High Peak First Aid Training was set up in 1997 by Nicola Pickering after a series of solo caving trips in unexplored caves in remote areas of Nepal. These experiences formed the basics on how could a lone person look after themselves in a remote area when help was unavailable and a person had to be completely self sufficient.
The company and courses have developed over the last fifteen years due to our clients feedback and We do not franchise our courses out and insist that people we employ have a teaching qualification, actual hands on first aid experience and are committed to their own continuous professional development. We now have a staff training programme where we develop teaching skills, NLP, Leadership and current best practise in pre-hospital care. We have internal assessments and auditing for quality and independent external assessment too. For 2012 I have insisted we go the extra mile, not because we have to – because we want to, in order to provide you with the best possible training we can give.
We are an independent company and HSE Approved:this gives us flexibility to write programmes that are truly unique to each client giving your organisation value for money. If you join us as an individual you will be attending a course that has evolved through listening to fifteen years of feedback.
We are an extremely adaptable company and one of our main strengths is to listen to what our clients want and then deliver a course suited to their needs. In the UK we have worked really hard to develop a great office team, our IT is expertly handled, our business mentor is fantastic and our accountant ensures you get the best by keeping a tight grip on finances. This has ensured that we can work for individuals and national companies in the UK, Europe and Asia.
We offer medical and first aid courses with certificates that are nationally recognised and valid for three years. Whether you choose the urban or wilderness/remote first aid courses you can be assured that you are receiving the best of training. Our aim is to provide you with practical and enjoyable training enabling you to feel confident in dealing with a medical emergency.
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My name is Nicola Pickering and I am the Company Director and Director of Training. I have been providing first aid training for 15 years and have accumulated over 20,000hrs of training. Prior to this I spent 15 years working in Adventure Training. My practical experience comes from 6 years with Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, then 7 years with Derbyshire Cave Rescue. I also spent a season at a rescue post in Nepal and have joined a TA Field Hospital.
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