Department for Education recommendationsChild doing abdominal thrusts on a child who is choking.

The Department for Education recommends that pupils at Key Stage 3 should know:​

  • how and when to deliver CPR
  • the concept and use of Automated External Defibrillation (AED)​.

In addition, we suggest your pupils should also know the concepts of common first aid emergencies, and that they are provided a recap of the first aid skills taught in Key Stage 2.

KS3 pathway poster

Find out more about the KS3 recommended First Aid Pathway by downloading our poster

Download our KS3 First Aid Teaching Pathway poster (ppt) - 2.5MB


Scenario cards

Example scenarios with practical applications of the lessons learnt.

Download the KS3 Scenarios card to aid pupils learning (doc) - 180 KB


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Teacher Guidance

Helpful guidance to support teaching first aid skills to pupils.

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