Online First Aid Essentials


Recognise and treat minor injuries and illnesses, as well as life-threatening conditions with our online First Aid Essentials course.

Online First Aid Essentials


Knowing how to help someone with an injury or illness can mean the difference between life and death. First aid treatment could prevent thousands of deaths each year in Ireland.

Recognising the signs and symptoms of an injury or illness and understanding how to administer first aid can help keep a casualty safe and prevent further harm before a qualified first aider or the emergency services arrive on the scene.

This online First Aid Essentials training course takes on average 90 minutes to complete and there are numerous instructional videos to break down important areas. These videos and the practical application of the information helps in visually showing the learner how to deal with an emergency or basic first aid situation.

This course does not qualify you to be a certified first aider. However, understanding what to do in various situations and regularly refreshing your knowledge of first aid material can help keep a casualty safe, prevent further harm, and might save lives. The course also provides advice on first aid procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what you can do to help casualties while keeping yourself and others safe.

The course covers the following:

  • Minding yourself
  • COVID and infection control
  • Seeking help
  • Primary Survey
  • Secondary Survey
  • Cardiac Arrests
  • Adult & Baby CPR
  • Hands-only CPR
  • Defibrillators
  • How to use an AED
  • Adult & Baby AED
  • Recovery Position
  • Electrical Accidents
  • Choking
  • Caring for a casualty
  • Minor bleeding: cuts, scrapes and grazes
  • Nosebleeds
  • Bandages
  • Splinters and puncture wounds
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Bruises
  • Burns and scalds
  • Heart attacks
  • Angina attack
  • Seizures
  • Shock

If you are an employer looking to enroll large number of staff, discounts are available. Contact us for information at

Who Should attend?

The course is aimed at everyone who would like some awareness on first aid so they know what to do in an emergency situation.

Please note the following when purchasing the course:

  • The course will take approximately 90 minutes to complete
  • There are a number of instructional videos so headphones are required
  • The course must be completed in full in order to obtain the certificate of completion

To purchase this online course simply book and pay online at the top right hand side, when this has been completed you will receive an email with your username and password and you will have access to the link to login and launch the course.