First Aid Training

First Aid Training.

Beacon Climbing Centre offers a range of REC accredited first aid training courses delivered by REC approved instructor, Louise Robertson from SNOWDONIA PEAKS AND VALLEYS. The first aid courses provide the comprehensive set of practical skills necessary to give first aiders the ability and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies in a prompt, safe and effective way in a variety of environments.

Group bookings (6 or more participants) and private courses are available for all the first aid courses listed here. Please contact Louise for further information.

Phone: 07810 828 993
Email: [email protected]

First Aid

This 1 day (6 hour) Basic First Aid Course has been specifically designed for you to be able to deal with an emergency in everyday life in the absence of other first aid personnel and mixes theory and practical learning with scenarios of real situations. Whether you are at work, in the office, nursery or library, the course will give you the confidence to be able to step in and deal with a first aid incident in a safe and effective way.

Basic First aid is certified for 3 years.

Anyone wanting to know how to respond to a first aid incident in a safe and effective way.

A range of subjects are covered including:

– Taking and monitoring vital signs;
– What to do in an emergency;
– Airway problems;
– Breathing problems;
– Circulatory problems;
– Dealing with an unconscious casualty;
– Serious bleeding and shock;
– Basic Life Support (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation – CPR).


£50 / person

Emergency First Aid at Work.

A full and informative one day course for statutory and workplace needs. The Emergency First Aid at Work Course is designed to introduce a systematic method of first aid for managing casualties. The course is a balance of theory and practical learning intermixed with scenarios of real situations and covers the understanding of available equipment, understanding the role of the first aider, preventing cross infection and recording your findings.

Emergency First Aid at Work meets the requirements of the HSE Regulations and is valid for 3 years.

Workplace first aiders.

On completion of the training course the candidates should be able to:

– Understand the importance of preventing cross infection;
– Understand the need for recording incidents and accidents;
– Understand the use of available equipment;
– Assess the situation in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency;
– Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizures);
– Administer CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation);
– Help someone who is choking;
– Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding;
– Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock;
– Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters).

Emergency First Aid at Work

£65 / person

First Aid.

This course will enable first aiders to deal with incidents in more remote or rural areas where professional medical assistance is not immediately available. The course covers a range of first aid emergencies including prolonged casualty assistance and fulfils the requirements of all MT qualifications and the first aid element of the expedition syllabus (making it suitable for Duke of Edinburgh awards).

The Emergency Outdoor First Aid course is certified for three years and is an entry point for the REC scheme. It is the approved course for ML, SPA, MIA as well as BCU & RYA.

Members and leaders of activity and youth groups, outdoor enthusiasts, outdoor workers in remote environments.

A range of subjects are covered including:

– Principles & guidelines for the first aider;
– Casualty observations (vital signs);
– What to do in an emergency (casualty assessment);
– Dealing with unconscious casualty;
– Choking, anaphylaxis, asthma, drowning;
– Basic life support – CPR;
– Major bleeding & shock;
– Head injuries & strokes;
– Medical conditions, diabetes, seizures, heart attack , angina;
– Hot and cold conditions;
– Sprains & strains, dislocations;
– Minor injuries;
– Fractures (including managing casualty with possible spinal);
– Care of burns;
– Head injuries;
– Crush & chest injuries;
– Triage;
– First aid kits.


from £95 / person

About REC.

REC (Rescue Emergency Care) has been providing Health & Safety approved first aid courses for the outdoor sector for over 30 years and is a well-known and respected first aid training organisation. In October 2013, the HSE ceased to 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 REC scheme was originally devised by Dr Bob Phillips and Prof G Page for the Scottish Ski Patrols. It was felt that other more traditional National First Aid Associations did not make provision for those individuals operating in more remote areas. REC courses were therefore designed to cover not only the first aid needs required to meet the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines, but also first aid for those people working or playing in more remote areas when medical help is often hours instead of minutes away, and environmental issues such as the weather and working in difficult and remote terrains must be considered.

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