Course Summary:

This course is certified by Safe Hands First Aid Training Ltd and is based on the recommendations of the Resuscitation Council (UK) and Skills for Health Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications.

Duration: 4 contact hours delivered over a half day

Location: Clients home

Pre-requisites: Children must 5 years or over and be accompanied by an adult at all times

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Individual Price

per person


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Family Price

per family (up to 8)


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Course Description:

Had you ever wondered what might happen if an adult in the house became ill and only the children were at home? Consider our Family First Aid course which is unique to Safe Hands and is designed for all members of the family to learn together. This practical and fun course teaches you how to deal with a life-threatening emergency and is suitable for everyone over the age of 5 years*. Training is delivered at your own home over a half day and will provide adults and children with the skills to help each other in a real emergency or when general accidents happen around the house. At least one adult must be present in the group at all times.

*Please bear in mind that due to physical strength, there may be some elements which younger children will be unable to do in practice however can learn the theory.

Our Booking Options?

Which option you should choose when booking your course can be determined by a number of factors.  In general, group courses are most suitable for 6 or more people from the same organisation whereas open courses are designed for individuals.  Group courses require appropriate facilities at your own premises to allow training.

Read our advice on when to choose which option.



This course covers the following topics:

  • Checking for danger
  • Checking for a response
  • Getting help
  • Recovery position
  • Checking for normal breathing
  • Chest compressions and rescue breathing (CPR)
  • Dealing with choking
  • Dealing with bleeding
  • Helping someone who has had a Heart Attack

Delivery & Assessment:

This course provides lots of opportunities for confidence building and skills development through practical exercises.  Our instructors are all qualified teachers with plenty of experience teaching first to adults and children. The course content is delivered in a highly accessible way through practical demonstration and short video clips. A reasonable sized floor space is required for practice. Due to the practical nature of the course, we advise that you wear comfortable clothing and footwear, e.g. trousers and flat shoes.

There is no formal assessment for this course as the trainer will monitor understanding and skill development through observation and discussion.

On completion of the course, each member of the family will receive a certificate of learning and the family will receive a training pack which includes a comprehensive first aid manual (one per family).


This qualification has been designed specifically for families to learn together.  It is based on the first aid skills taught through the Scottish Health & Wellbeing Curriculum, which combined with the high level of practical content, makes it ideal for adults and children of all ages.  The content is suitable for those who have no prior first aid experience.  Children are more receptive than adults to learning first aid skills, and because they have less inhibitions, are often not frightened to ‘have a go’. At Safe Hands, we have lots of experience of teaching first aid to children as young as 4 or 5 years of age and have created a syllabus which also meets the needs of younger children.


We aim to make sure all Learners have access to assessment and are given equal opportunities to demonstrate their competence.  Please bear in mind that Learners will need to demonstrate certain practical skills without assistance from a third party.  In some circumstances, it may be possible for reasonable adjustments to be made, however this is always subject to approval by the Awarding Body.  Further information about this is documented in our Equal Opportunities and Accessibility policies.