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First Aid for Schools 1 day practical training + Optional eLearning fore Early Years at our UK wide venues or at your place of work

Our First Aid for Schools course is unique and tailored for those working in a school environment with children and young adults. It covers the statutory requirement for first aiders for adults and children. Those working in their early years or in a school nursery can complete additional eLearning to upgrade to Full Paediatric First Aid. Based on your risk assessment you may need to have additional colleagues holding a First Aid at Work (FAW) certificate.

What are the First Aid requirements for schools?

A school has dual responsibility for the welfare of its pupils and staff. This means that you must have BOTH Paediatric and Adult qualified first aiders. The UK Resus Council updated their guidance in September 2021 to state that Paediatric First Aid Protocols must be followed on infants through to 18 years.

This course meets the OFSTED criteria for Early Years. the DfE requirement for all pupils and the HSE requirement for the welfare of adults working at or visiting a school.

Please note, as per your risk assessment, you will need someone on-site holding a three-day FAW qualification at all times.

How is this course delivered?

All Qualified First-aiders must complete face-to-face practical training. Therefore, this course is delivered face-to-face with 6 hours of practical training covering child and adult first aid protocols. Those working within the early years will also be required to complete 6 hours of at-home eLarning to meet the full OFSTED criteria of 12 hours of learning.


All staff will receive a First Aid for Schools Certificate, which outlines the content covered

Other Courses:

  • FAW
  • Online First Aid Training for lunch-cover / TAs
  • Pupil First Aid Courses
  • Assembly First Aid Talks

Our dedicated First Aid Education Team can help you on 0300 3020 999 or email

Who is this course most suitable for?

Teachers in Early Years through to Year 13, Administrative and Support Staff, Students, Temporary Teachers, Learners of all confidence levels.

First Aid For Schools Course 2024

About the course

  • Flexible start / end times to suit your school and attendees
  • All your staff can attend the same course
  • Online course resources for those in early years and primary
  • Professional, qualified, and dynamic trainers
  • Specialist Advisors to help you manage your In-House booking
  • Fully certificated for 3 years

Our First Aid for Schools Course covers the following subjects:

  • Roles and Responsibilities of the First Aider in a School Environment

  • Assessing an Emergency Situation & Prioritising Action in a School Environment

  • Medication in Schools
  • Unresponsive Casualty (breathing) – Child & Adult

  • Unresponsive Casualty (not breathing) – Child & Adult

  • Using an AED

  • Choking (mild + Severe) – Child & Adult

  • Seizures
  • Burns, Bleeds (minor + knife wounds)  & Shock

  • Anaphylaxis + Asthma


At your place of work: Our costs vary depending on the number of learners on a course - please call us for a competitive quote
Please note that as a not for profit company we do not charge VAT


6 Hours of practical training excluding breaks.

This In-House course can be run at times to suit you. We recommend starting at approx. 9.00 as this will enable the course to finish at 16.30.



As part of our environmental policy, all certificates will be available as a link and PDF download on completion. Our e-certificates are valid certification and accepted by all governing bodies and accreditations centres. Your e-certificate will have a unique QR Code that can be validated and verified via our website.

For our EFAW courses certificates are also available as credit card style certificates for use in a lanyard or wallet, please contact us to discuss this option.

Your certificate is valid for three years and meets the full HSE and EYFS criteria.

Where can I do it:

This course is delivered at your place of work. Please contact us to discuss our latest course prices and available discounts.

Essential info

Please wear suitable clothes; loose fitting trousers, leggings, or jeans. We advise against wearing a skirt or anything short that may leave you feeling uncomfortable during practical assessments.

To meet the certification requirements all learners must be assessed whilst performing practical elements of the course, some of which will require you to kneel on the floor. Please ensure that you can physically fulfil these practical requirements.

Make sure to bring photo ID - our trainer will request sight of this for certification purposes.

If you have any doubts, or you would like to discuss this, please contact us.

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Please note Tigerlily Training is a not for Profit organisation supplying education/training services and therefore is not registered for VAT.