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First Aid

Would you know what to do in an emergency?

We have a number of different options available to those looking to do a first aid course.

EFAW: A one day course aimed at industry and office environments. Also ideal for care homes and leisure.

FAW: A three day externally examined HSE approved course aimed at large employers needing a little bit more rigourous training.

REC Level 2: A two day course designed specifically for outdoor activity people. This course covers most NGB's and is outdoor based for the most part.

REC Advanced: A two day course which covers all aspects of wilderness first aid. Not for the faint hearted.

REC Trainer/Instructor: This is a four day course which enables you to start on the road to becoming a trainer yourself. There are a number of prerequisites for this course. Contact us for details.

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At Safe and Sound Outdoors we are able to offer a number of First Aid courses to a wide range of client groups. Whether your needs are for an HSE Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) or a REC Emergency Level 2 course we have it here.

The types of courses are detailed below.

All courses can be arranged at your venue or can be delivered at our usual venue in Llangollen, North Wales. We can also organise any type of course at you venue. Please contact us for details.


Rescue Emergency Care (REC) - Level 2 Emergency 2 Day Course

If you participate in adventurous activities like Canoeing, Rock-Climbing or Mountain Biking, you owe it to your friends to have knowledge and practical experience of first aid.

All subjects will be taught with the focus on wilderness, as opposed to urban, situations:

  • Vital Signs
  • Emergency action
  • Airway Management
  • Unconsciousness
  • Choking
  • Drowning
  • Bleeding
  • Breathing
  • Rescue breathing & CPR
  • Shock
  • Fractures & Dislocations
  • Spinal Injury
  • Casualty Handling
  • Common Illness
  • Problems from heat and cold

We won't make you a paramedic, but you will have the confidence to act quickly and effectively

Book now to avoid disappointment!

£155 per person. Non Residential. 12 places per course.



Emergency First Aid at Work (6hr):

Introduced on 1st October 2009 this course is similar to the old "appointed person" first aid course and is practical based and non examinated.

£75 per person


3 Day First Aid at Work:

The First Aid at Work course has been shortened to 3 days. This course still complies with HSE regulations. On completion of the course candidates will receive an HSE recognised certificate valid for 3 years.

This certificate enables the holder to act as a first aider under 1981 (First aid) regulations. It is recommended by HSE that this course is updated each year with a 3hr refresher. It is also obligatory that this course is renewed every three years with a two day refresher.

£250 per person

All costs include registration, tuition, handbooks, use of specialist equipment, refreshments and certificates. Please contact us for more details


REC Advanced Course (2 Days)

The advanced 2 day REC course aims to make candidates competent and confident in the basic principles of first aid whilst also introducing more advanced casualty management with a focus on remote first aid.

The course is taught using demonstration, multimedia, practicals and discussion. It is intensive but using REC’s philosophy of teaching it also is a lot of fun. The first day will also include an evening, very real life scenario, set up for the candidates using advanced equipment.

This course is ideal for candidates who are looking for something that provides more than just your basics. Great for people who repetitively complete first aid courses for work and play or for those who like that added extra information on all subjects.

Pre-requisites : 2 day REC Emergency first aid course

Outline of syllabus:

Day 1

  • Revision of ABCDE
  • Learning and assessment by triad guided scenarios.
  • CPR using bag-valve-mask and AED
  • Vital Signs including blood pressure monitoring, pulse oximetry, auscultation etc.
  • Airway management, airway adjuncts.
  • Practice
  • Awareness of oxygen and entonox usage
  • Evening Group Scenario

Day 2

  • Recap Day 1
  • Shock
  • Chest Injuries
  • In-depth head to toe examination
  • Scenarios and debrief on the pros and cons of equipment
  • Immobilisation fractures using equipment and improvisation
  • Spinal Injuries and intro to hard collars, spinal boards and stretchers

This intensive 2 day course will equip you to deal confidently with an ill or injured person for a prolonged amount of time. The emphasis of this course is based around vital signs and their accurate documentation, which is the human meter for how well a person is. With this information the first aider is therefore able to assess their casualty competently and be able to react according to the casualties needs.

You will not be a medic after the 2 days, however you should be able to handle a casualty responding to their needs and improvising if necessary, rather than just acting out learnt techniques.

£250 per person



REC Instructor/Trainer

A four day (24 hour) course. The trainer programme is designed to introduce a systematic method of training candidates to provide emergency care. Topic learning and presentations intermixed with scenarios of real situations. The programme is a five step process:

  • Core knowledge: valid standard course • advanced course • first aid experience
  • Training skills: 4 day trainer • assignments • video assessment • external assessment
  • Observation: observe foundation level course • logbook for recording attendance
  • Supervision: Supervised training with registered trainer
  • Registration: Recommendation by two registered trainers • independent trainer

The Content

The course is progressive, each session utilises previous modules. Assignments are integrated throughout the course. The course includes:

  • Code of Practice: ACOP • 1974 H&S at Work Act • equality • safety • assignments
  • Presentation: presentation skills • communication • dealing with candidates • audiovisuals
  • Teaching: teaching skills • lesson plans • learning outcomes • planning • assignments
  • Coaching: small groups • skill development • demonstrating • feedback
  • Assessing: observing • questions • productive assessment • constructive assessment
  • Video analysis: presentations • teaching • coaching • assessing • feedback • assignments
  • Development: new developments • research • assignments • cpr

The Assessment

  • The Instructor award is assessed by: observing training • observing assessing • oral • written assignments

The Candidates

  • All candidates wishing to deliver the REC scheme must have completed a REC 2 day emergency course to understand the philosophy of REC, completed the advanced course and have an in-date HSE certificate for First Aid at Work.

The Qualification

To become a recognised REC trainer you must complete the following steps:

  • Attend 4 day Instructor/Trainer course and complete all assignments given
  • Observe a number of REC trainers
  • Teach on first aid courses under the supervision of qualified

REC trainers

  • Submit written recommendations from REC trainers
  • Submit teaching file
  • Keep an up-to-date portfolio for continued professional development

£625 per person

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