St John Ambulance – Activity First Aider

The St John Ambulance – Activity First Aider (AFA) Course is a professionally recognised first aid qualification. The AFA consists of 12 hours continuous training and is available to cadets and staff over the age of 16. It is aimed at those who have responsibility for taking groups of people on activity activities and is examined through continuous assessment by trainer.

  • Communication and casualty care.
  • Looking after yourself.
  • Emergencies in public.
  • Extremes of temperature.
  • Recognition and treatment of low blood sugar.
  • Role of the first aider in a group setting.
  • Resuscitation.
  • Choking.
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty.
  • Bleeding.
  • Fainting, bites and stings, sprains and strains.
  • Asthma.
  • Head injuries, chest pains and shock.
  • Recognition and treatment for meningitis, poisons, seizures and stroke.
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries.


Completion of the course meets the criteria for the Green Activity First Aid badge and may count towards Skills sections of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

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