First Aid Training – Level 2

 Purpose of the course:

To build on knowledge acquired in First Aid Level 1 and to enable learners who perform a task in the outdoors as this course has modules on snake & other animal bites as well as environmental casualties such as heat stroke and exposure to extreme cold.


Target group:

Candidates with a valid First Aid Level 1 certificate, field guides, tourist guides and employees working in the outdoors (construction, nature conservation etc).


 Course outline:

1. Emergency Scene Management
2. The Primary Survey
3. Management of shock
4. The Medical casualty

  • CPR for adult, child and infant casualties (2010 Guidelines)
  • Choking for adults
  • Shock
  • Unconsciousness & Fainting
  • Breathing emergencies
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy

5. The Trauma casualty

  • Bleeding
  • Wounds
  • The management of foreign objects
  • Burn wounds
  • Soft tissue management
  • Eye and ear injuries
  • Hand injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Pelvic and Abdominal injuries
  • Fractures and Joint injuries
  • Head & Spinal injuries
  • Rescue carries

6. Environmental casualties

  • Drowning
  • Heat and cold casualties
  • Poisoning
  • Bites & stings

7. Elementary applied anatomy and physiology

  • Training: 50% theory & 50% practical
  • Evaluation: 50% theory & 50% Practical
  • Competency in CPR is compulsory


Other information

  • Entry Requirement:  None
      English or Afrikaans
      ID Card and Certificate of Competence issued, valid for 3 years.
  • Duration of course:
    • If you have a valid First Aid Level 1 certificate: 22 hours, excluding 2 hours evaluation (3 days)
    • If you do not have a valid First Aid Level 1 certificate: 30 hours, excluding 2 hours evaluation (4 days)


We are accredited

Department of Labour CI 549
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South African Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (Saiosh)
Resuscitation Council SA
Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry
South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
CTECC Educational Content
Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC)