We run an number of first aid courses specifically designed for young people, all of which are St John Ambulance certified and can be delivered at your location by our trained staff.
- First Aid for DofE Expeditions
- St John Ambulance ‘Teach the difference’ courses for Primary School children
- CPR certificate
- First Aid for PSHE
What does St John Ambulance say?
“Every year, up to 140,000 people die in situations where first aid could have given them a chance to live. Even so, fewer than one in 10 people have been trained in first aid. We want every young person to have the opportunity to learn basic life saving skills at school” St John Ambulance
How does this fit with the National Curriculum?
Download our document First Aid in the National Curriculum that shows how our courses meet your National Curriculum needs.
Can the young people manage it?
In the USA this year the Substitute House Bill (SHB) 1556 requires all high school students to receive CPR training as part of their health classes. What a great way to ensure that more people know the easy-to-learn technique of using CPR to aid a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. Young people are more than up to the task, too. According to a 2009 study in Critical Care:
“Students as young as 9 years are able to successfully and effectively learn basic life support skills including AED deployment, correct recovery position, and emergency calling.”
This study assessed 147 students between 9 and 18 years old in 11 randomly selected schools throughout Austria who were trained “to the level of a BLS instructor using a standardized curriculum.” Of those 147 students, 86% performed CPR correctly, sixty nine percent of the students tilted the mannequin head sufficiently for mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, scores on other life supporting techniques were at least 80% or higher.
For more information and details of how we can deliver these courses for you, please contact us.