11th June 2020
09:00 – 17:15 (Lunch: 12:30 – 14:15)


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First Aid is an Essential

A first aid emergency can occur at any time.  And it’s MORE likely in your clinic, because you actively invite people with problems in to see you.  And there’s no guarantee that the problem is what they think it is!

The public (and, sadly, the press) need to be assured that you have the skills needed to deal with potentially life-threatening emergencies.

Right now, it’s impossible to attend a hands-on course, thanks of course to coronavirus:

That’s why this course is for you.

This is not like other online first aid training.

First off, it’s taught by APM’s 2 fantastic instructors – Steven Bruce and Malcolm Parnell.

Unlike other online courses, this one is LIVE and SUPERVISED.  Which means you’ll get better training (and a “Learning with Others” CPD certificate).

Class size is limited to 20, so that you get optimum supervision.


Does this meet GCC Requirements?

 The GCC issued new guidance on the requirement for first aid training in March this year (Guidance on First Aid in Emergencies).

The key elements of this are:

– You must be competent to recognise and manage emergency situations

– You must assess your own first aid training needs.

The GCC does NOT specify which course you should attend, nor does it stipulate a particular level of training, although it gives examples of what might be suitable.

Will this training satisfy the GCC?  Only you can decide on your training needs, but we believe strongly that the answer to this question is yes.  If you need help deciding on your training needs (for example, through a first aid risk assessment) contact us – we can talk you through the process.

Here’s why we think this course is suitable:

It WILL equip you to deal with most first aid situations (the syllabus exceeds that laid down by the Health and Safety Executive for a one-day course).

It is tailored to a clinical environment.

It is live and supervised.  So as far as it is possible to do so, we will check that you are competent in your skills.

You will be able to ask questions of the instructors at any point during the course, unlike other online first aid training

The only limitation is our inability to assess you in delivering CPR.  This is not a show-stopper – even hands-on training in CPR has its limitations.  Dummies are not exact replicas of humans, and if you are ever called on to perform CPR for real, the experience will be be quite different.

Will you be able to perform CPR after this course?  Yes

Will your CPR be as good as if you’d attended a hands-on course?  It won’t be very different.

We have no doubt that this is the best online training available, only very slightly inferior to a hands-on course. 

We have no doubt that you can justify choosing our online training if called on to do so, and we will support you in defending that position should it ever be required. 

If you’d like more information about this, please give us a call:  01933 328150


What's the Qualification?

You’ll get an “Emergency First Aid in the Clinic” certificate.  

That’s valid for 3 years, but to help prevent skill-fade during that time, we’ll send you monthly reminders of the skills taught.  

On the back of your certificate, we record all the aspects of first aid that you’ve covered.


What's The Cost?

£60 (including UK VAT)
That includes your full-colour handbook and certificate (both sent to you after the course), plus the training materials sent to you beforehand.


What do I need?

rst off, this is an online course, so you’ll need access to a computer with a camera (or a separate webcam) and a microphone.

We’ll be delivering this through Zoom, so you’ll need an internet connection.

You’re going to have to do some practical, so you’ll need another person in the house with you.  These are the rough times that your “body” will be needed:

  • 10:15 (15 mins)
  • 11:45 (20 mins)
  • 15:45 (20 mins)

(at a push, a full-size skeleton would do – it has to have legs, though!)

You will need to commit the whole day to the training.  If we can’t see you through your camera, we won’t be able to issue a certificate.

We’ll let you have a lunchbreak, obviously, but plan to be “in the classroom” from 09:00 to 12:30, and from 14:15 to 17:15.


Why THIS Course?

This course is tailored to clinicians and clinic staff.

The scenarios are based on REAL clinic incidents, or are put into clinical context.

We support you throughout the 3 years of the qualification, including provision of monthly reminder videos to prevent skill-fade.

You’ll leave this course confident in your ability.

 Most of all, this course is FUN (unlike most others!).


What's Covered?

The standard one-day syllabus covers CPR, unconsciousness, choking, bleeding, shock and minor injuries (yes, even “small splinters”!).

This course goes way beyond that.  Our philosophy is that you need to handle whatever crops up next.

Here’s what we teach in addition to the standard, syllabus taught by other providers:

– Anaphylaxis
– Diabetes
– Stroke
– Heart attack
– Epilepsy
– Burns and scalds
– Spinal injuries
– Pneumothorax


What Others Said

“Definitely the best first aid course I’ve attended.  Recommended.” – Kay (Chiropractor) 

“Best FA course I’ve attended.  I’d recommend to my colleagues.  – Jonathan (Chiropractor)

“Best FA course I’ve attended: Engaging, relevant, on point, well paced and excellent delivery.” – Amanda (Chiropractor)

“Ten out of ten for the instructors. Fun, easy to follow, entertaining. – Fiona (Chiropractor)

“Humour helped maintain interest, attention and focus. Fantastic printed materials. Many many thanks to Steven and Malcolm.” – Carmel (Chiropractor)


The Instructors

First off, there are TWO instructors – two voices, double the humour.  That makes the training much more enjoyable. 

One’s a former marine, now an osteopath, the other’s a former paramedic. So they know their stuff!

Neither of them likes to teach “from the book” – all the topics are put into context, explained clearly.  First aid “myths” are exposed and cold-bloodedly slaughtered (the marine does that bit).


“Really enjoyed the course. Best I have been on. Would definitely recommend!”

(May 2020)

All styles of learning included.  Excellently clear.  Best ever.”

(May 2020)

“Interactive, instructive and educational.  Also funny and entertaining”

(May 2020)

Loved the humour – made it so much fun. Seriously guys don’t change the format!!”

(May 2020)

“Despite being online, this was still the best first-aid course I’d ever attended”

(May 2020)

“Covered everything… excellent detail … just the right amount of humour. It was as if we were all in the same room.

(May 2020)

“Lighthearted but still got the message across using clinical scenarios.”

(May 2020)

“Very informative, amusing and not stupidly strict ! You made me feel it was ok to use common sense!

(May 2020)

Presenters were very good. Very animated and stuck to the essentials,”

(May 2020)

Really well taught. Clear advice. It wasn’t boring at all. Did everything that was required.

(May 2020)