Church First Aid course

Church First Aid course

This 6 hour (plus breaks) course covers typical First Aid situations that might be encountered at a Church, but without all the extras that an Emergency First Aid at Work or Emergency Paediatric First Aid delivers.

Because this is a Bespoke course it does not classify a learner as a Workplace First Aider under Health and Safety Executive definitions. If your Church needs that, then you do need to organise a 6-hour Emergency First Aid at work course.

Similarly, if you need a recognised 1-day or 2-day Paediatric qualification to meet Governing Body requirements, this course will not meet those requirements either.

If either of these are the case, speak with us about organising these instead.


Whenever a casualty is mentioned it includes a child (1 – 18 years) if appropriate. This course does not cover infant First Aid as, generally speaking, any infants will not be present without a parent / guardian.

  • Action at an emergency / priorities / Record Keeping
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty who is breathing
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Dealing with a casualty who is choking
  • Dealing with a casualty who is bleeding – including nosebleeds
  • Dealing with a casualty who is having an allergic reaction
  • Dealing with a casualty who has an acute medical condition such as a suspected heart attack, stroke, asthma, diabetes or seizure

The course is delivered over 7 hours – the syllabus is 6 hours and an hour is factored in for breaks. By mutual agreement with the Trainer, the break time may be reduced in exchange for a shorter day.

Reasonable adjustments

First Aid is a practical topic and some activities, such as CPR, using a defibrillator and turning someone into the Recovery Position have to be carried out at ground level to pass, as that is where actual casualties will be found.

If someone has a physical disability (knee operation, arthritis etc) that prevents them from doing this, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments as long as they don’t advantage that learner. Carrying out CPR on a table would not be accepted, but assistance getting back up is fine for example.

If it proves to be impossible to carry out that activity, they are welcome to attend, but their Certificate will reflect topics actually passed and the Church should also take this into account when provisioning First Aider numbers at the Church. If they cannot carry out a task in training, it is unlikely they can do so for real.


Each learner will be issued with an electronic (PDF) Certificate stating the topics covered. It will be valid for 3 years from the date of the course. Annual Refreshers are recommended, but not obligatory.

Cost: £550. There is a £50 supplement if the course needs to be delivered on a Sunday, but generally speaking this is probably the one day that the church volunteers and staff are not available! VAT will be added at the applicable rate.

For more information, or to provisionally Book a course, get in touch with 4 Minutes here.