Level 2 Award in citizenAID

The purpose of this qualification is to prepare the Learner to develop the skills and knowledge needed to guide them to react safely, to pass effective messages to the emergency services, to prioritise the injured and to give life-saving first aid in the event of a shooting, stabbing, bombing or other deliberate incident. This combination of effective organisation and immediate treatment will help to save lives.

Course Overview

First of all, learners are introduced to citizenAID and taken through a number of scenarios including active knife attack, active shooter, and bomb explosion. Learners are taught how to identify suspects, how to act calmly and effectively in each situation, and how to convey vital information to emergency services.

Practical lessons include how to perform Triage to prioritise care for injured persons, how to treat catastrophic bleeding, fractures and burns, and how to hand casualties over to emergency services.

  • Introduction to citizenAID
  • Active shooter scenario
  • Active knife attack scenario
  • Suspect bomb scenario
  • Exploded bomb scenario
  • Triage
  • Airway management, recovery position
  • Catastrophic bleeding, tourniquets, wounding packing
  • Fractures
  • Burns
  • Casualty handover
Course Length Qualification Certification Period
3 hours Level 2 Award 3 years


On successful completion of this course, you will receive a QA Level 2 Award in citizenAID (RQF) which is valid for three years.

  Open Courses
at our venue
Group Courses
at your venue
QA Level 2 Award (RQF)
  Regulated by Ofqual
  Accredited by Qualsafe Awards
  Nationally recognised
£60 / person £180 / group *
+ £30 / person

* Maximum of 12 persons per group.


citizenAID 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 should wear appropriate clothing and footwear, (eg. trousers and flat footwear) and be physically capable of carrying out the practical elements of the course.

Learners must be at least 14 years old on the first day of the training. While there are no other formal entry requirements, to benefit from the training we advise that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in Literacy or Numeracy or equivalent.


Qualsafe Awards Registered Cetre
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Basic Life Support - Baby CPR
Basic Life Support - Recovery Position
Basic Life Support - CPR & AED
Basic Life Support - Automated External Defibrillator (AED)