Be the Hero in Any Crisis: Join ProTrainings' Basic First Aid Training and Save Lives!

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What is Basic First Aid?

Basic first aid refers to the immediate and initial care provided to an injured or ill person until professional medical help arrives. It involves simple, essential techniques and procedures to preserve life, prevent further harm, and promote recovery. Basic first aid skills include assessing the situation, performing CPR, controlling bleeding, immobilizing fractures, treating burns, and providing basic wound care. These skills are crucial for anyone to have in order to respond effectively to common medical emergencies and potentially save lives.

About our Basic First Aid Level 2 (VTQ) Training Course

Our comprehensive Basic First Aid course covers vital skills such as recovery position, CPR, choking, bleeding, shock, burns, and more. It is a flexible training option suitable for situations not governed by HSE rules. While primary and some secondary skills are covered, additional subjects can be added as needed. This course does not include workplace training, as other courses like EFAW, FAW, and Appointed Person are better suited for that purpose. It includes the latest CPR and Coronavirus recommendations, aligns with UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2021, and is endorsed by TQUK. Contact us for group discounts and onsite training options. Virtual remote classes are available, providing the same qualification as traditional classroom courses.

More about our Basic First Aid Level 2 (VTQ) Training Course

Preview the course content:

Section 1

Introduction to First Aid

44 mins
14 videos
This section includes:
  • Course Introduction 2:17
  • Basic First Aid Course Overview 1:28
  • Fears of First Aid 3:02
  • and more...
Section 2

Cardiac Problems and the Heart

45 mins
13 videos
This section includes:
  • Adult CPR Introduction 2:17
  • When to call for assistance 2:42
  • Heart Attack 1:26
  • and more...
Section 3

Choking Management

11 mins
3 videos
This section includes:
  • Choking Recognition 3:08
  • Adult Choking 5:10
  • Choking in children 3:17
Section 4

Bleeding Management

16 mins
7 videos
This section includes:
  • Types of Bleed 2:05
  • Serious Bleeding and Bandaging 2:53
  • Excessive Blood Loss 2:09
  • and more...
Section 5

Other Medical Problems

60 mins
16 videos
This section includes:
  • Shock 2:57
  • Allergic reactions and Anaphylaxis treatment 6:26
  • Medical ID tags for allergies 2:34
  • and more...
Section 6


2 mins
1 videos
This section includes:
  • Course Summary 2:41

Three Easy Steps, One Exceptional Training

1 Pay

Sign up and pay £24.95 + VAT and start your training straight away or enquire for group rates. You will receive 8 months of access to the videos, a printable student manual, an optional weekly video refresher email and a 3-year certificate and 4 hours certified CPD credits. Learn more

2 Pass

Take the video training and multiple choice test. Don't worry, you get another try if you don't pass. And your progress is saved, so you can leave and come back as often as you like. Learn more

3 Print

Print your certificate and verified CPD time statement and that's it! Your training is complete until it's time to renew again. So you don't forget, we'll send you a reminder email when your training is expiring. Learn more

Frequently Asked Questions

Which occupations use this course?

The Basic First Aid Level 2 (VTQ) Course is perfect for:

  • Teachers
  • Teaching Assistants
  • School receptionists
  • Individuals wanting basic First Aid
  • Supplementing existing training
  • Refreshing training
  • Non-workplace training

I want to complete a short practical module after completing the online course, is this possible?

We have a network of over 1000 approved and monitored instructors to deliver a short skill training session nationwide or we can come to your workplace to deliver the training. This blended training saves class time and provides the same qualification. Contact us on 01206 805359 to discuss your options.

What is CPD and why is having Certified CPD important?

CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development and is required in many business sectors. Even if you do not require a set CPD credit level, having Certifed CPD ensures the quality of training. ProTrainings are the highest gold standard of CPD ensuring that all courses are externally verified and mapped to the highest levels.

What is "SCORM ready" and will courses run on a LMS?

SCORM Ready means that online courses can run on any compatible Learning Management System (LMS). SCORM courses run seamlessly on your existing LMS system without a separate login so staff only login using the existing company system. ProTrainings online courses have an advanced SCORM ready system to give more features than any other company.

Learn more about ProTrainings training

ProTrainings Europe has produced over 350 video online courses and we also offer training at your workplace or at regional training centres nationwide

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Benefits of Choosing ProTrainings for your Basic First Aid Course

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