First aid courses for the general public

Every year, too many people die in situations where first aid could have given them the chance to live. On a St John Ambulance first aid course, you'll learn vital skills to be the difference between life and death in an emergency.

The right course for you

We offer four training courses for members of the public. The courses differ slightly, but each of them will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to deal with both minor incidents and major emergencies, such as severe bleeding, heart attacks, choking and an unconscious casualty who has stopped breathing.  

Group training is available at the premises of your choice.  All attendees will be continually assessed by a trainer, and receive a certificate of attendance.

Essential first aid (adult)

This course covers:

  • dealing with serious conditions and incidents
  • emergency life support techniques for adult casualties
  • what to do when initially faced with an emergency.

See more:  Essential first aid (adult)

Essential first aid (all ages)

This course covers:

  • dealing with serious conditions and incidents
  • what to do when faced with an emergency involving a casualty of any age
  • emergency life support procedures for adults, children and infants.

See more:  Essential first aid (all ages)

Basic first aid

This course covers:

  • everyday first aid skills
  • how to deal with minor and deteriorating conditions in any casualty.

See more:  Basic first aid

Activity first aid

This course covers how to deal with conditions related to leisure, sporting activities and the outdoors.

Essential and basic first aid

A comprehensive course which combines elements from both the essential and basic first aid courses.

Need first aid to register with your professional body?

Most organisations will accept a one day Emergency First Aid at Work course. Ensure this is the right course for you.

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First aid kits and books

We sell a range of first aid and health and safety products for your home or office environment.

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