Course Details


In the HEARTSAVER FIRST AID course which was developed by the American Heart Association attendees will learn the basics of first aid, the most common life-threatening emergencies, how to recognize them and how to help.

2Y Certificate Validity

The certificate will remain valid for 2 years after successful completion.

AHA Accredited

Accredited by the American Heart Association.

RCSA Accredited

Accredited by the Resuscitation Council of South Africa.


At the end of the CPR portion of the course attendees will be able to:

  • List the priorities, roles and responsibilities of first aid rescuers.
  • Describe the key steps in first aid.
  • Remove protective gloves.
  • Find the problem.
  • Describe the assessment and first aid actions for the following life-threatening conditions:
  1. Heart attack
  2. Difficulty breathing
  3. Choking
  4. Severe bleeding
  5. Shock
  6. Stroke
  • Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child.
  • Demonstrate how to help a choking infant.
  • Use an epinephrine pen.
  • Control bleeding and bandaging.
  • Recognize elements of common injuries.
  • Recognize elements of common illnesses.
  • Describe how to find information on preventing illness and injury.
  • Recognize the legal questions that apply to first aid rescuers.

What You Will Receive

  • Provider manual.

  • Quick reference guide.

  • Mouth piece, glove and pouch.

  • AHA course completion certificate valid for 2 years.

  • 7 CPD points.

  • 5 SACE points.


  • Pass written exam.
  • Pass skills tests.