Essential first aid (all ages)

If you've seen our TV ad The Chokeables, and want to learn what to do if a baby is choking, and more first aid for all ages, then we recommend you take this course.This course deals with serious conditions and incidents. It is ideal if you want to know what to do when faced with an emergency involving a casualty of any age.

Who should attend?

This course is for members of the public who want to know what action to take in any emergency and want to learn how to deal with accidents and injuries.

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).

What will you learn?

The course covers emergency life support procedures for adults, children and infants.

Course content

  • Communication and casualty care
  • Looking after yourself and the casualty
  • Adult, child and infant resuscitation
  • Treatment of severe bleeding and chest pain
  • Treatment of choking in adults, children and infants
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty.

Course duration

Three hours.

The following 'add-on' options are available with our Essential first aid courses:

  • auto-injector demonstration (extra 30 minutes)
  • AED demonstration (extra 30 minutes)

Please use our on-line course search to find a course near you or you can call customer services on 0844 770 4800 to check availability.

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.

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Find a course

Cannot find an Essential first aid (all ages) course in your area? Try searching our Emergency life support (all ages) 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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