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First Aid Instructor

Why I became a First Aid Instructor

'I was already a trained teacher and spent years dealing with minor sports injuries and it made clear financial sense to add first aid training to my portfolio. When I joined the Fire Service, my skills went to another level as I am first in to treat the casualty before we make it safe for the paramedics to take over'.

Matthew Reynolds

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'I loved the idea of being a first aid trainer because I like to help people. The best part is that it's not just limited to my own family and friends but also strangers too. It is an honour to teach other people what I know about first-aid so they can have the skills if needed in case something happens.'

Katie Stephens

'I became a first aid trainer because I wanted to be able to help people in need. I like being able to use my knowledge of CPR and other life saving techniques on people who might not have the chance if it weren't for me.'

Sarah Howard

First Aid Trainer

Success Stories

By becoming qualified teachers, paramedics like John and Sarah were able to leverage their medical expertise to educate and empower individuals and communities. Their dedication to teaching enabled them to extend their impact beyond immediate emergency interventions, making a lasting difference in the lives of the people they reached.

Sarah Francis

Paramedic Sarah is passionate about injury prevention and believes that educating children on safety measures can significantly reduce the number of accidents. With her extensive medical expertise and a desire to make a difference, Sarah pursued qualifications as a teacher to engage with students and impart vital knowledge.

Sarah collaborated with several local schools to develop an injury prevention program targeting different age groups. She designed interactive lessons and activities that addressed common hazards, such as fire safety, road safety, and water safety. Her aim was to empower students to make informed decisions and take responsibility for their well-being.

In the classroom, Sarah utilized various teaching methods, including storytelling, group discussions, and role-playing exercises. She incorporated real-life scenarios to make the lessons relatable and engaging. Additionally, she invited guest speakers, such as firefighters and police officers, to provide students with firsthand accounts and reinforce the importance of safety practices.

Sarah's injury prevention program had a profound impact on the students. By combining her paramedic expertise with teaching skills, she effectively conveyed essential safety knowledge to young minds. Students developed a heightened awareness of potential dangers and learned how to prevent injuries in different environments.

As a result of Sarah's program, schools reported a decrease in accidents and injuries among their students. Parents and school staff recognised the value of Sarah's expertise, praising her ability to engage children and effectively communicate complex safety concepts.
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John Mitchell

Paramedic John is a highly experienced and knowledgeable healthcare professional. Over the years, he has witnessed the critical importance of basic life support techniques in saving lives. Recognizing the need to educate the community about these life-saving skills, John decided to become a qualified teacher in addition to his paramedic role.

John approached a local community center and proposed a series of CPR and first aid training sessions for community members. The center agreed, and John developed a comprehensive curriculum that covered essential life support techniques, including CPR, choking management, and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). He integrated theoretical knowledge with practical hands-on training to ensure effective learning.

John's teaching sessions were highly engaging and interactive. He used multimedia presentations, demonstrations, and practice drills to help participants understand and apply the techniques effectively. He encouraged active participation and created a supportive learning environment, addressing any questions or concerns participants had.

The CPR and first aid training sessions led by John were a tremendous success. Participants gained the knowledge and confidence to respond effectively in emergency situations. Several attendees later shared stories of successfully using their newfound skills to save lives or provide critical assistance.

John's initiative to become a qualified teacher allowed him to extend his impact beyond immediate medical interventions. By educating the community, he empowered individuals to become first responders in their own right, potentially saving countless lives in the process.

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What Do I Need to Teach?

Qualifications Required

Minimum of Level 3 First Aid at Work

Experience Required

Not defined by awarding bodies however being a first aider at work would be sufficient

Trainer / Assessor Requirements

Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational

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Sector Qualifications Required

If you are a medical professional such as a Doctor, nurse or paramedic you only need to show evidence of your professional membership. Anyone else can become a first aid trainer by getting your own First Aid certificate. Typically you need to hold a qualification one level higher than you can teach.

Experience Needed

We do recommend that you have substantial experience in the medical field to teach first aid however this is not a requirement. Experience can be gained by being a first aider at work, volunteering or simply shadowing other qualified first aid trainers. 

Teaching Requirements

If you’ve done an advanced course such as First Person on Scene (FPOS) or First Response in Emergency Care (FREC) both at level 3 then these will be sufficient to allow you to teach as long as you possess the Level 3 Award in Education and Training AET). Each awarding body will have differing requirements about the Assessor qualifications but you will be good with any of the teaching qualifications of Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET), Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET) and Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET).

The First Aid Instructor Bundle

Our teaching and assessing qualifications are recognised by Ofqual and will qualify you as a first aid instructor nationally within the UK and abroad. These qualifications will also allow you to teach and assess in any other industry too.

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What you can teach with this bundle

Level 2 Basic Life Support
Level 2 Forest School First aid
Level 3 First aid Work - Adult and Paediatric
Level 3 Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medicine
Level 3 Award for the First Person on Scene (International)
Level 3 First Response in Emergency Care
Level 4 First Response in Emergency Care
Level 5 First Response in Emergency Care
Level 4 Diploma for Associate Ambulance Practitioners
Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support
Level 3 Administration of Emergency Medical Gases
Level 3 Administration of Emergency Oxygen
Level 2 Mental Health First Aid
Subject to you holding the relevant medical qualification and experience


What is a First Aid Instructor?

A First Aid Instructor is a certified professional who is trained to teach and educate others in first aid techniques and procedures, enabling individuals to respond effectively to medical emergencies.

What are the prerequisites for becoming a First Aid Instructor?

Prerequisites can vary but generally, you need to be certified in first aid and CPR, have relevant experience, and complete an instructor training program. 

How much medical training do I need?

You don't need to be a qualified Doctor or registered Nurse but you must have sector qualifications up to the level you intend on teaching and normally one higher.

What qualfiications do I need to teach First Aid at Work?

You only need to hold the Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work to teach the qualification and an instructors qualification. 

Do I need an Instructor qualifcation to teach?

No. Avoid any designated Instructor qualification or 'Train the Trainer' as they are not normally recognised anywhere. Our First Aid Instructor course is actually the Level 3 Award in Education and Training and / or the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement which are recognised qualifications throughout the UK and abroad. 

How long does it take to become an SIA Instructor?

The duration of the process can vary based on your prior experience and the specific training provider you choose. Typically, it can take several months to complete the necessary training and receive your instructor license.

You will need to obtain the Level 3 Award in Education and Training and the Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment before you complete the Level 3 Award in Delivering Conflict Management Skills and Level 3 Award in Delivering Physical Intervention Skills in the Private Security Industry. 

Our SIA Instructor course is delivered starting with a week face-to-face classroom learning. Learners are given 2 weeks to complete their portfolios and self study and then return to the classroom for a final week face-to-face in the classroom to complete their final observations and examinations. 

Can I become an SIA Instructor if I have a criminal record?

Having a criminal record may affect your eligibility to become an SIA Instructor. The SIA and training providers may consider the nature and severity of the offense when assessing your application.

Are there any ongoing responsibilities as an SIA Instructor?

Yes, SIA Instructors have ongoing responsibilities that include:

  • Staying current with industry developments and best practices
  • Maintaining a high standard of teaching and professionalism
  • Fulfilling CPD requirements for license renewal
  • Adhering to the SIA's code of conduct and ethical standards

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