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Key Stage 4 first aid lesson plans and resourcesChild helping someone having heart attack.

Use our free downloadable teaching resources to meet the new Key Stage 4 first aid curriculum requirements.


The Department for Education recommends that pupils at Key Stage 4 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 Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3.


Key Stage 4 first aid topics

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

Key Stage 4 teaching pathway (2.57 MB)

Download and print our Key Stage 4 teaching pathway.

Key Stage 4 teaching pathway.

KS4 Basic Life Support (CPR and AED)

Lesson plan and resources.

KS4 Basic Life Support presentation.

KS4 Bleeding and Shock


Lesson plan and resources.

KS4 Bleeding and Shock presentation.

KS4 Chest Pain


Lesson plan and resources.

KS4 Chest Pain presentation.

KS4 Choking


Lesson plan and resources.

KS4 Choking presentation.

KS4 Bone, Muscle, and Joint Injuries

Lesson plan and resources.

KS4 Bone, Muscle, and Joint Injuries presentation.

More Key Stage first aid teaching resources...

Key Stage 2 first aid pathway

Key Stage 3 first aid pathway