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An interactive one-day first aid course in Victoria, BC designed for childcare providers to respond to common childhood emergencies.

Victoria Emergency Childcare First Aid Course - CPR

Victoria Emergency Childcare First Aid Course - CPR

An interactive one-day first aid course in Victoria, BC designed for childcare providers to respond to common childhood emergencies.

Take a fun, hands-on first aid course designed specifically for childcare workers with one of the best first aid instructors in Victoria, BC! You'll leave this course ready and able to help children in your care with the most common childhood injuries.

The Victoria Emergency Child Care First Aid & CPR Level B covers basic first aid & CPR skills and will teach you how to respond to everything from a scraped knee to seizures. For a more comprehensive course, take a look at our Standard First Aid training - this course includes all the same skills plus a few more, and will cover some injuries and conditions more common to adults as well, like heart attacks. Both courses meet BC Child Care Licensing requirements.

Full Course Length 8 hours - $125.00 Register Now

Course Details


  • The Red Cross
  • Responding to Emergencies
  • The EMS System
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Airway Emergencies
  • Breathing and Circulation Emergencies – Child and Baby
  • First Aid for Respiratory and Cardiac Arrest – Child and Baby
  • Wound Care
  • Head, Neck, and Spinal Injuries
  • Bone, Muscle, and Joint Injuries
  • Sudden Medical Emergencies
  • Environmental Illness
  • Poisons
  • Caring for Children


Are there any age requirements for this course?

All first aid courses are designed for those ages 13 and older, though it's important to keep in mind that most of the group will be adults.

What is child care first aid?

Child Care First Aid is just what it sounds like - it is a first aid course that ensures that you are ready to provide first aid for children in the community. While ‘Emergency First Aid’ or Standard First Aid’ along with CPR C will have a more generalized approach to first aid, these will still meet the first aid requirements for most people who work in childcare settings. But if you work specifically in a licensed childcare setting your employer may prefer for you to be certified in ‘Emergency Childcare First Aid’. While most first aid topics are universal in nature, the Child Care first aid courses will have a few extra topics - such as a stronger focus on managing typical childhood injuries, and touch on some of the legal responsibilities that come with caring for other people’s children.

Who certifies me in Emergency Childcare First Aid?

All of our Emergency Childcare First Aid courses are certified through the Canadian Red Cross. Alert First-Aid is an authorized Training Partner of the Canadian Red Cross.

What is Emergency Level First Aid?

Emergency First Aid is a basic 1 day course that focuses on life saving skills and knowledge. It is the minimum requirement for many jobs, but some employers may require the 2 day Standard First Aid certification instead. Worksafe BC recognizes Red Cross Emergency First Aid certificate as equivalent to OFA Level 1. Topics covered include: Scene Assessment, Primary Assessment, Clearing an Obstructed Airway, CPR with AED, Breathing and Circulation Emergencies, Controlling Severe Bleeds, Basic Minor Wound Management.

Do you need first aid training to be a babysitter?

There are no requirements if you are babysitting a single sibling group or up to 2 children at a time. That being said, many parents would prefer or even require their babysitters to have first aid certification. We think it is very important that anybody who is babysitting children be trained in first aid so that they will know what to do in case there is an emergency even if it isn’t required by law!

Does Emergency First Aid cover children?

Yes, the Emergency First Aid courses that we teach will always touch on how skills might be different when applied to children and give specific instructions for child CPR. If you sign up for Emergency First Aid with CPR C the course will also include CPR and choking procedures for babies. While most first aid topics apply similarly across all age groups, if you are looking for a course with a bit more focus on children then you might prefer to sign up for one of our Emergency Childcare First Aid Courses instead of Emergency First Aid.


Emergency Childcare First Aid Certification process Victoria

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.


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


Emergency First Aid & CPR Manual Victoria

The Emergency Childcare First Aid & CPR course includes the following materials:

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


Where to find us:

Visit our Victoria training courses here.

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Who should take this course?

  • Childcare Providers
  • Babysitters
  • Summer Camp Counsellors
  • Parents
  • Grandparents

Looking for a group class?

If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
Emergency Childcare First Aid Course - CPR course, we offer this course in the following locations:

Greater Victoria | Brentwood Bay | Central Saanich | Colwood | Esquimalt | Highlands | James Bay | Langford | Sidney | Sooke | Oak Bay | North Saanich | Metchosin | View Royal | Saanichton | Salt Spring Island | Gulf Islands

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

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