Continuing Studies: First Aid

Please call 250-392-8010 or email for more registration information.

At Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake campus, first aid courses are offered as follows:

General First Aid

First aid is an important part of everyday life, at home, work or at play. Everyone should learn first aid and be willing to provide basic care until emergency assistance arrives. There are many different types of first aid available so how do you know which one best fits you and your life style? At TRU-WL we offer the following courses:

CPR-C (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) This Basic Emergency course is an excellent course to have for everyday life. CPR-C is a requirement for Health Care personnel as well.

Standard First Aid combines the Basic Emergency with the CPR, you will receive 2 certificates for this program. Standard First Aid is recommended for everyone and meets the requirements of the Girl Guides, Scouts and RCMP.

Occupational First Aid (level I or III and Transportation Endorsement) Do you know what you need to meet the WorkSafeBC regulations? It all depends on the number of employees, the type of work your company performs, and your location. To determine which Workplace First Aid meets the need for your business go to the WorksafeBC website.

Occupational First Aid Level I XOCH 0800

This eight-hour (one-day) program equips you with the emergency skills needed to stabilize an injured person until trained help arrives. Areas covered include bleeding control, CPR and conscious and unconscious choking. Successful students will receive a recognized WorkSafe BC certificate. Tuition includes textbook and pocket mask.

Requirement: Picture ID. Acceptable photo identification includes driver's license, student card, recreation centre pass, BCID, or passport.

Fee: $165 (textbook and pocket mask included)

Dates: October 30, 2021 | November 6, 2021 | November 20, 2021 | November 27, 2021 | December 4, 2021

| December 11, 2021

Times: Saturday 8 am - 5 pm

Occupational First Aid Level III XOCH 0820

The OFA Level 3 program has been designed to provide the first aid attendant with the skills to function as part of an effective first aid program in the workplace. The course consists of 20 lessons involving classroom study and practice. Home study, including pre-reading for each lesson and completion of homework is essential.

This course is physically demanding and requires prolonged kneeling, but additional kneeling comfort can be provided upon request to the instructor.

Fee: $1295

Dates: November 22- December 3, 2021 

Transportation Endorsement XOCH 0780

As an endorsement to the OFA Level 1 certificate, this course meets the needs of those responsible for transporting injured workers to medical aid from more remote settings. Endorsement expires with the OFA Level I certificate. You must hold a valid OFA Level 1 certificate to receive the endorsement. 

Requirements: Current OFA Level I certificate and picture ID.

Acceptable photo ID includes Driver's License, student card, BCID or passport.

Fee: $165

Dates: TBA

Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR-C XOCH 0630

Comprehensive two-day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. Course meets legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards and includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. 

• The Red Cross
• Preparing to respond
• The EMS system
• Check, Call, Care
• Airway emergencies
• Breathing and Circulation emergencies
• First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest
• Wound care
• Head, neck and spinal injuries
• Bone, muscle and joint injuries
• Sudden Medical Emergencies
• Environmental Illnesses
• Poisons

ID: Acceptable photo ID includes Driver's License, student card, BCID or passport.

Fee: $255

Dates:  December 4-5, 2021 

Red Cross Emergency Child Care First Aid

Basic one day course deisgned to introduce caregivers to injury prevention skills and knowledge.  Course covers lifesaving first aid skills and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR and AED) for children and babies.  Course meets legislation requirements for provincial/territorial early childhood education and daycare worker safety requirements. This First Aid course offers training in: 

• The Red Cross
• Responding to Emergencies
• The EMS system
• Check, Call, Care
• Airway emergencies
• Breathing and Circulation emergencies - Child and baby
• First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest - Child and baby
• Wound care
• Head, Neck and Spinal Injuries
• Bone, Muscle, and Joint Injuries
• Sudden Medical Emergencies
• Environmental Illness
• Poisons
• Caring for Children

ID: Acceptable photo ID includes Driver's License, student card, BCID or passport.

Fee: $185

Dates:  December 6, 2021 


Late policy for all first aid courses:

WorkSafe BC Regulations require all First Aid courses to start at the scheduled time. Due to the amount of time required for the approved curriculum, late students will not be permitted to join a class in session.

Late students are not eligible for refunds.

Contact Continuing Studies at 250-392-8010 or email to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.

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