Our ‘First Aid for Schools’ can help your team of staff deal with first aid emergencies. Child Matters will deliver specialist knowledge of basic life support and adult and paediatric first aid.

The First Aid for Schools course has been specifically designed to provide schools with an adapted HSE Approved EFAW course covering both adult and child First Aid suitable for a school setting.

This first aid for schools course is ideal to be used for inset training in schools or on a day and time that suits your timetable.  Our First Aid for Schools training programme is ideal for teachers and school staff, as it’s a great way to gain an understanding on how best to cope with an emergency first aid situation. It provides your staff with the skills to be able to respond to a first aid emergency until a medical professional arrives.

It is vital that should a first aid emergency happen in the classroom, playground, dinner hall, or during an school trip; all teachers and support workers will be confident and knowledgeable to respond to the situation until advanced medical assistance arrives.

We enable your staff to respond to an emergency independently, but also run through a number of scenarios so they have hands-on practice working as part of a team. A great team building day.

Occupations that can use this course:


Teaching assistants

Support staff

Lunchtime Supervisors

Office Staff


  • First aid priorities
  • Accident reporting
  • Incident Management – a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents and assessing casualties
  • Safe Airway Position and Recovery Position
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) – Adult & Child
  • AED (optional)
  • Choking – Adult & Child
  • Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Asthma and Breathing Problems
  • Epilepsy and Seizures
  • Head Injuries
  • Allergic reaction and Anaphylaxis awareness
  • Common playground injuries, Fractures. Wounds, Dental

The course is available for schools to book as a group.

All attendees will receive comprehensive First Aid manuals accompanying the course and accredited certificates valid for 3 years. In addition the certificate is accompanied by a wallet card and expiry reminders.

Training with Child Matters gives you access to free downloadable material to use at your leisure.

All of our trainers have hands-on experience in dealing with first aid emergencies and specialist knowledge of basic life support and paediatric first aid. They bring the experience of their workplace working in Paediatric A&E departments, Paediatric Intensive Care or for the Ambulance Service to every class.

Contact Us to discuss your training needs further.

We cater for all size groups, prices vary depending on your requirements.



The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.