First Aid & CPR Instructor Course
Canadian Red Cross
The new Canadian Red Cross Instructor course will provide participants with knowledge and skills to teach the core Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR Programs. Participants will complete a 5 step pathway to become a CRC First Aid Instructor.
Step 1: Evaluate Skills and Pre-requisite check. Candidates will work with a Greater Vision Instructor Trainer or Teaching Experience Supervisor to evaluate skills and ensure that all pre-requisites are met. Participants should plan for a full day.
Step 2: Fundamentals of Instruction: Once Step 1 is completed, participants will move to the Fundamentals of Instruction. There is an on-line portion that candidates will complete prior to coming for the classroom training. The on-line is self paced and will take approximately 8 hours to complete. The classroom component is 2 days long.
Step 3: Discipline Specific Component: This step is 2 days in class where the focus will be on applying skills as an instructor to teach a First Aid & CPR course. Participants will be required to present micro teaching segments on assigned topics.
Step 4: Teaching Experience: The Teaching Experience will consist of an on line segments (approximately 30-35 minutes in length) and a classroom teaching assignment. Working with an Instructor Trainer or Teaching Supervisor, candidates will demonstrate their ability to support the learning experience.
Transfer Pathway: Individuals who hold current instructor certification from another agency, are Water Safety Instructors or have a Bachelor's Degree in Education may qualify for the Transfer Pathway. Please contact our office for more details.
Step 5: Certification:
Course Length: 34 hours
Prerequisites: Proof of current Standard First Aid with CPR-C
Ability to complete First Aid & CPR skills without coaching
Minimum 18 years old
Certification: 3 years
Recertification Course: 8 hours