Course description

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.

Delegates must be aged 18 or older to attend this course.

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.

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

Need to requalify? - We deliver First Aid at Work Requalification courses

Need a first aid refresher? View our Annual Refresher course.

What are the different learning styles for this course? 

Classic learning

Classic learning is entirely classroom based, this course would require 3 days in the classroom.


Non-Consecutive learning is entirely classroom-based, however, the 3 days are spread across 3 weeks.

Blended learning

Blended learning is run in 2 parts:

  • 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 with the flexibility you need. The online training must be completed within 6 weeks before your face-to-face training.

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

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

You'll be in the classroom for 2 days, and on these days you will be in a small group with fellow blended coursemates. The day will be led by a specialist trainer.

Find out the benefits of blended learning

Read FAQs about our online training platform

Read the minimum system requirements

What topics are covered on a 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

*We’ve started bringing rescue breaths back into our training.

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Assessment and certification


Continuous observation by the trainer and written assessments.

For those doing Blended learning, there will also be online knowledge checks.


Successful candidates receive a St John Ambulance certificate, valid for three years.

Any questions?

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