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Pupil first aid courses

Our Pupil First Aid courses give schools a flexible approach to offering first aid training to their pupils, delivered by a St John Ambulance trainer. It’s suitable for pupils aged 7 to 18.

We offer practical, fun and interactive first aid training, flexible enough to fit around the needs of a busy school day. Our courses meet National Curriculum requirements for Science, PSHE/Citizenship and PE.

All our dedicated trainers are equipped with extensive first aid knowledge, experience working with young people, and have a valid DBS check.

 

Book a course for your class

For more information on our student first aid courses and to book a trainer, please contact us: 

  • • Call 0844 770 4800 (option 4). Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.
  • Contact us online

 

Primary school first aid courses (Key Stage 2)

Junior First Aid - 1 day

This course meets the recommendations from the Department for Education:

  • concepts of basic first aid, for example dealing with common injuries including head injuries.

Module 1:

  • • Communication and casualty care
  • • Making a clear and efficient call to the emergency services
  • • Primary survey
  • • Recovery position
  • • CPR awareness
  • • Head injury

Module 2:

  • • Minor bleeding
  • • Severe bleeding
  • • Shock
  • • Asthma
  • • Allergies
  • • Choking

 

Junior First Aid - half day (3 hours)

This half-day session meets the recommendations from the Department for Education:

  • • concepts of basic first aid, for example dealing with common injuries including head injuries.

Topics covered:

  • • Communication and casualty care
  • • Making a clear and efficient call to the emergency services
  • • Primary survey
  • • Recovery position
  • • Head injuries
  • • Minor bleeding
  • • Severe bleeding
  • • Shock

 

Junior First Aid - introduction (2 hours)

This two-hour session meets the minimum recommendations from the Department for Education:

  • • concepts of basic first aid, for example dealing with common injuries, including head injuries.

Topics covered:

  • • Communication and casualty care
  • • Making a clear and efficient call to the emergency services
  • • Primary survey
  • • Recovery position
  • • Head injuries
  • • Minor bleeding

 

One-hour First Aid Taster

All one-hour taster sessions include:

  • • Communication and casualty care
  • • Making a clear and efficient call to the emergency services
  • • Primary survey

Plus one from the following:

  • • Head injuries
  • • Choking
  • • Recovery Position
  • • CPR
  • • Bleeding

The minimum booking is two hours, so, for example, you could book two consecutive taster sessions with different classes. We can do a maximum of five taster sessions in one day.

 

First aid courses for Key Stage 3 pupils

Senior First Aid - 1 day

This full day of first aid activity meets the recommendations from the Department for Education:

  • • basic treatment for common injuries,
  • • life saving skills including how to administer CPR, the purpose of defibrillators and when one might be needed.

Module 1

  • • Communication and casualty care
  • • Calling for emergency help
  • • Primary survey
  • • Recovery position
  • • Chest pain
  • • Adult and child resuscitation (CPR)
  • • How to use a defibrillator

Module 2

  • • Choking
  • • Minor bleeding
  • • Severe bleeding
  • • Shock
  • • Bone, muscle, and joint injuries

 

Senior First Aid - half day (3 hours)

This half day course meets the recommendations from the Department for Education:

  • • basic treatment for common injuries
  • • life saving skills, including how to administer CPR, the purpose of defibrillators and when one might be needed.

Topics covered:

  • • Communication and casualty care
  • • Calling for emergency help
  • • Primary survey
  • • Adult and child resuscitation (CPR)
  • • How to use a defibrillator
  • • Shock
  • • Minor bleeding
  • • Severe bleeding

 

Senior First Aid - introduction (2 hours)

This session meets the minimum requirements set out by the Department for Eduction:

  • • basic treatment for common injuries
  • • life saving skills including how to administer CPR, the purpose of defibrillaotrs and when one might be needed.

Topics covered:

  • • Communication and casualty care
  • • Calling for emergency help
  • • Primary survey
  • • Recovery position
  • • Adult and child resuscitation (CPR)
  • • How to use a defibrillator

 

First aid courses for Key Stage 4 pupils

Senior Plus First Aid - 1 day

This full-day course meets the recommendations from the Department for Education:

  • • basic treatment for common injuries
  • • life saving skills including how to administer CPR, the purpose of defibrillators and when one might be needed.

Module 1:

  • • Role of a first aider
  • • Communication and casualty care
  • • Primary survey
  • • Recovery position
  • • Chest pain
  • • Adult and child resuscitation (CPR)
  • • How to use a defibrillator

Module 2:

  • • Choking
  • • Minor bleeding
  • • Severe bleeding
  • • Shock
  • • Bone, muscle, and joint injuries

Senior Plus First Aid - half day (3 hours)

This half-day course meets the recommendations from the Department for Education:

  • • basic treatment for common injuries
  • • life saving skills including how to administer CPR, the purpose of defibrillators and when one might be needed.

Topics covered:

  • • The role of a first aider
  • • Communication and casualty care
  • • Primary survey
  • • Recovery position
  • • Adult and child resuscitation (CPR)
  • • How to use a defibrillator
  • • Minor bleeding
  • • Severe bleeding
  • • Shock

 

Senior First Aid - introduction (2 hours)

This shorter course meets the recommendations from the Department for Eduction regarding teaching life saving skills, including how to administer CPR, the purpose of defibrillators and when one might be needed.

Due to time constraints, this course cannot cover common injuries. The 1 day and 3 hours course covers these.

Topics covered:

  • • Role of a first aider
  • • Communication and casualty care
  • • Primary survey
  • • Recovery position
  • • Adult and child resuscitation (CPR)
  • • How to use a defibrillator

 

One-hour taster sessions for Key Stage 3 and 4

All taster sessions cover:

  • • Communication and casualty care
  • • Calling for emergency help
  • • Primary survey

You can then choose one additional topic from the options below:

  • • Recovery position
  • • How to do CPR and how to use a defibrillator
  • • Minor and severe bleeding
  • • Allergies
  • • Asthma
  • • Choking
  • • Seizures
  • • Head injuries
  • • Burns and scalds

The minimum booking is two hours, so, for example, you could book two one-hour taster sessions to run consecutively. We can do a maximum of five taster sessions in a single school day.

 

Book a course for your class

For more information on our student first aid courses and to book a trainer, please contact us: 

  • • Call 0844 770 4800 (option 4). Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.
  • Contact us online