First Aid

Please select from the COURSES menu for full details of content, duration and fees. If you wish to book onto one of our open courses, dates are listed below. Or, if you are looking to arrange a training session on a date of your choice, please select a course and go to the group booking section.

If you are not sure that any of these courses will suit your training needs, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Open Course Dates

CPR & AED24th September9:30 - 1:30

This course is eligible for ITA Funding

Emergency First Aid at Work21st August9:30 - 4:30
Emergency First Aid at Work17th September9:30 - 4:30
First Aid at Work day 1 - 31st July
day 2 - 7th August
day 3 - 14th August
9:30 - 4:30
Emergency Paediatric First Aid13th August9:30 - 4:30

This course is eligible for ITA Funding

Paediatric First Aid (2 days)Day 1 - 8th October
Day 2 - 9th October
9:30 - 4:30

This course is eligible for ITA Funding

Course Director

Craig Aitchison

Craig is an accredited STA Tutor for First Aid and has trained with the American Red Cross and St John’s Ambulance. He is registered with the Resuscitation Council and has an HND in Physical Education and Community Studies.

Craig has worked in the leisure industry since 1990. In addition to this he has worked with Training for Care since 2006 and has gained over 15 years of experience as a qualified First Aid tutor / examiner.

Guidelines and Statutory Requirements

Validation of First Aid Courses

The following courses are registered and certificated through STA (Safety Training Awards) and regulated by SQA or OFQUAL.

Emergency First Aid at Work (6 hours)

CPR and AED (4 hours)

First Aid at Work (3 days)

First Aid at Work Requalification (2 days)

CPR and Anaphylaxis (4 hours)

Emergency Paediatric First Aid (6 hours)

Paediatric First Aid (2 days)

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981

The ‘Guidance on Regulations’ has been updated and strengthened to incorporate the new approval arrangements and the withdrawal of ACOP and can be downloaded at

Regulations and Guidance sections 3 and 4 and Appendices 1, 2 and 3 set out the principal duties of the employer , e.g. ‘Employers have a legal duty to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work’, and related matters, e.g. provision of an Appointed Person or First Aider based on a needs assessment. Guidance on needs assessment can be found here:

Regulation 2 Guidance, para 28 is useful reading for care and childcare service providers:
‘These Regulations do not require employers to provide first aid for anyone other than their own employees. However, many organisations, such as schools, places of entertainment, fairgrounds and shops, provide a service for others and it is strongly recommended that employers include non-employees in their assessment of first-aid needs and make provision for them. This may require first-aiders to receive additional training above the legal minimum requirement so that they are able to act competently, for example additional training in paediatric first aid if operating in a school.’

European Resuscitation Council

All courses meet the European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2015.

Individual Training Account (ITA) Funding

The following courses are eligible for ITA Funding:


Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Paediatric First Aid

Information on how to apply


Emergency First Aid at Work, First Aid at Work & First Aid at Work Requalification:
STA (Safety Training Awards) Certificate of Training

Emergency First Aid (4 hours):
TfC Certificate of Attendance.