After attending a CPR class, James earns a first aid certificate.
Despite having a nightmarish instructor named Mr. Abernathy, being partnered with — and, at one point, being kissed by — an elderly lady called Dorothy, and Riley having to leave because Emily has sent a “S.N.S.” (Sister Needs Sister) text, James is successful in learning CPR and getting his first aid certificate.
James arrives at Studio A with his first aid certificate, but hears the news that The Next Step will not be able to go to Nationals, as Amanda's departure back to Elite means they only have nine dancers. Having gone to all that trouble, not to mention having to put up with Mr. Abernathy, possibly for nothing, James crumples the certificate into a ball and throws it.
The first aid certificate is a piece of white A4-sized paper featuring a blue border and a red seal, but the text it contains is never shown in detail on-screen.
- Bearing in mind that learning CPR was a requirement of Nationals, it can only be assumed that James managed to get another copy of his first aid certificate, although this is never confirmed on-screen.