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First Aid Course: Beginner


This training course is designed to be highly interactive and practical oriented.

Course Standards

Unit Standard Number: 119567, NQF Level 1, 5 Credits

The learning never stops


  • The Basic Principles of First Aid- Emergency Scene Management.
  • First Aiders Legal Responsibility.
  • Anatomy and Artificial Respiration.
  • The Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
  • The Respiratory System
  • Primary Survey
  • Secondary Survey – Head to toe examination.
  • Different types of wounds and their treatment.
  • Head and Spinal Injuries.
  • Burns – Types of burns, Degrees of burns, Rule of Nine.
  • Fractures, Immobilization & Sprains.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries – Wounds, Bleeding & Shock.
  • Unconsciousness, Fainting & Chocking
  • The Recovery Position.
  • Occupational Health & Safety Act (85 of 1993) General Regulations 3 (4).
  • Inventory Control Checklist.
  • Incident Accident Report Form
  • Comprehensive course notes and illustrations.
  • Progress quizzes keep learning on track.
    An overhead slide presentation providing supplementary.
  • Videos to illustrate best practices, case studies, and operational examples.
  • A learner workbook including progress quizzes.
  • Practical sessions with the Resuscitation Mannequin, First Aid Kit, CPR Mouthpiece.
  • Light refreshment is provided for classroom courses
  • Has attended certificate – Short course
  • Certificate 

At the end of this course, delegates should be able to:

  • Perform Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Handle chocking
  • Conduct head to toe evaluation
  • Assess emergency situations and carry out appropriate action, including informing emergency services.
  • Carry out artificial ventilation and chest compression, place casualty into the recovery position and know to use this position.
  • Clear obstructed airway, Control severe bleeding, recognize and treat shock.
  • Understand the requirements of a first aid kit and how to report accidents in the workplace.
  • Deal with burns and scalds and recognize and treat fractures.

It is desirable for learners wishing to achieve this unit standard to be competent at

  • Communication at ABET level 3 or equivalent
  • Mathematical Literacy at ABET Level 3 or equivalent   

For a short course: Successful delegates will receive a has attended certificate. (Normal course fee is charged)

For a certificate of competence – statement of result from CETA, a portfolio of evidence must be submitted by candidates and they must be found “competent” upon completion of course. (This costs an extra R400).

Statement of Results are issued digitally after approximately 6 – 8 months.

South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania, Mozambique Botswana & Namibia

Course Status: Available

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