Accidents don't come announced; they often happen when you're least prepared for them, or when you're not expecting them. Those who do not know how to deal with injuries sustained in an accident will always panic and make hasty decisions, which might increase the intensity of the injury for the victim. However, those who have received first aid training are always prepared for accidents and know how to deal with the situation, no matter when and where it happens.
First aid training aims to prepare people to deal with and attend to minor injuries sustained in minor accidents. You will need professional help for more serious injuries, which is why you will need to take the injured to a medical facility to be treated properly. First aid training does however prepare you to prevent the injuries from getting worse while transporting the injured to a professional medical facility. If you've received first aid training and have received a certification for it, you are more than qualified to handle injuries at home, in school or even at the work place. Once you've received certification for first aid, you can add it to your CV since it is a value adding qualification, which can work in your favor when you're applying for a new job, especially that of a teachers.
Red Cross, a renowned NGO, is offering online courses for people who wish to prepare for the first aid certification test. They are offering online training courses to whoever wants to take the opportunity and learn how to treat injuries. Apart from that, Red Cross is also allowing some of its representatives to offer these courses as well. So, if you choose to sign up on a website other than the official Red Cross website, make sure that the website and its providers are certified to offer the course, by Red Cross. If the website and its providers are not certified and approved by Red Cross and organizations such as the American Heart Association, you may not qualify to receive the certification you have been training so hard for.
Online courses are actually very convenient for people who will not be able to take out time and visit an institute to learn about first aid training. They can easily catch up on the training course whenever they find free time, because everything is online. The aim of the online course is the same as any other course; it aims to improve the way you will respond if an accident occurs near you, and also improves the way you react to the accident.
Once you complete your training, you need to complete a practical and written test to receive your certification. You need to score 75% or above to receive your certification.