ELST has become our favoured provider of First Aid, because of the knowledge and skill they bring to the course, their understanding of our needs working outdoors and with machinery. Most of the teaching is outside, and the training scenarios are tailored to our work and much more realistic than a classroom-based providers. Our staff say they feel more confident and able to deal with an incident and that they really enjoy the training. Thanks Andy!

Pete Crawford

Strategy Lead, People & Wildlife, Sussex Wildlife Trust

The Caravan Club has been working with Emergency Life Support Team for a number of years, initially to ensure new staff were suitably certificated before they started work on Club sites. Due to the quality, relevance and value of the training delivered by Andy and his team, ELST are now the major provider for The Caravan Clubs First Aid training needs. Comments from Club colleagues who have attended ELSTs training include.

“Refreshingly different from other courses attended – full marks”

“Well presented with a common sense approach to First Aid”

“Extremely informative, I’ve learned a huge amount, thank you”

“Very impressive course and teaching techniques”

“Gave me confidence in my response to an emergency”

“Best course ever”

“Very professionally presented and well suited to our needs on site”

“Brilliant – relevant – has taken away the mystery of first aid and I am now more likely to try to help”

“A practical course which applied to our job and work place situations”

“Enthusiasm and dedication shown by the trainer”

“Easy to understand, plain language – very good”

“Clear and precise, well put across”

“Extremely beneficial”

“Good knowledge of subject and made you at ease in the practical exercises”

“Very rewarding”

Rebecca Whipp

Training Manager , The Caravan & Motorhome Club

Andy was an absolutely fantastic tutor and the confidence and knowledge I gained was night and day from that of a standard classroom first aid course. Thank you so much Andy!

Lauren Shipton

Outdoor First Aid Course

I recently attended one of Andy’s ‘Wilderness First Responder’ training courses in a woodland area close to Hastings. I was very impressed with his passion and engaging style of teaching. Not only a first aid course but an education through scenario based learning. On the training day we had a wide range of younger to older and inexperienced to advanced first aiders. From the way that the group developed over the two days of the course, including an over-night camp, Andy’s people skills and inclusive approach made it a great, all-round rewarding week end.

Francis Mark Miller

Emergency Management Assistant

I have the Scottish Mountain Bike Leaders Association, Trail Cycle Leader qualification and to quantify it I am required to have a recognised First Aid qualification. So on 28th – 29th May 2011 I attended the Wilderness First Responder course held atBedgebury Forest,Kent for the first time.
I am currently serving in H M Armed Forces and therefore have to undertake quite a rigorous First Aid training assessment each year. However this is not a civilian recognised qualification as it is aimed towards operational life saving techniques.
The Wilderness First Responder course has given me greater self confidence in my ability to assess, react, control and maintain first aid on a casualty(s) in any given situation; not just in the Wilderness situation.
I will definitely be returning for refresher days and have passed on details to colleagues who also require this qualification.

Thank you Andy and the team; keep up the great work.

Kev Young

SSgt Royal Signals, Army

As a mountain leader I needed to renew my first aid qualification. I found the 2 day Outdoor first Aid course both fun and challenging. Andy’s practical knowledge and advice made this course shine out from others I have attended. Don’t expect overhead projectors and PowerPoint presentations this course is truly ‘Outdoors’. I found the website easy to use and it gave me a good variety of dates to choose from. Andy ensured that the casualty scenarios were realistic and more importantly relevant to my work.This course will be at the top of my list when it’s time to refresh my knowledge.

Nigel Chater

16 hour Outdoor First Aid course, HF Holidays

After years of renewing my first aid certificate in stuffy classrooms with sheaves of notes never looked at again, this course was a breath of fresh air – literally…..With Andy and his amazing team we got one valuable list of first aid kit contents, one simple (SAMPLE) acrostic to remind us what info to get from the ‘patient’ and a host of practical advice. Treating casualties in the woods for injuries and incidents that you really might potentially meet was stimulating and scary in equal measure.This course was practical, relevant and fun. I feel so much more confident that I CAN do this.Thank you, guys!

Lynda Woods

16 hour Outdoor First Aid course, Sussex Wildlife Trust

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