First Aid

We run a range of first aid courses either at a venue in south Derbyshire or we can come to you.

Free yearly refreshers

We can run the following courses :

  • Activity First Aid - FAA Level 2 Award 2-day
  • Airway Management Training
  • Catastrophic Bleed Management
  • Emergency First Aid at Work - FAA Level 3 Award - 1 day
  • First Aid at Work - FAA Level 3 - 3 day
  • FAW Re-qualification - FAA Level 3 - 2 day
  • Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis - FAA Level 3 Award - 1 day
  • Outdoor First Aid Level 3 Award - 2 day
  • Oxygen Therapy Administration - FAA Level 3 Award - 1 day
  • Paediatric Emergency First Aid - FAA Level 3 - 1 day
  • Paediatric First Aid - FAA Level 3 - 2 day

Our yearly refresher is valid while your certificate is in date.

Our courses are taught by Pete Rich who is an outdoor instructor and has many years of experience with event first aid and is a first responder for the ambulance service. We use simulated wounds, blood and scenarios which are very life like and as real as we can make it.

Pete Rich runs our courses. He is an experienced outdoor instructor, with many years of experience working with both children and adults. He is a Community First Responder for the ambulance service and has provided first aid cover for large events on behalf of private medical companies; his extensive first-hand experience helps him bring first aid training to life. Our courses involve realistic scenarios, including bleeding wound prosthetics and realistic moulages to desensitise learners to the shock of dealing with these situations in real life, and put learning into context through kinaesthetic experiences.

2018 Dates :

  • 6th – 7th October 16 hour first aid £100
  • 9th 10th October Paediatric first aid £100
  • 23rd October Emergency first aid at work £50
  • 6th – 8th November First aid at work with 16 hour outdoor certificate £160
  • 9th November Oxygen therapy course £50
  • 1st – 2nd December 16 hour outdoor course £100
  • 12th – 14th December First aid at work £150
  • 15th December Oxygen therapy course £50
  • 20th – 21st December Paediatric first aid £100

2-Day Paediatric First Aid Course from £100

Level 3 Paediatric First Aid : 2 day course, units 1 & 2

Cost : from £100

Includes :

  • Books
  • Certification

This course has been developed for those who are working with children and infants. It will be of particular interest to teachers, child minders, crèche assistants, playgroup personnel and anyone else who has a responsibility for their welfare whilst in your care.

It is ideal for individuals who are responsible for children and infants, who wish to gain a nationally accredited Level 3 Award.

This two-day course satisfies the guidelines and criteria as laid down by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Ofsted. In order to obtain this qualification, you must attend both days and complete the two units of accreditation.

Syllabus :

A range of subjects are covered including :

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Resuscitation
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Fainting
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Choking
  • Head injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Infantile convulsions
  • Foreign bodies
  • Control of bleeding
  • Anaphylaxia
  • Eye injuries
  • Fractures
  • Heat and Cold
  • Asthma
  • Sickle cell anaemia
  • Meningitis
  • Burns
  • Shock

2-Day Outdoor First Aid Course from £100

Level 3 Outdoor First Aid : 2 day course

Cost : from £100

If your assessment of First Aid needs highlights the need for qualified First Aiders in outdoor activity, then this Level 3 qualification will provide you with suitable and highly trained personnel.

This comprehensive two-day course covers a wide range of First Aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way, particularly where professional medical help is not immediately available.

This course fulfils the requirements of the First Aid element of the expedition syllabus and it is suitable for the Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh awards.

There is sufficient content in this course to satisfy the requirements of the HSE in respect of Emergency First Aid at Work. An additional certificate can be provided to evidence this to an employer.

Syllabus :

A range of outdoor First Aid related subjects are covered including :

  • First Aid Equipment
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Prioritising treatment
  • Environmental factors
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Bandaging
  • Moving a casualty
  • Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
  • Fractures and spinal injuries
  • Heart attacks
  • Choking
  • Control of bleeding
  • Head injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Chest injuries
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Burns and scalds
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypothermia
  • Frostbite
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Bites and stings
  • Minor injuries

3-Day First Aid at Work Course, we can add a outdoor certificate to this course.

Level 3 First Aid at Work : 3 day course

Cost : 3 day FAW £150 (Outdoor course add on £20, Oxygen therapy £30 (1 extra day))

It is a requirement of the Health & Safety law that employers provide a safe and healthy environment to work in. If your assessment of first aid needs highlights the need for qualified first aiders, then this level 3 qualification (level 6 in Scotland) will provide you with suitable, highly trained personnel.

This comprehensive three-day course covers a wide range of first aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way. In addition, this course will include any protocol changes that may have arisen since their last training course.

This course will give the participants a qualification to the highest level of First Aid, meeting the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Syllabus :

A range of subjects are covered in :

  • Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
  • Heart attacks
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Eye injuries
  • Fractures and spinal injuries
  • Choking
  • Control of bleeding
  • Chest injuries
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Diabetes
  • Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
  • Asthma
  • Head injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stroke
  • Burns
  • Epilepsy
  • Resuscitation
  • Bandaging