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Basic First Aid

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A one day course (6 hours). The basic first aid course is designed to introduce a systematic way of first aid for managing casualties. Topic learning and practicals intermixed with scenarios of real situations. 

The Content:

  • The fundamental workings of the body, in particular the heart, lungs and airway
  • Recognising the difference between the healthy, ill or injured
  • Ability to record the baseline measurements of the vital body functions
  • Introduces a system to cope with all incidents as safely as possible
  • Deciding how to deal with an accident or incident


The basic course will be increased to 8 hours to accommodate the RYA syllabus and include understanding the differential for drowning, immersion and seasickness.

The Candidates

  • All candidates entering the REC scheme start with the basic first aid module

The Qualification

  • The Basic First Aid course is certified for three years

Course Dates

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