Fundamentals of Instruction

Fundamentals of Instruction

An online and in-person course focussed on the application of fundamentals, this is a pre-requisite for all Red Cross Instructor disciplines.

The Canadian Red Cross Fundamentals of Instruction course is the first course on the pathway to becoming an instructor in any of the Red Cross first aid disciplines: First Aid & CPR, Wilderness, or Professional Responder. This course focusses on the Red Cross program and the application of teaching fundamentals. This course consists of an online Fundamentals of Instruction module that can take approximately 8 hours to complete, and then a 2-day classroom component.

Prior to taking this course, instructor candidates need to have participant-level certification in the level they wish to teach (Standard First Aid is the most common), and a Skills Assessment done by a Teaching Experience Supervisor or Instructor Trainer for that level.

Once the Fundamentals of Instruction is complete, instructor candidates can go on to take the discipline-specific instructor course, and then complete a Teaching Experience with a Teaching Experience Supervisor or Instructor Trainer in that discipline.

Full Course Length 14 hours

Course Details

Topics Covered

Fundamentals of Instruction includes:

  • The Foundations of Being an Instructor
  • Lesson Planning
  • Types of Learning
  • Learning Considerations
  • Preparing for your Classroom
  • Creating a Safe Learning Environment
  • Instructional Techniques
  • Simulations
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Assessing and Evaluating Participants
  • Closing a Course
  • Post-Course Tasks and Responsibilities

Certification

An electronic certification will be issued upon completion. Instructor candidates will be able to go on to take a discipline-specific instructor course in any of the Red Cross first aid disciplines: First Aid & CPR, Wilderness, or Professional Responder.

Training Schedules & Locations
There are no certification classes at this time. Please check back.

Materials

Emergency First Aid & CPR Manual

The Fundamentals of Instruction course includes the following materials:

  • Fundamentals of Instruction Manual (hard copy)

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Free Manual + App

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3-Year Guarantee

Replacement certs

Free CPR Mask + Gloves

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Who should take this course?

  • Red Cross First Aid Programs Instructor Candidates - including First Aid & CPR
  • Wilderness & Remote First Aid
  • and Professional Responder

Looking for a group class?

If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
Fundamentals of Instruction 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 | Burnaby | Coquitlam | Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | New Westminster | North Vancouver | Pitt Meadows | Port Moody | Richmond | Surrey | Vancouver | West Vancouver | White Rock | Langley |

Give us a call at 1.866.282.5378, or send us an email at to arrange a group course.

Great balance between professionalism and fun. The learning atmosphere was comfortable. Excellent! I feel prepared to apply my knowledge when needed.

Chelsea Archer Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

I thought this course was great! It was educational, but at the same time I had a lot of fun and felt very engaged.

Sophie Henderson Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Very well run; organized and info filled. Even mildly entertaining! Thanks!

Zyoji Jackson Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Great program, hands on training and kept it fun and informative. Will be back for more training and will definitely refer!!!

Liam Horne Occupational First Aid Level 1, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Hands on, practical & realistic scenarios - a truly outstanding first aid course.

Deb Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"It was a lot of information to take in; however, it was presentred in a very manageable and understandable way."

Jessica Rasmussen Emergency First-Aid and CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

"I really appreciate Andrea's depth of knowledge and ease with presenting the curriculum. No um's, ah's, likes or other verbal fillers - very good at adapting to those in the room."

Nadeane Standard First-Aid and CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

"I really enjoyed this class and will use this information and training to help myself, my family, friends and others."

Doug Clements Emergency First-Aid and CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Great course! Gary is a fabulous instructor, kept the group on their toes & was engaging & humerous.

Nicola Bailey Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

It was a lot more fun & interactive than I assumed. It was a good weekend.

Jessica Vos Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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