Emergency First Aid for Rural Schools

Emergency First Aid for Rural Schools


This specially designed course has been adapted from the HSE Emergency First Aid at Work course to meet the needs of people who work within a school setting.


The syllabus includes all content from the one-day Emergency First Aid at Work course and includes additional subjects likely to be faced by first aiders working within a rural school.


Class sizes are limited to no more than 8 so as to ensure an optimum learning experience.


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Course Details

When you join this course, you will receive a comprehensive student resource pack.  The pack contains a market leading first aid reference manual that should be used during the class. Learners can keep and use it again as a post course reference.


How long is the course?


One day.


Who is it for?


Anyone who works within a school setting.


What will I learn?


Rural Cornwall and Devon can be subject to in emergency service attendance, meaning that first aiders must care for a patient for longer.  The course covers the basic essentials required to provide emergency care to a patient including:


  • Being able to act safely and effectively when an accident or emergency occurs.
  • Treatment and priorities of care for an unconscious patient.
  • Recognition and treatment of a person in seizure.
  • Recognising cardiac arrest and the delivery of Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • Being able to recognise and safely treat a patient who is choking.
  • Safely and promptly treating a patient who is bleeding.
  • Keeping of simple records following an accident at work.


and also


  • Asthma and the use of inhalers
  • Allergic reaction and the use of Epipens
  • Resuscitation and choking for children




You will be awarded a qualification in Emergency First Aid at Work for Rural Schools, valid for 3 years and certificated by WorkSafe Training Systems.


The HSE recommends that all workplace first aiders receive annual refresher training in first aid techniques whilst holding this qualification.


What do I need to bring?


Photographic identification, such as a driving license or passport.


Proof of address, such as a utility bill.


Where necessary, proof of current qualifications.  Please contact the Centre for guidance.



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