Free: Family First Aid Course. Valuable life skills we all need to know.

Free: Family First Aid Course. Valuable life skills we all need to know.

Online Video Based Training Course


Family First Aid Level 2 (VTQ) Vocational Training Qualification. Keep your entire family safe with this Family First Aid course, and be ready should any incidents requiring first aid occur.

You can begin now and complete the course at your own pace when it is convenient for you. This Free family first aid can be completed as a stand alone course, an annual refresher or in addition to our 3 hour Classroom Practical Basic life support & First Aid (Ideal for Parents, Babysitters, & Students from Key stage 3)

About this course

To help in the current Coronavirus outbreak and to give families a valuable life skill, our popular Pro Trainings Family First Aid course is free. You only pay a reduced cost of £5 plus VAT if you want to download a PDF certificate. No obligation.

We have found that many families and parents do not know the basics of first aid and do not really know what to do if they come across an accident or serious illness. This course can also be taken as a physically distanced classroom course with The Bridge First Aid for a small fee, please read our pick n mix options to learn more.

This course includes the latest CPR and Coronavirus recommendations.

First aid is not difficult to learn or deliver and whether you choose a class or online course both courses follow through from immediately life-threatening conditions like a cardiac arrest to less urgent problems and minor injuries.

You never know when something could happen to someone in your family, so learning now will prepare you to deal with an emergency situation should it arise.

Our Pro Trainings online platform is super simple to navigate. Watch the video lessons at your own pace, pause and resume when it suits you. Answer the incremental multiple-choice questions throughout the course and when you have completed all the lessons, you will be directed to the final assessment.

To make sure you really learn and retain the information, test questions are randomised. A video review following the final assessment is also customised around the students results. This  supports a thorough understanding of each topic

  • Front-row seat in the class
  • No PowerPoint based slides
  • Detailed bite sized video-based training with demonstrations
  • Subtitles for “sound off” viewing
  • Optional concise text lesson summary with key learning points accompanying each clip
  • Comprehensive manual and posters, and current regulatory guidelines updates
  • Access videos for up to 8 months after registration
  • Certified CPD evidence-based learning statement and certificate upon successful completion
  • Includes recent guidelines on infection prevention with the outbreak of Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2(SARSCoV2)


Everyone and their mother

Please note: If you require a mandated course such as a Regulated HSE recognised first aid course or a Paediatric course which is Ofsted and EYFS compliant, this course will not be sufficient alone. Contact us for further guidance or visit our "which course do i need?" page in the discovery section.

Course topics

Introduction to family first aid
Initial Safety and Care
Fears of First Aid

Asking Permission to Help
Scene Safety
Chain of Survival
DRAB and the ABCDs
Initial Assessment and Recovery Position
Stop Think Act
Infant Recovery Position
Face Shields
Hand Washing
First Aid Kit
Cardiac Arrest
Adult, Child, Infant CPR

Adult CPR Hand Over
Compression-Only CPR
AED Introduction
Child CPR
Child CPR Breakdown
Infant CPR
Heart Attack and Stroke
Heart Attack

Aspirin for Heart Attacks
Choking Training
Conscious and Unconscious Adult Choking

Conscious and Unconscious Child Choking
Conscious and Unconscious Infant Choking
Bleeding Control
Types of Bleeding

Serious Bleeding
Embedded Objects
Other Injuries
Secondary Care Ongoing Assessments for Injury and Illness
Illness Assessment

Adult Fractures
Pediatric Head Injury
Eye Injuries
Spinal Injury
Spinal Recovery Position
Allergic Reaction and Auto-Injectors
Treating a burn
Treating a burn with clingfilm
Heat and Cold Emergencies
Adult Asthma
Febrile Convulsions
Dealing with fainting
Bites and Stings
Household Cleaning Products Poisoning and first aid


Learners are asked pre-test questions after each group of videos to confirm understanding of the major points within those videos.

After the online training section, learners are asked to take a final test. They must score an 80% or better to pass. The learner is able to take the test again if they are not successful on the first attempt, and each test is recorded and viewable through a teacher dashboard. The test is comprised of multiple choice, scenario-based questions.


Optional certificates and a student manual are available to download and print at the end of the course.

This course is a level 2 Vocational Training qualification. The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

Additional information

If you are a business, education establishment or community group, why not book a practical session where our own instructor will provide hands on assessment and provide the manikins to complement the training?

There will be a small charge for practical sessions based on the number of students. There is no additional travel expense for organisations in Cambridgeshire and neighbouring counties.

Classroom practical courses on site are subject to our risk assessment. The Bridge First aid is proud to offer socially distanced first aid where space allows. We have over 36 new adult, child, and infant manikins so training is safe and uninterrupted. These CPR Manikins are brand new and the latest model for 2020 where the air expelled from the lungs is vented out the back of the head.

Each learner will have their own dedicated manikin for the duration of the practical training. These manikins have electronic wireless feedback on compression depth and speed and chest recoil parameters. This is both fun and helpful as students can adjust their own technique in real time.

Our instructors who visit schools are DBS checked, and well accustomed to working with a broad demographic as well as learners with special educational needs.

To discuss an onsite practical session in support of family first aid training please get in touch.


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