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Community Education and Workforce Development: First Aid

At Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake campus, the following first aid courses are offered:

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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:

WorksafeBC
- Occupational First Aid Level 1
- Occupational First Aid Level 3
- 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.


Red Cross

- Standard First Aid with CPR-C
- Basic Life Support
- Emergency Child Care First Aid

Check with your employer or educational institution to confirm which course you require.

Acceptable Photo Identification includes Driver's License, Student Card, BCID, or Passport.


Occupational First Aid Level 1  •  XOCH 0800

This 1-day, 8-hour program equips you with the emergency skills needed to stabilize an injured person until trained help arrives. Areas covered include the use of AED, bleeding control, CPR, and conscious and unconscious choking. Students must show photo ID. Upon successful completion, a certificate will be issued which is valid for 3 years.  Tuition includes textbook and pocket mask.

Requirement: Photo ID

Dates:  

Sat, May 25, 2024 (The May 25 class is full)
or Thurs, June 6, 2024 (Call 250-392-8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca for availability in the June 6 class.)
or Sat, July 13, 2024
or Sat, July 27, 2024

Times:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fee: $165 (textbook and pocket mask included)

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No late admittance, no refund for late or no shows


Occupational First Aid Level 3  •  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 of the instructor.

Upon successful completion, a certificate will be issued which is valid for 3 years.

Requirement: Photo ID

Dates:  

June 3-14, 2024

or July 8-19, 2024

Times: Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. for 2 weeks

Fee: $1,295 (textbook and pocket mask included)

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No late admittance, no refund for late or no shows


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 1 certificate. You must hold a valid OFA Level 1 certificate to receive the endorsement. 

Requirements: Current OFA Level 1 certificate and photo ID.

Date:  Fri, July 26, 2024

Times: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fee: $165 (textbook included)

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No late admittance, no refund for late or no shows


 Standard First Aid with CPR-C  •  XOCH 0840

This 2-day First Aid course includes the following:

  • 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
  • CPR Level C

For more information about this course, see the Red Cross Fact Sheet.

Requirement: Photo ID

Dates: May 28-29, 2024 (Call 250-392-8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca for availability in the May 28-29 class.)

Times: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fee: $255 (pocket mask and all materials included)

No late admittance, no refund for late or no shows


Emergency Child Care First Aid  •  XOCH 0880 

This 8-hour emergency response care program offers an overview of first aid and CPR skills, the EMS system, bone/muscle/ joint injuries, wound care, head and spine injuries, and much more. The course includes a focus on childhood injuries and illnesses. This course was designed for those working with children as well as for parents/caregivers.

For more information about this course, see the Red Cross Fact Sheet.

Requirement: Photo ID 

Date:  To be announced

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fee: $185 (pocket mask and all materials included)

No late admittance, no refund for late or no shows


Basic Life Support  •  XOCH 0690

This 4-hour First Aid course offers training in:  Glove Removal, Primary Assessment, CPR, AED, Airway Obstruction, Assisted Ventilation, and Basic Life Support special considerations.

For more information about this course, see the Red Cross Fact Sheet.

Requirement: Photo ID

Date:  Tues, June 18, 2024

Time: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Fee: $175 (pocket mask and all materials included)

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No late admittance, no refund for late or no shows


Mental Health First Aid for Adults who Interact with Youth  •  XOCH 0060

This 14-hour course focuses on the basics of providing mental health support to youth aged 12-24.  Participants will be better prepared to interact confidently with the young people in their lives who are struggling with mental health.  Topics covered include substance overdose, suicidal behaviours, panic attacks, acute stress reactions, psychotic episodes, common disorders, trauma, and anxiety.

For more information about this course, see the description on the Mental Health Commission of Canada website.

Requirement:  

- Minimum age of 19 years old
- Only those participants who attend the full course will be deemed to have successfully completed the course and therefore eligible to receive a certificate

Contact us at 250-392-8010 or wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to be put on the interest list for a future class or if you would like to schedule this course for your organization.

No late admittance, no refund for late or no shows


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 or no-show students are not eligible for refunds.


Contact Community Education and Workforce Development at 250-392-8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.