Breath for Life Inc

“First Aid & CPR Training in Edmonton and Area”

780-434-1368

Instructor Course

Coronavirus Position Statement and Updates

Red Cross First Aid & CPR Instructor Course

Update: As COVID positive cases continue to climb, this class will be postponed until further notice. This class involves too much time in the classroom face-to-face and some of the skills cannot be practiced with social distancing. Virtual delivery is not available for this class.

The Canadian Red Cross Instructor Development Course empowers candidates to effectively teach Red Cross First Aid/CPR courses. The course presents educational learning theory and teaching principles to help the participant understand the basics of instruction. The Red Cross has laid out a Five Step Process (please review) that must be completed to achieve the Red Cross Instructor certificate. Please view the You-tube video for more information: How to Become an Instructor with the Red Cross.

Course Details

  • Prerequisites: 
    • Step 1: You must have your prerequisite course Standard First Aid/CPR Level C in place before registering into the Instructor Course.
    • You must be 18 years of age and your Standard First Aid certificate must be within 1 year of the Skills Development Session date. If your certificate is beyond 1 year you may take the Standard First Aid/CPR Level C renewal course.
    • (Note: First Aid and CPR taken with an approved Red Cross training provider is preferred)
  • Duration:
    • Step 2: Skill Development Session (7 – 8  Hours)
    • Step 3 & 4: Online and In-class Sessions (34 Hours or 4 days)
  • Cost:
    • Step 2: Skill Development Session ($225.00 + GST)
    • Step 3 & 4: Online and In-class Sessions ($600.00 + GST)
      • Please register online. When you register please register into Step 2 first (the mandatory Skill Development Session). You must pass this before you register into Step 3 and 4 (the Online and In-class Sessions). See below to register.
      • You must be 18 years of age or older
        • Please note: Breath for Life reserves the right to reschedule this course when enrollment is less than 4 participants
    • Step 5: Teaching Experience (After completing the previous 4 steps you may proceed to step 5).
      • You will be required to meet with the Teaching Supervisor twice to discuss lesson plans and other details. This will be arranged through the office and the Teaching Experience Supervisor.
      • Teaching Experience Only ($350.00 + GST)
        • The Teaching Experience Only option implies that the prior steps (Steps 1-4) have been completed through an approved Red Cross Instructor Development Center (IDC) and you only require your teaching experience.
        • You will be required to show all documentation of completion.
        • You will be required to meet with the Teaching Supervisor twice to discuss lesson plans and other details. This will be arranged through the office and the Teaching Experience Supervisor.
        • Please check the dates for the Standard First Aid course and then email the office to request a Teaching Experience: breathforlifeinc@shaw.ca
1) You hold a current First Aid Instructor certificate through a recognized agency: St. John’s Ambulance, Life-Saving Society, or Heart and Stroke Foundation. This may exempt you from completing Step 3 of the Red Cross Instructor process: Discipline Specific-Classroom Component.

2) You hold a current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor/Trainer certificate or a Bachelor of Education Degree. This may exempt you from completing Step 2 of the Red Cross Instructor process: Fundamentals of Instruction Classroom-Component.

3) You hold a current Red Cross First Aid/CPR instructor certificate but have not taught the minimum number of courses required for recertification . This may exempt you from completing Step 3 of the Red Cross Instructor process: Discipline Specific-Classroom Component.

Please note: There are no price adjustments for the transfer option – see prices and dates below.

Instructor Course Dates

Accepted Payment Methods

Payment option cash

Ryan:

  • Ryan was a pleasure to have as an instructor
  • Amazing job making me feel confident and prepared
  • Ryan was supportive and kept our group on track
  • Awesome instructor.
  • Very professional and supportive instructor
  • I will recommend this to others.

Kamarbir:

  • Very well taught. Great program.
  • Awesomely great class and instructor.
  • Enjoyed the class.
  • Awesome instructor.
  • Learned more than expected.
  • I will recommend this to others.

Beth:

  • I learned more than expected.
  • I feel adequately prepared to instructor first aid/CPR courses.
  • I have the confidence and tools to succeed.
  • I will recommend this class to others.
  • I really enjoyed Beth’s methods of training. She was great at ensuring I knew what was expected.

Dominique:

  • Important topics were all covered.
  • Small class size was great for learning.
  • I will recommend this class to others.
  • It was awesome!!!! More than expected.
  • Exceeded my expectations.
  • Great job! I will recommend to others.
  • I am adequately prepared to instruct first aid and CPR courses.
  • Appreciate the balance of knowledge to practice. I feel more prepared with my skills and knowledge.
  • Feedback has been fantastic, I know where I need to improve.
  • I feel confident in my skills.