13.06.2019

16 Hour First Aid Training

Paul from Wigston College was aware his First Aid certificate was due to expire, and the expedition season was just around the corner. With this in mind, he attended one of the Central England Regional Training Team (CERTT) 16-hour first aid courses. He feels the course has given him confidence and essential knowledge to deal with any injuries competently.

Paul says “the training was extremely useful due to the outdoor aspect and variety of scenarios used during the course. The practical aspects were taught well, and the technical details were made very user friendly. Both experienced and novice first aiders were at ease throughout the course.”

So far Paul has only needed to treat blisters, a basic but common injury. Paul was able to deal with them appropriately and help the young person back on their feet.

Paul says “the course gives you confidence and the essential knowledge to aid casualties competently. The course has helped in training participants how to deal with incidents and make them more aware of group safety. The outdoor first aid course, in my opinion, is a must have for all expedition leaders or supervisors even if not a requirement. “

Paul also feels that completing a first aid course and sharing his learning with the students, encourages participants to seek their own qualification as part of their Award.