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Peer Education and Youth First Aid programmes

If you’re a Cadet aged 14 or older, and have completed your first aid training, you can progress to become a Peer Educator or Youth First Aider.

Peer Education programme

Cadet Peer Educator giving first aid training

The Peer Education programme will help you develop your confidence, teamwork and leadership skills. Once you’re trained as a Peer Educator, you’ll be able to give first aid training to other young people in your community.

On this programme you can:

  • • learn first aid
  • • learn about the organisation and your new volunteer role
  • • complete a training skills course focused on teaching techniques and practice
  • • obtain a BTEC Level 2 in Peer Education, which allows you to train others.

Youth First Aid programme

On the Youth First Aid programme, you’ll get extra training and become a Cadet First Aider. You’ll then be able to put your first aid skills into practice at local and national events, alongside adult first aiders.

On this programme you can:

  • • learn about the organisation and your new volunteer role
  • • develop first aid, leadership, patient care and teamwork skills
  • • get experience of providing first aid services at events.

Get involved with our youth programmes

Get involved with Cadets

Contact our regional offices to find your nearest unit

Get involved with St John Ambulance youth activities

Training for Cadets

Progress to become a Peer Educator or Youth First Aider

cadet on duty

Cadet uniform

Dress to impress and find out more about our uniform guidelines

cadet uniform

Information for parents

All you need to know about our youth programmes

Volunteering as a Cadet

Find out about volunteering at events


Student volunteering

You can become a youth leader or if you’re at university, you can join a first aid society.

St John Ambulance student volunteer Hazel