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First Aid for Schools Course

About our First Aid for Schools course

This short first aid for schools course teaches delegates how to identify common injuries or illness and how to treat effectively. You'll also learn how to perform basic life support until emergency services arrive.

Teachers and school staff such as Teaching Assistants are often first on the scene at a school first aid emergency. That's why it's vital staff know what to do, especially if a designated first aider is not nearby. Make sure school staff are well-prepared to help school children and ensure that there is sufficient first aid provision to stop an accident from evolving into an life-threatening emergency situation.

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first aid for schools who is it for

Who is it for?

First aid for schools is a vital course for teachers and support staff who work in a primary or secondary school alongside any teaching environment where there is a duty of care towards the students who are under supervision.

first aid for schools how is it assessed

How is it assessed?

Delegates are continually assessed by our highly experienced St John Ambulance Cymru trainers in line with current HSE guidelines.

first aid for schools certificate


On successful completion of this course, delegates will receive a St John Ambulance Cymru certificate, valid for 3 years. You will want to take this schools first aid course again to renew your qualification after this time period.

When it comes to first aid for schools training courses, St John Ambulance Cymru is the leading provider in Wales. In the UK, St John Ambulance is one of the voluntary aid societies (VAS) who are recognised by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) as standard setters for first aid training in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981. We don't require external accreditation through an Awarding Organisation.

The first aid for schools training is suitable if you work in a school and want to learn emergency first aid. It is also a very important course for other staff such as headmasters, teaching assistants, and other school support staff to ensure sufficient first aid provision for every pupil. It's also important consider first aid arrangements on a school trip.

Under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, this course does not certify you as a qualified first aider. For this you need to take our First Aid at Work 3-Day Course. An emergency first aid at work course would not provide sufficient training for a classroom. This is a supplementary course which provides specific knowledge of common accidents and emergencies that can happen in schools. You will be able to provide basic first aid until medical help arrives or an appointed person attends the scene.

We also offer a Paediatric First Aid training course and Emergency Paediatric First Aid training, which is more suited to those who look after very young children. This training course would be for you if you were a childminder, babysitter, or work in a nursery.

This course is intended for those who work in a school, and not for students. If you are a teacher and want to your students to learn helpful first aid skills, then you may be interested to know that we can provide educational visits to promote first aid education. Get in touch with us for more details.

We teach all our first aid courses across Wales. Use our course search function to find a course date convenient for you.

If six or more staff would like first aid training, then one of our expert trainers would be happy to visit your school to teach the first aid course. We can even offer bespoke solutions unique to your institution. Contact us for a quote and more details.

What is covered on our first aid for schools course?

Managing an incident

Resuscitation (CPR) including use of an AED

Treating an unresponsive casualty

Controlling bleeding

Dealing with choking

Treating shock (including anaphylactic shock)

Dealing with sprains and fractures

Dealing with epilepsy, diabetes, and asthma

Dealing with head injuries, nose bleeds, and abdominal pain

Eye irrigation

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