Certificate in First Aid Awareness for Education Providers (2022-23)

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Certificate in First Aid Awareness for Education Providers (2022-23)

Course Duration: 50 minutes (approx.)

All schools have a legal responsibility and duty of care towards protecting the wellbeing of their staff and students, including relevant first aid provision. It is essential that all staff have an awareness of how to provide first aid in case of an emergency and have the confidence in reacting to any incident when pupils, staff or visitors to the school may need urgent help.

Our Essential CPD course on first aid provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure adherence with all your first aid requirements. Delivered in high-quality video CPD format that has been skilfully organised for busy workloads and is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere, our first aid training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost effective and most time-efficient manner.

Delivered by subject matter expert, Samantha Kendall, the course has been divided into 11 easily digestible modules and contains links to further learning, resources and activities throughout, with knowledge tests and assessments to help you evidence your first aid compliance.

Designed in line with the following policies

  • The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding your responsibilities around first aid and the training available
  • An awareness of key legislation, policy and statutory requirements around first aid
  • Learning how to help an unconscious person, performing CPR and the recovery position
  • Treating injuries and practical guidance on using essential first aid equipment
  • Recognising situations when emergency first aid may be needed and how to respond

Course Units


This CPD certified course will help you to better understand your roles and responsibilities in relation to First Aid. It is aimed at governors, senior leaders and members of school staff who work in all school settings, from early years through to s...

Module 1: What is First Aid?

In module 1, you learn what exactly the definition of first aid is. You will cover the responsibilities of a first aider, the level of first aid training available, the core legislation and regulations around first aid and what this means for you.

Module 2: How to Help an Unconscious Person

Module 2 will provide learners with a demonstration of the recovery position for all ages including babies. It will discuss the importance of a recovery position after a seizure and then define what the difference is between unconsciousness and faint...

Module 3: Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

In module 3, you will learn about Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and be provided with a basic demonstration of how to perform CPR to people of different ages.

Module 4: Automated External Defibrillator

In module 4, you will understand what an automated external defibrillator is and how it works, as well dispelling common myths often associated with the equipment.

Module 5: Minor and Major Bleeds

Module 5 will cover the three different types of bleeding that you may come across. It will demonstrate simple bandaging for minor wounds, as well as discussing methods for dealing with major bleeds.

Module 6: Burns

In module 6, you will learn about how to treat a burn and what to remember in different situations.

Module 7: Choking

In module 7, you will understand how to recognise different types of choking and be given the confidence to deal with choking situations involving children and adults of different ages.

Module 8: Chest Pains

Module 8 will cover the different causes of chest pain and explore what a heart attack is. It will discuss the symptoms to look out for and how you should treat somebody who may be suffering from one.

Module 9: Stroke

In module 9, learners will understand what is meant by a stroke and how it is caused. You will learn about the signs and symptoms, including using the FAST test, and what to do if you suspect someone is having one.

Module 10: Asthma

Module 10 will give learners a better understanding of asthma and which part of the respiratory system is affected. It will cover the signs and symptoms as well as discussing different treatment methods.

Module 11: Automatic Injector Pens

In the final module, you will learn about different allergies and the different indicators often associated with an allergy. You will also be given a demonstration of how an automatic injector pen works.

Samantha Kendall

About The Expert

Samantha Kendall

Highly qualified First Aider and Emergency Medical Technician with extensive front line experience.
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