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
A fun and informative session which I think I will actually be able to remember. Excellent delivery. I feel much more prepared for any playground eventuality.
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.
Latest Government Guidance on First Aid for Schools, EYFS Framework and Ofsted Childcare Register can be viewed here:
- BJSN Article by Emma Hammett: Fulfilling the first aid requirements in schools
- Statutory Guidance on Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions
- Guidance on First Aid for Schools
- Paediatric First Aid Requirements for Early Years Foundation Stage: Consultation June 2016
- Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage: Updated September 2014
- Guide to Registration on the Childcare Register: Ofsted Guidance
For upcoming dates please visit our scheduled courses
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.
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.
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.
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.