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Key Stage 3 first aid lesson plans and teaching resourcesChild performing back slaps on a choking child.

Use our free downloadable teaching resources to meet the new Key Stage 3 first aid curriculum requirements.


The Department for Education recommends that pupils at Key Stage 3 should know:

  • • how and when to deliver CPR
  • • the concept and use of Automated External Defibrillation (AED)​.

In addition, we suggest your pupils should also know the concepts of common first aid emergencies, and that they are provided a recap of the first aid skills taught in the Key Stage 2 teaching pathway.


Key Stage 3 first aid topics

Follow our pathway with recommended first aid topics for each school year.

Key Stage 3 teaching pathway (2.59 MB)

Download and print our Key Stage 3 teaching pathway.

Key Stage 3 teaching pathway.

KS3 Basic Life Support (CPR and AED)

Lesson plan and resources.

Basic Life Support presentation.

KS3 Bleeding


Lesson plan and resources.

Year 7 Bleeding presentation.

KS3 Asthma

Lesson plan and resources.

Year 9 Asthma presentation.

KS3 Allergies

Lesson plan and resources.

Year 8 Allergies presentation.

KS3 Choking

Lesson plan and resources.

Year 9 Choking presentation.

KS3 Head Injuries

Lesson plan and resources.

Year 9 Head Injuries presentation.

If you've completed all the Key Stage 3 first aid topics...

Well done, your pupils are now Key Stage 3 first aiders!

You can now move on to the Key Stage 4 first aid pathway.