Help train a new generation of lifesavers in Ireland

CPR 4 Schools is a programme for post primary schools and gives students the confidence to perform hands-only CPR, use an AED and know what to do when someone is choking.

How does it work?

At a teachers’ workshop, the Irish Heart Foundation’s CPR 4 Schools team uses a train the trainer approach which equips teachers with the skills to teach CPR to their students and other staff. This gives schools ownership and flexibility to run CPR training at their own convenience.

CPR 4 Schools fits nicely into Wellbeing and there is also a Transition Year (TY) programme which can be used for the Young Social Innovators (YSI) or An Gasice programmes.

“Students have really enjoyed the training and were all eager to complete the programme. A great initiative”


How do I get involved?

Two teachers attend a two-hour CPR 4 Schools workshop which are held in a number of education centres around the country.

Teachers are given access to resources to assist with training such as videos, lesson plans and student certificates via an online portal.

The Irish Heart Foundation also provides schools with free kits worth €600 which include  training manikins.

Please note that schools must commit to ongoing training to retain their manikin pack and two teachers from each school must attend the two-hour workshop.

CPR 4 Schools Teachers Login


Why participate?

How much does it cost?

CPR 4 Schools is free to schools, teachers and Education Centres.

Special Recognition Award

The special recognition award recognises a school’s exceptional efforts in training its students in CPR. The award means that a school has trained all of its students.

Schools wishing to apply for the award can contact for more information.

Congratulations to the following schools for achieving a special recognition award.

CPR 4 Schools teacher workshops


For more information – please contact or can call schools via the main line.

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