First Aid and Life Support Courses

St John Singapore provides you with a wide range of first aid and life support courses!
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Life Support Courses

(Available in English and Mandarin classes)
(Accredited by the National Resuscitation Council)

St John Singapore also provides Life Support Courses such as:

  • Basic Cardiac Life Support with Automated External Defibrillator (BCLS+AED)

Certificate is valid for 2 years.

Occupational First Aid+AED

Classified as OFAC. Available in English and Mandarin classes)
(Accredited by the Ministry of Manpower)

This is a 25-hour course required by companies for compliance with the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Act 2006. Besides first aid, participants also learn about the legislation covering first aid as well as safety, chemicals, and accident prevention in workplaces. Case studies and role play sessions will also be conducted to facilitate understanding. OFA Course is conducted in both English and Mandarin.

A 3-day (19.5 hours) Refresher Occupational First Aid (classified as ROFAC) course is also available for those who wish to renew their certificates.

Higher First Aid

(Classified as HFA. Available only in English classes)

Higher First Aid Course with Methods of Instruction is a first aid trainer course. The objective of this course is to educate and equip the participants in higher first aid principles and first aid treatment algorithms which are when conducting First Aid provider courses. The topics and lectures are presented by subject matter experts currently in the medical healthcare and training industries.

The certification may complement with other certifications (eg. ACTA and Child First Aid Training Providers’ Immersion Course and Attachment) prescribed by accreditation authorities (eg. Ministry of Manpower and National First Aid Council), which are necessary for the conduct of other First Aid Courses (eg. Occupational First Aid Course and Child First Aid Course).

Standard First Aid Course

(Classified as SFAC. Available in English and Mandarin classes) (Accredited by the National First Aid Council)
The Standard First Aid Course is a 17-hour course covering a myriad of first aid topics, from treating minor bleeding to emergency procedures such as Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and operating the automated external defibrillator (AED). Treatment techniques are taught through theory lessons, practical sessions, and case studies.

Basic First Aid

(Classified as BFAC. Only available in English classes)
This 2-day course (15 hours) is catered for youth below 16 years old. The content of the course is similar to that of Adult First Aid, but the treatment is made simpler for easy learning. Schools and organisations who wish to educate their junior youth in First Aid may choose to select this instead.

Child First Aid

(Classified as CFAC. Available only in English classes) (For Parents and Childcare Personnel. Accredited by the Singapore Resuscitation and First Aid Council and Early Childhood Development Agency)

This 2.5 day (25 hours) child first aid course with theory and hands-on learning, covers important aspects of first aid and life-saving for children. This will equip participants with the skills to render first aid in emergencies at home or outside.

Due to the change in the Child First Aid Course syllabus with effect from 1st June 2020, Refresher CFA is currently unavailable. Should you need more clarification please contact St John Headquarters ( or Contact No: 62980300) or Jurong Centre ( or Contact No: 65661903).


First Aid for Mental and Emotional Health

(Available only in English classes)

This is a 1-day (9 hours) workshop with an assessment component. At the end of the workshop, participants will be equipped with the skills and competency:

  1. To identify common signs of mental-emotional distress and its impact on overall wellbeing;
  2. To use appropriate attending skills to provide mental-emotional support;
  3. To use appropriate strategies to help manage the individual’s distress in crisis and non-crisis situations;
  4. To identify common signs that may require professional support and make the relevant referral;
  5. To be aware of personal boundaries and self-care when attending to others’ needs.

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