CT First Aid Instructor


The First Aid Instructor Course enables you to advertise and run the following courses under our umbrella;

(*These three courses comply with the Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1981)

You will be able to order books and certificates from us and will be provided with guidance from us. We will carry out quality assurance functions on your behalf so that your courses comply with HSE requirements.


One Day


  1. One of the following;

    • HSE First Aid at Work (within the last three years)
    • Registerd & Licensed as a doctor with the general medical council
    • Current registration as a nurse with the Nursing & Midwifery Council
    • Current registration as a paramedic with the Health & Care Professions Council
  2. And, one of the following;

    • IMO Train the Trainer 6.09
    • Level 3 Award in Education & Training (AET)
    • Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training (CET)
    • Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training (DET)
    • Cert Ed, PGCE, B Ed, M Ed
    • English National Board 998
    • Further & Adult Education Teacher’s Certificate
    • IHCD Instructional Methods OR Instructor Certificate
    • Nursing mentorship qualifications
    • PTLLS with unit “Principles & Practice of Assessment”
    • S/NVQ Level 3 or Level 4 in Training and Development
    • TQFE (Teaching Qualification for Further Education)
  3. And teaching experience in a classroom setting;

    • Exact experience to be discussed with our Principal before you book this training. In the first instance you should send us a CV covering all your teaching and First Aid related experience and qualifications. This course is not suitable for those who are new to teaching/instructing.


We run this course with up to 6 candidates per trainer, we will run with as few as 2 candidates.


  • HSE Courses syllabus
  • Course administration
  • Certificates & publications
  • Delivering sessions
  • Teaching techniques
  • Assessing FAW courses
  • Feedback and monitoring

About half of the day is delivered by us and about half concentrates on each candidate delivering a pre prepared lesson. The lesson is delivered to the trainer and fellow candidates.


Once qualified as a CT First Aid Instructor what are the ongoing costs?

Once qualified by us, you will be able to set up your own courses and order materials from us. There is no annual registration fee, however there are monitoring fees. The cost to you per student, which includes a printed book and a PDF certificate is as follows.

  • £9 EFAW (plus postage)
  • £12 FAW (plus postage)
  • £12 Outdoor FA (plus postage)

FAW Re-qualification costs the same as the normal FAW as the student receives the same manual and certificate.

The minimum order is three books/certificates

Every 5 years you will be required to attend a half-day Instructor Update Training course at our centre. Approximately half way between your initial course and your update course we need to observe you teaching. This is known as the mid term monitoring visit and will usually occur within 6 months of the the mid term dates (i.e  the window is 12 months). If you happen to teach at one of our centres there is no costs for this, however if we need to send an observer to you there is obviously a cost;

£100 5-year update training (half day at our centre)
£150 mid-term monitoring visit to observe you teaching in your own setting (subject to additional travel costs and time if you are not local to us).

If we receive a complaint regarding a course you have run or we find any discrepancies with paper work you have filed with us then we may need to arrange an additional monitoring visit(s) to see you running a course and/or provide you with re-training. This is charged at £150 per half day (or part of) plus any associated travel and/or accommodation costs.

Can the certificates include my company name and branding?

Certificates are emailed to you in PDF format. Yes, the digital certificate can feature your logo, your business name and contact details, in addition to Chieftain Training’s.

One-time set up is free when you place your first order. After that we may charge an admin fee for changing the logo and or contact details.

Is Chieftain Training’s HSE First Aid, regulated by Ofqual or an Awarding body?

No we are not regulated by Ofqual or by an Awarding body/organisation. We run our own independant monitoring and quality assurance programme which complies fully with the HSE requirements.

Does Chieftain Training contact my clients?

We do not market to your clients, however we may contact them in order to obtain course feedback and/or if we were to receive a complaint regarding a course you have taught. It is your job to contact your clients to market update and re qualifying courses to them.

Does Chieftain Training dictate a teaching ratio?

Yes, we insist that you follow all currently accepted HSE First Aid training practices, which means an Instructor can teach up to 12 students on a course, there is no minimum number of students on the course.

What about Insurance?

It is a condition of our scheme that you have adequate insurance. It is your responsibility to ensure that you or you employer has put in place, Public Liability Insurance for the courses you run.  In most training centres, clubs and companies there will already be a public liability policy in place and adding First Aid training would not incur an additional premium. This is however something you must discuss with your insurer/broker.

Is there any more guidance for Instructors on how to run these courses?

Yes, all current CT Instructors receive a copy of the “CT Instructor Guidance Notes.” The current edition is dated 25 January 2023.

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