Online Basic First Aid Level 2 (VTQ) Certification

Basic First Aid training for anyone

CPD Certified Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

Basic First Aid Level 2 (VTQ) at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 3 hours and 12 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Follows latest UK Resuscitation and ERC guidelines
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • 100% online or add a skill session with a certified instructor
  • Videos include subtitles
  • Course manual available in the following languages: English, Spanish, Polish, Russian and Arabic
£24.95 + VAT

Don't be misled by the word "basic." This course covers some of the most important first aid skills you can learn, including recovery position, CPR, choking, bleeding, shock, burns and more.

Basic First Aid is aimed where training is needed that does not comply with HSE rules but does cover first aid subjects with no set minimum time requirements making it a flexible course for all. The course covers primary and some secondary skills allowing the flexibility to add extra subjects where needed. This course does not cover workplace training where the EFAW, FAW and Appointed Person course is better suited.

All our first aid courses fully meet the latest UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015.

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

This course comes with 4.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 3 hours and 12 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

For the contents of our video online course, visit the online Basic First Aid course training page.

The contents included in the classroom course are:

  • Introduction to First Aid
  • Fears of First Aid
    • Fear of Helping
    • Barriers – Gloves and Face-shields
  • Calling for Help
  • Patient Consent
  • Initial Assessment/Primary Survey
  • Recovery Position
  • Infant Recovery Position
  • Spinal Injury
  • Chain of Survival
  • Heart Attack – Signs, Symptoms and Treatment
  • Types of AED
  • Using an AED
  • CPR
    • Adult One Rescuer CPR
    • Pregnant Ladies
    • Agonal Breathing
    • CPR and Seizures
    • Mouth to Nose Breaths
    • Mouth to Tracheostomy Ventilations
    • Compressions only CPR
    • Adult CPR Handover
  • Drowning
  • Infant and Child CPR
  • Choking – Adult and Infant
  • The Circulatory System
  • Bleeding
    • Types of bleeding
    • Serious bleeding
    • Controlling Catastrophic Bleeding
  • Minor Injury Treatment
  • Types of Shock – Signs, Symptoms and Treatment
  • Dislocations and Fractures
  • Burns and Scalds – Assessment and Treatment
  • Bites and Stings
  • Epileptic Seizures
  • Post Incident Stress

 

  • First Aid Plus Student Manual Version V8.3 - 2015 guidelines with ERC first aid changes
  • EmergencySMS service leaflet
  • AED infographic will guide you through the steps
  • Adult CPR Flowchart
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Anatomy and Physiology Human Body Picture Reference Book Student Manual V8.0
  • Arabic Student First Aid Manual V7.0
  • Asthma UK weblink
  • CAT Tourniquet instruction leaflet
  • Child CPR Flowchart
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Clean hand techniques leaflet
  • EpiPen Guide
  • EpiPen Patient information leaflet
  • EpiPen patient information sheet
  • Epilepsy Action leaflet
  • Epilepsy and education – information for parents leaflet
  • Epilepsy facts and figures leaflet
  • Epilepsy in Action Leaflet (register on www.epilepsy.org.uk)
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • First Aid Student Manual - Welsh
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • HeartSine 350 Information Leaflet
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • How to register to call EMS by text
  • How to use Celox Haemstatic gauze
  • Infant CPR Flowchart
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Jext Product Data Sheets
  • Jext patient Information Sheet
  • Lifepac CR2 AED Data Sheet
  • Link to HeadSmart website
  • Link to our Concussion ad Brain injury course in association with Headway, a head injury charity
  • Meningitis Now website with many leaflets and resources link
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • Nilaqua Hand Wash leaflet
  • Personal Medical Information Sheet
  • Polish Student Manual - Pierwsza Pomoc w Pracy Ksiazka studenta V7.0 - 2015 guidelines
  • ProTrainings - Using an AED Leaflet
  • ProTrainings Defibrillator eGuide
  • Russian Student Manual V7.0
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Spanish general student manual V7.0
  • UK Resus Council 2015 Guidelines updated 2015 Link
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Web link to the Joint Epilepsy Council website - JEC
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet

What People are Saying

“Thorough training and incredibly interesting. Will take away a bit more confidence into my day to day life and in the event of an emergency! ”

- Scott, Unemployed from Essex

“I need a basic first aid for my job and this is perfect. Rather than call around and try and get on a course during my time off or weekends, I can just go online with probasicfirstaid.co.uk”

- Nick, construction from uk