first aid courses

Twenty two years of first aid and pre-hospital care training

High Peak First Aid is now in their 22nd year of trading thanks to all of our clients. For 2019 we have made a significant investment into our training facility and equipment along with introducing new courses.

One of our key investments has been high fidelity moulage and models for wound packing and tourniquet training.  The treatment of life threatening bleeds is a feature on the High Peak Wilderness First Aid Courses.  The Wilderness First Aid courses are modular and range from 8-24hrs long and are suitable for use in the UK and overseas.  The High Peak Wilderness First Aid Module 1 is UK based and used by support staff on the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and for some Governing Body Awards.  Module 1 and 2 or the High Peak Wilderness First Aid 16hr course is an outdoor first aid course for use in the UK and overseas. Module 3 or the High Peak Wilderness First Aid Expedition Leader module can be added at any time or completed as a three day course held once a month at our training facility in the Peak District.

In addition we have an onsite shop with a steadily growing product range including the full range of Celox products.  If you are attending an outdoor first aid course, First Response Emergency Care 3 (FREC 3), or First Response Emergency Care 4 (FREC 4) for example, we have twenty two years of experience to supply you with either a bespoke first aid kit or a full on pre-hospital care bag for use in the UK or in remote areas overseas.



Outdoor First Aid

High Peak First Aid has eight outdoor first aid courses every month.  These are held every Wednesday and Thursday and every weekend.  Over 21 years we have trained over 25.000 people with the courses being accepted by the major governing bodies such as the Mountain Training Association, British Canoeing and MIAS to name a few.

This outdoor first aid course comes with our waterproof wilderness first aid book.  In addition all course participants have access to a comprehensive selection of first aid supplies at discounted prices from our first aid supplies shop.  You can see current availability for this outdoor first aid course here.

There is the option to also attend the First Response Emergency Care Level 3 after the High Peak Wilderness First Aid Course.  If this option is taken, we deduct the £144 off the cost of the FREC 3 course.  Details of FREC 3 can be seen here.

21 years of Outdoor First Aid

High Peak First Aid was established 21 years ago and has provided first aid training from basic to advanced levels to well in excess of 20,000 people in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

We are about to add a host of new first aid qualifications to our website along with more dates for the First Response Emergency Care Level 3 and the FPOS I conversion to FREC 3.

If you are an outdoor pursuits instructor, the High Peak Wilderness First Aid 16hrs is an established 16hr outdoor first aid course that has been accepted by Governing Bodies for the past twenty-one years. Taking this practical outdoor course will ensure that you are first aid skills are kept up to date and your outdoor qualifications are validated.

First Person on Scene Intermediate to FREC 3 conversion

The FPOS I conversion course to FREC 3 is now available. Our first availability for this conversion course is January 2018. If you have a current First Person on Scene Intermediate qualification it is possible to renew by attending the FREC 3 conversion qualification.  This is taken over three days and gives you the option to attend the First Response Emergency Care (FREC) 4 course. You can see dates and how to book at First Person on Scene Intermediate
Conversion Course to FREC 3 or contact us on 01433 621484 for further details.

Eight Outdoor First Aid courses a month

High Peak First Aid has eight outdoor first aid courses a month held at our training facility in the Peak District.  These 16hr first aid courses meet the requirements for a number of governing bodies.  Following the links to these organisations will demonstrate the requirements for each sport. Hillwalking and climbing activities are supported by the Mountain Training Association and paddle sport by British Canoeing.

Mountain biking has a number of awarding bodies such as MIAS (Mountain-bike Instructors Award Scheme).  British Cycling states that training providers should meet criteria as laid down by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).  Mountain Bike Coaching (MBC UK) also lays down clear guidelines.

High Peak First Aid 16hr first aid courses for the outdoors are not limited to the above sports, so please contact us if further details are needed.  All of our first aid courses offer you the opportunity to learn in two dedicated classrooms before skills are transferred to a variety of wilderness terrain.  We are lucky to be situiated in the middle of private land in the Hope Valley, Peak District which gives us immediate access to the outdoors.

We are not limited to outdoor first aid for the UK.  There is the opportunity to take a three day first aid training course for expedition leaders. The Wilderness First Aid Modules 1-3 is popular for those taking expeditions overseas and is currently accepted by a number of leading expedition providers.  If you are short on time, it is possible to attend the Wilderness First Aid Module 3 for one day to add on to your existing first aid training.

There is also the option of taking your first aid training up a notch to attend the First Response Emergency Care suite of qualifications.  High Peak First Aid is a Qualsafe approved centre (no: 906483) for the provision of the First Response Emergency Care Level 3 and the First Response Emergency Care Level 4.   To complete your guided learning hours High Peak First Aid can offer you modules from the range of courses to include topics such as altitude illness, bites and stings, and expedition medical kits. This approach makes a truly unique outdoor qualification that not only prepares you for working in a remote seeting but may just give you the edge when applying for a post as an expedition leader.  Your guided learning hours can demonstrate your interests and knowledge.

All of the above first aid courses include training in the use of haemostats and tourniquets as laid down in the current European Resuscitation Council Guidelines. To find out more about the first aid courses, please look at the following links or contact High Peak First Aid on 01433 621484 where our receptionist will be happy to help.  We take calls outside office hours or you can email on