Victoria Fundamentals of Instruction

Victoria 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 - $350.00

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


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.

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


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


Emergency First Aid & CPR Manual

The Fundamentals of Instruction course includes the following materials:

  • Fundamentals of Instruction Manual (hard copy)

Where to find us:

Visit our Victoria training courses here.

Victoria (A-920 Johnson Street)

A-920 Johnson Street Victoria, BC V8V 3N4

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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:

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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