British Red Cross First Aid Courses

British Red Cross
  • UWS Dumfries, Brown House
    Crichton Campus
    DG1 4ZZ
  • 0344 871 8000
  • Adult 25+
  • Adult 18-24
  • Adult 16-17
  • Annandale & Eskdale
  • Stewartry
  • Nithsdale
  • Wigtownshire
  • Stage 2 - Barrier Removal
  • Stage 4 - Supporting Job Entry
  • Stage 5 - In-Work Support

Dumfries and Galloway First Aid Trining Venue:

Dumfries - University of the West of Scotland

Browne House, Crichton Campus



0344 871 8000

Call 0344 871 8000 to talk to an expert who can help with your training needs.
The British Red Cross offers first aid training across the UK at more than 150 venues. We can even come to you if you have a group of up to 12 people. See all our first aid training venues.
First aid courses for you
You can learn a range of skills on our courses designed for members of the public. These courses are not suitable if you need a first aid certificate but will give you skills to help in a first aid emergency.
We offer:
○ First aid for baby and child. A four-hour course for parents, grandparents and family members.
○ First aid for adults. A four-hour course for anyone who wants to help other people in first aid emergencies.
First aid training for work
• Practical, confidence-building first aid training
• Friendly group sessions of up to 12 people
• Flexible training solutions tailored to your needs
• Conveniently located UK training venues
• 99% customer satisfaction rating
• Courses based on the latest guidelines
• We help 150,000 people a year learn first aid
Get your team trained for first aid at work on a Red Cross course. Our interactive courses provide the practical skills and confidence to help save lives.
As an organisation you need to comply with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, which govern the provision of first aid by a business to their staff. The regulations apply to all workplaces, regardless of size.
See all our courses for first aid at work.
Red Cross first aid training courses for work include:
○ Emergency first aid at work. This one-day course is usually the minimum requirement in any workplace where a first aider is needed. This course is ideal for people working in low-hazard environments, such as a shop or office. It is also suitable for organisations whose first aid needs assessment has identified the need for somebody trained in emergency first aid.
○ First aid at work. This three-day course is for people who may need to provide first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill while at work. It includes training on specific injuries and illnesses that may have been identified in your first aid needs assessment.
○ First aid at work re-qualification. This course is for anyone who wants to re-qualify and update the skills they previously learned on a first aid at work course, in order to renew their certificate and continue to act as a workplace first aider.
○ First aid annual skills update. Our annual skills update course is perfect for people who want to refresh and update their first aid at work skills. The Health and Safety Executive recommends that workplace first aiders complete an update of their first aid skills once a year.
○ First aid for appointed persons. This course is for workplaces that do not require a first aider but want an appointed person to have simple first aid skills.
○ Paediatric first aid. This two-day course is for people who look after babies and children in any setting, including nannies, childminders, nursery workers and au pairs. It is recommended for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and meets the requirements for childcare registration.
○ Emergency paediatric first aid. This one-day course is for newly qualified level two and three childcare staff who are beginning a career in an Early Years setting.

Specific Covid 19 Support 

Please note: all training is suspended until 1st June


How the British Red Cross is helping with coronavirus

The British Red Cross is helping with the coronavirus emergency across the UK. Our staff and volunteers are always on standby to help and the coronavirus, also called Covid-19, is no exception.

This page will help you find out more about coronavirus, and how you can help yourself and others. You can also donate to help us help people affected, or join us as a volunteer.