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First Aid Training for Schools in York

Act Fast First provides highly rated and professionally accredited first aid training and courses to primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and sixth forms across York, giving our industry leading Act Fas First Aid Challnge to pupils of all ages to help them understand the principles of first aid.

The Act Fast First Aid Challenge offers engaging and interactive first aid workshops designed for educational institutions such as schools, colleges, and universities. These workshops aim to impart vital life-saving skills to children and young individuals while integrating various PSHE curriculum topics such as teamwork, risk assessment, safety awareness, empathy, and proactive decision-making. The sessions are adaptable to your school’s or students’ needs, spanning from full-day workshops to half-day or even one-hour sessions.

Students receive an Act Fast Challenge certificate of attendance and your school receives the Act Fast Challenge Graphic to display on your social media and website to celebrate you’ve completed the challenge and have a school of lifesavers.



All our Act Fast First Aid Challenge sessions cover content from the following:


    • Minimising risk in an emergency situation
    • recognising dangers and keeping self and others safe
    • Calling emergency services, texting 999, unlocking phones and What3Words App
    • Consent and safeguarding
    • Accident procedures and safe airway positions
    • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and use of a defibrillator
    • Dealing with choking
    • Treatment for bleeding and shock
    • First aid for burns
    • Appropriate first aid kit use
    • First aid for panic attacks and fainting
    • In addition to this, we can also include anaphylaxis awareness, use of adrenaline auto-injector pens and first aid for asthma and diabetes (extra time may be needed for this).

All of Our First Aid Courses for Schools and Businesses

First Aid Training and Courses for Primary and Secondary Schools in York

We provide first aid training across York for primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and more all catered to each individual school’s requirements.

East Riding Office, Trainng Room Beverley Enterprise Centre

Act Fast First Aid provides accredited first aid training to primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and sixth forms across York.

Our accredited first aid courses for schools in York meet the full requirements of OFSTED, the Department for Education (DfE) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and are suitable for all education providers responsible for managing first aid from infants through to secondary students and sixth formers to the age of 18.

(The Resuscitation Council UK updated their guidance in September 2021 to state that paediatric first aid protocols must now be followed on infants through to children aged 18 years.)

What are the First Aid requirements for schools and colleges?

A school and college is responsible for providing first aid cover for pupils, staff and visitors which means they must have paediatric and adult qualified first aiders onsite and on school trips at all times.

Why choose an ACT FAST FIRST AID course?

Our extensive range of first aid courses and qualifications for schools and colleges not only ensure you are meeting your legal and statutory requirements but are supportive and flexible to adapt to your requirements to cover the activities you take part in. 

All our highly skilled tutors are very experienced teachers providing you with a fresh, fun and friendly approach to delivering first aid. We don’t do BORING first aid courses and our unique Act Fast First games and activities have been designed for you to leave our courses feeling highly skilled and confident first aiders and ready to ACT FAST in an emergency.

Are you not sure which first aid course you need?

Our team is on hand to advise you on the best combination of first aid courses to meet your legal responsibilities and help save you time and money in the process. We recognise that school and college staff cover many roles and activities and can advise on first aid courses that can be easily combined to meet any extra-curricular responsibilities.


Combined options:


We recognise that people take on many roles in a workplace and therefore, to save you time and money, we can give you the option of combining a number of courses ensuring you have the appropriate first aid skills for the activities and roles you are participating in. The Level 3 First Aid at Work can also be combined and added to the following courses:


Level 3 in First Aid for Sports, Fitness and Exercise (7 hours)

Level 3 Paediatric First Aid (7 hours)

Level 3 Outdoor First Aid

Level 3 Forest School First Aid

We are the leading first aid provider for schools.Why choose us?

Highly Qualified Teachers
Our teachers have years of experience ensuring the highest of standards.
Regulated Courses
Courses meet OFSTED, HSE & Early Years Foundation Stage requirements.
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