Young first aider

This course provides a basic introduction to first aid. The course gives students grounding in managing an incident and the most commonly needed first aid skills.

Who is this suitable for?

Young people aged between seven and 16 in schools and youth organisations.

What they will learn?

Basic life-saving first aid skills.

Course content

Part one

  • Asthma
  • Choking
  • Communication and casualty care
  • Coping in an emergency
  • Primary survey 
  • Recovery position.

Part two

  • Bites and stings
  • Bleeding (minor)
  • Bleeding and shock
  • Burns and scalds
  • Foreign objects
  • Poisions.

Part three

  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Chest pains
  • Electric shock
  • Fainting
  • Resuscitation.

Course duration

Six hours.

Assessment and certification

Continuous assessment by the trainer. A St John Ambulance certificate, valid for three years, is issued on successful completion of each part.

For further information please contact your local St John Ambulance county headquarters by calling 08700 10 49 50.

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