First Response Emergency Care

Take a look at our YouTube video to see what happens of a First Response Emergency Care Level 3 and 4 course. Best viewed on a full screen.

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.

Free Celox Z-Fold Gauze

Free Celox Z-Fold Gauze for all First Response Emergency Care Level 3 (FREC 3) qualifications booked before Christmas 2017.  Life threatening bleeds are part of the syllabus so it makes sense to have your own kit.  High Peak First Aid stocks the complete range of Celox products and a comprehensive selection of tourniquets.  We also have a variety of first aid supplies and bags at discounted prices for course participants.

High Peak First Aid is an approved Qualsafe Centre to provide First Response Emergency Care qualifications.  The FREC series of qualifications are modular, appealing to first responders, security staff (SIA approved), outdoor instructors, expedition leaders and those on the pathway to become an Emergency Care Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic.

As the FREC 3 is a Prehospital care qualification we place an emphasis on embedding the theory into as much practical work as we can manage in a variety of settings ranging from domestic to wilderness.  We have two classrooms available at a permanent base, wide screen audio visual facilities and an extensive selection of equipment plus a handpicked library including Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Street and Wilderness Medicine by Dr. Paul S. Auerbach. We also have an extensive selection of journals and PDFs you would otherwise have to pay to obtain access. You will be supported pre and post course to ensure you benefit from this qualification after investing in yourself.  Once you have chosen your FREC 3 date, we have your recommended pre-course reading of the “Generic Core Material of the Prehospital Emergency Care Course, Royal College of Surgepns Edinburgh” sent out by courier along with your free Celox Z-Fold gauze.  It’s not all about reading as we supplement your learning with select links to online bite-size videos.

Free Outdoor First Aid Training 16hrs

Free outdoor first aid training is currently available for anyone who is considering taking the First Response Emergency Care Level 3 at High Peak First Aid. The outdoor first aid courses have been recognised by the major governing bodies for outdoor education for the past twenty years.  Details for the outdoor first aid courses can be seen here.  The First Response Emergency Care Level 3 is a five day regulated qualification plus guided learning hours.  The FREC 3 is an ideal opportunity to gain a regulated qualification combined with guided learning hours orientated to the outdoor environment and specific to the individual. The High Peak Wilderness First Aid 16hr course can be used as part of the guided learning hours and we offer full support for free after the FREC 3 to complete the learning.

This would be an ideal opportunity for a person who hopes to gain expedition work in the uk or overseas, for event first aiders who are likely to work in more remote prehospital settings and for those who provide first aid cover at motocross events.  It would be ideally suited to security consultants working on contracts in remote or hostile environments where help may be delayed.  If you are interested in this great opportunity please contact


First Response Emergency Care Level 4 (QCF) (FREC 4)

FREC 4 in the Peak District 25-29 September.  We have three places left on this regulated qualification.  The course fee is £630 but discounted to £594 if the FREC 3 is also booked.  This highly practical qualification is suitable for expedition leaders, security consultants (SIA approved qualification) and community responders to name a few.

We are only taking 6 per course and three places have been booked before the date has been added to our website. If you would like to join us, please contact us on 01433 621484 or for more details.