What is Emergency First Aid?

IIRSM Approved

Well it’s exactly that, the first aid to be offered if an incident occurs. Not many of us are confronted with scenes of blood and gore in our everyday lives – so usually first aid could be as simple as sticking a plaster on a small cut.

What does the Emergency First Aid at Work online course cover?

This online Emergency First Aid at Work course will highlight some of the most common situations that you might come across and the actions that you can take to help.

In the most serious situations, a first aider's role will be to assess the scene so that accurate information can be passed to Emergency services and then to act appropriately to try and increase the patients odds of survival.

Please Note that this online training course gives you sufficient awareness of first aid, but it does not replace competency-based, practical training. Always seek medical advice in case of emergency.


On successful completion of the course you will be able to download a quality assured certificate.

This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. The certificate displays the IIRSM accreditations.

The Emergency First Aid Annual Refresher certificate does not have an expiry date. The recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. This is printed on your certificate.


The Emergency First Aid course has 16 modules.

Module Number Module Name Pass % Required
1 What is First Aid? 70
2 Barriers, ABCDs and the recovery position 70
3 CPR and AEDs 70
4 Choking 70
5 Bleeding 70
6 Shock 70
7 Spinal Injuries 70
8 Breaks 70
9 Head Injuries 70
10 Sprains 70
11 Managing an Incident & Record Keeping 70
12 Burns & Scalds 70
13 Electric Shock 70
14 Eye Injuries 70
15 Anaphylaxis and Diabetes 70
16 Heart Attack & Stroke 70



The online assessment is taken on completion of each of the 16 training modules, through several multiple-choice questions. You are required to get 70% on the tests to pass the course.

You can review all the answers before final submission and are given 3 attempts to achieve the required result.

The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. In the unlikely event that don't pass don't worry! You can call us and we will offer you 3 FREE Re-tests.

Does This Course Allow Me to Become a Qualified First-Aider?

If your aim is to become a qualified first aider, then you must find a First Aider Course, which involves practical training Guidance on choosing a provider for this can be found online:www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/geis3.htm

Always refer to your workplace's first aid risk assessment to determine whether you require practical training alongside this online course.