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Level 2 Award in Student First Aid – 3 hours

The Student First Aid course will provide learners with the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid treatment confidently and safely. The course is suitable for students aged 11 years and over and fulfils the requirements of the Department for Education in respect of statutory first aid training.

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A minimum of three contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities. Ideally, the course should be run over half a day (3 hours), but the syllabus can be divided into 3 x 1-hour sessions, spread over a 12-month period.


A range of subjects are covered including:-

• What is first aid?
• Primary survey
• Recovery position
• Resuscitation and AED
• Choking
• Common Injuries


The practical assessment is ongoing throughout the duration of the course and the learners will be required to complete a multiple-choice question assessment paper at the end of the programme.

A three-year qualification can be offered to all, subject to assessment.


A maximum of 12 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 11 years of age.