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First Aid Primary Survey
First Aid Primary Survey
First Aid Primary Survey
First Aid Primary Survey

This first aid training course was developed in partnership with First Response Training to provide learners with an overview of how to act safely and effectively in the event of an incident requiring first aid assistance.

The course is suitable for people and businesses looking to learn new first aid skills or refresh their existing first aid knowledge. No previous qualification or experience is necessary to take the training.

  • Online, self-paced training
  • Developed with experts First Response Training
  • Interactive course with colourful animations
  • Complete in one to two hours
  • 24 hour learner support
  • Instant digital certificate on completion

First aid course overview

This course is designed for anyone who may find themselves first on the scene of an incident involving a casualty. This may include a workplace environment - including shops, restaurants or in an office - whilst volunteering, or in a personal capacity such as an accident or an incident at home.

Why take this first aid course?

The course teaches learners to follow the Resuscitation Council (UK) Guidelines for basic to advanced life support training. Learners will know what to do if they are first on the scene of an incident, how to assess the situation as a potential danger zone and understand the importance of the recovery position and how they may apply it.

Upon completion of this course, learners will understand what is meant by the AVPU scale (Alert, Voice, Pain, and Unresponsive), be able to follow guidelines for the use of Automated External Defibrillators and know the key processes to follow in an emergency and what to do for each one: Danger, Response, Shout, Airway, Breathing, and Circulation.

First Aid training outcomes

  • Know what to do if you are first on the scene of an accident
  • Be able to assess the situation as a potential danger zone
  • Understand what is meant by AVPU
  • Understand Danger, Response, Airways, Breathing and Circulation
  • Understand the importance of the recovery position and how to apply it

CPD certified

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Does this course make me a qualified first-aider?

To become a qualified first-aider you will need to undertake workplace first aid training that includes at least 18 training and assessment contact hours. More information on the legal duties of an employer can be found at:

Course duration

The first aid training and test usually take between 1 to 2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed), which is equivalent to 4 hours face-to-face group training.

Test and certificate

The end of course test consists of 15 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve an 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test 3 times at no extra cost, having revisited the training material.

If learners do not immediately achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our Learner Support team.

You can download and print a digital first aid certificate immediately upon completion.

How It Works

Frequently asked questions

Do I need an e-mail address to buy this course?

Yes, you will need an e-mail address to buy this course. This is because we use your e-mail address to create an account for you in our learning management system - where you will take the training. We also need your email address to send your purchase receipt.

If you buy more courses in future using the same e-mail address during checkout, then these will automatically be added to your system account.

If you pay by PayPal, we will use your PayPal email address to create your system account.

Can I buy this course and give it to other people?

Yes, you can buy the training using your own email address and then give it to other learners from your system account.

Each learner will need to have their own email address. This is so that we can send them a link to the training and give them their own system account.

Is there a refund policy?

We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. We offer a 30 day, no hassle, no quibble, money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.

To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not complete the training in order to make a valid refund claim.

Will the course work on a tablet or mobile phone?

We recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best learning experience. This course can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices - including iPads and iPhones.

Is a specific internet browser recommended?

For the best possible experience, we recommend learners use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure there are no updates pending on your browser.

How long do learners have to complete a course?

There is no set completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their own speed and may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.

Does the course contain sound?

Yes, this course contains sound. For those without sound on their computer or device, the narration is covered in an optional text box at the bottom of the training.

How long is the certificate valid for?

There is no set time for how long this certificate is valid for. It is generally recognised that certificates are renewed every three years.


Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts are available on purchases of 10 or more courses.

If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 01943 885 085 to make an enquiry.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating: (7)

First Aid Primary Survey
3 months ago
Great graphics and easy to follow instruction a very good recap or first time summary of cpr
– samantha
First Aid Primary Survey
5 months ago
Great course and very important for life outside and inside of the work.
– Customer
First Aid Primary Survey
10 months ago
I was disappointed I failed, first time , but , would have appreciated, an answer from e-mail, asking for another go at half price. otherwise course good. I passed Health and Safety.
– Customer
First Aid Primary Survey
one year ago
A big pleasure from learning! Thanks!
– Anna
First Aid Primary Survey
one year ago
The course is very helpful, and a good update for first aiders, who do not practice first aid very offend, and gives normal staff the confidence to use first aid in the workplace. DRH London
– David
First Aid Primary Survey
one year ago
I took this course as I wanted extra information,also a certificate to add to my was very well presented and easy to follow.
– nicola anderson
First Aid Primary Survey
2 years ago
Waste of time .... Not worth doing
– Customer
Reply from Virtual College

We are sorry to hear you found the course unsatisfactory for your needs. Your feedback is important to us, not only to help with the content and quality of our courses but also the information in the descriptions before customers purchase. In light of your feedback and email correspondence, we have now issued a full refund as a gesture of goodwill.

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