About our first aid courses

Learn life-saving gestures

The First Aid course, also known as the Samaritan course, is the first essential step towards obtaining your driver’s license.

During this training course, you will acquire the skills needed to react appropriately in the event of an accident, as well as knowledge of the emergency numbers to contact.


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Our First Aid courses

Friday 03/05
Saturday 04/05

99 cHF
  • Friday 03/05
  • Starts: 6:00 pm - Ends: 9:00 pm
  • Saturday 04/05
  • Start: 09:00 - end: 17:00

  • Rue de Lyon 6, 1201 Geneva

Friday 10/05
Saturday 11/05

99 cHF
  • Friday 10/05
  • Starts: 6:00 pm - Ends: 9:00 pm
  • Saturday 11/05
  • Start: 09:00 - end: 17:00

  • Rue de Lyon 6, 1201 Geneva

Friday 17/05
Saturday 18/05

99 cHF
  • Friday 03/05
  • Starts: 6:00 pm - Ends: 9:00 pm
  • Saturday 04/05
  • Start: 09:00 - end: 17:00

  • Rue de Lyon 6, 1201 Geneva
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The first-aid course: learn life-saving techniques!

The training required to obtain a Swiss driver’s license is very much based on the idea that young drivers need to know how to act in the event of an accident or emergency.With this in mind, it is compulsory to take a first aid course before you can apply for your learner’s permit. Only then will you be able to take the theoretical driving test.

Taking the form of a 10-hour theoretical course, the first aid course teaches the basic skills needed to help a victim in the event of an accident or medical emergency.

At the end of this training, you’ll receive your first aid certificate: valid for 6 years, it’s required to register for the Highway Code exam.
ghali benhimaghali benhima
16:32 24 Apr 24
super prof! très dynamique
Maud GalleyMaud Galley
19:04 18 Apr 24
Sameer KhanSameer Khan
19:04 18 Apr 24
Erblin NeziriErblin Neziri
19:05 16 Apr 24
Je recommande très claire et superb
Edvin NobleEdvin Noble
22:55 14 Mar 24
Christelle M. BallaChristelle M. Balla
19:55 13 Mar 24
Personnel très gentil et agréable ! J’y ai fait ma sensibilisation et ça s’est très bien passé
19:51 13 Mar 24
julia jatonjulia jaton
19:55 11 Mar 24
andreia xavierandreia xavier
13:41 23 Feb 24
Veronika KotlyarevskaVeronika Kotlyarevska
21:00 07 Feb 24
Cette école est la bonne direction. Beaucoup d'informations utiles, quelques vidéos d'horreur et un moniteur sympathique qui nous tient tout le temps éveillés en posant des questions 😉
Chloé CamposChloé Campos
15:54 30 Jan 24
Auto école au top, autant les samaritains et la sensi que les cours pratiques. Je partais de loin mais Labinot m’a tout de suite mise à l’aise avec quelques blagues bien placés. Je recommande!
Marie BotrosMarie Botros
10:45 17 Jan 24
Une auto-école d'exception ! Les moniteurs sont véritablement dévoués, mettant en place un environnement d'apprentissage encourageant. Leurs conseils judicieux m'ont permis de réussir mon permis du premier coup. L'équipe est très chaleureuse, les locaux impeccables. Un choix sûr pour une formation de conduite réussie ! 🌟🚗 Mention spéciale pour Wada, Labinot et Alban ! 👍🏽
Hy YuryHy Yury
20:24 12 Dec 23
J'ai eu mon permiiiiiiiiiiiiiis!!! Aujourd'hui 🙂 j'ai tout fait chez AEL, que ce soit des samaritains à la pratique, j'ai apprécié toutes les étapes de mon apprentissage, surtout la pratique. Comme mes expériences passées étaient désastreuses, j'appréhendais beaucoup cette partie, mais dès que j'ai eu Blerta au téléphone, je savais que c'était la bonne personne pour moi, et je ne me suis pas trompée! Patiente, pédagogue, gentille et très (très!) impliquée, elle m'a donné les armes pour affronter l'examen de conduite, et prendre confiance en moi! Elle m'a aussi fait conduire avec son frère, Desariot, afin que je puisse m'habituer à d'autres méthodes, et tester mes compétences dans un autre contexte que celui de nos heures à nous.Je pense qu'apprendre avec eux m'a permis de (re)prendre plaisir à conduire, et pour cela je ne peux que leur être reconnaissante!Franchement, merci beaucoup!
Morane GirardetMorane Girardet
11:31 27 Nov 23
Meilleurs prix à Genève. Bientôt 1 an que j'ai obtenu mon permis en grande partie grâce à cette école.Un grand merci à toute la boîte et mention spéciale à mon moniteur, Desario. À l'écoute, s'adapte à votre niveau et capacités. Un très bon enseignement qui reste, je ne manque aucun clignotant.
Marine WilliMarine Willi
19:37 05 Oct 23
Incroyable sensibilisation! Des profs vraiment dynamique. Alban a la capacité à communiquer et interagir avec le groupe de manière joviale et impliquée. toutes les informations nécessaires sont transmises de manière clair et fluide.Il installe une atmosphère agréableBien joué!✌️


The First Aid course, also known as the Samaritan course, is an essential step for young people wishing to obtain their driving license (car, motorcycle, scooter…).

The aim of this course is to teach you how to perform first aid in the event of an accident.
It will teach you how to react appropriately in emergency situations, while waiting for professional help to arrive.
At the end of this training, you will receive a first aid certificate.
This certificate will enable you to register for the theoretical driving test. It is valid for 6 years, and is recognized by all automotive suppliers.

This theoretical training is essential, as it will give you the skills you need to be a responsible and responsive driver in an emergency.
By taking this course, you’ll be better prepared to deal with dangerous situations on the road, and to provide the necessary assistance to other road users.

Good to know:
Being able to provide first aid correctly is crucial to preserving life and minimizing risk. We don’t always realize it, but these gestures save lives.
Mastering the lateral position, performing cardiac massage, identifying a high-risk situation, taking stock of the injured… These are essential skills that every driver needs to have.

The first aid course offered by our driving school in Geneva is aimed at all young people wishing to obtain their driving license in Switzerland. The only condition for taking this course is to be at least 14 years old.
Whether you’re new to driving or already have some experience, this course is open to everyone.

The aim is to teach you basic first-aid skills, specifically adapted to situations you may encounter on the road.

Your safety, and that of other road users, depends on your ability to intervene effectively when necessary.
Good to know:
No prior knowledge of the Highway Code or driving is required to take part in this training course.

The first aid course, run by Lémanique Driving School, aims to teach you essential first aid skills.
If we take a closer look at the first aid course syllabus, we can identify several major pillars of this learning process.
Take safety measures in the event of an accident
You will learn how to secure the scene of an accident to prevent further danger to yourself and others.

It’s the first thing you do when you arrive at the scene of an accident. The aim is to avoid over-accidents.
Knowing the rights and duties of citizens
You’ll understand your responsibilities as a citizen and the legal obligations involved in providing first aid.
Learn how to call the emergency services
You’ll know how to effectively alert the emergency services and provide them with all the necessary information.
For example, you’ll be trained to quickly and effectively assess the condition of an injured person using the ABCD method (Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability).

This is the key information you need to pass on to the emergency services, so that they can tell you what to do when they arrive on the scene.
Emergency response skills
Thanks to these 10 hours of training at Lémanique Driving School, you will learn how to place an unconscious person in the lateral position of safety, and you will be trained in cardiac massage techniques and the use of a defibrillator.

In the case of a bleeding wound, you’ll also know how to react and apply a pressure bandage.
You’ll also be able to deal with first-, second- and third-degree burns. To ensure effective communication with emergency services, you’ll learn how to identify and treat different types of burn, according to their severity.
Adopt appropriate behaviour in traffic
Finally, you will develop an understanding of the safe behaviors to adopt as a driver on the road, putting safety at the heart of your actions.

In short, the first aid course is designed to train you in the vital gestures and safety measures needed to react effectively in the event of an accident, both on the road and in everyday life.
This training will enable you to become a responsible driver, well prepared to deal with any emergency situation.
Good to know:
The knowledge acquired during the first aid course is not only useful on the road. They can also save lives in everyday life, in the event of a medical emergency.

The first aid course usually lasts 2 days, with a total of 10 hours of instruction.
The advantage of dividing the course into two parts is that you can assimilate the knowledge more easily.
During these two days, you’ll have both theoretical and practical sessions, combining interactivity and videos for a complete learning experience.
The addition of interactive elements and videos aims to make the first aid course more engaging and dynamic.

This pedagogical approach combines different learning media to cater for different learner styles and preferences, while reinforcing knowledge retention and confidence in the application of first aid.
Supervised by our certified instructors, you’ll be able to ask any questions you may have to make sure you’ve understood all the life-saving techniques involved.

As always, if you want to take a compulsory driving course, it’s best to go to a driving school you can trust!

At L’auto-école Lémanique, our commitment is to promote road safety and make our students aware of the importance of good driving practices, respect and accident prevention.

Beyond purely theoretical training, we do our utmost to achieve these objectives by offering comprehensive first aid courses. We take care to organize interactive and participative courses, offering students a dynamic learning experience.

First aid courses take place in our air-conditioned premises at 6 rue de Lyon, Geneva 1201.
Contact us to find out what’s available next, and book the first aid course that suits your schedule!

Is the Samaritan course required to obtain a driver’s license?

Under article 10 of the DCR (Droit de la Circulation Routière – Road Traffic Law) and the OAC (Ordonnance sur les Autorisations de Conduire – Ordinance on Driving Licenses), applicants for driving licenses in categories A or B, as well as sub-categories A1 or B1, must present proof of having attended a first-aid course when registering for the basic theory test. For this certificate to be valid, it must be issued by an institute recognized by the FEDRO (Federal Roads Office).

How long does the first aid course last?

Theoretical training lasts an average of 10 hours. Generally, it is scheduled over 2 days, to ensure a better assimilation of knowledge.

How long is the first aid certificate valid?

To pass the theoretical driving test, the certificate must not be more than 6 years old.

Who is eligible to take a first aid course?

Anyone wishing to take their driving test. The first aid certificate is required to apply for a learner’s permit.

Can I take the first aid course before I’m 18?

Yes, it’s possible: you must be at least 14 years old. At the end of the training course, the certificate is valid for 6 years, so you simply need to take the driving test within the allotted time.

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