First-aid course

Try our fun, hands on realistic first-aid training in a no pressure learning environment

First Aid & CPR Instructor

This course provides candidates with the knowledge and skills to teach core Red Cross First Aid & CPR courses: Emergency and Standard First Aid, CPR/AED, Marine Basic First Aid, Emergency and Standard Child Care First Aid. We will focus on how to teach and facilitate, individual and group assignments, practice teaching, injury prevention principles, inclusion, and progressive learning.

The Instructor Development Program trains Instructors to apply an individualized approach focusing on injury prevention, learning styles and a variety of instructional techniques that consider the abilities, ages and needs of each candidate. Our First Aid & CPR Instructors are trained to encourage each participant's personal rate of achievement, recognizing this will vary from one person to the next.

In order to complete certification, all instructor candidates must complete teaching experience with a Teaching Experience Supervisor. A teaching experience package is available through Alert First-Aid for an additional $250.

Prior to the start of the course, an online 8 hour Fundamentals of Instruction course must be completed. Login details will be provided after registration.

Prerequisite: Current Red Cross Standard  First Aid with CPR Level HCP, Must be 18 years of age.

Full Course Length: 40 Hours
Recertification: 8 Hours

Schedule and Online registration for Victoria BC

Our Clients Say

This course was fast paced and interactive. Jaimie kept us moving and motivated. It was very informative "

Victoria Hodgson , Victoria BC,
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"Jaimie and his team are awesome! I researched other schools and other organizations and found the best option for my requirements. In fact I travelled from Vancouver to take this course. This will help our Fire department immensley as well as me personally as a future instructor. Thanks "

Al Mc Gee , Vancouver BC,
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"Thank you Jaimie. Your years of experience and your professionalism and character made this course an excellent starting point for the next stage of my life and career."

Grant Mottershead, Victoria BC,
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If you have a group of First Aid Instructor Candidates and would like us to come to your workplace to teach a Canadian Red Cross First Aid Instructor course, we offer this course in the following locations: 

Victoria | Langford | Esquimalt | Sooke | Cobble Hill | Mill Bay | Duncan | Lake Cowichan | Cedar | Ladysmith | Nanaimo | Parksville | Qualicum Beach | Port Alberni | Coombs | Parksville | Campbell River | Saltspring Island | Pender Island | Powell River | Gabriola Isand

Please give us a call at 1-866-282-5378 or send us an email at to arrange a group course.

Course Content:

PART 1 – Information for the First Aid Instructor

  > How people learn

  > Instructional techniques

  > Organizing courses

PART 2 – Specific Course Content 

  > First Aid, CPR, AED, Child Care, Marine Basic,

     and knowledge evaluation