Pre Course Resources


Unsure of Which Certification You Need?

For all general First Aid purposes an OFQUAL (RQF) course is not a legal requirement. The guidance from HSE may help you make your decision.

Helpful Videos

The selection of following videos are helpful to view before our courses. Click the links and you will be re directed to the source, i.e. Youtube etc.


How to do CPR – British Heart Foundation


Learn CPR by following the simple steps demonstrated on this video. By performing CPR you can help save someone’s life.

How to do the Primary Survey – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

A St John Ambulance trainer shows you how to give first aid to someone if you think they might be unresponsive or need your help. You’ll need to go through a primary survey every time you help someone. A primary survey is a series of first aid checks that will help you find out if someone has any life-threatening injuries or conditions.

The Recovery Position – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

If you come across someone who is unresponsive and is breathing, you can help them by positioning them safely. In this video a St John Ambulance trainer shows you how to put someone in the recovery position step by step. This will help keep their airway open. Knowing how to position an unresponsive person correctly can be life saving.

First Aid Training – Choking – Adult & Child

Choking and how to deal with it.

First Aid Kits: Basic Types, List, Contents & Supplies

Recommended First Aid kit items.

Lifesystems Snowsports First Aid Kit Review World Class Skiing

First Aid kits, a must for ski & Snowboard teachers!

RIDDOR – Quick Facts

An introduction to the reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations (RIDDOR).

Resuscitation Council (UK) CPR/ AED Demo

This is a brief extract from the demo DVD which accompanies the 2nd edition of ”Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation” training manual, published by the Resuscitation Council (UK) in April 2011.


Emergency Aid Card

One of our Trainers, Alun Hughes, has designed this simple emergency crib card. It is perfect for keeping in your first aid kit when out and about.

By printing it on waterproof paper it stays readable and very durable in bad weather. Ideal for keeping a record of an emergency and to pass on vital information to Emergency Services upon arrival at the scene.

Simply download or copy the image and save to your computer.

Thank you Alun for the production of this handy card.

Travel At High Altitude – Free Book

It’s free and has some very useful information within.
Download PDF

Travel At High Altitude Cover
Remember to wash your hands!!


Below are two Outdoor first aid books we recommend for further reading.

  • First Aid and Wilderness Medicine
  • Outdoor First Aid