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A hands-on, comprehensive Red Cross first aid course that covers common home and workplace emergencies through online and in-person delivery.

Standard First Aid Course - CPR Level C (Blended)

Standard First Aid Course - CPR Level C (Blended)

A hands-on, comprehensive Red Cross first aid course that covers common home and workplace emergencies through online and in-person delivery.

Our Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR Level C Blended course is a fun and comprehensive first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course that combines self-paced, online instruction will a face-to-face, in-person skills session led by one of our first-class instructors. This first aid course covers everything from life-threatening emergencies to minor bumps and scrapes and is recognized by WorkSafeBC as equivalent to the Occupational First Aid Level 1 course.

We strongly believe that first aid is a physical skill, and the majority of the course will be spent doing hands-on first-aid and participating in realistic first aid scenarios, developing confidence and muscle memory. At the end of this course, participants should feel sure of the their own skills and be ready to react and take charge in emergency situations.

The online module of this course must be completed before you come in for the in-person portion, and will take up to 8 hours to complete. You can start and stop as many times as you need while you work through it, and take it up to 3 months ahead of your in-person course.

Full Course Length 8 hours online, 7.5 hours in class View Locations
Recertification 4 hours online, 4.5 hours in class View Locations

Course Details

Topics Covered

This course includes:

  • The Red Cross
  • Preparing to Respond
  • The EMS System
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Airway Emergencies
  • Breathing and Circulation Emergencies
  • First Aid for Respiratory and Cardiac Arrest
  • Wound Care
  • Head and Spine Injuries
  • Bone, Muscle, & Joint Injuries
  • Sudden Medical Emergencies
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Poisons (includes opioid poisoning)

 

 

 

FAQs

Does CPR C include first aid?

While standalone CPR certification is available for certain employers, Alert First Aid ensures that all first aid courses automatically include CPR certification. This approach aligns with the integral nature of CPR in emergency response. Standalone CPR courses are offered separately for those exclusively seeking CPR certification without a first aid requirement. Our training is designed to meet diverse needs, providing comprehensive and streamlined certification options.

Are online CPR and first aid courses legitimate?

For job-required CPR certification in Canada, a live classroom component is essential, even with online learning benefits. Alert First Aid offers blended CPR courses, balancing online and in-class instruction. Legitimate certificates are only issued after practical skills are practiced and evaluated in the classroom by a certified instructor. This ensures comprehensive training, meeting the standards necessary for valid CPR certification.

Can first aid be done online?

For work-related first aid certification, Alert First Aid provides blended courses. Participants can complete online knowledge lessons for Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid, Marine Basic First Aid, and standalone CPR C. This reduces in-classroom time by half, enhancing efficiency. Certification requires spending at least half of the course duration in the classroom, allowing certified instructors to guide practical skill practice, ensuring competency and valid certification.

Can I use my Standard First Aid certification in provinces other then BC?

Yes, the Canadian Red Cross has a national first aid program, meaning that the Standard First Aid certification is recognized across all provinces and territories in Canada as a valid first aid certificate. However, specific regulations regarding the recognized level of Standard First Aid may vary by province. It's essential to check the regulations in your specific province to ensure compliance.

English is my second language and I am concerned about passing the Standard First Aid exam

We understand that written exams can be challenging. If you encounter any difficulties, please inform your first aid instructor. They can read the questions for you. Our clients with reading issues, exam anxiety, or those for whom English is a second language have found this approach to be very successful.

How many questions are on the Red Cross Standard First Aid Exam?

There are 20 multiple choice questions on the exam for the Red Cross Standard First Aid course. You must get 70% on the exam to pass the standard first aid course.

I have a Standard First Aid Certificate from another province is it valid in BC?

If you have a valid first aid certificate from another Canadian regulatory authority, contact us for an out-of-province equivalency. During registration, bring your non-B.C. certificate and photo ID. Fill out an application form, complete the jurisprudence package, and review B.C.'s safety regulations. We'll assist you through the process for a seamless transition.

I have an Injury can I still take a Standard First Aid course?

Your safety and comfort matter to us. Demonstrating your First Aid knowledge makes passing the Standard First Aid course achievable. The blended learning approach is beneficial, particularly if you have an injury, as it involves less class time. Our instructors are ready to customize the training to your needs, ensuring safety and successful completion. If you have concerns about the Standard First Aid course, please contact us for assistance. Your well-being is our utmost priority.

I have taken my Standard First Aid with an other agency can I recertify my Standard First Aid with the Red Cross

To qualify for Standard First Aid recertification, you need to have previously taken the course with specific recognized agencies like Canadian Red Cross, Lifesaving Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Vancouver First Aid Ltd, St. John Ambulance, or Ski Patrol. The initial course should have been completed within the last 3 years, and your certificate must still be valid. The recertification process is generally shorter, allowing you to refresh your skills more efficiently.

I want to prepare for my first aid course before I take it what can I do?

Explore our course pages to find useful downloads. We provide first aid course manuals and a skill checklist. The skill checklist outlines the specific skills covered in your first aid course and the criteria used by the instructor to evaluate your proficiency. These resources are designed to enhance your understanding and preparation for the course, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience.

Is a written exam mandatory for Red Cross Standard First Aid Training?

Due to WCB and Red Cross national first aid training standards, a written exam is mandatory for the Standard First Aid course. Be cautious of agencies in BC that claim otherwise. If you encounter challenges with a written exam, our instructors can read the questions to you. This accommodation is effective for individuals who face difficulties with written exams

Is CPR Level C the same as BLS?

CPR C is designed for 'lay rescuers' in community settings, emphasizing basic life-saving principles and CPR application in various situations. On the other hand, Basic Life Support (BLS) targets Professional Responders and Healthcare Professionals outside hospital settings. BLS delves into a detailed, specific approach to CPR within a 2-person team, covering in-depth assessments and life-saving treatments with specialized equipment.

Is there an age limit for taking the Standard First Aid course?

No, there isn't a strict age requirement for the Standard First Aid course, but we typically recommend a minimum age of 12 or a mature 11. It's important to note that children under 13 should have a parent or caregiver present during the course. If you are interested in first aid training for children under 11 please let use know we have plenty of great programs. You need be at least 16 to be a first aid attendant at a BC workplace

What does CPR Level C mean?

Level C CPR, the highest for 'lay rescuers,' covers basic CPR, AED use, and life-saving techniques for adults, children, and infants. Unless you're a professional responder or healthcare worker in a clinical setting, CPR C meets employer requirements. Offered standalone or integrated into First-Aid courses, including Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid, and Marine First Aid. WorkSafe BC Occupational First Aid courses exclude CPR C but can be added for a fee when registering for OFA Level 1, 2, or 3 courses.

What is a blended CPR course?

Our CPR C courses are now available in a 'blended' format, reducing classroom time by half. Upon signing up, you'll receive a link to an online course focusing on the 'knowledge' aspects, cutting classroom hours from 6 to about 3. In-class time is dedicated to 'skills,' allowing practice with instructors and fellow students. This innovative approach ensures efficient learning while maintaining hands-on practice.

Why do I need to show my Photo ID at my Standard First Aid course in BC?

The standard first aid is equivalent to an OFA level 1 certification To certify you as a Level 1 first aid attendant, we require age verification and confirmation of your identity. Acceptable identification for BC Workplace First Aid includes: Valid Canadian or U.S. Driver's License. Valid Passport. Valid Student ID Card for the current school year. Employee Picture Identification Card. Native Status Picture Identification Card. BC Photo ID (including digital) issued November 1996 or later. Please ensure you have one of these forms of ID to participate in the certification process.

Why Should I take a first aid course with Alert First Aid?

Taking an Alert First Aid safety course ensures expert safety training from one of BC's largest Red Cross Training Partners, with 25+ years of life-saving expertise. Setting us apart is our diverse range of Canadian Red Cross and WCB courses, providing comprehensive options for various needs. Our rigorously trained instructors stay current with the latest techniques. As a one-stop solution, we offer exclusive First Aid and Disaster Equipment, along with a full range of Automated External Defibrillators. Whether for WCB compliance or aspiring Emergency Medical Responders, Alert First Aid combines experience, versatility, and a commitment to excellence for your confident emergency response.

Why Should I take a Standard first aid course with Alert First Aid?

Enroll in an Alert First Aid course for top-notch training from one of BC's largest Red Cross Training Partners with 25 years of life-saving expertise. Our unique offering includes a diverse range of Canadian Red Cross and WCB courses, ensuring comprehensive options for various training needs. Our instructors undergo rigorous training, staying updated with the latest techniques. As a one-stop solution, Alert First Aid not only provides exclusive First Aid and Disaster Equipment but also offers a full range of Automated External Defibrillators. Whether seeking WCB compliance or aspiring to be an Emergency Medical Responder, Alert First Aid combines experience, versatility, and a commitment to excellence, ensuring you're well-prepared for emergency responses.

Certification

Canadian Red Cross certificates are now virtual! You will receive a certificate of completion once you've finished the online module, and a permanent virtual certificate will be emailed to you after you've successfully completed the entire course. You will also be able to view your manual and certification online at any time through your MyRedCross account. Certification is valid for 3 years.

Recertification

If you have a current and valid Standard First Aid certificate, you are eligible to take a shorter, faster-paced Standard First Aid recertification course. Please be prepared to show proof of certification.

Training Schedules & Locations

Materials

Emergency First Aid & CPR Manual

The Standard First Aid & CPR Level C Blended course includes the following materials:

  • Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR Manual (virtual)
  • Canadian Red Cross Comprehensive Guide to First Aid (virtual)

Note: The online portion of your course will be assigned within 1 business day of registering for your in-person section. Please keep this in mind when choosing a date, and allow yourself enough time to complete the online portion of the course.

 

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Who should take this course?

  • Nursing students (RN/LPN)
  • Healthcare students (RCA/HCA)
  • Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs)
  • Job seekers
  • Girl Guides
  • Scouts
  • Field workers
  • Recreation Centre employment
  • Summer camp counsellors
  • Coaches
  • Lifeguards
  • RCMP
  • Police
  • Correctional Officers
  • Chiropractors
  • Anyone interested in learning how to save a life!

Looking for a group class?

If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
Standard First Aid Course - CPR Level C (Blended) 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.

"Very fun and interesting class. Found Jason to be easy going. Time flew by so fast. Excellent!! I feel confident responding to an emergency."

Barb Corley Emergency First-Aid and CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Scenarios were well thought out and realistic. Enjoyed all the variety and encouragement. Mike was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Thank you. Training aids were extensive, demos helpful and info current.

Chris Smith Wilderness & Remote First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

This is one of the first times I've left the class feeling completely confident with what I learned

Tina Halasz CPR, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Very personable and effective instructor.

Renata K. Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Great presentation, strong course, cheerful instruction, pleasant course. 

Alanna Moloughney Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Always great! Love Alert First Aid!

Heidi Tissari CPR, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Great pace, thorough, kept energy up and positive. Really well done! Thanks.

Marlene Slavik Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Very enjoyable. I like to hear about the changes over time that makes first aid more useful for more people. The instructor was creative and energetic, and able to adapt to the various levels of all participants.

John Morrison Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

A very engaging, fun and relaxing class. The instructor makes the material easy to remember and interesting.

Becky Cao Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Love this company! I always use Alert to recertify and tell my coworkers.

Traci Serzisko CPR C, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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