lesson plans and teaching resources

Our Key Stage lesson plans and teaching resources have been developed to support teaching first aid as part of health education. They have been designed to meet the new requirements for each Key Stage.

All our new resources are organised in teaching pathways for Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, and Key Stage 4. These outline a recommended order for teaching the different first aid topics to your pupils.

Where possible, our lessons link closely with the national curriculum, in particular science. This should help you decide where to include first aid lessons within your curriculum plan.

All of our new first aid lesson plans and teaching resources are free and available to download online.


Key Stage first aid teaching pathways

Key Stage 2 first aid pathway

First aid teaching resources for ages 7-11 years.


Child treating severe bleeding.

Key Stage 3 first aid pathway

First aid teaching resources for ages 11-14 years.


Child doing abdominal thrusts.

Key Stage 4 first aid pathway

First aid teaching resources for ages 14-16 years.


Children using AED on casualty.

Looking for our old first aid teaching modules?

All of our previous first aid teaching modules, including lesson plans and worksheets, are still available to download online.

See our A-Z of first aid teaching modules.