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General interest first aid courses for adults, children and babies

Every year, up to 150,000 people die in the UK in situations where first aid could have given them the chance to live. At a St John Ambulance first aid course, you'll learn vital skills to be the difference between life and death in an emergency.  All of our community courses are non-profit making and the course price is inclusive of all administrative costs, course material and certification.  You may purchase a voucher for any course - please call our office on 735611.  

To book a place on any of these courses, please click on the 'Course Availability & Booking' tab on the right hand side of this page, then select your course and click on the orange 'Book a Course' button.

St John Ambulance welcomes young people from the age of 12 onto all our community first aid courses.  If under the age of 16, you must attend with a responsible adult member of the family or guardian (two young people per adult).

The right course for you

We offer a variety of short training courses for members of the public. The courses differ slightly, but each of them will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to deal with both minor incidents and major emergencies, such as severe bleeding, heart attacks, choking and an unconscious casualty who has stopped breathing.  On successful completion of the course you will be sent a St John Ambulance e-certificate which is valid for three years. 

These courses are for general interest only and although they result in a certificate valid for three years, they do not fully meet workplace or vocational requirements.

* *   Please note: If you book a place on a course and subsequently need to change the date or cancel please be aware there will be fees applicable as per our Terms & Conditions which can be seen on the 'Downloadable Documents' section on the First Aid Training page. * *

SEIZURE TRAINING - £25.00 per person    (for private group courses only, please call 735611 to arrange a course for your group) This short 2-hour session is ideal for those who care for people who suffer from seizures, or are associated with a charity who support seizure sufferers. The session covers recognition features of seizures, the different types of seizure, when to seek medical help and resuscitation. An Email-Certificate of Attendance will be issued on completion. Please note this course is a minimum of 10 and a max of 12. If you require a booking for more than 12 people another minimum of 10 will have to be booked to cover the cost of an additional trainer for the day.

ESSENTIAL FIRST AID (EFA)  A 3-hour course at £25.00 per person  If you would like to be able to provide essential first aid for an adult casualty, this is the course for you. The course covers emergency life support procedures for adults, including CPR, choking, the unresponsive casualty, severe bleeding and primary survey.   

EMERGENCY & BASIC FIRST AID  (EBFA)   A 6-hour course at £40.00 per person  This course teaches everyday first aid skills, which are invaluable when accidents happen around the home and when you're out and about, includes CPR for adults, bleeding, burns, chest pain, choking in adults, unconscious casualty, fainting, bites & stings, sprains and strains.

BABY & CHILD ESSENTIAL FIRST AID (BCEFA)  A 3-hour course at £25 per person   This course deals with serious conditions and incidents including specific resuscitation techniques for children and infants, as their first aid protocols differ from those of adults, course also covers choking and bleeding.  

***** To learn how to use baby CPR to help a baby who is not breathing, click on the link below to view the stars of Nursery Rhymes Inc. – the new advert from St John Ambulance. "Remember the song, in case things go wrong".

To book your place on a course please go the  'Course Availability & Booking' tab where you can BOOK & PAY ONLINE  or alternatively, download the 'Booking Form Private'  from the DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS section on the First Aid Training page and return to:

ST JOHN AMBULANCE, 14-16 MIDVALE ROAD, ST HELIER, JE2 3YR  with payment. (Either call in or post with cheque or cash (if paying with cash please do not send by post).  

Sorry, we are currently unable to take telephone bookings.