To Book

“I have attended many different first aid courses throughout my career and can honestly say that I 

gained more from 3 hours of your tuition than all of the other courses put together!”  Felicity Petersen – Wimbledon

Thank you for looking to book a course with First Aid for Life, you will become a valued member of the team of thousands of people that have enjoyed our courses. Having taken a course with us, we offer you long term support and you are always welcome to contact us with any First Aid related questions and queries at any point in the future.

How to Book

We really care and will do our utmost to ensure that you feel confident and competent if you are faced with a medical emergency and have to put your skills into action.

New training room

Our scheduled courses are held in small groups in our bright and airy training room at 74 Ramsden Road in Balham SW12 8QZ. We are 5 minutes from Balham station which is well served by Mainline and the Northern line tube and has excellent, frequent links from Clapham Junction, Waterloo and Victoria as well as direct trains from the Midlands.

Booking onto a scheduled course as an individual:

View our scheduled course dates and  pay by PayPal, Stripe or Credit Card from any of the links below; or contact  to pay by bank transfer or invoice.

If the date you need is not there, let me know as I may be able to schedule a new date round you.

For bespoke group courses – please contact 

Paediatric First Aid courses fulfilling Ofsted criteria :

This Paediatric First Aid course covers the full Ofsted syllabus and meets Ofsted requirements for Registered Childminders and the requirements for Nannies under the DfES Approved Carers Scheme. It is the course needed by Nannies wishing to book onto the Ofsted Childcare register. It can also be used as evidence for employees working towards an NVQ in Childcare and Education.

This course is offered as a 12 hour Blended Learning suitable for the Early Years Foundation, Childminders and those registering on the compulsory Ofsted register and as a one day practical course for Nannies and those on the Ofsted voluntary register.

Please choose the 12 hour or 6 hour option when booking your place. If unsure as to which one you need, please email and we would be delighted to help.

Our blended learning courses are award-winning and comprise 6 hour online and 6 hour classroom to fulfil the criteria for the Ofsted 12 hour Early Years first Aid course. You can stop and start as often as you like, but the pre-learning online should be completed prior to the practical course. 

Emergency First Aid course:

A 3 hour certificated course covering CPR, Recovery position, choking, clinical shock major bleeds, burns, head injuries, heart attacks, fitting in adults, babies and children. This course will be tailored to the needs of those attending and will cover any any additional specialist areas and specific ages you would like to focus upon. The training is held in Balham. Group courses can be organised on request. 

EFAW: Emergency First Aid at Work covering the full HSE syllabus: 

The HSE EFAW courses are held on the same day as the Ofsted ones as the syllabus is extremely similar and both cover adult and child First Aid.  We will always tailor the course to cover your specific needs. Attendees for the fully regulated EFAW course covering the HSE syllabus plus additions – will undertake practical and multiple choice assessment and will receive an externally provided Ofqual Certificate valid for 3 years. The EFAW courses are suitable for Sports First Aid and to provide First Aid cover for workplaces, all our scheduled courses cover adult and child First Aid. These courses include Heart Attack, Head injuries, Asthma and breaks and sprains in addition to the full HSE syllabus. 2 day refresher and 3 day FAW courses are available for groups.

First Aid at Work – 3 day (fully regulated blended learning) one day pre-learning and 2 days in the classroom

First Aid at Work – 2 day refresher

Sports First Aid: 

Please check with your insurance provider as to whether you need a 3 hour emergency course or full day EFAW covering the HSE syllabus with additions to cover your specific sport. Please give us as much information as possible prior to the course. We will adapt our scheduled Emergency and EFAW courses to your needs and can issue a Sports First Aid certificate. Alternatively, we can run a  bespoke group First Aid course at your venue or ours.

First Aid for Teenagers:

Course specifically tailored to the needs of  young people wanting to learn First Aid for everyday life, or specific requirements such as: Babysitting, Gap Year, Sports Leadership, World Challenge, Duke of Edinburgh…(dates available on request or can be organised around you). Alternatively our weekend scheduled courses are great for teenagers.

Buy tickets for Teenage First Aid if there is no specific teenagers course listed please book onto one of our Emergency first aid courses


For all other courses, or to organise a group or bespoke session, please e-mail me with your requirements or fill in the form below.

If you would prefer to book and pay by direct bank transfer, credit card or cheque please contact me.

I am always scheduling additional dates, so please let me know if you have any particular requests.

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to e-mail me – Tel: 0208 675 4036 Email:

I particularly enjoyed this course – much more than I anticipated as it was thoroughly relevant, informative and engaging. It was enlightening to learn that helping and perhaps even saving a person’s life is far easier than I had imagined.          Maja Griffith  

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