First aid gives young people something amazing
– the confidence to do the right thing when it really counts.
You can help us teach a generation first aid – through using our
teaching resources, inviting a St John Ambulance trainer to teach
first aid at your school, or taking part in the Big First Aid
Free Key Stage first aid lesson plans and teaching
Our free, downloadable, teaching resources
offer you first aid training that is tailor made to meet the
requirements for health education in schools.
Our Key Stage first aid resources are organised in teaching
pathways for Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, and Key Stage 4. Each
pathway outlines a recommended order for teaching the different
first aid topics to your pupils.
Free first aid
Training for school staff
We offer a range of training courses, both at our training
venues and on-site, for staff at your school. View our available
courses or call 0844 770 4800* to hear about our exclusive
schools packages. *Calls cost 7p per minutes plus your phone
company's access charge.
Staff first aid training
First aid to be included in the school
From 2020 onwards, all state-funded schools in England will be
required to teach first aid as part of health education. This will
include basic first aid for primary school children, for example
dealing with common injuries, such as head injuries. Young people
in secondary schools will be taught further first aid. For example,
how to administer CPR and the purpose of defibrillators.
Find out more
Big First Aid Lesson
The Big First Aid Lessons are a series
of child-friendly lesson-long shows aimed at primary and early
secondary school students. Each lesson covers different first
aid topics with real life scenarios and easy-to-follow
first aid demonstrations.
When you sign up, you can download lessons to watch
with your class. In the space of just 20 minutes, students can
learn first aid skills which could stay with them for a
First Aid Lesson