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How Much Does First Aid Training Cost?

June 28, 2023
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First aid skills are not something you can teach yourself.

To become proficient in delivering first aid, you need to attend an accredited course run by a professional who will cover the essential skills, evaluate your progress, and grant you the qualification.

This is particularly important for employers and managers who want their staff to become first aid certified to ensure that their business is health and safety compliant. With that in mind, you might be wondering:
“How much does first aid training cost?”
The answer depends on a few key factors:

  • The type of training you require
  • The number of people you require to participate
  • The level to which participants need to be trained
  • The level of experience the training company has
    In this blog, we will break down how much first aid training costs, to help you find
    the solution that is best for your needs.

Factor #1 – The type of training you require

The first thing you need to understand regarding how much first aid training costs, is the type of training you require.

To get a better idea of the training you need, we recommend checking out this First Aid Requirements calculator.

All you need to do is fill in information about the different areas in your workplace and the risks involved with your business, and a report will be generated to tell you how many first aiders you need, and the training they will require.

Once you have a clearer idea of what you need, we will be able to discuss pulling together the right training course for you.

Even if you already have first aiders on your team, keep in mind that the Health and Safety Executive HSE) recommends that everyone who has a First Aid qualification should take an annual 3-hour refresher course, to maintain their skill level, understanding of techniques, and confidence in performing them.

Our ‘First Aid at Work Annual Skills Update’ course costs £40 +VAT per person.

Factor #2 – The number of people you require to participate

If you only need 1-3 members of your team to become qualified as a First Aider, we recommend that they come along to one of our public courses. You can find the prices for these courses listed on our website.

If you want to provide training in-house for a larger group, we do offer a reduced rate – but that depends on the total number of participants. For all of our courses, the maximum number of participants is 12, to keep the course as useful and hands- on as possible.

We are very happy to travel to your premises to deliver the training. Please keep in mind that travel costs may need to be included as an additional expense, depending on where you are based.

ZOLL AED Plus semi-automatic defibrillator with electro pads being demonstrated on a CPR mannequin.

Factor #3 – The level to which participants need to be trained

When asking “How much does first aid training cost”, you should also consider the level of training that is required.

The knowledge you need will depend on your specific circumstances – particularly in the workplace. As a result, we offer a variety of different courses to cater to all requirements.

For example, our public ‘Emergency First Aid at Work’ course costs £90 per person.
This one-day course covers key subjects including:

  • CPR and defibrillation
  • The recovery position
  • Choking
  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Minor injuries.

Our public ‘First Aid at Work’ course, however, costs £240 per person. That is because the course is delivered over 3 days and the content is much more extensive.

Alongside the skills listed above, participants learn how to handle a wide range of other medical emergencies, including:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Poisoning
    And much more!

As you can see, the cost of first aid training depends on the depth of knowledge you require.

Factor #4 – The level of experience the training company has

You might be viewing a variety of training providers and believe that CPD Plus courses cost more than others.

There are two key reasons for this:

  • The qualifications we have on offer;
  • The expertise of our team.

Our main tutor and founder Claire was a registered nurse and has been delivering first aid training courses for over a decade. Our other tutors all have their own specific areas of expertise, such as Sports Education and Food Safety.

We even have a Scottish Ambulance First Responder on the team!
This allows us to offer training courses that go far beyond standard First Aid qualifications. Some of our other courses include:

  • Football First Aid
  • Activity First Aid
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Forestry First Aid
  • Elementary Food Hygiene

We also offer courses specifically tailored towards giving teenagers and children an understanding of simple First Aid that start at just £6 per person – because the skills to save a life are important for every age to learn.

Regardless of what course you or your employees participate in, when you choose CPD Plus the end result is a fully regulated and globally recognised qualification.


Hopefully, this blog has helped to answer the question:
“How much does first aid training cost?”

Ultimately, the cost of first aid training depends on your specific needs. The more people you require to be trained, and the more in-depth the training, the higher the cost is going to be.

No matter what your requirements are, CPD Plus would be delighted to help.

You can browse all of our First Aid training courses here or book a free consultation call to create the bespoke solution that will work best for you.

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