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50 Plus First Aid

First Aid and Safety for the over 50s

50 Plus First Aid at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 2 hours and 52 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Follows latest UK Resuscitation and ERC guidelines
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • 100% online or add a skill session with a certified instructor
  • Course manual available in the following languages: English, Spanish, Polish, Russian and Arabic
£24.95 + VAT

Sample Video: Introduction to first aid

This course provides basic first aid awareness training and accident prevention to adults over the age of 50. Areas of focus include providing care for partners and dealing with incidents involving younger members of the family. There is also a small section on pet first aid.

After this course, the learner will have a greater understanding of the possible injuries and illnesses that could affect all age groups. The learner will understand why immediate professional care is vital to ensure that pain and suffering are reduced as much as possible and will have more confidence to deal with an emergency situation, should it arise.

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.

  • Families
  • Carers
  • Nursing
  • Individuals
  • Community and social clubs

This course comes with 3.0 hrs (5.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 2 hours and 52 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.


  • Introduction
    • Introduction to first aid
    • How and when to call the medical professionals
    • Who will arrive when you call 999
    • Waiting for the EMS to Arrive
    • Keeping yourself fit
    • ID tags and bracelets
  • Accidents, Prevention and Keeping Safe
    • Accidents and how to avoid them
    • Keeping safe in emergencies
    • Gloves and infection control
    • First aid kits
    • Falls and Fall Prevention
  • Unconscious, Heart and Respiratory Problems 
    • Fainting
    • Heart attack, angina and chest pain
    • Sudden Cardiac Arrest and CPR
    • CPR Breakdown
    • Chest Compressions Only
    • What the Paramedics will do and AED units
    • Choking
    • Atrial Fibrillation 
  • Injury First Aid Skills
    • Bleeding and cuts
    • Spinal injury
    • Types of shock and treatment
    • Breaks, fractures, sprains and strains
    • Burns
    • Eye injuries
    • Heat and cold emergencies
  • Illness First Aid Skills
    • Stroke
    • Diabetes and nutrition problems
    • Breathing problems and asthma
    • Allergic Reactions
  • Other First Aid Skills
    • First aid on children
    • First aid on pets
  • Summary and keeping skill fresh
  • First Aid Plus Student Manual Version V7.0 - 2015 guidelines with ERC first aid changes
  • Polish Student Manual - Pierwsza Pomoc w Pracy Ksiazka studenta V7.0 - 2015 guidelines
  • Russian Student Manual V7.0
  • EmergencySMS service leaflet
  • AT Dementia website
  • Adult CPR Flowchart
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Age UK Website with information on Dementia
  • Alzheimer's Society website
  • Anatomy and Physiology Human Body Picture Reference Book Student Manual V7.0
  • Asthma UK weblink
  • Child CPR Flowchart
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Dechoker Leaflet - for emergency choking treatment
  • Dementia Action Alliance
  • Dementia Friends information website
  • Dementia UK website
  • EpiPen Guide
  • EpiPen patient information sheet
  • Epilepsy Action leaflet
  • Epilepsy and education – information for parents leaflet
  • Epilepsy facts and figures leaflet
  • Epilepsy in Action Leaflet (register on www.epilepsy.org.uk)
  • First Aid Student Manual - Welsh
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • How to register to call EMS by text
  • How to use Celox Haemstatic gauze
  • How to use the Dechoker in emergency choking treatment poster
  • Infant CPR Flowchart
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Jext Product Data Sheets
  • Jext patient Information Sheet
  • LifePoint AED Leaflet - Full feature for just £795 plus VAT
  • Link to HeadSmart website
  • Link to our Concussion ad Brain injury course in association with Headway, a head injury charity
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • NHS website on Dementia
  • Personal Medical Information Sheet
  • Pet Emergency Contact Sheet and Care
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • The Dementia Action Alliance Website
  • Tourniquet Instructions leaflet
  • UK Resus Council 2015 Guidelines updated 2015 Link
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Web link to the Joint Epilepsy Council website
  • Weblink to Age Related Diseases and Health Trust Website
  • Weblink to our 50 Plus Facebook page
  • What is Dementia? Fact Sheet from www.alzheimers.org.uk
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet

What People are Saying

“I found this course very good as well as usefull, and the training, was good, especally if you found yourself in a position were you had to use this, and is very helpfull, reguards.”

- eileen, support worker from Lancs

“This is a very interesting course and I have learnt a lot. Every one in this age group should complete it.”

- barbara, housewife from Essex