Basic First Aid - 1/2 day

This ½ day Basic First Aid course covers the essential lifesaving skills found in most of our first aid training courses, with the addition of 1 hour tailored/bespoke content that can be specified by you to meet your requirements. The additional content is incorporated into one coherent training package. This Basic First Aid course can also be delivered over a full day.

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.

Basic First Aid programme

Course content will include;

  • Systematic approach to managing incidents
  • Dealing with collapse
  • Resuscitation and choking
  • Blood loss and bleeding
  • Tailored and bespoke course content


Our trainers come from a range of professional backgrounds such as the emergency services, the military and outdoor professionals. 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. Learn more about our trainers and what makes them unique.


Our training is very practical and hands on with a typically 70% practical to just 30% theory. Our courses 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. Read more about our training and why we get such positive reviews.


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


The Basic First Aid is valid for 3 years. It can be revalidated by completing a Basic First Aid course. It is ‘highly recommended’ that first aiders attend an Annual Basic Skills Refresher 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
- guide price £300

Individual candidate
- guide price £40


Please-contact us for a personalised quote - any savings we can make will be taken off the price.

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