Essential and basic first aid
If you've seen our Save a Life
September or The Chokeables videos and want to
learn first aid for all ages, then we
recommend Essential first aid (all
ages) course.A comprehensive course which combines
elements from both the essential and basic first aid courses.
Who should attend?
This course is for members of the public who want to learn basic
first aid as well as resuscitation and other emergency support life
techniques in adults.
St John Ambulance welcomes young people from the age of
12 onto all our community first aid courses. If
under the age of 16, you must
attend with a responsible adult member of the
family or guardian (two young people per adult).
The course covers emergency life support techniques (adult only) as
well as how to deal with minor and deteriorating conditions in any
- Bites and stings
- Severe and minor bleeds
- Chest pains
- Choking in adults
- Adult resuscitation
- Sprains and strains
- Treatment of an unconscious casualty
- Priorities of first aid and managing the scene
- Communication and casualty care.
Assessment and certification
Continuous assessment by trainer.
Is this training for me?
To learn first aid skills appropriate for use in the workplace
you should complete a
First aid at work or
Emergency first aid at work course. If you’re unsure what first
aid training is appropriate for your workplace, use our
free requirements calculator.
Reserve your place on this course