First Aid Instructor

Why I became a First Aid Instructor

'I was already a trained teacher and spent years dealing with minor sports injuries and it made clear financial sense to add first aid training to my portfolio. It even helps with deal with any scrape my children get in.'

Matthew Reynolds

'I loved the idea of being a first aid trainer because I like to help people. The best part is that it's not just limited to my own family and friends but
also strangers too. It is an honour to teach other people what I know about first-aid so they can have the skills if needed in case something happens.'

Katie Stephens

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'I became a first aid trainer because I wanted to be able to help people in need. I like being able to use my knowledge of CPR and other life saving techniques on people who might not have the chance if it weren't for me.'

Sarah Howard

Success Stories

Millie Francis

Millie was a first aid trainer who wanted to share her knowledge with others. She had been teaching classes and volunteering at the hospital for a while now, but she wasn't satisfied. One day, Millie went on a trip to Africa and helped some people in need of medical attention. It was then that she realised that there are many more people out there who needed help than just those in her local community. When she returned home, Millie decided it would be best if she became an instructor so that she could teach as many people as possible about how to save lives in emergencies.

Millie joined the Education and Training Academy to get her teaching qualifications and completed the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training. She is now working as a Paramedic at the Eastbourne District General Hospital and runs private first aid courses in her spare time.

Wesley Mitchell

Wesley had a long career in the army. He knew how to save lives and was passionate about teaching others his skills. When he left the army, he decided to teach what he knows best: first aid. Wesley completed both the Level 3 Award in Education and Training and the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement with the Education and Training Academy and instantly found work with multiple companies in Kent and Sussex teaching first aid and CPR.

Soon after, Wesley decided to set up his own first aid company and is now delivering first aid, FREC and FPOS around the Country working with different clients. Wesley is currently enrolled on the Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance Processes and Practices and is looking to reduce his travel and spend more time with his family

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What Do I Need to Teach?

Qualifications Required

Experience Required

Trainer / Assessor Requirements

Minimum of Level 3 First Aid at Work
Not defined by awarding bodies however being a first aider at work would be sufficient
Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational

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Sector Qualifications Required

If you are a medical professional such as a Doctor, nurse or paramedic you only need to show evidence of your professional membership. Anyone else can become a first aid trainer by getting your own First Aid certificate. Typically you need to hold a qualification one level higher than you can teach.

Experience Needed

We do recommend that you have substantial experience in the medical field to teach first aid however this is not a requirement. Experience can be gained by being a first aider at work, volunteering or simply shadowing other qualified first aid trainers. 

Teaching Requirements

If you’ve done an advanced course such as First Person on Scene (FPOS) or First Response in Emergency Care (FREC) both at level 3 then these will be sufficient to allow you to teach as long as you possess the Level 3 Award in Education and Training AET). Each awarding body will have differing requirements about the Assessor qualifications but you will be good with any of the teaching qualifications of Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET), Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET) and Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET).

The First Aid Instructor Bundle

Our teaching and assessing qualifications are recognised by Ofqual and will qualify you as a first aid instructor nationally within the UK and abroad. These qualifications will also allow you to teach and assess in any other industry too.

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What you can teach with this bundle

Level 2 Basic Life Support
Level 2 Forest School First aid
Level 3 First aid Work - Adult and Paediatric
Level 3 Award for the First Person on Scene (International)
Level 3 First Response in Emergency Care
Level 4 First Response in Emergency Care
Level 5 First Response in Emergency Care
Level 3 Administration of Emergency Medical Gases
Level 3 Administration of Emergency Oxygen
Level 2 Mental Health First Aid
Subject to you holding the relevant medical qualification and experience

Booking Dates & Prices

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Enrol in our classroom learning: £2450 per delegate

Classroom training over 10 days (with homework to be completed at your own pace). Classroom training takes place between 09:30 - 16:30 on weekdays and weekends. Evening training takes place at 19:30 - 22:30.

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Enrol in our virtual learning: £1499 per delegate

Virtual learning takes place between 19:30 - 22:30 on Monday evenings.

Next virtual course starting in October 2023. 


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Self-Study of approximately 225 hours, again, at your own pace. Includes the Level 3 Award in Education and Training and the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement.

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