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:

To register for these or any of our other courses, please call 250.392.8010 or

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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, II, 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 at: 

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. Students must show picture ID. Acceptable photo identification: driver's license, student card, recreation center pass, BCID or passport. 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: $168 (textbook and pocket mask included)

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Dates: TBA
Times: TBA

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: $1295.00

Dates: TBA

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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, recreation centre pass, BCID or passport.
Fee: $168 (textbook and pocket mask included)

Dates: TBA

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Red Cross CPR Basic Life Support • XOCH 0310

CPR/AED - The Basic Life Support (HCP) course covers CPR and breathing emergencies in adults, children and babies; two-rescuer CPR; resuscitation; bag valve masks; rescue breathing; deadly bleeding; AED; and emergency care prevention skills such as cardiac arrest, heart attack, and stroke.

If you are interested in having your name placed on an interest list for upcoming availability, please email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.caor call 250.392.8010.

Red Cross Emergency Child Care First Aid & CPR • XOCH 0880

This is a basic one-day course offering an overview of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills with a focus on childhood injuries and illnesses. It is taught in an interactive environment for individuals who care for infants or children in the workplace or at home. It’s for those in the early childhood industry as well as for parents, grandparents and caregivers. This course includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines and as per Red Cross standards by including injury prevention content, CPR and AED. It also teaches skills needed to recognize, prevent and respond to cardiovascular emergencies, CPR Level B, choking, airways, and breathing emergencies and prevention of disease transmission.

Dates: TBA

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Red Cross Standard First Aid XOCH 0630

This 2-day First Aid course offers training in: CPR C airway emergencies, breathing and circulation emergencies, head and spine injuries, wound care and more.

The course includes a focus on childhood injuires and illnesses.

Fee: $245

Dates: TBA

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Late Policy for all First Aid courses:

WorkSafeBC 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.


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