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Our First Aid Courses

We run fully comprehensive first aid courses in Bristol that follow the strict guidelines set out by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). Please select from the list below to learn more about what each of our courses cover, the qualification you receive and the booking options you have to choose from.

Our open courses are run from our designated training centres in the heart of Bristol. If you are interested in booking a private course then we can run these for you at either one of our locations or a venue of your choosing.

If you have any questions or would like to book a course please get in touch today.

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An Industry Standard

First Aid At Work Courses

Considered the cornerstone of first aid, these fantastic courses cover absolutely everything you need to know for most working environments. Whether you need a 1, 2 or 3-day course, First Aid At Work will provide you with a fantastic skill set and the confidence to act when required.

If you are not sure which of these you need please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are here to help.

Emergency First Aid At Work

6 Hours

Our Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training is a 1-day first aid training course that builds confidence & teaches skills so you can deal with life-threatening first aid emergencies.

Considered the national standard, this course covers a broad range of topics.

The course is tailored for people working in low-risk environments and for the general public wishing to learn new skills.


First Aid At Work Requalification

12 Hours

The First Aid at Work Requalification course is tailored for those who have already completed a 3-day (18 Hour) First Aid at Work (FAW) Qualification.

The refresher course is just 12 hours (run over 2 days), and as long as it is completed before your FAW has expired, it allows you to renew your full FAW for another 3 years.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


First Aid At Work

18 Hours

First Aid at Work training is for people looking to become full first aiders in the workplace.

This comprehensive course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of a broad range of first aid techniques and scenarios.This qualification is often a requirement if you work in environments such as construction, manufacturing or hospitality.

If you are unsure about what course you need then please get in touch with us or ask your employer as they will be able to clarify.

First Aid Training Course Enthusiasts and For People Working In the Outdoors

Outdoor First Aid Courses

What should you do if someone breaks their leg and an ambulance is not an option? What techniques can you use to treat a burn if you don’t have access to water?

These are the type of questions you will learn to answer by completing one of our outdoor first aid courses. These first aid courses are tailored for people that either work outdoors, find themselves away from immediate medical help or enthusiasts that just want to know more.

We have built a fantastic reputation for our outdoor first aid courses and we have people travel from all over the country to attend. Read more about our various course option bellow:

Emergency Outdoor First Aid

8 Hours

This course will provide essential life saving skills when operating outdoors. You will cover all of the same syllabus as the Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course but tailored for outdoor situations.

Highly practical and tailored for your setting and activity (i.e. cycling, walking or coaching).

Suitable for some outdoor instructor awards (please check with your own governing body).

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2 Day Outdoor First Aid

16 Hours

This course is the benchmark outdoor first aid qualification required for most UK NGB Outdoor Instructor Awards

Tailored to meet the requirements of those working away from immediate assistance in the remote and rural regions of the UK & abroad.

Highly practical and dynamic scenario-led training.

Suitable for people that work in rural and remote settings, outdoor practitioners, teachers, forest workers and ecologists.

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Specialist Outdoor First Aid

16 Hours Plus

At First Aid Bristol we have some incredible instructors, with backgrounds ranging from international mountain leadership to extreme remote first aid and tactical medical response.

If you are about to embark on a journey to a potentially dangerous part of the world or simply want to push your first aid knowledge up a gear then get in touch about tailored courses.

Ideal for mountaineers, jungle explorers, desert adventures & film crews

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First aid training for individuals or groups working with children

Paediatric First Aid Courses

Our Bristol-based paediatric first aid courses are specifically tailored for people working with infants and younger children or individuals looking to build their confidence.

When children hurt themselves it can be very distressing for them so it is important to understand appropriate responses when these difficult or stressful situations arise. On our paediatric first aid courses you will learn techniques designed to use with babies and young people. Whether you are a teacher or a loving grandparent these life saving skills can help you make a difference when it counts.

If you have particular Ofsted or EYFS requirements let us know as certain courses will be more relevant to you.

Emergency Paediatric First Aid

6 Hours

Our 1-Day Paediatric First Aid training will build confidence & teach vital skills so you can deal with life-threatening first aid emergencies. This course covers working in environments that involve babies and children.

This course will teach you to understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider, how to assess an emergency situation and prioritise your actions.

This course is ideal for teaching assistants or anyone who spends time with children that wants to build confidence in dealing with incidents as they arise.


2 Day Paediatric First Aid

12 Hours

Exceeds Ofsted Requirements
Exceeds Ofsted Early Years Requirements
The 2-Day Paediatric first aid course is the benchmark qualification for individuals working with infants and young people in the UK.

Tailored to provide paediatric life saving skills and paediatric incident management.

Practical face to face training specifically designed to build confidence for any scenario.

This course is suitable for primary and nursery school teachers, childminders and child carers. as well as parents and grandparents

This course is suitable for primary and nursery school teachers, childminders and child carers. as well as parents and grandparents


Parent & Child Emergency Basics

3 Hours - Beginners Course

The Parent & Child Emergency Basics course is perfectly tailored for new or expecting parents that want to learn how to deal with any emergencies with their baby or young child.

As a new parent there are so many things to constantly think about and first aid should be something you feel confident to deliver. A short course in the emergency basics can really put your mind at ease.

Topics covered include:
Assessing and unresponsive baby or child.
Delivering CPR if required.
Baby or child who is choking
Baby or child who is bleeding

Mental Health First Aid Training Courses For The Workplace

Mental Health First Aid Courses

With a growing need for mental health awareness, we have tailored 3 mental health courses to suit most working environments.

Structured around the compressive FAA syllabus, these in depth and engaging courses really give you tools to help you both identify and then support those in need.

If you have any question regarding which of these courses is most suitable for your working environment please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Awareness Of First Aid For Mental Health

4 Hours

This first aid course is suitable for everyone as it provides participants with the toolkit and knowledge to recognise a suspected mental health condition and the skills to start a conversation and be able to aid a person towards professional help.

Everybody would benefit from this course, whether you are a young teen or a grandparent and it is a great stepping stone into further Mental Health first aid.

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First Aid For Mental Health

6 Hours

This first aid course is suitable for everyone but has been specifically designed for employers looking to provide a positive mental health culture within the workplace.

You will build a comprehensive understanding on a range of the most common mental health conditions and the skills needed to act should a condition be suspected.

Individuals undertaking this course can be considered First Aiders for Mental Health and a point of contact within the workplace to help and support those with a suspected mental health condition.

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Supervising First Aid For Mental Health

12 Hours

This first aid course builds on the First Aid for Mental Health qualification. You will cover a wider range of mental health conditions and go into further detail on the range of professional support options that are available.

This course is suitable for any individual in the workplace but is aimed at those who hold a supervisory/managerial position and who have responsibility for implementing a positive mental health culture and responsibility for First Aid for Mental Health within the organisation.

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Customer First Aid Courses for any environment

Specialist First Aid Courses in Bristol, Bath & the South West

We deliver a range of specialist first aid courses, if you can’t find what you are looking for please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Basic Life Support

3 Hours

Our Basic Life Support course will give all attendees the skills and confidence to act in an emergency. You will be taught how to provide the casualty with critical life saving assistance until support arrives.

You will also be trained in the safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and is delivered following the protocols set by the Resuscitation Council (UK) Guidelines.


Epipen Training

3 Hours

Our Anaphylaxis and EpiPen training course will teach candidates how to administer an Epipen.

As EpiPens are now commonplace in the working environment and common in schools it is essential that you understand how to use them.

Would you be confident using an EpiPen in an emergency?

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Specialist First Aid

Course Specific

backgrounds working with frontline first aid support. Ranging from Mountain guides to paramedics.

If you work in a line of work that falls outside of the normal sectors or simply that you wish to really push your first aid knowledge of a particular area please let us know. We can tailor a first aid course for your specific requirements.
This can also be really handy if arranging first aid courses for your staff. We can break the course up and run it for you on a schedule of different days or weeks.

For any questions regarding specialist or tailored first aid courses please

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A Brief History

Where We Started

First aid Bristol is a family run business that has been training people in first aid for over 15 years. It was started by Indie Lyndale who has spent 30 years working as a teacher, lecturer, mountain leader and outdoor instructor.
During her time working in various institutions she experienced boring and tenuous first aid training on countless occasions. This made her realise there needed to be a different way! First aid training should be exciting and engaging. Its serious stuff and when you need to act you need to be able to deal with potentially stressful situations. Sitting there through long, boring training sessions reading from work books is not going to teach you anything.

An Engaging Approach

Practical First Aid

With this in mind Indie started First Aid Bristol. Bringing together her extensive experience working in the outdoors and as a teacher she created courses that will teach you real skills. All of our courses follow the strict guidelines and syllabus as outlined by the 'Health & Safety Executive' (HSE). We also offer a wide range of Ofqual regulated courses should you need this service.
We make every one of our courses practical and engaging by using scenarios to practise the various subjects and modules covered. This enables people to put what they have learnt into practice. This is fun and requires people to think on their feet without putting anyone on the spot to get things wrong. We practise together and everybody gets something positive from these sessions.
Everyone who comes on our course leaves invigorated and many have contacted us further down the line to tell us their stories of how they have been able to deal with situations since their training.

first aid courses in Bristol and the south west

How We Work

At First Aid Bristol we take our courses and first aid training very seriously. All of our staff are experienced first aid trainers as well as being fully qualified teachers. This means we can offer the very highest training standards as required by the HSE. We run a variety of different courses that are regulated by Ofqual. This ensures you are guaranteed the very latest in first aid techniques, first aid training material and first aid teaching practices.


The first aid curriculum is constantly changing and we stay at the head of the game by constantly reviewing our practices and in house training. This ensures all of our first aid courses are cutting edge and up to date and your employees will be trained to be the best first aiders they can be.


As employers it is now commonplace to have first aid trained staff. This is to guarantee a safe working environment for both your staff and your clients.
Depending on your business there can be very different first aid requirements. We have various first aid courses to choose from. Please get in touch and we will ensure that the course in question is the right one for you and will cover your legal obligations.


All of our first aid courses comply with the latest guidelines from the Resuscitation Council UK and the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) Guidance on First Aid 2016.
We are fully qualified to provide HSE approved qualification. Our accreditation is through Nuco who provide Ofqual regulated qualifications. We teach in small groups with varied engaging content tailored to be relevant to your specific requirements.

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