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First Aid courses (English)

​​​​​​​​​We offer a First Aid course and a First Aid to Baby and Child course, spoken in the English language. These courses are designed for everyone who doesn't understand and speak the Dutch language.​


First Aid Course (basic)
The basic First Aid course takes 12 hours and costs €210​,- . This course will teach participants the 4 steps of First Aid and help in case of:

  • Heart attack (CPR) including AED use
  • Choking
  • Bleeding
  • Skin wounds
  • Burns
  • Injuries to bones, muscles and joints
  • Neck and spine injuries
  • Intoxication
  • Chest pain
  • Stroke

The qualification is valid through all European countries. 

First Aid to Baby and Child course: 
This course will teach participants the 4 steps of First Aid and help in case of: 

  • Resuscitation including using an AED 
  • Stop of circulation
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Choking & drowning
  • Bleeding
  • Surface wounds
  • Burns
  • Bone and joint injuries
  • Neck & head injuries, concussion
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Finger caught in between the door
  • Nosebleed
  • Something sticking in the eye
  • S​omething stuck in the nose
  • Tooth through lip injury
  • Tooth lost or broken
  • Fever and fever induced seizures 
  • Severe allergies

An official Red Cross First Aid to Baby and Child certificate is awarded at the end of the First Aid to Baby and Child course. 

You can enroll yourself by filling out this form. If you encounter any problems or if  you have any questions, please contact​: ehbo.amsterdam@redcross.nl.

Course dates
The courses are given on the following dates (times are including lunch break):

First Aid basic course (12 hours in 2 days):​

Sunday the 21st of January and the 28th of January,  09:30-16:00 o'clock

Sunday the 18th of February and the 25th of February,  09:30-16:00 o'clock

First Aid for Baby and Child course (1 day):​​

Sunday the 14th of January van 09:30-18:00 o'clock

Saturday the 11th of February van 09:30-18:00 o'clock

Friday the 23d of Februaryvan 09:30-18:00 o'clock

Are there n​o dates available that fit your schedule? Please contact us so we can put you on the list of interested people for when new courses are scheduled in, or so that we can keep track of desired times and hours. If there are at least 6 interested people, it is possible to organize an extra course on the short term. 

Participating costs € 210​,- per person. The First Aid for Baby & Child course costs €150,- per person.  The costs cover all necessary training materials and lunch. Ask your health insurance company if they cover (a certain amount of) the costs. You can find an overview of health insurance ​companies with a reimbursement policy on this page (please note that this page is in Dutch). 

Red Cross Amsterdam
Valkenburgerstraat 24     
1011 LZ Amsterdam (centre district)
020-622 62 11  

Catering: coffee/tea machine available, lunch included on all course days. 
Parking: Markenhoven (Anne Frankstraat 220), Business-Parking (Valkenburgerstraat 146).
Public Transport: hop off the tram or subway at Waterlooplein, walk for about 5 min. from there.

Sign up
Since our online webshop is currently available only in Dutch, we will handle your enrollment at our office. If you wish to enroll yourself then please fill in this form. We will get back to you as soon as possible. When there are limited spots available, the enrollment order is always done in order of received the aplication (even if we don't answer immediately). ​

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Here you can find frequently asked questions. Is the answer to your question not here and you cannot find the answer on our website? Please contact us so we can help you.

What do I need to prepare before I participate a (rehearsal) First Aid course? 
You don't need to prepare anything when you participate our courses. You will receive all training materials on the first day. The teacher will then talk you through the First Aid theory and show you the practical skills.

When do I receive my certificate?  
You will be able to download your certificate usually about two weeks after the final day of the First Aid course. You will receive an e-mail with login codes for our First Aid course portal, and the certificate should be available no more than max. a few days after that. Make sure that you update your online profile shortly once you've logged in. You will receive a hard copy card with your certificate details a few weeks later and it would be a shame if – for example – your picture was missing. 

What do I need to prepare for the exam? 
The Red Course First Aid examination is based on the idea that  acting and doing matter more than theory, therefore tehere is no central exame. The instructor will deside on competencies of the various subjects during the practical parts of the class. 

If you have any other questions you can contact the Red Cross Amsterdam via 020-622 62 11 or by e-mail ehbo.amsterdam@redcross.nl. 

The First Aid courses in Amsterdam are made possible by Rabobank Amsterdam.