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Vitale Functies Opleidingen offers you and your group a broad range of First Aid courses, training and workshops. We are also your partner for all your refresher courses.

Our courses are conform to the guidelines of:

  • The Orange Cross (Het Oranje Kruis)
  • The Dutch Resuscitation Council (De Nederlandse Reanimatie Raad)
  • The European Resuscitation Council
  • The Dutch Institute for Company First Aid (NIBHV)
  • The Dutch Red Cross
  • DAN Europe & International
  • The Dutch Organisation of First Aid Instructors (De Nederlandse Organisatie Docenten E.H.B.O.)
  • The International Liaison Committee On Resuscitation


At your own venue / in-company

From 6 students onwards, we can teach all our courses and training at your own venue/in-company. Our instructor comes to your compnay with all the necessary equipment.

You only need to reserve a suitable room (with power, a couple of tables for the equipment and enough chairs for all the participants). If you would prefer another venue, do let us know.

Dates and times

We plan all courses and training in cooperation with you. We offer the following possibilities: during the day, in the evening, on a Saturday.

Tailor-made trainings available.


To register for a course

Look at our complete curriculum and contact us via the Contact form on the CONTACT page.

You are of course welcome to ask for a free estimate.



Duration (depending on student numbers)

  • First Aid Diploma (inclusive C.P.R./ A.E.D.)
  • Resuscitation/ C.P.R. / A.E.D.
4 to 6
  • Child First Aid
15 or 8 hours (shorter training)
  • Life-saving Techniques
  • First Aid Oxygen Provider
  • Oxygen Provider for Aquatic Emergencies

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  • First Aid In & Around the Home
  • Sport First Aid
  • First Aid for Trekking Injuries
  • First Aid by Alcohol Abuse Information Session
2 to 3
  • First Aid by Drugs Abuse Information Session
2 to 3
  • First Aid by Drugs & Alcohol Abuse  Information Session
4 to 5
  • Bandaging Techniques & Minor Accidents
  • First Aid Workshop for Children
Depending on the needs of the group
  • Thematic Information Sessions (on illnesses an/or accidents-related themes )
  • Workshop: Safety awareness (preparation for trips, holidays, school camps and special events)
Depending on the needs of the group

See below for information on specific courses

First Aid Diploma course (inclusive Resuscitation with A.E.D.)

Duration: 24 hours

Providing First Aid

  • Five golden rules
  • Emotional reactions
  • First Aid and the risk of infection

Disorders in the vital signs

  • Consciousness disorders
  • Breathing disorders
  • Resuscitation with A.E.D. (Automatic External Defibrillator)
  • Serious bleeding
  • Shock


  • Wounds
  • Electrical injuries
  • Bruising and sprains
  • Broken bones and dislocations
  • Burns
  • Heatstroke
  • Hypothermia
  • Poisoning
  • Stings and bites

Bandages and equipment

Resuscitation / C.P.R. / A.E.D.

Duration: 4 hours
  • The vital signs
  • Consciousness disorders
  • Breathing disorders
  • Combination chest compressions and rescue breaths: resuscitation
  • How to use the A.E.D.
  • How to use a breathing mask / kiss of life
  • Choking
  • Recovery position
  • The Rautek manoeuvre
  • What to do with a vomiting casualty
  • How to take over the resuscitation with a second  First aider

Child First Aid

Duration: 15 hours (or 8 hours for the shorter training)


  • The child and his environment
  • Prevention and safety
  • Five golden rules
  • Children’s illnesses and their symptoms
  • Child abuse

Disorders in the vital signs

  • Consciousness disorders
  • Breathing disorders
  • Resuscitation of baby and child
  • Serious bleeding
  • Shock


  • External wounds
  • Electrical injuries
  • Bruising and sprains
  • Broken bones and dislocations
  • Eye, nose and ear injuries
  • Dental injuries
  • Burns and heat injuries
  • Hypothermia
  • Poisoning
  • Stings and bites

Bandages and equipment

Life-saving Techniques

Duration: 8 hours
  • Protocol to provide First Aid
  • Assessment and techniques in case of disorders in consciousness, circulation and breathing
  • Resusciation with A.E.D. (Automatic External Defibrillator)
  • Recovery position
  • Choking
  • Transport of casualty
  • How to stop a serious bleed
  • How to apply bandages
  • Burns

First Aid In & Around the Home

Duration: 4 hours
Most accidents happen in and around the home, often to children or senior citizens
  • For example:  what do you do if your daughter faints or your grandfather chokes on a piece of food?
  • What do you do if your toddler swallows some washing-up liquid or is stung by a wasp?
  • What must you do if someone has a broken leg due to a fall or an accident?
  • And what action do you take with burns ?

In this course, you learn not to panic and to help somebody in a safe and efficient way. Each subject consists of a theoretical part and a part for the practice of the techniques

Sport First Aid 

Duration: 15 hours
Requirement: the student already has a valid First aid diploma.
  • Sport injuries
  • Five golden rules
  • Consciousness disorders (Skull injuries, brain haemorrhage and stroke, epilepsy, diabetes, the consequences of exhaustion)
  • Breathing disorders (Asthma, COPD and sport)
  • Circulation disorders (Local disorder due to trauma, narrowing of veins in the legs, acute compartiment syndrome, stitch)
  •  Skin injuries
  • Muscles and tendons injuries
  • Injuries to bones and articulations
  • Head injuries
  • Heat injuries
  • Hypothermia
  • The organisation of First Aid at sport events
  • Overview of protection equipment in sport
  • Bandages and equipment

First Aid for Trekking Injuries 

Duration: 8 hours
  • The formation of  blisters
  • Bandages and equipment used in the provision of First aid for trekking injuries
  • Hygiene
  • First aid for blisters
  • First aid for bruising and sprains
  • First aid for minor external wounds
  • First aid for heat injuries (Cramps, heat exhaustion, heatstroke)
  • Prevention

Extension session: 2 hours

This extension session is not part of the requirement for the First Aid for Trekking Injuries certificate.  It is intended as extra information and practice on other injuries that could occur during long distance treks.

First Aid by Drugs & Alcohol Incidents

Duration: from 2 to 5 hours, depending on the choice of subjects and the needs of the group.

E.H.B.D.-U = Eerste Hulp bij Drugs en alcohol misbruik in het Uitgaanscircuit = First Aid by Drugs and Alcohol Abuse in the party scene.

The aim of the session is to provide information on:

The use / abuse of various drugs in the party scene

The properties of the most frequently used substances

Their symptoms

The combination of substances

The evaluation of the condition of the user when things go wrong: physical and mental evaluation

General First Aid to a user/abuser of drugs and alcohol: do’s en don’ts

Bandage Techniques & Minor Accidents

Duration: 8 hours


  • Types of bandages
  • Bandaging techniques
  • Cover bandage
  • Wrap bandage
  • Emergency pressure bandage and stump bandage
  • Pressure bandage
  • Bandages and techniques for haemorrhage (Israeli Emergency Bandage/trauma bandage, Celox)
  • Minor accidents
  • Nosebleed, foreign object in nose, ear and skin, insect stings, ticks, jellyfish stings, knocked-out teeth, teeth through the lip, snake bites
  • Bandages and equipment

First Aid Workshop for Children

Duration: from 2 hours, or longer depending on the needs of the group.

This aim of this workshop is to make children aware of the importance of safety and of providing First Aid in case of incidents. It offers a combination of theory and practice whereby the children actively help a casualty who has small wounds.

We also offer courses for:

First Aid Junior Diploma
  • Group 5 & 6 of primary school
First Aid Youth A Diploma
  • Group 7 & 8 of primary school
  • Duration: 20 hours
First Aid Youth B Diploma
  • Children from 13 to 15 years of age
  • Duration: 24 hours

Thematic Information Sessions

Duration: 2 hours

We offer thematic information sessions on the illnesses related to the field of First Aid and on accident-related subjects.

Please do contact us if you have specific needs.

Safety Workshops

Duration: 2 hours or longer depending on the needs of the group.


  • Preparation to a business trip
  • Safety on Holiday
  • Safety on School Camps
  • Preparation for a specific event

Please do contact us if you have specific needs.

You are welcome to all our courses and training.