Citizen Aid Training

Half day course

Ofqual Regulated

Valid 3 years

Minimum age 14+

Course summary:

Would you know how to react in the event of a terrorist attack?

Whenever there is a shooting, stabbing or bomb explosion, the initial priority is understandably to ensure public safety, which can unfortunately cause delays to the emergency services being able to reach the injured.

This Level 2 qualification, based on the citizenAid phone app and pocket guide has been developed to help members of the public learn life-saving skills for use in these extreme situations. It is designed to teach people how to react safely, prioritise the injured and give first aid to victims in the event of a deliberate multiple casualty incident.

Learners will have the opportunity to practise techniques for dealing with catastrophic bleeding and will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to save lives in the aftermath of a terrorist attack. It is ideal for local authority staff and community resilience planning.

Topics covered:

  • Determining the appropriate actions in the event of a knife attack, explosion, shooting, acid attack or vehicle attack
  • Prioritising multiple casualties
  • Handing over information to emergency services
  • Dealign with an unresponsive casualty
  • Controlling severe external bleeding
  • Safe use of a tourniquet
  • Wound packing


This course is assessed through practical observation.

Reasonable Adjustment:

We will do our best to make adaptations for learners who have a disability, medical condition. If you think you might need additional help to complete any part of this course or the assessment, please let us know at the time of booking.

Our course calendar and booking information for regular, scheduled courses can be viewed here.