About Us

High Peak First Aid Training was established 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 of 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 twenty-five years due to our client’s feedback.  We now have a team of tutors who are qualified or hold posts in the following areas

  • HCPC registered paramedic
  • Regional Examinations Advisor (East Midlands) at Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • MIMMS instructor
  • Mountain/Cave  Rescue Team members
  • MSc Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management
  • Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Skills for Medical Educators
  • PG Cert, Medical Education

Tutors employed at High Peak First Aid have over 20,000 hrs of teaching experience each with one or more of the professional qualifications listed above.  Tutors regularly undertake CPD so you can be reassured that you are receiving training to current guidelines from experienced professional Tutors.

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.  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 training. We aim to give you practical and enjoyable training enabling you to feel confident in dealing with a medical emergency.

Photography on this site was taken by High Peak First Aid