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Student First Aid

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.

Course syllabus

A range of subjects are covered including:

What is first aid?

Primary survey

Recovery position


Safe use of an AED


Head injuries

Cuts, grazes and bruises


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.