We kindly ask anyone (participants and instructors) with symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and painful swallowing to stay home and not attend the training session. Instead, please complete the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool, follow the recommendations given, and rebook your course for a later date.

During your course, wearing a mask that securely covers the nose, mouth, and chin is mandatory. You may bring your own, or one will be provided when you arrive. Thank you for keeping us and your classmates safe.

We have masks, hand sanitizer and face shields available to purchase here.

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Online courses

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Fundamentals of Instruction

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 participant. 

There are five steps



Step 1: Evaluate Skills and Check Prerequisites

Instructor candidates work with an Instructor Development Centre to confirm that they have met the program pre-requisites and possess a strong understanding of the typical first aid skills needed to be successful as an Instructor.

Step 2: Fundamentals of Instruction

  • Online approximately   8 hours (to be completed prior to the in-class portion)
  • Classroom                           14 hours 30 minutes

This consists of an online component, where candidates learn the fundamentals of instruction, and a classroom component, where they apply the fundamentals under the guidance of an Instructor Trainer.

Step 3: Discipline-Specific Classroom Component

  • Classroom                           14 hours 30 minutes

The candidates will complete the in class discipline specific First Aid and CPR stream to instruct enable them to teach  (Red Cross Standard First Aid, Emergency First Aid & CPR)

Step 4: Teaching Experience

  • Online approximately   30-45 minutes
  • Classroom                     Can vary depending on Instructors skill level

The Teaching Experience consists of an online component and a classroom component. The online component details what to expect during your Teaching Experience and provides guidance on how to prepare for it. 

Step 5: Certification

The Red Cross is committed to developing and supporting high-quality instructors who focus on the needs of the learners in our classrooms.  We have learned that investing in our instructors leads to a better learning environment for participants, resulting in more confident first aiders in our community.  



Full Course Length: 14 Hours

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