First Aid training often inspires a sense of dread, anxiety and fear but it is a critical skill that needs to be mastered for staff working in a school. St Dunstan's College booked a training session with Turtle Life Support and took the inevitable plunge into the world of CPR and emergency response. Our team was met by the incredible duo of Barry and Fiona who immediately put all our staff's nerves at ease as they introduced themselves and set out the intentions for the day. Our fears and anxiety were forgotten as we jumped into the practical. The course material was presented in a professional and engaging manner. Our staff have come away with knowledge, understanding, practical experience and we all feel competent as trained first aiders. As Barry would say, “We are safe, our patients are safe and our environment is safe!” Our sincere thanks to the Turtle Life Support Team, your commitment and passion is infectious and we cannot wait to train with you again.
St Dunstan's College
Abigail Smulders
St Dunstan's College Pre-School Headmistress

How it Works

St Andrew's College Practical Skills Workshop

Our Courses

Turtle Life Support is accredited by the Health and Welfare SETA, Department of Employment and Labour, and the South African Council of Educators (SACE)


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Join 2 301 students who optimised their learning with our BLENDED first aid programme.

Certified First Aiders
The online theory component that I completed in advance prepared me for the practical training, which was relevant and hands-on. I find it extremely valuable to have access to all course material and to be able to download it for future reference. I am thrilled that we are partnering with Turtle Life Support and I look forward to us equipping many more Kingsmead girls as First Aiders in the future.
Jenny Venter (Director of Service)
Kingsmead College
Eunice Primary School is very grateful for the First Aid training that we participated in on Saturday. Thank you for a great course. The presentation style was great, with lots of opportunities to ask questions and talk about real life examples. This made for a really enjoyable and informative course. This has more than met our expectations. We really enjoyed the repetition of the CPR training, which ensured that every person was able to comfortably master the skill of CPR. Thank you again for a wonderful practical course - presented both personally and professionally.
Mrs Cindy Harris
Eunice Primary School
Thank you for keeping us engaged and in so doing ensuring that the First Aid practicals on Thursday were enjoyable for us all. The knowledge and skills gained from both of you have seen us now better off, thank you, for facilitating.
Patrick Gumunyu
Director of Sports, St Andrew's College
Brescia House School undertakes to certify its educators and administrators as Level One First Aiders.  At all times, these members are to be in certified as Level One First Aiders and training takes place on an annual basis to maintain this statistic. Level One First Aid Practical Training took place for 12 members of teaching staff and management on the 18th January 2020.  The practical training session is preceded by online theory modules which must be read and a quiz passed for each module.  This allows for the practical session to focus more on the actual acts of administering first aid.  The staff who undertook the training agreed that their level of confidence and their willingness to step forward as a first aider was boosted through the practical training, and that the session was time well spent. Having access to online theory notes as well as a hard copy manual is also considered to be of value.
Mrs Christine Booyse Deputy Head – Intermediate Phase Academic Head – Intermediate Phase
Brescia House School

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