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Pete Stark, Area Trainer, Turning Point LD. Wilts & Hants.

I am a professional trainer. I train teams of people who deliver care and support to vulnerable individuals with severe and/or profound learning disabilities, mental health conditions and autism in various subjects one of which is First Aid.

I recently needed to renew my First Aid at Work qualification and so attended the three day course delivered by Sarah Pestridge, New Forest First Aid Training.

I have attended this course before with a nationally recognised provider but found that the quality and content of Sarah’s training is far higher than any I have previously experienced.

Sarah’s training style and delivery are of an excellent standard and I would have no hesitation in offering the highest recommendation to anyone requiring First Aid Training.

Tammy Lee, Team Lead, Institute of Commercial Management, Ringwood.

I would like to thank Sarah for the fantastic delivery of a very professional and thorough First Aid course. I have been a first aider for a number of years with different employers, and taken a few courses over time, this was without a doubt the best one. The approach was relaxed but extremely informative, and I finished the course having gained both in confidence and knowledge. I am looking forward to the refresher course with great anticipation.

Andrew Kratzke-Lowther, Manager, Healthcare Computing

The course was by far the best I have been on, I feel empowered! I learned more in 1 day with you than I did when I attended a 3 day course! All the staff here at HCC share the same view, so no doubt we will book your services again and will be recommending you. 


Sam Sutton, Poulner Infants School.

"Sarah visited our school last year and did our staff First Aid Training Day. The whole day was a pleasure to be a part of and I found it informative and easy to understand. This was down to how Sarah delivered the training; the practical side was very hands on and the equipment provided was excellent. The training was tailored to the young children we care for at our school. I would thoroughly recommend this training and would like to thank you Sarah for such a great day."

Old Barn Framing Gallery, Sherborne.

"I feel so much more confident to use my First Aid skills in many more situations having done the First Aid at Work course.  Sarah is a brilliant and patient teacher".

Red Shoot Campsite, Linwood, New Forest.

"We have used New Forest First Aid Training for our staff for a few years now and have been more than satisfied with the courses. Sarah knows her subject inside out and is able to provide bespoke and certified courses which are interesting and relevant to our industry. The real life scenarios and hands on practice build confidence and skill and all participants finished the course feeling well prepared to deal with any First Aid situations that may occur. I would highly recommend New Forest First Aid Training to any companies or organisations requiring First Aid Training". 

Holly Tycocki, Ringwood School Academy.

"I came away from this great course full of knowledge. Far from being bored I found it really enjoyable".  

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh students, Christchurch Open Duke Of Edinburgh Centre.

This was a fun course and gave us lots of skills to do our Expeditions. We particularly enjoyed the practical sessions and the group scenarios.


Nicola Watson, Life Choices Co-ordinator, Ringwood School Academy

“The First Aid sessions delivered as part of the Year 9 Life Choices curriculum were very well planned, organised and delivered. Students enjoyed the practical, hands-on nature of the sessions, as well as the opportunity to get actively involved in learning a subject that they could see had real relevance.”

Mel Agland, Alderbury & West Grimstead Primary School

"The training on medication was extremely useful and very well delivered. Sarah was very knowledgeable and was able to give a lot of invaluable advice about procedures; and administering and storing medication in school". 

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Gerrie Jones, Ranger, Hampshire County Council Countrywide Services

I just wanted to say thank you again for an excellent course last week. Both Richard and I found it really useful and very reassuring – while we of course hope that we will never have to use any of it (!) we feel far more prepared for any situations that may arise.

You covered everything that I had hoped that you would and having the booklet to take away means that we can review it at our leisure which is really helpful.
Really enjoyed the whole course, very clear, great demonstrations, good equipment for hands-on work and paced just right."

Jayne Evry, Poulner Junior School, Ringwood

Thank you for the first aid course that you held for the staff at Poulner Junior School.

The course covered everything we needed and was perfectly tailored for our school environment.  Thank you for taking the time to personalise the course and answer all our questions.

I would not hesitate to recommend your course to other schools and establishments.