COURSES OFFERED

Lifesaver International First Aid (Advanced)

This is a 5-day course. After successful completion one is issued with an Internationally recognised certificate which expires after 3 years.

Basic First Aid

This is a 2-day course. After completion of the course, one is given a certificate of attendance.

Basic Life Support (CPR) 

This course runs for 4 hours.

Nurse Aide

This is a 2-week course. After successful completion of the exams one goes for a 3 month attachment at a hospital. After the attachment one is issued with an Internationally recognised certificate which expires after 3 years.

Ambulance Technician (AT)

This is a 5 weeks course. The participant should have:

  • 5 O'Levels incl. Maths, English, Science

  • Class 4 driver's licence

HPA requirements for AT applicants

  • Certified copy of National ID

  • Certified copy of driver's licence

  • Certified copies of academic certificates

  • One recent passport size photo

  • Acceptance letter from the school of training (St John Training School will provide)

  • There is an HPA registration fee  which must be paid on registration.

Trainer of Trainer (TOT)

This is a 5-day course. After successful completion one is issued with a certificate of competence.  

First Aid tip of the month

Heatstroke?

Heatstroke is caused by a failure of the ‘thermostat’ in the brain which regulates the body’s temperature. This means the body is unable to cool down when it becomes too hot.

It could be caused by spending too much time in the sun, having a high fever, or taking non-prescription drugs such as Ecstasy. It can also occur after heat exhaustion when sweating ceases.

Your priority is to cool them down as quickly as possible and get them to the hospital.

Signs and symptoms

Look for:

  • headache, dizziness and discomfort   

  • they may be restless and confused   

  • hot, flushed and dry skin

  • becoming less responsive quickly   

  • pulse that’s full and bounding   

  • body temperature above 40°C.

What to do

  • Quickly move the casualty to a cool place and remove as much of their outer clothing as you can. Call for emergency help.

  • Help them to sit down in a comfortable, supported position. Wrap them in a cool, wet sheet and keep pouring cold water over the sheet until their temperature falls to at least 37.5°C (measured under the armpit).

  • If a sheet is not available, fan them or sponge them down with cold water.

  • Once their temperature has come down to normal, replace the wet sheet with a dry one.

  • While waiting for help to arrive, monitor their level of response and temperature.

  • If their temperature starts to increase cool them down again using the same method.

  • If they become unresponsive at any point, open their airway, check their breathing and prepare to give CPR.

Video of the month

About our courses

  • All our courses start from

       8 am - 4 pm  (GMT+2)

  • We have 3 training Centres, that is, in Harare Bulawayo and Mutare

The courses can be conducted outside our Training Centres upon request.