National School of First Aid Training
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Basic First Aid
4 hours

This 4 hour Basic First Aid course covers the essential lifesaving skills found in most of our first aid training courses and includes tailored/bespoke content that can be specified by you to meet your requirements. The additional content is incorporated into one coherent training package.

Who is our Basic First Aid course aimed at?

This course is great for anybody but is particularly useful for groups who have very specific requirements and needs. It does not cover Paediatric First Aid (i.e. any casualty aged from 0 to puberty). For that, look at our Paediatric or Family courses.

For small businesses, freelancers and sole traders that don’t need an (Emergency) First Aid at Work qualification but feel that they should know something, this is the course for you.

Basic First Aid programme

Course content will include:

  • Assessing a situation to act safely, promptly and effectively in any emergency
  • Unconscious, breathing casualty management
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for a non-breathing unconscious casualty
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Choking casualty treatment
  • Wounds and bleeding casualty treatment
  • Burns treatment
  • Shock (Hypovolaemic) recognition and treatment
  • Free time to discuss student-specific needs


Our Instructors come from a range of professional and voluntary backgrounds such as:

  • emergency services (ambulance, police and fire service)
  • military (medics)
  • outdoor professionals (Mountain leaders)
  • Community Responders
  • Experienced First Aiders

We aim to match instructors to your specific training requirements. They are aware of the specific needs of various outdoor environments, fully understanding the problems and judgements that have to be made when dealing with incidents in stressful, dangerous and remote situations.


Our training is very practical and hands on. We do not rely upon the usual ‘death by PowerPoint’, instead we use progressive incident scenario based training methods. Our courses teach techniques proven to work in real life incidents and not just in a classroom. Our training builds confidence and develops first aid skills into complete incident management.




All candidates must attend the full course to qualify. Each candidate is continually assessed throughout.


The Basic First Aid Certificate is valid for 3 years. It can be revalidated by completing a Basic First Aid course.


Our awarding body for Basic First Aid is ITC First Aid who are authorised and regulated by Ofqual and the SQA. Qualification title can be amended to reflect the purpose of the course, for example:

  • Basic First Aid for Gardeners
  • First Aid for Job Seekers.

The certificate can include a list of the course content and the number of hours attended.


In-house course for 12 candidates
- £350

Individual candidate
- £50


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