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Full range of First Aid Courses available

Certified & Bespoke First Aid Courses in Hampshire, Dorset & Wiltshire.


Exceptional training to meet all your First Aid Training requirements.


Phone: 07847 033343


25th May 2020. 

Currently we are only able to offer First Aid training to key workers. All other face to face courses are still suspended. The HSE have advised us that training can resume once the Government declares the Covid-19 Alert level to be at Level 3. This should be early June, but we will keep you updated here. Please email or phone  with any enquiries re future bookings. Existing clients will have received communication from us recently. We are providing Mental Health First Aid & tailor made First Aid courses online via webinars and distance learning, fully supported by an Instructor.

See below for information related to First Aid and Covid-19.


This infographic is the latest advice from the UK Resuscitation Council on how to modify CPR during the Covid-19 outbreak for an unresponsive non-breathing casualty in the workplace, in a school or home (March 2020). Remember to put on gloves, goggles and apron in the workplace if you have them.  Always protect yourself first! 

Link to video on Resus Council website:


*Click here for a Quick Guide to putting on and taking off PPE*


The HSE have released guidance for employers regarding reduced levels of First Aid Cover and training during this period. Click " MORE" & "COVID-19" from the menu bar  for the full statement. 

HSE statement on extension of First Aid Qualifications:

The HSE and DfE have released a statement that extends the validity of some First Aid qualifications by 3 months. Click "MORE" & "COVID-19" for full statement or contact me for further information.

Covid-19 Information

Covid-19 Information

First Aid Training for Schools

In addition to the full range of workplace First Aid Courses, I am pleased to provide the following courses for nurseries, schools and colleges:

  • 1-day Emergency First Aid for Schools Course 
  • 1 and 2-day Paediatric First Aid Courses
  • 3-day First Aid at Work for school staff
  • 2-day Activity First Aid for PE staff
  • Awareness Training on medical conditions eg asthma, anaphylaxis, seizures and epilepsy 
  • Awareness Training on Safe Management & Administration of Medicines
  • Mini Medics First Aid Course for school pupils (1 hr and 3 hr courses)
  • First Aid Courses for students eg Duke of Edinburgh & Health and Social Care Courses.

All courses comply with HSE and Dept for Education guidance. 

Regulated / Certified Courses certificated by First Aid Awards, an Ofqual regulated organisation. 


What can New Forest First Aid offer?

What can New Forest First Aid offer?

What can New Forest First Aid offer?

My name is Sarah Pestridge. As well as holding First Aid Instructor qualifications I am an experienced Adult & Paediatric Nurse with passion and energy for providing a high quality and cost effective learning experience.  

My decision to set up as a freelance First Aid Instructor was reached in 2015 whilst working as an in-house School Nurse in a large comprehensive school. As a result of having successfully implemented the "Supporting Pupils..." Department for Education Guidance and taught First Aid topics to large numbers of our staff the idea of starting my own First Aid & Anaphylaxis Training business was born. 


Nurse led First Aid Training

What can New Forest First Aid offer?

What can New Forest First Aid offer?

My name is Jo Pope. I am a Registered Nurse and hold First Aid Instructor qualifications.  With a wealth of Nursing experience and an interest in workplace First Aid I aim to provide a safe, fun and engaging training experience. 

As Nuco Ltd supported instructors we  deliver  First Aid Training courses that are certified by First Aid Awards Ltd and approved by Ofqual; as well as meeting Health & Safety Executive,  Ofsted and Department for Education requirements.


Training that stands out

What can New Forest First Aid offer?

Training that stands out

Whatever your group size or previous First Aid experience highly rated training sessions will be delivered in an engaging, safe & stimulating atmosphere for individuals of all ages for groups of all sizes.

Whether it's a regulated First Aid Course, Oxygen Therapy Courses, Forestry First Aid Courses, First Aid for Schools Courses, Mini Medics, or even a bespoke First Aid Course,  Jo and Sarah will be delighted to help and advise on all your First Aid Training requirements. 

Forestry First Aid Courses (+F) are also provided for arborists and forestry workers to meet the Forestry Commission Policy requirements.


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