First Aid courses for groups,
the workplace and the outdoors.

Expedient First Aid courses are designed with lots of practical hands-on training
to ensure you leave the course with the confidence and skills that could save a life.

What we do - Why choose Expedient First Aid?

Expedient First Aid provides practical and progressive training. We ensure that all our trainees know what they need to know; when and how to use their skills most effectively and to always keep first aid as simple as possible. The emphasis of all our courses is to provide the skills and confidence to know what to do, and to do it well, even if you don’t have your ‘HSE first aid kit’ to hand. There is no unnecessary medical terminology or jargon, we teach people to apply practical solutions in any situation. We focus on treating the casualty effectively not how neatly the bandage is applied.

First Aid for Groups

Life Saver First Aid
A half day (4 hour) course.

Basic First Aid
A one day (6 hours) course.

Emergency First Aid
A two day (16 hours) course.

We can easily tailor these courses to your specific group requirements.

First Aid for the Workplace

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)
A one day (6 hour) course.

First Aid at Work (FAW) Initial
A three day (18 hour) course.

First Aid at Work (FAW) Refresher
A two day (12 hour) course.

These courses meet the requirements of the Health & Safety Executive, and can be developed to meet the needs of your specific workplace.

First Aid for Outdoor People

First Aid for Groups

These courses are all designed with a high degree of flexibility. This allows us to tailor them to your specific group; from nursery nurses, teachers, cafe workers and cleaners to sports coaches, youth groups and even children.

We can come to your venue to run the course, enabling site specific scenarios and training, or you can come to one of ours.

Life Saver First Aid

This 4 hour course covers Basic Life Support and introduces a systematic way of providing first aid for casualties with common injuries and illnesses.

A typical Life Saver course syllabus can be downloaded here.

Course Cost:    
for up to 6 people £250.    
For 7-10 people £300.

Basic First Aid

This 6 hour (1 day) course builds on the systematic approach to first aid. The course includes Basic Life Support, mixing practical learning with scenarios of real situations.

A typical Basic course syllabus can be downloaded here.

Total Course Cost:    
for up to 6 people £300.    
For 7-10 people £400.

Emergency First Aid

This 16 hour (2 day) course covers Basic Life Support skills, how to provide immediate temporary care in tricky situations. There are lots of practical scenarios in this course.

A typical Emergency course syllabus can be downloaded here.

Total Course Cost:    
for up to 6 people £500    
for 7-10 people £600

Prices are per course not per person, they include manuals and certificates for all candidates.
You may wish to advertise and sell on any spare places you have on the course to help cover your costs.
There may be an additional fee for travel expenses to your venue, or if we provide a venue for you.

First Aid for the Workplace

Since October 2013, the HSE does not monitor or approve First Aid at Work training providers in England, Wales and Scotland. Instead, companies are advised to carry out due diligence on any training provider that they might use, and HSE have published a list of questions that you should be asking of the provider. REC have listed the "Due Dilligence" questions here, along with answers.

We specialise in running courses for employee groups or teams and we tailor the content to suit your specific requirements. We can come to your venue, or you can come to one of ours.

Emergency
First Aid at Work

This 6 hour Emergency First Aid at Work course follows the full HSE syllabus. The course covers an understanding of the role of the first-aider including reference to available equipment, preventing cross-infection and the need for recording incidents and actions.

Total Course Cost:    
for up to 6 people £300.    
For 7-10 people £400.

First Aid at Work
Initial Course

This 18 hour (3 day) course also follows the full HSE syllabus. This includes additional content such as Injuries to bones, muscles and joints; Burns and scalds; Anaphylactic shock; Common medical emergencies such as Diabetes, Asthma, Angina and much more.

Total Course Cost:    
for up to 6 people £800    
for 7-10 people £900

First Aid at Work
Refresher Course

As all candidates for the refresher course will have previously undertaken the initial 3 day course, we are able to cover the same content in a quicker format. There is still a lot of practical work and opportunities to re-learn the skills you need to before assessment.

Total Course Cost:    
for up to 6 people £650    
for 7-10 people £750

Prices are per course not per person, they include manuals and certificates for all candidates.
You may wish to advertise and sell on any spare places you have on the course to help cover your costs.
There may be an additional fee for travel expenses to your venue, or if we provide a venue for you.

First Aid for Outdoor People

Is your workplace outdoors? Are you a group of outdoor enthusiasts? If so, these first aid courses are for you. We believe that the best way to learn something is to do it, all our courses feature a high percentage of practical first aid scenarios to help you apply your learning. All of our outdoor first aid courses focus on how to apply first aid skills in the outdoor environment.

The Emergency and Advanced first aid courses are recognised by Mountain Training UK (MTUK), British Orienteering Federation (BOF), Royal Yachting Association (RYA), British Canoe Union (BCU) and many other National Governing Bodies.

Basic First Aid
(REC Level 1)

This 6 hour (1 day) course introduces a systematic approach to first aid. The course includes basic life support, mixing practical learning with scenarios of real situations.

A typical Basic course syllabus can be downloaded here.

Total Course Cost:    
for up to 6 people £300.    
For 7-10 people £400.

Emergency First Aid
(REC Level 2)

This 16 hour (2 day) course covers basic life support skills how to provide immediate temporary care in rural areas. There are lots of outdoor scenarios in this course.

A typical Emergency course syllabus can be downloaded here.

Total Course Cost:    
for up to 6 people £500    
for 7-10 people £600

Advanced First Aid
(REC Level 4)

This 16 hour (2 day) course develops skills from Level 2 and covers advanced life support skills, use of additional equipment and longer term care of casualties in the outdoors.

A typical Advanced course syllabus can be downloaded here.

Total Course Cost:    
for up to 6 people £700    
for 7-10 people £800

Prices are per course not per person, they include manuals and certificates for all candidates.
You may wish to advertise and sell on any spare places you have on the course to help cover your costs.
There may be an additional fee for travel expenses to your venue, or if we provide a venue for you.

Open Course Dates

We encourage you to book a course for a group of people at your own venue on a date to suit you, as this means we can tailor the course to your requirements and if you have several people in need of training it saves you money.

If you are an individual looking for a first aid course, we do have some open courses that you can book onto. See below for course dates and prices per person.

Course

Venue

Date

Cost

Emergency First Aid (Outdoors)
(REC L2, IOL OFA Band 3)
Blairvadach Outdoor Centre
(near Helensburgh)
To be decided £120

To book onto a course please email us stating the course and date you would like. You can pay online for both open courses and group bookings. Discounts are available for members of National Governing Bodies & professional organisations (MS, BMC, SCA, BCU, RYA, MTA, AMI, BMG, IOL).

You can pay online

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About Expedient First Aid

Expedient First Aid is owned and operated by Kieran Thompson. He first trained in Outdoor Education at Strathclyde University in 1999, in 2005 became an Accredited Practitioner with the Instutute for Outdoor Learning and qualified as a REC First Aid Trainer in 2007.

Kieran is highly qualified in many outdoor activities and has provided medical & safety cover for numerous adventure races and other events. He is currently an Emergency Medical Technician and Mountain Rescue Casualty Carer with Arrochar Mountain Rescue Team. Kieran donates 10% of all course fees to Arrochar Mountain Rescue Team which as a civillian volunteer team and charity relies upon donations, if you would like to donate to the team directly please click here.

All of his experiences help to make Expedient First Aid courses relevant to real life situations, and more interesting to those participating.

About Rescue Emergency Care

REC is a well known and respected first aid training organisation founded in the mid 1980s by Dr Robert Phillips while working in remote healthcare and adventure rescue services. REC was set up to provide a comprehensive and flexible training programme that extends the competency of the participants. This unique style of first aid training has been delivered by REC trainers throughout the UK and Europe for over 30 years.

REC courses have been the popular choice of the Sports Governing Bodies including the MLTUK, BCU, RYA for many years. REC has been approved by the HSE to deliver First Aid at Work (FAW) courses from 1995 until HSE withdrew from approving providers in October 2013. In this time REC has established an enviable reputation for the delivery of high quality and appropriate courses, not only First Aid at Work but also a range of specialist outdoor courses.

HSE Due Diligence - Since October 2013, the HSE does not monitor or approve First Aid at Work training providers in England, Wales and Scotland. Instead, companies are advised to carry out due diligence on any training provider that they might use. The HSE have published a list of questions that you should be asking of the provider. You can download our answers to the questions here.


Expedient (adjective) late 14th Century:

"Advantageous, fit, proper" from old French expedient or directly from Latin expedientem (nominative, expediens) "beneficial," present participle of expedire "make fit or ready, prepare"
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Would you know how to act in an emergency?

Contact us on 07843252417 or email info@expedientfirstaid.com to discuss your training requirements.