Child helping an adult having a heart attack.Department for Education recommendations

The Department for Education recommends that pupils at Key Stage 4 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 and Key Stage 3.

KS4 pathway poster

Find out more about the KS4 recommended First Aid Pathway by downloading our poster

Download our KS4 First Aid Teaching Pathway poster (ppt) - 2.5MB


Scenario cards

Example scenarios with practical applications of the lessons learnt.

Download the KS4 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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Well done

If your pupils have completed all these modules, they are now Key Stage 4 first aiders!