Community First Aid Course

Community First Aid CourseLearning first aid with St John Ambulance can be rewarding and a worthwhile experience. It might also be the first step for those who wish to volunteer with our organisation.

Courses are held in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Drogheda and we can also provide in-house or on-site training upon request.

How much does the course cost:

The cost of this course is €100. The cost reflects a high trainer to trainee ratio, an emphasis on small-group learning, and also includes the cost of course manuals and assessments

How is it tested?

The course is tested by an theory examination and practical assessment. The St. John Certificate is valid for two years, with an ongoing option to extend if done so during the life of certification or within 90 days of expiry of current cert.

How long does the course last?

The course lasts for 8 weeks.

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What is the syllabus?

  • Managing Incidents 
  • Resuscitation including A.E.D. 
  • Poisoning
  • Patient Examination
  • Fractures 
  • Miscellaneous Injuries
  • Priorities of First Aid 
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Communications
  • Unconsciousness
  • Wounds & Dressings
  • How to use an Automated External Defibrillator 
  • Heart Attacks
  • Burns & Scalds 

Why bother?

Every year there are over 13,000 deaths in Ireland due to circulatory problems most of which are from coronary heart disease. Approximately 50% progress to cardiac arrest within 2 hours. For many victims it is what happens in the first few minutes following a heart attack that will decide their fate. Every two minutes someone, somewhere, has a heart attack.  Part of our course includes training in the use of a Automated External Defibrillator.

Why train with St. John Ambulance?

You will be taught by an experienced trainer. Our trainers are also experienced First Aiders who will show you how the skills you learn can be applied in a real situation.

Our courses teach the most up-to-date protocols, as approved by National and European bodies.

If you take a St. John Ambulance course, you will know that you are ready to deal with a situation to the best of your ability.  You will be in the company of thousands of people trained by St. John Ambulance, and have the backing of an organisation at the heart of Emergency First Response.

You can also book a course using PayPal below, or should you wish to use another payment method or make an enquiry you can call our office on 01-668-8077 or by mailing

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HQ Contact details

St John Ambulance Ireland
29 Upper Leeson Street
Dublin 4, Ireland

tel: (0)1 668 8077

For local division contact details, please click here.

Volunteer for Us

We are always looking for bright and enthusiastic people who enjoy team work and want to learn new skills.

St.John Ambulance is made up of volunteers from every walk in life, from those professionally involved with pre-hospital care to people who had no previous experience of first aid prior to joining the organisation.

Donate to Us

We receive no State funding. We are entirely dependent on contributions from the public and donations made to the Organisation for services rendered by our volunteer members.

All donations, however small, are therefore greatly appreciated.