Testimonials from earlier courses.
ITC Outdoor First Aid, Ironbridge, 14th-15th November 2016
Great course, really clear. Felt very comfortable asking questions, clarifying situations, etc.
Enjoyable. Good pace. Small group size worked well….
I found her to be very knowledgeable and made the course interesting and a good level of challenging which makes me feel more confident in my abilities as a first aider.
Great amount of repetition to ensure routine and procedure is learnt. Thank you!
ITC Outdoor First Aid (SCQF) for Round Ponds Adventure, 3rd & 4th October 2016
I have found before that I have struggled to take all information in as there wasn’t enough practical, but this course had the perfect level of Practical and ‘Classroom’ time.
Lots of practical real life scenarios, very good course.
Forest School First Aid, Shrewsbury, September 2016
Thank you. A very informative course with a good balance of hands on and informative experiences. Any questions were answered fully and in detail.
….the instructors helped to make the course interesting and enjoyable with lots of practical activity. Many thanks.
Outdoor First Aid (SCQF), Ironbridge, September 2016
Very good course. Will recommend it to our Trust’s volunteers. Time went very quickly. Excellent scenarios in woods and meadows. Good to be outdoors in the real situation and working environment. Feel much more confident now. Thank you Cara.
Thoroughly enjoyed the course, lovely trainer – friendly, approachable and informative. Would highly recommend this course to anybody who wants this type of course.
First Aid at Work for AV Birch Ltd, Bridgnorth, 22-24th June 2016
Very enjoyable, informative & instructive.
8 hour Emergency Outdoor First Aid course for Shropshire AONB Partnership, Craven Arms, 20th June 2016
Thank you. Alot of info. but well covered. A long day went very quickly and was well managed with lots of useful, practical information.
The repetitive hands on exercises are very valuable.
A great deal of information was delivered in a relatively short time, but it was done effectively and thoroughly.
Very good and thorough course. Instructor had an approachable manner and put everyone at ease.
Good pace, lots covered in a short time.
Forest School First Aid Course, Shrewsbury 11th & 12th May 2016
Very relevant and given me much more confidence and practicalities. Thank you
A very useful and informative course. Thank you very much!
Very good friendly staff. Fun made it better to sink in.
Very informative. Thank you.
The best first aid course I have ever done. Thank you
…I just wanted to say thank you for the excellent forest school first aid course. It was the most informative and memorable one I have ever done and I hope I can remember everything you taught.
First Aid at Work, Cruckton Hall School Staff, March 2016
Great course, fun and interesting.
Very good course. Cara was very warm friendly and approachable.
Very enjoyable course and I learnt a lot more about first aid.
Overall more confident to deal with emergency first aid scenarios.
Excellent trainer, every aspect was explained to a very high standard. Enjoyable.
Very good, I have learnt a lot, thank you.
Outdoor First Aid, University of Worcester Staff, 2 & 3rd March 2016
The course was highly informative and enjoyable.
High levels of practical has made me far more confident in using first aid.
Would definitely recommend to others. Very enjoyable and worthwhile, will be putting other colleagues through course.
I highly recommend the course to any outdoor practitioner at any level!
Outdoor/Forest School First Aid, Ironbridge, 23-24th February 2016
Fantastic and informative – Cara is very knowledgeable and clear and fun.
I really enjoyed Cara’s course, she was very thorough, very professional, and very experienced and fun.
Brilliant instruction style.
Very, very good. Will recommend.
Found practical and scenarios very helpful.
Outdoor First Aid, Ironbridge, 26th-27th January 2016
A fantastic, full course. Very enjoyable and informative. Cara is a competent, friendly instructor and made things easy to understand and fun, while learning and very professional. Thank-you.
Wasn’t just repetition but also built on previous knowledge.
Great course – helpful.
Very intensive, which is a mixed blessing – lots of reinforcement, but a lot to take on board, particularly if you are new to it.
Practical style much appreciated, reinforces what you learn and gives you confidence.
Thank you for an enjoyable, informative course, so clearly delivered.
Very professional teaching approach.
Thank you very much.
Forest School First Aid, Cannock Chase, 21st-22nd January 2016
A very competent trainer who gave good sound information which made the experience very enjoyable.
I would use Cara again and will pass on to others this contact.
Very informative and clearly instructed.
I Feel like I’ve learned a huge amount. Cara put across everything very easily and interestingly.
Very knowledgeable trainer. Thank you.
Thank you for a great course!
I feel much more confident.
Great course and great teacher.
Enjoyed it very much.
The course was very well planned & lots of information given to a high standard.
Very enjoyable & have left feeling confident.
A very comprehensive course.
A good hands-on course. Thank you.
Outdoor First Aid, Ironbridge, 8th-9th December 2015
The confidence gained from this course has helped me no end.
Very informative, well paced and made me feel much more confident in a first aid situation.
Very useful and informative.
Well run as expected
(having done this course before).
Emergency First Aid at Work, Cruckton Hall School, December 2015
This was the best EFAW course I have been on in 13 years at work.
Good course, was quite a long day. But all very informative and done in an enjoyable way.
Very good training course, made very enjoyable!
Informative course in general. Questions answered effectively.
Emergency First Aid at Work, Preston Montford Field Centre, 3rd December 2015
Well explained to ensure we remembered. Enjoyable practicals.
Practicals were helpful in building confidence on how to deal with different situations.
A good informative course.
Course very well delivered!! Thank you!!
Forest School First Aid, Shrewsbury, 1st-2nd December 2015
A really useful course – good balance of practicals/theoretical work. A good refresher on relevant skills with lots of useful content. Many thanks.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the two days. There was a great mix of physical trying out of scenarios and informative presentations. Considering we have worked for 16 hours, it has been delivered really cleverly.
Very supportive tutors; made to feel at ease! Being so practical, it helped me remember the various processes to follow. All content was relevant to the groups I work with. Thank you!
Very intense, a lot of information to absorb. Scenarios on second day very helpful to apply knowledge.
Very good course. Easy to follow and remember. The A-E steps were brilliant.
The practical nature of this first aid course ensured that the information will be remembered more easily.
I really enjoyed the course; it was very informative and I have gained new knowledge.
Thanks! The multiple low pressure practicals were great- compared to some I have heard of!
Useful both for Forest School & FoS when out and about on hills. Thanks.
Good & informative.
Really useful course, everything well explained, good amount of practice.
I found the teaching method was full of method and cues to remember necessary procedures.
Very informative and worthwhile course.
…Both trainers are excellent, Cara has enviable energy and subject knowledge. Thank you.
Feel alot more confident with first aid. The course is very practical. Thank you.
Outdoor First Aid, Ironbridge, November 2015
The venue was perfect for a forest school instructor. Lovely two days – second time on course and not disappointed.
Cara has a very clear understanding of her students needs and is able to carefully present and explain detailed information in an enthusiastic and organised way that makes real sense to the learner.
Scenario training on day 2 was excellent. A classroom environment with a casualty on their back is easy – ‘inconvenient’ casualties make you think and revert to training.
Thank you for the gory picture warnings!
Best first aid course I have done! Thanks Cara!
Really enjoyable course. Excellent presentation, informative, interesting.
Good venue to help with work situations at Forest School. Thank you.
I found this course very enjoyable as it’s been 3 years since completing my first aid course. Venue was appropriate to the course as you could make scenarios to my work for Forest School.
Outdoor First Aid, Ironbridge, October 2015
A very informative course that updated my existing skills.
Well ran and explained and catered for a first-timer, including relevant injuries to my known profession.
Great course. Very enjoyable. Thank you.
Very informative. Cara was very knowledgeable!
Sport First Aid, Trent College, September 2015
Many thanks for making it interesting and enjoyable.
Super, really enjoyed it.
A very thorough course. Good advice and recommendations made.
Thank you….I enjoyed the teaching styles used and you were permanently helpful in reducing the stress around assessment.
Very good focus on real life practical situations.
The course and delivery was very good. The organisers (trainers) were excellent and very easy to work with.
Very good, thanks.
Very good, thank you.
Best first aid course I’ve ever done…and I’ve done quite a few!
First Aid at Work, Mid West Displays, Shrewsbury, August 2015
Very good and pleased with everything. I have learnt a lot ….
The instructor was excellent ….
I have found the three day course extremely enjoyable and informative, with all instruction well explained and set out.
Outdoor First Aid, Ironbridge, August 24th-25th 2015
Cara taught the course with enthusiasm. She was clear, very knowledgeable and created different scenarios to meet the training needs of the candidates, who were all from different work backgrounds.
I really enjoyed the course and feel very confident in practising First Aid in my new job.
Excellent and enjoyable course. I feel more confident now. Thank you.
Would definitely recommend this course for anyone who spends time outdoors – for their own safety and for others.
Emergency First Aid at Work, Cruckton Hall School, July 9th 2015
Great instructor, directions were clear and concise. Learning aids easy to understand, not too much jargon.
Very informative and enjoyable course.
Thoroughly enjoyable and very worthwhile.
Very effective and engaging delivery.
Good course, kept me interested.
Denis was enthusiastic and very good at explaining and making it fun and enjoyable. I feel very confident with the skills I have learnt.
Based on past experience I felt more comfortable and relaxed during (this) course. A very good instructor. Thank you.
(I) feel more confident. (The) Trainer, Denis, explained everything well and kept the group busy with demonstration and practicals
Very enjoyable & updated my knowledge & gave me confidence to deal with situations.
Outdoor First Aid, Severn Gorge C.T., 18th-19th June 2015
The entire experience was excellent; I enjoyed it more than I expected to and will recommend it to others.
Fantastic course, great outdoor practice scenarios. Made me more confident about being the nominated first aider for Shropshire Wildlife Trust.
Great course – lovely venue and really helped having scenarios in an outdoor, realistic setting. Very knowledgeable tutor.
First Aid at Work, Joseph Cash Primary School, 8th-10th June 2015
Very pleased with the delivery and the course content. Having been on Local Authority and St John Ambulance (courses) the blend of taught content and theoretical learning was excellent. Cara was able to adapt and make the training relevant and site specific.
Course was delivered very well by Cara. If unsure of anything (she) was more than happy to recap.
Outdoor First Aid, Severn Gorge C.T., 28th-29th April 2015
These courses and in particular this one, are not only fit for purpose, but also the most informative and enjoyable, which makes me a much more confident first aider.
Very good and informative course.
Very knowledgeable trainer & interesting facts. Feel more confident with situations. Outdoor Situations were very helpful.
I found the informal but directed method of teaching very good. Ample time allowed for questions or queries. Cara, Thank you.
Emergency First Aid at Work, Cruckton Hall School, April 16th 2015
Really enjoyed it. Would highly recommend. Thanks
Very interesting and good fun at the same time!
Very informative and enjoyable. Thanks
Enjoyed the course, the instructor was great to work with.
All good, covered what I need to know to improve my first aid.
Very good for my needs.
Outdoor First Aid, Ironbridge, March 16th-17th 2015
A really valuable course by a trainer who has been there and communicates really well.
Well presented and delivered in a logical and structured manner.
A very well delivered course.
Very accessible and participative for all levels of first aid knowledge and differing levels of personal confidence.
A very thorough course while progressed at a suitable pace to maintain interest and cover the field.
Presentation was a relaxed, informative style which helped people to both understand and discuss the issues thoroughly.
Outdoor First Aid, Dudley Caving Club Feb. 28th-1st March 2015
The best first aid course I have ever attended.
A super practical course with lots of hands on experience to back up the slide shows and descriptions. Many thanks.
Very good course and trainer.
Serious instruction for difficult situations but with enough ice breaking to not make the course too depressing or leave me feeling overwhelmed.
Great friendly learning environment. Cara was great at adapting scenarios to make them relevant to our activities.
Cara made the information interesting and the scenarios thought provoking and involving. Adapting these to a caving environment was even more useful.
Well presented and informative course. Not just death by Power Point, but interactive and adapted to suit each participants needs.
Very well presented course that covered first aid in difficult and testing conditions.
Outdoor First Aid, Ironbridge, 24th-26th Feb. 2015
In addition to being thoroughly enjoyable, the mixture of practical and theory was excellent. The practical scenarios really allowed me to put things into practice.
I would definitely recommend the course.
It is always a pleasure to deal with a real expert who is also enthusiastic. In Cara’s case – you can add “who is also an excellent teacher”.
I really learned much more than I expected to!
Thank you Cara – great course.
Cara’s subject knowledge is very high. Very informative. Active pressured scenarios recreating genuine situations, as best as possible, help to develop confidence and procedure.
Emergency First Aid at Work, Cruckton Hall School 20th Feb. 2015
I really enjoyed this course. A lot more practical than previous courses.
Great course and staff.
Best in over 10 years of training.
Outdoor First Aid, Severn Gorge C.T., 19th-20th Jan. 2015
Course very helpful, thought provoking and relevant.
An excellent and well structured course.
Excellent course. Enjoyed the style of the course and the practical nature. Good balance of taught and practical. Good system taught for managing incidents. Thank you.
Outdoor First Aid, Italy, Dec. 2014
Outdoor First Aid course delivered in Champoluc, Italy for Ski 2.
Pictures from this course can be viewed in our Gallery.
Very well presented, clear, precise, enjoyable course with plenty of hands on experience.
Thank you very much Cara.
Fantastic course – best 1st Aid course I have ever done.
Very clear explanations & positive feedback during the scenarios.
Lots of techniques to help remember all the info.
Outdoor First Aid, Ironbridge, Nov. 2014
Great trainer. I liked the continued assessment throughout the course rather than an ‘exam’ at the end. I
would recommend the course to anyone who works outdoors.
I enjoyed both days. Especially because we kept going from theories to (practical) scenarios.
Patricia de Carvalho
…A very well organised and delivered course.
I particularly liked the different training methods used, Power point, flip charts and practical sessions.
I was very happy with the Teacher and she was a pleasure to learn from.
I was particularly pleased with the idea of repeating scenarios to re-enforce the correct procedures. It was
great that we could openly discuss any mistakes in order to learn from them. The scenarios progressed in
complexity as the course went on which improved my confidence. The instructor was very clear and had a
wealth of additional experience and background info.
Emergency First Aid at Work, Cruckton 23rd Oct. 2014
Explained and demonstrated well, making sure everything was understood, and made sure everybody was capable
of carrying out the practices.
Very good Q/A sessions.
Very well delivered.
Easy to understand, very effective & to the point. Easy to remember procedures in an emergency. Very
Outdoor First Aid, Severn Gorge Oct 21-22nd 2014
Great course well presented. Clear and concise! Well done!
Excellent course, good content, well delivered.
Good solid course. Straightforward and well delivered.
Good, relevant course delivered by knowledgeable and competent trainer. It was a useful refresher on
knowledge I already had as a first aider with many years experience.
The course is well thought out, ensures that all participants are involved and kept interested, and has
ultimately led me to feel much more confident at dealing with a wide range of scenarios that I may come
across in the outdoors.
Outdoor First Aid, Ironbridge, September 2014
I felt it was a very easy environment to learn. Cara happily and very thoroughly answered any questions.
Although not possible for me this time, I would benefit from a revision/refresher about 1 week/month later,
to check it had all gone in!
Friendly & relaxed
Very worthwhile and interesting.
Cara’s delivery was excellent – she clearly has a high level of experience and subject knowledge. She was
able to explain the course content in an interesting and digestible manner. Thank you!
Excellent introduction to outdoor first aid. Good group size. Venue ideal.
The excellent content was delivered very professionally by Cara.
Well done and thanks.
Very well run course. Cara was very professional.
I would highly recommend her.
Outdoor First Aid, June 2014
Great course, clearly explained and the repetition of scenarios helped to understand the correct procedure.
Definitely met my expectations, feel more confident now to deal with first aid.
Particularly benefitted from practical outdoor scenarios. Lots of information on a wide variety of topics.
Good course, well delivered. Plenty of ‘hands on.’ Outdoor scenarios were great. I loved it.
I thought that the course was incredibly informative and useful…..
Outdoor First Aid, Ironbridge, May 7th-8th 2014
Cara made the course very accessible for everyone and delivered it in a very engaging way.
Very pleased with course – I would recommend to others.
Thanks for a great course.
An excellent course led by Cara who clearly has practical experience of real situations.
High quality course, essential for anyone partaking in outdoor activities. Informative and well delivered.
Very happy with the course (I am thinking of trying to arrange a custom course at my school for the D of E
Outdoor First Aid for North Wales Cave Rescue Organisation, April 2014
The instructor showed a breadth and depth of the material and conveyed it in a clear, easy to understand
Very informative weekend, learnt a lot and has provided confidence for attending casualties in any near
future. Very good.
Well presented with good mixture of theory and practical. Scenarios well adapted to our specific
requirements providing some good hands on practice.
Fantastic course, everything well explained and loads of helpful practice sessions.
Very useful course; well structured and systematic which Cara delivered well. Indoor and outdoor scenarios
helpful and challenging.
Outdoor First Aid, SGCT, March 2014
The repetitive nature of learning on the first morning was very effective.
Very knowledgeable and interesting and would recommend to anyone.
Very good assessment methods & relative to outdoor scenarios.
A very thorough and well planned course with excellent tutor. Very relevant for outdoor leaders and I will
recommend to colleagues in the future.
Outdoor First Aid, Peak District, 22-23 Feb.2014
An outstanding tutor.
Great presentation skill and made the course thoroughly enjoyable.
Would recommend Cara to all/any HF leader needing OFA.
Although I already feel a competent and confident First Aider, Cara has made me feel able to accept this
with feedback and conversation around an advanced first aid course and training.
Thank you very much.
Very informational. Plenty of time to practice and get confident.
No pressure to get it right first time and practice until it was perfect.
Gareth Holder, YHA
Very worthwhile. Just the right pace although was covering a lot of information and practice.