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 location when help was unavailable, and a person had to be completely self-sufficient.  Our client’s feedback has developed the company and courses over the last twenty-seven years.  We now have a small 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; one of our main strengths is listening to what our clients want and then delivering a course suited to their needs.  We offer medical and first aid courses with nationally recognised certificates 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, making you feel confident dealing with a medical emergency.

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