Prerequisite e-learning course pageBooking Via First Aid Coordinators only

Information and Booking

Trainer: Marlin Training
Cost: Internal - no charge. Please check our cancellation fees before booking.
Duration: Pre-requisite e-learning + 1 day (09:00 – 17:00)
Unless otherwise stated, all courses are held in South Kensington.
Read before you book: Bookings must be made by First Aid Coordinators (FAC). Please contact your local FAC if you need further information.

17 June - SK

Who should attend

Nominated staff and postgraduate students on all Imperial campuses who may need to contain a situation before referring to the Health Centre, Accident and Emergency or Urgent Care Centre as appropriate. This qualification lasts three years, after which you should attend this course again to re-qualify.

Pre-course work

All participants must complete the prerequisite e-learning before attending the in-person course, but no more than three months before the practical session. 

Participants will not be permitted to attend the face-to-face session if it is not fully completed. First Aid Coordinators should submit a booking form for the in-person session and ask participants to complete the relevant e-learning.

For example, for an in-person course on 01 January, participants complete the e-learning using the enrolment code for 01 January. First Aid participants, whether new or re-qualifying, must allocate between 6 and 8 hours to complete this e-learning.

This must be viewed as "protected time", and First Aiders must be given sufficient time to complete this during the working week supported by Occupational Health. Our First Aiders are a valuable Imperial resource, and we want to ensure all places are based on Imperial risk assessment.

Essential Information

Skills on the course are examined continuously by the trainer. The national body, First Aid Industry Body (FAIB), sets multiple-choice questions to test theoretical knowledge. There will be an examination at the end of the course. Please bring a mobile device or laptop to access the final examination.

Participants should have good English language skills to pass this exam. You should be physically able to participate in these sessions and dress appropriately.
Attendance for the entire duration of the course is mandatory. Late participants may not be allowed admission to this course – this decision is at the tutor's discretion.
It is the responsibility of individuals to ensure that they re-qualify before their Certificates expire.

Key Areas

  • What to do in an emergency
  • Management of the unconscious casualty - the Initial assessment and recovery position (DRSABC)
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Dealing with a patient who is bleeding and in shock
  • Recognising and treating illness, e.g. stroke, diabetes, epilepsy
  • Automated External Defibrillation training