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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 and CPR Level C (Blended)

Standard First Aid and 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

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 the answer to this can be a bit complicated, the short answer is no. CPR Certification is sometimes the only requirement for specific employers - usually in professions such as healthcare, or for professional responders - since first aid skills are already ‘built into the job’ in some other way. Because of this we do offer stand-alone CPR C courses on a regular basis. That being said, while you CAN take a CPR course without taking first aid, you can NOT take a first-aid course that has no CPR component. CPR is an integral part of any First Aid course, and CPR topics will be touched on throughout the in-class portion of your first aid class. Any first aid course that you take with Alert First Aid will include CPR certification along with it. In summary: If you need First Aid and CPR certification, you only have to sign up for a first aid course - your CPR certification will be included. If you ONLY need CPR certification without any requirement for first-aid then you can sign up for a standalone CPR course.

Are online CPR and first aid classes legitimate?

While there can be benefits to learning about CPR online, if you require CPR certification for your job then at least a portion of your CPR class will need to be done in a live classroom setting. We do offer ‘blended’ CPR courses which are partially done online to reduce your classroom time, but we cannot issue legitimate certificates without including a classroom portion where the skill can be practiced and evaluated by a certified instructor.

Can first aid be done online?

If you need first aid certification for work, you can only do PART of the course online. We offer Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid, Marine Basic First Aid, and standalone CPR C courses in a ‘blended’ format where you are able to complete the ‘knowledge lessons’ online. This cuts the amount of time in the classroom for these courses fully in half, but it isn’t permitted to issue first aid certification unless half of your course time is spent in the classroom where an instructor can guide you through the practical skills and evaluate that you can perform them well enough to be certified.

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
There are no recertification classes at this time. Please check back.

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 and 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.

"The comfort level and overall feedback received made this course run with ease! Jaimie was very approachable and welcoming, making the learning process that much more enjoyable. I would highly recommend Alert First-Aid in the future!"

Carlee Schaefer First-Aid Instructor Transfer Course, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Andrew was amazing! He has lots of jokes to keep us engaged, however he stressed the important things. Great instructor!

Claire Emergency First Aid, Victoria BC More Testimonials

Thank you! I had a lot of fun, learned a ton and so glad I took the course with you guys! Chris was fantastic too!

Mariam Kabesh CPR HCP, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

This was the best first aid course I have ever taken as Nathan was very clear and made the course very hands on and easy to understand. It was very engaging and fun and everyone got involved and enjoyed it.

Jean Stankov Standard 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

Very good instructor made it fun, which made it easier to learn and retain.

Leah Reynolds Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Jordan clearly and calmly explained all of the course content. He answered everyone's questions and shared lots of useful tips. Jordan was very professional and approachable. 

Amanda Nagai Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Excellent teacher. Always paused and asked 'any questions?' Great technique of questionning and trying to make us come up with the answers. Good simulations.

Cecily Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Really informative! I feel prepared to help in situations that may come up! Thanks for a great day Gary & Jason. 

Matthew Smith Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Chris was great! Very enthusiastic, approachable and had a good sense of humour!

Paige CPR C, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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