First Aid Training

Everybody should have some level of first aid ability, because accidents and medical emergencies can happen anywhere at any time. Driving Sense Training courses gives you the knowledge and confidence to provide effective first aid whenever it’s needed. This training programme is designed for both novice and experienced learners who may be expected to carry out basic first aid in the home, school and the workplace while performing their daily duties.

First aiders in the workplace are a legal compliance requirement for all businesses – this is enforced by the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993, Department of Labour and their inspectors. It is proposed that there be a minimum of 2 first aiders in each company, building or level, and the minimum guideline ratio is 1:50 employees.

First Aid Level 1

The First Aid Level 1 training course complies with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and is accredited through the Department of labour. Corporate employees will find the Level 1 First Aid training course ideal for assisting them with the management of every day first aid emergencies in their workplace.

This First Aid Level 1 course is designed to enable learners to respond to medical, injury or environmental emergencies effectively and efficiently as required by the Health and Occupational Act. Ideal for anyone who wants to learn basic first aid or needs to refresh their first aid certification.

First Aid Level 1 Course Outline:

  • Principals of First Aid and Safety /Emergency Scene Management
  •  Artificial Respirations
  •  CPR
  •  Airway Obstruction
  • Wounds & Bleeding
  • Shock, unconsciousness & fainting
  • Fractures & splinting
  • Burns
  • Head & Spinal Injuries

Unit Standard

Pre -requisites

 2 days



Certificate Valid 3 years
 Included in course:  Learner workbooks, Certificate
Cost: R600.00 (ex. VAT)


First Aid Level 2 Courses

The First Aid Level 2 training course is an intermediate course. Only a learner with a valid First Aid Level 1 certificate is eligible to do the First Aid Level 2 course. Any person participating in this first aid training course will be able to render safe and effective first aid in a medical, injury or environmental emergency. Ideal certification for learners who work outdoors as this course includes information on snake and insect bites as well as environmental casualties such as heat stroke and exposure to extreme cold.

First Aid Level 2 Course Outline:

  • First aid course Level 1 Revision
  • Chest, hand, eye injuries
  • Multiple Injury Management
  • Environmental Illnesses
  • Poisoning, bites & stings
  • Chest pain & paralyses
  • Fits /Seizures
  • Management of soft tissue injuries
  • Management of foreign object
  • Elementary & Applied Anatomy & Physiology
Duration: 3 Days
Unit Standard

Pre -requisites


First Aid level 1

Certificate Valid 3 years
Included in course: Learner workbooks, Certificate
Cost: Level 2: R750.00 (ex. VAT)
Level 1 & 2 combined: R1,250.00 (ex. VAT)


First Aid Level 3 Course

First Aid Level 3 is a comprehensive first aid training course. This will ensure a very high standard of patient care and help reduce further injuries at places of employment. First Aid Level 3 covers all aspects covered in First Aid Level 1, 2 and 3. Learners who have successfully completed this programme will be able to apply their knowledge in CPR, splinting, bandaging, managing bleeding, strokes, heart attacks, treating of a drowning patient as well as assisting in childbirth.  This is the ideal first aid training course for persons in hazardous working environments or living in areas where medical care is not readily accessible.


  • Basic principles of First Aid;
  • Basic two person CPR
  • Secondary survey;
  • Multiple casualty and emergency scene management;
  • Management of shock;
  • Emergency child birth.


Duration 3 days
Unit Standard

Pre -requisites


Level 1 and 2 Certificate

Certificate Valid: 3 Years
Included in course: Learner workbooks, mouthpiece, Certificate
Cost: Level 3: R850.00.00 (ex. VAT)
Level 2 & 3 combined: R1,250.00 (ex. VAT)
Level 1, 2 & 3 combined: R1,695.00 (ex. VAT)
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