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About St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance is the nation’s leading first aid charity.

Every year, more than 400,000 people learn how to save a life through our training programmes, including hundreds of thousands of young people.

Our volunteers provide first aid in their communities, keeping people safe at events, and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls. We’re also always campaigning to raise awareness of first aid and directly educate the public.

Workplace training – We’re the leading provider of workplace training, reaching over 250,000 people a year.

Event services – We provide medical cover for events – from major sporting fixtures and music festivals to public gatherings.

Community first responders – Our volunteers are trained to attend emergency calls and provide care until the ambulance arrives.

Ambulance services – We play a crucial role in supporting the emergency services, responding to local incidents and major accidents.

Volunteering – Our volunteers provide first aid in their communities, keeping people safe at events, and working with the NHS when lives are on the line.

Online first aid advice - Watch our videos and learn what to do in a range of first aid scenarios.

Young people and schools – Over half of the people we train are under 18. We don’t just teach life saving skills – we offer life saving opportunities as well.

Teaching in the community – We give people access to important skills they wouldn’t otherwise get the chance to learn.

Support us – Donate or get involved with our fundraising events – every pound we raise helps save lives.

Care Quality Commission report (pdf) - We strive to provide the best quality care at all times. Read our latest Care Quality Commission report to see how we're doing.

First aid is such a simple skill, but it has an incredible impact. We want everyone to learn it, so that they can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

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If you want to help us save lives in your community, we'd love to have you join our team.

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Join our amazing team of fundraisers and support the nation's leading first aid charity

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Workplace training

View our first aid, health & safety and mental health first aid training courses for the workplace.

First aid training course

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