First Aid for Teachers and Support Staff

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I came across First Aid for Life when searching for a course provider who could deliver on-site Emergency First Aid at Work training. From A to B the process was as straightforward and manageable as I’d hoped. The training was first rate – the feedback from the course delegates was all good – content delivered was easy to digest and all that attended now had the confidence to act in an emergency if necessary.
Chris Mason

Albermarle Independent College

Emma’s training session covering allergies, asthma, seizures and sickle cell for our large staff body was perfect. It was a great blend of theory and practice, which weaved in some compelling stories about the consequences of not getting your medical provision right. We would highly recommend her to any organisations looking to ensure its medical provision is exemplary.

Rob Hitch, Harris Academy South Norwood

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Need Essential First Aid Training during Covid19? – we can help!

Our practical courses  are conducted under strict social distancing and enhanced hygiene and infection control measures to ensure the safety of your staff and ours. We are highly experienced medical, health and emergency services professionals and truly understand the importance of infection control.

First Aid for Life is an Award Winning fully regulated First Aid Training provider, our trainers are highly experienced medical and emergency services professionals who will tailor the training to your needs.

We run a variety of courses covering adult and child First Aid in a school setting: Paediatric First Aid covering the full Ofsted syllabus, the Fully Regulated Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) tailored to Schools and a short 3 hour Emergency First Aid for Schools course covering CPR, choking, asthma, head injuries, minor and major bleeds, fitting and other common medical emergencies in a school setting.

We are happy to arrange bespoke courses on any topics and cover specific illnesses such as diabetes, asthma and acute allergic reaction.

Individuals can attend our scheduled courses in London or we will run group courses throughout the UK.

Our website contains a wide range of free resources including posters on head injuries, which are available on request.

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)

The EFAW course adapted to First Aid for Schools is a one day course covering care of the unconscious casualty as well as commonly occurring injuries covering the full syllabus specified by the HSE First Aid plus the addition of: head Injuries, asthma, breaks and soft tissue injuries. This syllabus includes child first aid and is tailored to First Aid in a school setting.

Emergency First Aid (3 hour)

Many schools choose our Emergency First Aid (3 hour) course for teachers and admin staff who need basic First Aid knowledge and covers accidents and emergencies in adults, babies and children and concentrates upon the most common children’s medical emergencies – you will be able to choose to focus on the age group most relevant for you and the course will be tailored to your needs. Again this is available as a scheduled option or as a group course for up to 14 people.

Paediatric First Aid

The full day Paediatric First Aid course is our most popular course with schools and covers the full Ofsted syllabus in one day. For Early Years Staff this course is available as blended learning – 6 hours conveniently online followed by a one day practical course in order to obtain your 12 hour paediatric certificate.
First Aid for Teachers and Support Staff

Group Courses

We would be delighted to come to your school and run a group course for your staff. We will teach courses to any specification and include additional elements you may wish us to cover. We are more than happy to assist with health care plans and provide specific first aid advice pertaining to different medical conditions.  Training can be tailored to cover asthma, head injuries, epilepsy and fitting, Life Support and use of a defibrillator and any other specifications you might need.

We also run courses for pupils and parents and many schools use our training to fundraise.



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Online Refresher Courses:

The 3 hour online course Supporting pupils with medical conditions in schools and childcare settings  is a great way for professionals to refresh your knowledge of how to best help pupils with ongoing medical conditions.

This qualification is specifically targeted at staff working in schools, colleges, nurseries and childcare settings in both public and private sectors. It is designed around the needs of the education sector and highlights issues such as; working with parents and healthcare providers, the importance of records and documentation, consent, parental responsibilities and student self-medication.


This 3 hour online course Caring for Children with Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Diabetes and Epilepsy (plus a bonus section on Head Injuries) is suitable for all health professionals, teachers, parents and carers and anyone who has any of the above conditions; or is working with, or involved in the care of any child or young person who has any of these long term health conditions. It is a comprehensive course that explains; the physiology of the conditions, common triggers, signs and symptoms, how to recognise an acute episode, what to do, how to treat and how to administer medication.

The course also provides helpful support to Schools and health professionals in writing Individual Healthcare Plans and supporting children with these medical conditions to play a full and active role in school life, remain healthy and achieve their academic potential.

Free school resources

We also have a number of useful free resources to help introduce children to first aid. (click here)
These include comprehensive modular online courses, PDF handouts, lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, infographics and posters all created to enhance the learning experience and help the students get the most from learning these invaluable skills.


They are designed to complement our First Aid for Life practical hands-on first aid training courses, as well as our online options.


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