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First Aid - The Primary Survey

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On average this
course contributes
1-2 hours
towards your CPD

This First Aid training course has been created by the Virtual College, in partnership with First Response Training, to give learners the underpinning knowledge of how to act in the event of an incident requiring first aid assistance.

The overall aim of this module is to provide an overview of what you need to know to act safely and effectively in the event of an incident requiring first aid assistance.

On completion of this module learners will:

  • Know what to do if you are first on the scene of an incident
  • Be able to assess the situation as a potential danger zone
  • Understand what is meant by AVPU
  • Know the key processes to follow and what to do for each one: Danger, Response, Shout, Airway, breathing
  • Understand the importance of the recovery position and how to apply it

The learning material is underpinned by the use of video scenarios and learners are encouraged to consider how you would apply these in their own situations.

The module comes with an online assessment and certificate on achieving a satisfactory pass mark.

Having completed the learning and assessment, learners will get the opportunity to take the "primary survey challenge" - you are first on the scene of an accident where someone is injured, pit your wits against the 3 minute clock and see how you do in this real life scenario. This "Challenge" is not part of your assessment - it is there simply to help you consolidate your learning.

PLEASE NOTE: Completion of this module and the associated assessment does NOT constitute a qualification or accreditation as an official first aider. All content within this module is provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care professional. Neither the developers nor the publishers or authors can accept any responsibility and/or liability for any diagnosis made by a learner based on the content of this module

Course Details

Lesson Plan

  • Course aims and learning intentions
  • The Primary Survey
  • Summary

Target Audience

This module is relevant to anyone who may find themselves first on the scene of an incident involving a casualty, whether in a work, volunteering or personal capacity.


It is estimated that this module will take approximately 1-2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this e-learning course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements needed for this course.

What our customers have said

The material was set out and delivered in a clear and easy to understand way.
13/05/2016 DR
I liked that there was an easy step by step instruction and the verbal content was extrememy useful
23/04/2016 MD
Excellent form of learning that covers providing written text with images to make learning enjoyable.
01/04/2016 JS
Explained in a simple manner, which made it easier to understand and remember
23/03/2016 CC
blockquote>I really needed to do first aid as I was the only person at my work who hadn't done it. Though I have done it before, but it has expired so it was really good about the way it explained everything.
28/02/2016 TA
Explained very well. Easy to understand. Like the way it told you when you were wrong and pointed you to the correct answer whilst learning.
05/02/2016 AC
It was easy to read and follow and its not too much information to confuse you, its nicely spread out to take in the information.
16/10/2015 JC
I liked it that you took in consideration the different ways that people learn and provided text, voice and illustrations. Also you considered where people may not understand the concepts and tried to clarify that
14/10/2015 JE
I liked the use of showing how to put people in the recovery position, I did not know what the position is and it showed a simple way to put them in the recovery position that is easily memorised
08/10/2015 JH
Easy to read screens. Information broken down into quick, small sections and repeated in different ways to help me to remember
01/10/2015 BS

Cost and Discounts

£30+ VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Additional discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943 885089.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

Alternatively; if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 1-2 hours.

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