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The best First Aid courses in South Africa

Published on: 12 May 2016

The best First Aid courses in South Africa

The art of first aid is something that everyone should know and master – not just medical professionals. After all, a calm demeanour and the right knowledge could end up saving a life in the event of an emergency.

If you would like to brush up on your first aid skills, here are the best first aid courses available in South Africa:

  • St John First Aid Courses
    What sets the St John first aid courses apart from the rest is the fact that there are a number of different types of courses that are available.
    From Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (covering things like CPR, AED and what to do in the event of someone choking) to Family and Friends First Aid for Children (covering things like child safety, accident prevention and basic first aid), you are sure to find something that suits both your needs and your budget.
  • ER24 Training Academy
    The ER24 Training Academy offers First Aid level 1, 2 and 3 at an affordable cost.
    The courses are incredibly in-depth and thorough, ensuring that when you complete your training, you will be more than ready to deal with any emergencies that may come your way. 
  • National First Aid Academy
    The National First Aid Academy, located in Sandton and Woodmead, offers a first aid course for just R500 per person.
    Once obtained, the certificate of completion remains valid for three years. The course fee includes a handy, user-friendly study manual, along with in-house training at one of their training facilities.
  • Pulse Point
    Located in Gauteng, Pulse Point, offers special deals on all first aid courses – the more people who wish to take the course with you, the lower the price per person.
    Not only that but the trainers (and all of their equipment) are also able to come directly to you - simple, convenient and ultra-affordable.
  • EMT
    EMT is based in Cape Town and is known for its up to date first aid courses, all of which are recognised internationally.
    Their courses include First Aid level 1, 2 and 3, along with a Rugby Medic Course and First Aid in Rugby.

When it comes to first aid, it always pays to be prepared. By ensuring that at least one member of your family is well-versed in first aid, you are sure to protect your loved ones and safeguard them against common accidents and unpleasant occurrences. While you’re at it, you might also want to safeguard the contents of your home, along with your house itself, with the help of reliable home insurance. It is always better to be safe rather than sorry, after all!

For more on First Aid, check our new eBook The Homeowner’s Emergency Handbook.