Build Your First Aid Training

Gain a qualification in first aid training for your work or for everyday life with Dumfries and Galloway College.

With a range of courses suitable for individuals or businesses, you could upskill and get one step ahead in your career.


SQA Award in First Aid at Work @ SCQF L6

This SQA approved 3-day course complies with the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Candidates are trained to a standard where they can administer basic First Aid in the workplace until more qualified help arrives.

Students performing CPR and defibrillation on a dummy in a classroom
Students practicing Emergency Paediatric First Aid on a dummy of a child

SQA Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid

This qualification is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills required to administer first aid and to assist in gaining employment in a childcare environment. 

This course is suitable for those working with children

First Aid for Mental Health

This course is suitable for everyone but has been designed to help employers to provide a positive mental health culture within the workplace and to provide learners with comprehensive knowledge on a range of the most common mental health conditions and the skills to be able to act should a condition be suspected.

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First aid students practicing CPR

First Aid Skills – Annual Refresher

To ensure the standards of first aiders remain current, First Aid Industry Body (FAIB) strongly recommend that first aiders undertake First Aid Annual Skills Refresher training, on an annual basis.

SQA Award in First Aid at Work Requalification @ SCQF Level 6

This is a 2 day requalification course for those qualified with First Aid at Work, who are due to renew their qualification (certificates valid for 3 years).

Students practicing CPR on a dummy in a classroom
A pair of people clasp hands

Supervising First Aid for Mental Health

The course is suitable for all persons within a workplace but is aimed at those who hold a supervisory/managerial level position and who have responsibility for implementing a positive mental health culture and responsibility for First Aid for Mental Health within an organisation.

SQA Award in Emergency First Aid at Work @ SCQF Level 6

This SQA qualification is designed to provide an accredited and certificated award that will equip individuals with the skills and knowledge required to deal with a range of emergencies that require first aid in the work place.

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Understanding Mental Health First Aid & Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace

Understanding Mental Health First Aid & Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace

Aimed at anyone wanting to increase their knowledge and understanding of mental ill health and how to support people experiencing mental distress.

This course is particularly helpful to individuals, managers and organisations wishing to assess and improve mental well being in the workplace or learning environment.

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