Student First Aid Course

Level 2 RQF / Level 5 SCQF Student First Aid : 3-hour course

As of the end of September 2020, the Government announced that health education will be compulsory in all state-funded schools in England and this includes basic first aid training.

This 3-hour Student First Aid course has been designed for key stage 3 and key stage 4 students (11+ years) and fulfils the requirements of the Department for Education in respect of first aid training.

Not only would secondary schools meet the statutory requirements for health education, but students would also have the opportunity to attain a nationally regulated qualification, enhance their CV and develop new life skills.

Click here to view the PSHE statutory guidance.

Course syllabus
    A range of subjects are covered including:

  • What is first aid?
  • Primary survey
  • Recovery position
  • Resuscitation
  • Safe use of an AED
  • Choking
  • Head injuries
  • Cuts, grazes and bruises
  • Nosebleeds
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Sprains and strains


A maximum of 12 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 11 years of age. A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the person is suitable for the role.


The assessment is carried out through practical demonstration and a multiple-choice question paper. A three-year Level 2 Student First Aid qualification will be issued to all, subject to assessment.

In-house/On-site courses

We are able to deliver this course on your site, reducing your costs in respect of additional time out and travelling. For individual course places, please see our Course Finder facility. For group bookings, please contact us for an On-Site Training quote.

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Course Duration

A minimum of three contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities. Ideally, the course should be run over half a day (3-hours), but the syllabus can be divided into 3 x 1-hour block sessions, spread over a 12-month period.

Course information
Student First Aid Book

A comprehensive fully illustrated training book to supplement the Student First Aid course. The book includes the topics as recommended by the Department for Education in respect of statutory first aid training. online shop.

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