BCT First aid for parents courses

First Aid for Parents


First Aid for Parents is a 2-hour live online class suitable for parents, expectant parents and carers of babies and young children. It covers first aid techniques for babies (0-1 years) and children (1-12 years), such as for choking, basic life support and common first aid scenarios.

Since the "hands on" aspect is missing from an online first aid class, Kate Ellwood focuses on some key principles you can transfer into practice easily, should they ever be needed.  The aim is to prepare you to act with confidence!

After the class all participants receive a link via email to useful resources related to the subject and mentioned in class.

The BCT First Aid classes are open to BCT members and non-members alike and are led by the BCT’s first-aid trainer Kate Ellwood.

The session covers topics such as:

  • How to manage a baby or child who is unresponsive and breathing
  • How to perform CPR on a baby or child who has stopped breathing
  • How to respond when a baby or child is choking
  • Febrile seizure
  • Burns

Booking in advance is essential.

Kate Ellwood
About Kate

Before coming to Belgium, Kate Ellwood was a qualified nurse with 25 years practical experience and a Master of Studies in Primary and Community Care from Cambridge University.  She completed the Rode Kruis Vlaanderen Brevet Eerste Hulp (Basiscursus) and Brevet Helper (Vervolgcursus) in March 2015, followed by a First Aid Instructors Course through Aid Training and Operations Ltd in the UK, where she now attends an annual update day.

She teaches in line with the requirements of the UK Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, with the content delivered in line with the latest Resuscitation Council (UK) Guidelines. This is backed up by her experiences working as a prenatal teacher (Diploma of Higher Education Antenatal Education).

First Aid Instructor Qualifications

  • HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF)
  • Automated Defibrillation Instructor
  • First Aid Instructor and Assessor (Adult and Paediatric)​

"Kate Elwood is the amazing professional who gives Adult, Babies and Children CPR and Choking classes for BCT. Followed her class when my baby was 2 weeks old and had a refresher today with hubby and nanny after scary experience. Highly, highly recommended!"


These online classes take place on Zoom.

Registered participants will receive the link before the class.

Cost per person

(If you would like to attend with your partner, please book two spots)

BCT members: €15
Non-members: €25

Become a member to receive our beneficial member rates (first year family membership: 57€).


Tuesday, 12 December
Thursday, 11 January
20:00 - 22:00
Thursday, 22 February
20:00 - 22:00
Thursday, 14 March
20:00 - 22:00

Classes are being held on a regular basis. Please come back for future dates.

We are happy to organise group courses and classes for private groups again, once sessions take place face-to-face again.

Book a First Aid for Parents class

This is a very popular session and numbers are limited, so booking is essential.
The price is per participant and not per couple or household.

NOTE FOR BCT MEMBERS: Please log in to Twizzit before opening the form or find it in your BCT Twizzit app under 'Services' to benefit from the member discount.

If you have any questions, you can contact us at firstaid@bctbelgium.org. Please note that there is no central office for course bookings. Our booking coordinators are volunteers working from home, so thank you for being patient and allowing a few days for a response.