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First Aid Levels 2 and 3


These YMCA accredited first aid courses are designed to give you the skills, knowledge and competence required to administer emergency first aid in the workplace. This includes being able to assess, diagnose and treat casualties before the arrival of medical staff in the event of an emergency.

Courses are delivered by our experienced tutors, who are practical and hands-on in their approach. Training will take pace in our Academy of Sport, which has recently undergone £1 million of investment.

YMCA is one of the UK's leading awarding bodies in fitness, health and well-being, so these courses are ideal if you work in a fitness or health related industry.

First Aid training should be risk-specific so please contact us if you would like to discuss a training package based on your specific requirements. 

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Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

You'll learn about the role and responsibilities of a first aider, as well as the skills, knowledge and competence required to administer emergency first aid.

This includes understanding how to:

  • assess an incident;
  • manage an unresponsive casualty;
  • manage a casualty with external bleeding;
  • assist a casualty who is choking;
  • manage a casualty with a minor injury;
  • manage a casualty who is in shock.

Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work

You'll develop an understanding of the role and responsibilities of a first aider and how to assess and deal with a casualty. You'll learn how to conduct a secondary survey and be able to provide first aid to a casualty with:

  • suspected major illness;
  • injuries to bones, muscles and joints;
  • suspected head and spinal injuries;
  • suspected chest injuries;
  • burns and scalds; 
  • an eye injury;
  • sudden poisoning;
  • anaphylaxis.




Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.



Teaching and learning

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements.

How to apply

To book your place on the course, download and complete the booking form and return by email to

Applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis, your place will only be confirmed on receipt of full payment and completion of the application form.

Once you have returned the booking form, you can pay by card at our online store or come into the LSBU Sports Centre to pay in person.

Fees and funding

Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

Courses are £90.

Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work

Courses are £235.

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All participants will be given details about the course prior to attending, including; the time, location and course structure of the day.

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