How to choose the right resuscitation training provider

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Engage first aid trainerIf you're looking for a resuscitation training company to work with your practice, it's important to know the questions to ask to ensure you're getting the best quality standards and value for money.


It's also vital that the training you received enables your clinical and non-clinical GP or Dental practice staff to be able to provide the best standards of care in a medical emergency should one ever occur.

We've put together this checklist for anyone comparing resuscitation training providers and it covers the questions to ask during the recruitment process:


  • Experience: What experience and teaching/assessing qualifications do the trainers and assessors providing the trainers have? 
  • Qualifications: All ours hold nationally recognised teaching and assessing qualifications (CTLLS, Certificate in Education, Diploma in Education, Lead IQA, IQA Assessor). All also have extensive frontline A&E operation experience and have many years’ experience in delivering resuscitation, defibrillation and anaphylaxis training.
  • CPD Accreditation: Is your provider accredited with the CPD Certification Service? We are a registered member and all of our courses are independently accredited by The CPD Certificate Service, which will contribute to your teams’ continuing professional development.
  • Quality: We have a (TQMS) Total Quality Management System place along with clinically governed by NHS Medical Consultants.
  • GDPR Ready: Is your provider data protection compliant? We are registered with the Commissioning Information Office (CIO) registration number Z1874429, and are currently working with the current General Data Protection Regulations as of 2018.
  • Free Resources: Does your provider provide additional help and advice to ensure your team is completely up to date with first aid and first aid training protocols and issues? We have a free resources centre that includes a News Letter and an A-Z of first aid signs and symptoms.

Don't get stung by headline prices

If your chosen provider can’t answer these questions competently with evidence of their qualification to do the job, the quality of the training you receive may not be what you’re expecting, or of the best value.


For more information on the standards of the training we provide that meets with the Resuscitation Council (UK) 2015 guidelines, please get in touch.


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Last modified on Wednesday, 25 November 2020
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Clive Haddrell Cert Ed LIQA MSET

NHS Paramedic Tutor, NHS Ambulance Emergency Driving Tutor, FAETC 1&2, Cert/Ed, D32, D33, LIQA. Manual Handling Tutor (RoSPA) and Member of the Society for Education and Training. I have over thirty years experience with the former Avon Ambulance Service NHS Trust, and recently with Great Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust. My experience includes the role of paramedic tutor, rapid response motorcycle paramedic. For the last 25years paramedic advisor to the well-known BBC television program "Casualty".

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