Activity First Aid

This qualification is designed to provide the knowledge and competence required for a learner to deal with a range of first aid situations with a focus on sports and activity related conditions. The qualification is suitable for learners working in outdoor and activity environments or involved in voluntary and community activities.

Unit 1 (day 1) of the qualification is suitable for learners wishing to act as an Emergency First Aider in the workplace and so anyone wishing to only obtain the Emergency first Aid qualification, could just attend day 1 in order to obtain this.

The course is accredited and regulated by Ofqual and is delivered over a minimum of 12 hours. The assessment process is split over an ongoing practical assessment during the course and also by completing a written paper.

The course will cover:

  • The role and responsibilities of a First Aider
  • Responding to an emergency
  • How to carry out a primary survey and secondary assessment
  • How to place a casualty in the recovery position
  • Resuscitation
  • Basic Hygiene in First Aid
  • Fractures
  • Drowning
  • Electrical injuries
  • Heat and Cold
  • Heart attacks
  • Minor injuries
  • Bleeding
  • Head Injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Spinal injuries
  • Angina
  • Choking
  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • Asthma
  • Burns


If the criteria are successfully met by the candidates then they will be awarded a three year qualification.   The HSE does recommend that all students undergo a yearly refresher programme of about three hours. This is not mandatory.

All candidates must be a minimum age of 14 years although the official title of ‘a First Aider in the work place’ cannot be used until the student is over 16 years of age and then the employer must decide whether they are suitable for the role.

Costings and attendance numbers:

The course costs either £120 per person with a minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 candidates, or, if I come to your site a flat rate fee of £1080 can be chosen with no minimal number required but up to a maximum of 12 candidates.  These prices include the course text book, a basic first aid kit, and the certificate.