These days there are many different First Aid providers and specialisms within the field, for example:
- The St. John’s Ambulance (All round the UK)
- Red Cross – British Red Cross First Aid Training (All round the UK)
- First Aid for Life (London)
- Millies Trust (Bristol and South West)
- St Andrews (Scotland)
- First Aid Education for Children
- Baby and Child First Aid (a great choice for expectant parents)
- First Aid at Work
- Emergency First Aid
- Fire Marshall Training
- AED with Life support
- Naloxone Training
- First Aid for Sports
To name but a few. We have divided the site into these categories so you have a list of the providers, helping you to choose the right course for you. You can also search for your course by area to find the most convenient location for the type of course you need. Under each area we provide telephone and email contact details of providers close to your home.
Many First Aid training courses these days are provided by charities, the St. John’s Ambulance are the biggest provider in England and Wales, but are also active in 40 countries around the world. Meanwhile in Scotland their equivalent, the St Andrews charity, offer the most courses. The international charity the Red Cross also provide a huge number of courses around the globeincluding across the Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
First Aid training Providers in the UK – National
St. John’s Ambulance: General Enquiries – 08700 104950 / Training Course Enquiries – 0844 770 4800 / Fundraising – 020 7324 4156
St. John’s Ambulance Wales: Phone – 0345 678 5646
British Red Cross: Book a course, phone – 0845 527 7743
St Andrew’s Charity: Book a course, phone – 0141 332 4031
Federation of First Aid Training Organisations (FOFATO): Book a course, phone – 0161 494 9045, or Mobile Phone – 07786 018451
First Aid Suppliers in the UK
These days simple first aid kits can be bought from a range of high street stores but if you want to purchase supplies that are endorsed by the professionals, or you need your supplies for work then you need to buy them from a registered provider such as Medicare, but if you are purchasing them for use at home then you can buy them from high street shops such as Boots.