Essential First Aid Course

The Essential First Aid online course is targeted towards UK individuals that are looking to gain First Aid knowledge, First Aid Responders, Health and Safety Officers, Managers and Supervisors, Employees in High-Risk Industries, Small Business owners and Self-Employed Individuals.
Fully accredited

By CPD Group

Fast to complete

Duration: 2 hours

Instant Certificate

Upon completion

Legally compliant

With UK/EU regulations

About this course

This First Aid online course is targeted towards UK individuals who are looking for training in First Aid or work in various professional settings and are responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of employees and visitors. The course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide immediate first aid in the event of an emergency or injury. The primary target audience for this course includes, Workplace First Aid Responders, Health and Safety Officers, Managers and Supervisors, Employees in High-Risk Industries, Small Business owners and Self-Employed Individuals and anyone wanting to brush up on their First Aid skills.

Learn at your own pace with this online course. After the course has been completed, the content is always readily available and accessible for all learners.

The course is informative, concise, and utilises clear and educational visual aids. The Essential First Aid course takes approximately 1 – 2 hours to complete and includes an examination consisting of 25 multiple choice questions. Once the exam has been passed, the student receives and instant digital copy of their certificate.

All course content adheres to UK regulations and has been accredited by The CPD Group. This course is available in audio.

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£16.00 +VAT

Quantity Price Per Learner
1 - 9 £16.00
10 - 19 £15.00
20+ £14.00

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The Spring Supervisor Bundle contains one of each:

  • Level 3 Food Hygiene & Safety (Supervisor)
  • Fire Awareness in the Workplace

£77.00 +VAT

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Course FAQ

How and where do I complete this course?

All of our courses are online courses, so they can be completed remotely as long as the learner has internet access and a computer.

Is there a time limit on this course?

The exam must be passed within 12 months of them being assigned the course. There is no time limit on the course material, so once the exam has been passed, students can freely come back at any time to view the course content and refresh their knowledge.

How is the course structured?

The course content is split into individual sections, with each section concluding in a mini quiz, which needs to be completed before moving onto the next section. Once all sections have been completed, you can proceed to the examination.

What happens if I fail the exam?

If the learner fails their exam, then they can retake it as many times as necessary (within the 12-month shelf-life of the course) at no extra cost. Once the course has been completed within the shelf-life period, the candidate gains unlimited life-time access to the course material should they wish to come back and refresh their memory.

What happens if I pass the exam?

Once the exam has been completed successfully, the learner will receive an online certificate instantly, which they can then download and print off.

How long will my certificate be valid for?

There is no specific law on when and how often you should refresh your training, however all UK local authorities and environmental health officers recommend that you refresh your training every three years to ensure you are versed with the most up-to-date guidance

How do I purchase multiple courses for my employees?

If you would like to buy any training for a number of your employees, first you need to select the course that you need. To do this, you need to go to our course page and click on the course that you want to buy. Enter the quantity of courses that you require and view the corresponding price. Then click the ‘Group’ option and enter your chosen group name. Once you have done this, please go to checkout to complete the purchase. Once you have completed your purchase, you will be directed to your group’s dashboard where you can assign courses to your employees.

What support is available if I have a question?

If any help is needed at any stage of your learning journey, all our learners are welcome to contract us. We are available to assist learners who require help, as well as those who are experiencing technical issues and need some advice. Please visit the Contact Us page, use our Live Chat function, or give us a call on 08009993868.

Course Syllabus

The course is as follows:

Section One: Introduction to First Aid

  • The importance of First Aid: The candidate will gain essential knowledge on the importance of first aid, compliance with legal requirements, promoting a safe and supportive environment and mitigating the impact of accidents.
  • Workplace Injuries: The candidate will learn about Workplace injuries, accidents that occur while an individual is carrying out their job duties or is present in their workplace, Common Types of Workplace Injuries and Initiatives and Regulations to Prevent Workplace Injuries:
  • Items in a First Aid box: The candidate will learn the importance of having a first aid kit that is well-stocked with essential items to handle common injuries and medical emergencies.
  • RIDDOR: The candidate will learn how to Report when an incident falls under RIDDOR, which appropriate channels to use and familiarize themselves with the specific requirements of RIDDOR. (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations)
  • Primary Survey and Secondary Assessment: The candidate will learn two critical steps in evaluating and providing first aid to an injured or ill person. How to identify life-threatening conditions and determine the appropriate immediate care needed.

Section Two: Burns

  • Hot Oil Burns: The candidate will learn what steps to take to take or treat hot oil burns. How to Stop the burning, Cool the burn, how to remove jewellery and clothing, Covering the burn, when to seek medical attention and how to manage pain and discomfort.
  • Electrical Burns: The candidate will learn how to Provide first aid for electrical burns. The specific steps needed to this type of burn. How to ensure safety, call emergency services, check breathing and circulation and how to cool and cover the burn.
  • Chemical Burns: The candidate will learn how to protect themselves whilst providing first aid for chemical burns. The specific steps needed to this type of burn. How to remove contaminated clothing, how to rinse the area, call emergency services and how to cover the burn.

Section Three: Injuries and Accidents

The candidate will learn how to assess injuries and accidents and how to perform the best treatment for: Choaking, Bleeding and wounds, Eye injuries and Back injuries and how to apply a bandage.

Section Four: Life-threatening medical conditions

The candidate will learn how to assess and how perform treatment for Heart Attacks, Strokes, Epilepsy, Asthma, Diabetes, Anaphylactic shock,

Section Five: Lifesaving Interventions

The candidate will learn what steps to follow when performing CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and how to place the patient in the recovery position

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