First Aid For Schools

First Aid for Schools

First Aid for Schools

This one day course is an ideal solution for teachers and support staff and covers all of the first aid emergencies that most frequently arise in a school setting.  It will provide your staff with the skills to be able to respond to a first aid emergency before professional medical support arrives.

It is vital that should a first aid emergency take place in the classroom, playground or dining room or during off-site trips that all staff should know what to do to minimise risk or harm to the children in their care.

Staff working with children under 5 years attend the same one day of training and then go on to complete our FAIB approved Paediatric e-learning module. This would enable you to meet EYFS & Ofsted requirements and gain the full 12 hour Paediatric First Aid Certificate.

This engaging and interactive course is delivered in-house. Contact Us to arrange a training date convenient for you.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for any staff who work in a school environment and wish to have the first aid skills to be able to act in an emergency. It is recommended for teachers and other school staff.  

It is ideal for supplementing your statutory First Aid At Work or Emergency First Aid At Work Training, it does not qualify the learner to act as a First Aider in the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Course content 

This course will give learners the first aid skills to help a child or adult who:

  • is unresponsive and breathing
  • is unresponsive and not breathing
  • is choking
  • is wounds and bleeding
  • is having a severe allergic reaction – including using auto injectors
  • has a burn or scald
  • is having an asthma attack
  • has a broken bone
  • is having a seizure
  • has a head injury
  • has minor injuries

It also looks at the role of the First Aider and covers basic accident reporting.

Assessment and Certification

Continuous assessment occurs by the trainer as well as a short Assessment Paper. Successful candidates receive a First Aid for Schools Certificate, valid for 3 years, issued on successful completion of assessment.

Costs for up to 12 participants

If you are a school or local authority the price is £600 inc. VAT.  Additional costs may be added for courses run outside Sussex or run over more than 2 days.

Phone us on 01273 985812 or email us at for more information or to book.

--- We had Dee to train 5 members of our staff team. this was a very good course and Dee made it very enjoyable. I would recommend this course to others.

- Sue T.

Teddy Bear Day Nursery, Hove

--- I thoroughly enjoyed Dee's course, I found it really useful and loved how easy it was to absorb all the information, Dee made us feel very welcome and I think its ideal for anyone who needs first aid training, would highly recommend!

- Sally G.

Mrs Nursery, Saltdean

--- Best course ever, well organised, sharing experience and knowledge with possibilities to practice under guidance (partly on different dummies) for the emergency. It gives yourself and your partner much more knowledge and confidence for worst case scenarios. This is so important, especially with young children! Well done! Highly recommended!!!

- Sandra B.

--- Best first aid course I've done Dee explained everything possible so we would understand I really came away and thought wow I've actually learnt something we're on others I've just got board thanks Dee for fab class x

- Katie B.

Joyland and Strawberry Hill Nursery, Brighton