Group First Aid Training at Your School – FAQ’s

Interested in private group First Aid & CPR training at your School? Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get from Principals and teachers.

FAQ’s about Group First Aid Training at School.

Q: Which first aid/CPR class do teachers usually take?

A: Teachers usually take the one day Red Cross Emergency First Aid & CPR program. This includes CPR level C skills for all age groups (adult, child and infant). If time and budget allows, a more comprehensive option is the two day Standard First Aid & CPR program. Both courses are recognized by WorkSafeBC as equivalent to Occupational First Aid Level One.


Q: What is the course duration?

A: Red Cross Emergency First Aid is a one day course – 8 hours including breaks.

Red Cross Standard First Aid is a two day course – 16 hours including breaks.


Q: What is the course start time?

A: Most groups choose a start time of 8:30 or 9:00am. We are flexible, so let us know what works for your group. There are usually at least three refreshment breaks during the day including a 30 minute lunch break.


Q: What is the maximum number of participants per class?

A: On a Red Cross Emergency or Standard First Aid class, the instructor to participant ratio is 1:18 (one instructor per 18 participants). Special arrangements can be made for groups of 18+ people.


Scheduling a First Aid class at your school

Q: How far ahead do I need to book the class?

A: Safe + Sound takes course bookings up to 6 months ahead. The further ahead you book, the more chance that your preferred course date is available. Pro-D days are very popular for first aid/ CPR classes.


Q: Which days of the week are available for first aid classes?

A: The class can take place on a regular school day, Pro-D day, during the school holidays or on a Saturday. Let us know which dates work best for you and we will check our instructor availability.


Pricing and Payment

Q: What is the cost of onsite first aid training?

A: This depends on the number of course participants, the course you choose and your location. Please contact us for current pricing and ask us to provide a quote for your school or group.


Q: How can participants make their payments for the first aid course?

A: Option 1: Participants can register themselves online via a private link on Safe + Sound’s website.

Option 2: Safe + Sound can invoice the school for the full amount.


Q: What methods of payment do you accept?

A: We accept EFT, Visa, MasterCard and business cheques. We do not accept personal cheques.


Q: What does the first aid course fee include?

A: The course fee includes a Red Cross certificate and e-book.


Room and Equipment Requirements

Q: What are the training room requirements for a first aid class?

A: The room must have a minimum of 500 sq. ft. of clear floor space as well as a seating area, chairs for participants, a few tables and washrooms nearby.


Q: What are the equipment requirements for a first aid class?

A: Our instructor will bring everything they need to teach the course. If you are able to provide a whiteboard or blackboard, flip chart, projector or other AV aids that is very helpful and much appreciated, but not required.


Q: Can a first aid course be held in a regular school classroom?

A: It depends on the size of the classroom and the number of participants. There are lots of physical activities included in a Red Cross first aid class, so the more floor space, the better. A gym, multi-purpose room or library space works best unless the group is very small.


Q: We have a small group of people, can we still book a private class?

A: You can still book a private class, however if you have a small group (less than 12 people) you may prefer to register them on one of our public classes in Coquitlam or Burnaby:

View public first aid course schedules in Coquitlam and Burnaby:

Red Cross Emergency First Aid & CPR/AED Level C

Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR/AED Level C


Q: Which school districts does Safe + Sound First Aid Training serve?

A: We run first aid classes in schools in the following BC school districts:

Coquitlam School District 43 – SD43

Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District 42 – SD42

Burnaby School District 41 – SD41

New Westminster School District 40 – SD40

Vancouver School District 39 – SD39


Group First Aid Training  – Booking a Class for your School

For further information or a quote for a first aid class at your school, please fill in our Onsite Training Form We will then provide a quote or contact you if we need more information.

Private group first aid training is easy to organize. Book a date with us and provide a group of people. We’ll take care of everything else!

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