The Blended Course is a combination of online learning followed by onsite hands-on instruction . The theory portion is conveyed to the participants outside of the classroom through an online component. This allows for the in-class component to follow and concentrate on skill development and the application of theory. In the case of the Red Cross First Aid courses, a self-paced online session must be completed first, followed by an in-class skills session with a Red Cross First Aid Instructor.