Basic First Aid

This 3-hour course will teach you everyday first aid skills, which are invaluable when accidents happen around the home or when you are out and about. Unlike some basic first aid courses that don’t include CPR, ours does. You will also learn how to effectively treat a choking adult, child, or baby and how to help someone who is bleeding or has been burned.

Course Overview

Learners are taught how to check for responsiveness, open an airway, and check for breathing. Practical lessons include CPR, choking and the recovery position as well as applying dressings and slings.

  • Incident and casualty assessment
  • CPR
  • Choking
  • Recovery position
  • Bleeding
  • Burns
  • Fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains
Course Length Certification Period
3 hours 3 years


On successful completion of this course, you will receive a H2SAL Basic First Aid certificate which is valid for 3 years. To learn first aid skills appropriate for use in the workplace you should complete a 1-day Emergency First Aid at Work or a 3-day First Aid at Work course.

Open Courses
at our venue
Corporate Courses
at your venue
£30 / person £180 / group *

* Maximum of 12 persons per group.


Basic First Aid is a practical, hands-on course. Therefore it delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation. Consequently, learners must be physically capable of carrying out the practical elements of the course such as CPR and recovery position.

Learners must be at least 12 years old on the first day of the training. If under the age of 16, you must attend with a responsible adult.


Basic First Aid
Basic Life Support - Opening and Airway
First Aid for Bleeding
Basic Life Support - Baby CPR
Basic Life Support - Baby Choking
Basic Life Support - Baby Choking