First Aid Course for the Swiss Driver’s Licence

First Aid Course for the Swiss Driver’s Licence

This is the obligatory, fully certified, First Aid course required for the driving licence in Switzerland. It is delivered by native English-speaking trainers.

The course is 10 hours long and is split into different modules. Attendance at all modules is required to receive your certificate. There is practical assessment throughout the course and a short written test at the end.

Participants are welcomed from the age of 14 years. The certification lasts for 6 years.

Course contents include:

  • How to evaluate and react at the scene of an accident, including how to keep yourself and others safe.
  • How to call for emergency help in Switzerland, including essential French and German phrases.
  • Training in how to give Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to babies, children and adults with practice using life-sized manikins.
  • How to assess an injured person’s level of consciousness and how to use the ‘Recovery Position’.
  • How to approach a casualty with a suspected spinal injury.
  • First Aid for an injured person at the roadside including the management of severe bleeding and burns.
  • The symptoms and signs of a heart attack and a stroke and what to do.
  • An introduction to using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
  • Real-time skills practice in small groups.

Course certification: First Aid Course for the Swiss Driver’s Licence as recognised by Das Bundesamt für Strassen (ASTRA)/Office fédéral des routes (OFROU). The certificate is valid for 6 years.

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Interactive and useful
The most useful thing I learnt was CPR and what to do in the case of a stroke. I enjoyed the interactivity and physically doing what we learnt

- Learner Driver, First Aid for the Swiss Driver's Licence, Geneva

Upcoming Courses

May 08

First Aid Course for the Swiss Drivers Licence – 8 & 9 May 20 – Zurich

May 86:00 PM - 9:00 PM
See-Spital Grütstrasse 60 Kilchberg 8802
May 15

First Aid Course for Swiss Driver’s Licence – 15 & 16 May 2020 – Geneva

May 156:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Pope John XXIII Parish St. Nicolas de Flue 57 Rue de Montbrillant 1202 Geneva