Basic First Aid Course

Course Information

The Basic First Aid course is designed for clients who wish to have a greater understanding of First Aid. This course includes illnesses and injuries and through the scenarios can be contextualized to your customers’ requirements.
The course will meet the recommendations of the Health and Safety Executive for training emergency aid to the appointed person.

Course Specification

Intended Participant:

Workplace appointed persons with secondary care skills

Max Student Instructor Ratio:

25 Candidates

Course Duration:

Initial Training: 12 hours
Retraining time: 12 hours

Certificate Expiry:

3 years from the date of completion
First Aid International is approved by the Health and Safety Executive approval number:
Great Britain 1397/94 – Northern Ireland 136


Knowledge and skills assessment

Course Information Sheet:
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Student Materials Includes:

• Essential Skills and Reference Guide
• Successful Completion Card
• Emergency Plan & Guidance Card
• Wall Certificate
• Course Evaluation and Statement of Understanding Form

Hands-on Skill Practice

Students will practice the essential skills in small groups and will apply these skills in scenario sessions during the course


Students are assessed throughout the course by instructor observation of the essential skills. There is also a assumptive assessment of knowledge and skills at the end of this course.

Course Topics

  • Principles of First Aid
  • Emergency Management Procedure
  • Care Cycle ™
Scene Safety:
  • Scene Survey
Basic Life Support:
  • Patient Survey
  • Patient Unresponsive and Breathing Normally (Recovery Position)
  • Unresponsive Non Breathing Patient (CPR Adult)
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Alternative Ventilation Procedures
  • Chain of Survival
  • Choking
Life Threatening Conditions:
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Shock Management
Secondary Survey:
  • Patient Survey: Patient Responsive
  • Patient Survey: Unresponsive Breathing Patient
  • Physical Assessment (Top to Toe Survey)
First Aid Topics:
  • Breathing Problems
  • Circulatory Problems
  • Environmental Problems
  • Nervous System Problems
  • Other Medical Problems
  • Other Injuries
First Aid Health and Safety:
  • First Aid Kit
  • Risk Assessment of First Aid Needs Checklist
  • Health & Safety Legislation
  • Accident Recording
  • Patient Report Form (PRF)