Course description

This course runs in two parts, in order to be fully qualified you must ensure both the online and face-to-face part of the course are completed.

The online section of this course must be completed before attending the face-to-face section. 

Part 1: Online

This part of the course is self-directed and is expected to take a day to complete. You can complete the modules at your own pace in your own environment providing you the flexibility you need. The online training must be completed within the 6 weeks prior to your face- to- face training.

Part 2: Face-to-face (at a training venue)

During the two days you will be in a small group with fellow blended course mates. The two days will be led by a specialist trainer who will teach you about the essential lifesaving skills required for your qualification. Throughout the two days you will take part in small group activities, practicing essential lifesaving skills and have the chance to ask your trainer any questions. You will also complete a small number of practical and written assessments, this will include topics covered on your online training.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for people who want to receive our most thorough first aid training. It is most suited to those working in high-risk environments, such as building sites or warehouses.

Candidates need a basic command of English (defined as Level 2). While we are often able to provide support to people who do not have English as a first language, our ability to do so is limited by the time available and the number of people who require assistance. We may be able to make special arrangements if requested in advance. Please contact us if you need any guidance.

Need to requalify? - We deliver Blended Online First Aid at Work Requalification courses and First Aid at Work Requalification courses.

Booking for large numbers of students? Have a look at on-site training options.

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How long is a Blended Online First Aid at Work course?

The course lasts three days, the first day to be completed online and two days to take place in the classroom.

What topics are covered on a Blended Online First Aid at Work course?

• Adult resuscitation (CPR)
• Allergic reaction
• Asthma
• Bone, muscle and joint injuries
• Burns and scalds
• Chest pains
• Choking adult
• Communication and casualty care
• Eye injuries
• Fainting
• Head injuries
• Defibrillator prompts and how to respond (theory based)
• Defibrillator pad placement (theory based)
• Low blood sugar
• Managing an emergency
• Minor and severe bleeding
• Poisons and what to do if someone has been poisoned
• Role of the first aider (including knowledge of health and safety regulations)
• Seizures
• Shock
• Spinal injuries
• Stroke
• Unresponsive adult

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Assessment and certification


Online knowledge checks, continuous observation by the trainer and written assessments.


Successful candidates receive a St John Ambulance certificate, valid for three years. Please note that candidates must pass the assessments on day 2 (in the classroom) to receive their certificate. Results from you online training may also be checked against your face-to-face results before a certificate is issued.

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