Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED instructor transfer courses are shorter than full instructor schools (20 hours rather than 36). Students eligible for a transfer course have already learned education principles in previous instructor training, so the transfer course can focus on a brief review of adult education, then more on the actual delivery of the Red Cross First Aid programs.
- be at least 18 years old
- be a certified first aid instructor with another recognized organization (i.e. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, St. John Ambulance, The Lifesaving Society, Canadian Ski Patrol), or a Canadian Red Cross water safety instructor (WSI), or a school teacher with an education degree
- possess a current SFA-HCP certificate
If you meet these pre-requisites then you are eligible to attend a transfer course rather than the full instructor course. Save money, time, and get teaching faster!
During a Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED instructor transfer course you may learn about:
- The Red Cross
- ILCOR and the 2010 AHA guidelines
- Basic Life Support Skills
- First Aid Skills
- Adult and child eduction theory (how people learn)
- Learning styles
- Domains of learning
- Instructional techniques (how to teach)
- Effective use instructional equipment
- Providing effective feedback to your students
- Assessment and evaluation of knowledge and skills
- Lesson planning
- Classroom management skills
- Managing difficult student behaviours
- Cleaning and care of instructional equipment
- Organizing Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED courses
(Some of this content is covered in detail, while other sections are brief review sessions of content learned in previous instructor training.)
To complete the Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR instructor transfer course the following criteria must be met:
- 100% attendance
- completion of a skill testing session
- completion of 3 practice teaching presentations to demonstrate your instructional abilities.
- a mark of at least 80% on a written exam (multiple choice)
- instructors new to the Red Cross are usually required to participate in a co-teach (teaching practicum) once they have completed the instructor course.
The instructor trainer to student ratio is kept low (1:8) to ensure a quality learning experience.
The cost for the Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED instructor transfer course is $575. This includes all course materials and taxes.
We maintain a list of frequently asked questions pertaining to Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED instructor courses HERE.
The following Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED instructor transfer courses are scheduled in the lower mainland (Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley). Clicking the register button will take you to Priority Care First Aid’s main website for registration.
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