Implementing Student First Aid in your school

For Teachers and Staff

If you have decided you would like to use the Free Student First Aid (VTQ) course in your school, this page will assist you with the steps needed to get the program integrated into your school curriculum quickly and easily. Remember that at any time you can contact ProTrainings on 01206 585099 for assistance.

Step 1

Free Student First Aid (VTQ) gives you the option of providing a 100% online awareness-level course or a blended course that will allow you to issue a community-level first aid certificate. If you choose to implement the hands-on programme, there may be an additional cost for CPR manikins (see Blended Program).

Step 2

Choose the class and the teachers who are going to be administering the first aid course. We will provide dashboards, training and support to each of these teachers at no cost.

Step 3

Register your school by contacting us. We will give dashboard access to each teacher and any other staff who need oversight. Training on using the website is available through the dashboard help.

Step 4

Once supplied with login information, teachers can access their dashboard. From the dashboard, they can create classes. Class codes are automatically generated. Teachers will distribute the class code to students, who will then be tied to that individual class.

Step 5

From the dashboard, teachers are able to track student completion of the online course (students can also print a completion page). Skill evaluation check sheets are also available on the dashboard and can be printed as needed (see Basic Program for assignment details).

Step 6

In order to keep this program free, teachers will print the certification cards from their printer and distribute the cards to the students.

How the training works

We have no specific requirements for how you send students through the course. Most schools have chosen from one of these methods:

  1. Holding a school-wide activity.
  2. Recommending that students take the training on their own time.
  3. Including the programme as part of a class curriculum. For example, making the training a part of a physical education or a health class.

Steps for the teacher

  1. Create the class
    1. Using the dashboard, a teacher creates a class and a class code is generated. Students then register themselves (giving a first name, surname, email, and class code).
  2. Educate
    1. All students are directed to go to
    2. Students register by entering their name, email, and class code.
    3. Students watch the instructor-led videos (approx. 1 hour) and complete the pre-test.
    4. Students take the scenario-based final test that must be passed with an 80%. Re-tests are permitted, but recorded.
  3. Monitor
    1. Teachers can see who has completed the course, their score and the number of attempts.
    2. Information is organised by class for easy viewing.
    3. Proof of completion can also be printed by the student to be handed to the teacher.

    Teacher Dashboard Main View

    Teacher Dashboard Main View

    Teacher Dashboard Class View

    Teacher Dashboard Class View

  4. 100% Online Course
    1. After completing the online course, students are eligible to receive the Free Student First Aid (VTQ) completion card to be handed out in class. Each card should be filled in with the student's name.
  5. OR
  6. Blended Course (with practical evaluation)
    1. Students must perform a hands-on session.
    2. The teacher marks students who have passed the skill evaluation in the dashboard so their certification can be verified if needed.
    3. After completing the skill evaluation, students will receive a Student First Aid completion card to be handed out in class. Each card should be filled in with the necessary information.

Adding Hands-On Practice

While the 100% online course is sufficient to teach CPR and first aid as life-saving skills, adding a hands-on portion is a good way for students to apply what they have learned online. Your school can decide whether to choose a 100% online awareness-level program or the blended program for your students. While adding the blended section does add a few steps, it is still very easy to implement.

Step 1 - Getting the skill evaluator

There are two ways to add a skill evaluator.

  1. Work with a current instructor
    1. Some instructors may charge a fee to help, but we encourage our instructors to donate their time free.
    2. These instructors need to complete the Skill Evaluator Sign Up Form and fax or upload a current copy of their instructor card (at no cost).
  2. Train an in-school skill evaluator
    1. The teacher or volunteer who is to be a skill evaluator does not need any previous experience teaching first aid.
    2. Contact us and we will give the teacher or volunteer free access to our online skill evaluator training.
    3. The school will need to have manikins available. Please contact us for help acquiring these items.

Step 2 - Performing the Evaluation

  1. The hands on-section is always completed after the online Free Student First Aid (VTQ) course.
  2. Skill evaluators check off skills from the Skill Evaluation Checklist.
  3. The instructor checks off students on each skill and remediates where necessary.
  4. After a student passes the skill evaluation, he or she can be marked as passed in the teacher dashboard and issued the completion card.