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DateTestimonial
12/12/2018Great couple of days on a relaxed course with Pete. Refreshing to have a sense of realistic thinking behind FA.

Testimonial from Adrian Warner
05/12/2018A brilliant course, thank you! A pragmatic approach, with plenty of relevant experience to draw from.

Testimonial from Tania Crockett
04/12/2018This is the best First Aid provider our company has used, it took it back to basics, delivering it in clear concise manner, and gave you the confidence to help save someones life

Testimonial from Elliot Johnson, Business Director , Tom Elliot Electrical Solution's Ltd
http://www.tomelliotelectrical.co.uk
04/12/2018Another fun, engaging and practical couple of days. Pete's relaxed and professional delivery style and plenty of opportunities to get hands on has once again given me renewed confidence in my first aid knowledge and skills.

Testimonial from Kathryn Evans, Outdoor development trainer, JK Training Ltd
29/11/2018Another great course delivered by Pete.

Testimonial from Georgina Weston
27/11/2018A refreshingly practical approach to outdoor first aid.

Testimonial from Merlin Hibbs
27/11/2018This was a great course with a real focus on outdoor first aid scenarios, and lots of practical active learning. Pete and Deb are both brilliant trainers.

Testimonial from Jamie Cook
21/11/2018Pete delivers relevant and focused training. It is memorable, fun and hands on. You can give things a try, reflect on what went well and what didn't and then do better next time. Highly recommended.

Testimonial from Paul Sweeting, Chaplain, Sedbergh School
20/11/2018A great course in which Pete takes a really pragmatic approach to every first aid scenario. I now feel I would handle a first aid incident with far more confidence and effectiveness than 2 days previously.
The cake is also excellent!

Testimonial from Jude Lane, University of Leeds
20/11/2018A brilliant course in very way and great value for the course fee. Pete has a refreshingly simple approach to the delivery of First Aid courses which is exactly what I need.

Testimonial from John Roelich, Retired Teacher
19/11/2018Great course as usual!

Testimonial from Neil Mathews
15/11/2018Excellent delivery and flow of information. Plenty of chance to ask questions to clarify understanding.

Testimonial from Alyson Knowles, Assistant Operations Manager Challenge Events, Brathay Trust
08/11/2018It was refreshing to come away from a first aid course and to feel that I had to remember less detail ....its helpful as this approach left me with a clearer idea of what is essential. Many Thanks

Testimonial from Martin Summerfield
http://anchorpoint.org.uk
06/11/2018This is a first-class course delivered by a man with a huge experience.

Testimonial from Mark Lambert, retired general sugeon and climbing instructor.
06/11/2018As always (I've been three times before), this was a firat-class, entirely practical course, delivered by a first-class instructor.

Testimonial from Mark Lambert, retired general sugeon and climbing instructor.
02/11/2018I really enjoy Pete's engaging character and insights into the latest thinking on first aid; rather than looking on renewing my first aid certificate as a chore, I genuinely look forward to his courses. Thanks Pete.

Testimonial from Pete Kelly, Adventure Swim Director, Swim the Lakes
http://www.swimthelakes.co.uk
31/10/2018Very enjoyable and stimulating.

Testimonial from Gail Stride
25/10/2018A course where what is really useful in first aid is put forward, and the complications that have been added are stripped away. The discussions on which are which are really helpful and make me feel a lot better about performing first aid.

Testimonial from James Ruddock
17/10/2018I have done many 1st.Aid courses over the years but for me this one stands out. The bottom line for me is 'Will I function well in the real world if I had to--will I remember how best to respond to an incident?'. I feel far more confident in this since this course.

Testimonial from Ian Brown, Senior Instructor , Sunsoar Paragliding Ltd.
http://www.sunsoar-paragliding.com
17/10/2018Great course, great content, great trainer

Testimonial from Neil Cruikshank
16/10/2018Great course - would go back for sure!

Testimonial from Lucy Ryvar
15/10/2018Excellent course and very knowledgeable instructor. Clearly presented information, and willing to tailor the course to the needs and wants of the attendees.

Testimonial from Thomas Post
15/10/2018This is the second Active Aid Outdoor First Aid course I have done with Pete from First Aid Cumbria. When I needed to do another course for work this was the first place I looked. Pete is brilliant and puts the informative forward in a easy to understand and practical format, which makes the course very enjoyable. If your into the outdoors and need a First Aid course for either keeping your qualifications up to date or if you just want a good knowledge of First Aid for your personal endeavours into the outdoors then I can't recommend First Aid Cumbria highly enough.
Thanks again for an excellent course and I'll no doubt see you in another 3 years!

Testimonial from Edward Marshall, Residential Care Worker, New Reflexions
12/10/2018A good overall course delivered in an informal manner with the key element being 'keep it simple'.

Testimonial from Heather Thomas-Smith, Owner, Heathery Heights
http://www.heatheryheights.co.uk
11/10/2018A well delivered course that covered the essentials

Testimonial from Gillian Radcliffe
10/10/2018A very enjoyable course. Peter ensured he made the course relevant to the specific needs of the participants.

Testimonial from Clair Haynes
10/10/2018really felt better prepared to use first aid than ever before. Thank you

Testimonial from Heather Pennick
09/10/2018I had very little First Aid knowledge before attending this course and would not have had a clue what to do in medical emergency. I now feel I've learnt enough to provide practical help in many situations, even if that is only to establish if emergency services are needed and contact them asap if that's the case. Pete has a great teaching style, with the ability to fully engage with the audience and present the material in an interesting and often amusing way. I enjoyed the 2 days very much and would recommend the course to anyone.

Testimonial from Cathy Gunner
08/10/2018Pete's teaching style is excellent

Testimonial from Darren Vincent
07/10/2018Best fist aid course I have attended

Testimonial from Keith Wilkinson
03/10/2018Pete at First Aid Cumbria provided a thorough, pragmatic and enjoyable training course. The breadth and depth of his knowledge is invaluable and his approach allowed us as participants to contribute to each other's learning as well. I left with greatly renewed confidence in my knowledge and skills.

Testimonial from Stuart Halford
28/09/2018Brilliant course. Fun and enjoyable

Testimonial from Faye Soakell
27/09/2018a great course and I would recommend this to anyone.

Testimonial from Richard Dutton
27/09/2018This will have been my 7th renewal of a First Aid qualification over the past 21 years working in the Outdoor Activity Industry. I'm sure things will have changed over the years, but this has been the best delivered course that I have had the pleasure to attend. Pete's friendly and knowledgeable style cuts to the reality of first aid in the field and his pragmatic approach leaves you in no doubt as to what to do.
He uses a great mix of PowerPoint, video clips, personal anecdotes, practical demonstrations and applications, that keeps participants engaged. Even old hands have learnt something new.
Was it really two days long?!? It flew by!!

Testimonial from Duncan Kendrick, Freelance Outdoor Practitioner
27/09/2018This first aid course was the most interesting and varied course I have been on. It covered a vast range of material in a very simple and easy to follow. I feel much more confident to help people now as the advice given was presented in a no nonsense way with explanations for the reasons why.

Testimonial from Barbara Bradley
27/09/2018Having done these courses for over 20 years this is one of the best I have attended. Pete's knowledge and understanding of the subject was faultless and most importantly hes' an approachable guy with a real passion for the subject.

Testimonial from Dan McKinlay
26/09/2018Going to this first aid course has given me more skills and confidence to help in the future with people who need first aid, it's made me aware of other issues as well that I might not have known about before. I'm almost always outdoors around people being outdoors so it's useful knowledge. Pete's style of training really suited me and I'm sure it can suit a lot more people.

Testimonial from James Kirby, Outdoor Photographer
http://www.jameskirby.me.uk/
19/09/2018i like more outdoor practice as it suits my learning style. Perhaps more multiple casualty and "helpful" by stander senarios.

Testimonial from Bob Eastwood, Ski coach instructor
http://www.skiwengen.ch
18/09/2018interesting, engaging, practical and fun. Pete has clearly spent time tweaking this 2 day programme into something that is really useful and informative. He has a relaxed and professional delivery style and he provides plenty of stories and examples to bring first aid situations to life. I really enjoyed the 2 days.

Testimonial from Jo Appleby , Head Of Partnerships, Impact
04/09/2018catering was great. presentation was good for getting the important bits across and making them easy to remember

Testimonial from Jenny Haygarth, Arrampica
http://www.arrampica.com
17/08/2018Active Aid courses are always the best, most pragmatic and easy to remember first aid courses, and I've been on a First Aid course every three years for the last 30.

Testimonial from Carolyn Bailey
16/08/2018I learned so much. I had been avoiding going on a first aid course but Pete made everything very straightforward and easy to understand and apply. The emphasis on doing first aid in the outdoors was incredibly helpful. I recommend this course without reservation.

Testimonial from Sarah Elton, Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology , Durham University / Yad Moss ski slope
http://www.yadmoss.co.uk
16/08/2018Recommended course for anyone who wants to learn more than CPR

Testimonial from Leonard Farnsworth, Owner, Bowland Adventure
15/08/2018Pete delivered a relaxed and informative outdoor first aid course with some unique insights based on his own experiences. There were also some useful items given to participants to keep such as tick removal tools and pocket masks. The venue was also excellent.

Testimonial from Nicholas Holt, Mountain bike leader, Sublime Rides
http://www.sublimerides.co.uk
22/07/2018If you are serious about making a difference and not just doing a first aid course so you can tick a box on a form then this is the course for you. If you want to actually stand some chance of saving a life then this is the course for you. If you have any intention of working with me or going on an adventure with me then you need this course. I can look after you, can you do the same for me?

Testimonial from Pat McGucken, Mountain Bike Guide, Grizedale Mountainbikes
20/07/2018Thank you so much

Testimonial from Georgina Collins, Area Officer
http://www.hellofuture.ac.uk
19/07/2018Peter did a great job keeping the pace and flow of the work interesting over the 2 days. Thank you.

Testimonial from Andrew Warren, Teacher, The Queen Katherine School
18/07/2018I had a really enjoyable 2 days. I got to practice my skills, got updated on new first aid practices, spent time inside and outside the classroom and got to talk through, and ask questions about, any aspect of first aid. Couldn't be happier with a first aid course really.

Testimonial from James Saxon
18/07/2018Thank you for a really accessible and down to earth approach to first aid training. Pete's knowledge and practical expertise in the field really helped us to learn how to use and apply the techniques taught. The course also clarified the role of the first aider and I feel more confident to provide first aid in a serious incident until the professional medics arrive. Thank you!

Testimonial from Linda Valenti, Forest School Leader, Frith Forest School
18/07/2018Peter skilfully covered every aspect of first aid for forest school providers, in a way that was memorable and highly accessible, with a down-to-earth approach that demystified the role! His own experience as a first aider in a range of contexts really enhanced the course. Thank you!

Testimonial from Linda Valenti, Forest School Leader, Frith Forest School
18/07/2018I loved how passionate you were about first aid. I also loved how current everything was. The bit about lymes disease was great. I would have ignored the symptoms if I hadn't attended your course, not because I didn't know them but because I didn't know how common and serious the disease can be. Ironically I ended up receiving antibiotic treatment for a tick bite today, just one day after the course because I followed the advise you gave.

Testimonial from Stephanie Bond, Learning Support Assistant
12/07/2018Pete was brilliant through out the course. Really knowledgeable and clearly has an interest and wealth of experience in first aid. An excellent course. Thank you.

Testimonial from Jamie Magee
03/07/2018An excellent course overall. Thank you Peter. I can highly recommend it.

Testimonial from Jim Crookes, Welbeck DSFC
30/06/2018I love the simplified, common-sense approach. I've done over a dozen First Aid training courses and this is the third time I have renewed my qualification with Pete and Active Aid. I wouldn't go anywhere else now.

Testimonial from Sue Cox
28/06/2018I wouldn't look to use any other provider, Pete is experienced and knowledgeable and keeps things memorable with simple foci and high impact strategies.

Testimonial from Ruth Nelson
27/06/2018Thank you -great venue & bunch of people to learn with

Testimonial from Bel Burn
25/06/2018The course was delivered in a thoroughly professional but informal way.

Testimonial from Rob Fraser, co-director - photographer and land artist., somewhere nowhere
http://www.somewhere-nowhere.com
19/06/2018Refreshing approach to delivery and lots of engagement with learners

Testimonial from Geoff Norman, Headteacher, Wigton Infant School
19/06/2018Effective delivery and good engagement with attendees made for an enjoyable and effective learning experience

Testimonial from Geoff Norman, Headteacher, Wigton Infant School
15/06/2018Pete Cunningham has a wealth and depth of knowledge and translates it into easy to understand essentials. The course is delivered in a friendly environment enabling the group to ask questions, no matter how 'daft' we think they may be. I have been on many first aid courses and most have made 2 days seem like 5, but these 2 days flew by. Most importantly, though, is the lemon drizzle cake is the best I have ever had!

Thank you Pete

Testimonial from Al Westle
14/06/2018Another really excellent course from Pete Cunningham.
After the last one were I learnt so much more than the average first aid course I already knew I would be updating with this course.
It didn't disappoint!
As before, it was based on the latest facts and figures, and it was linked to the real world of the first aiders interface with paramedics and A & E.
However Pete's real ability is to send you away knowing whats important, and whats not, and standing some chance of remembering that for most of the next 3 years!

Testimonial from Louise Haffenden, Occupational Therapist and Outdoor Instructor
10/06/2018Pete is a skilled and interesting teacher. The course is clear and not unnecessarily complex.

Testimonial from Stuart Pickford
08/06/2018n/a

Testimonial from Dylan Jugroop, Teacher, NHGS
http://www.cyclebudda.co.uk
07/06/2018Peter was absolutely fantastic in his teaching style. A great course

Testimonial from Paula Haworth
23/05/2018Pete's style and attitude towards first aid were refreshing and instilled confidence that you can't go wrong if you apply commonsense. He said he was going to keep it simple and pragmatic and he most certainly did! I loved every minute of the course and learned so much in such a short space of time. Thank you.

Testimonial from Sam Carey, General Manager, Impact
http://www.impactinternational.com
12/05/2018Thank you Pete. Another informative, enjoyable and useful first aid revalidation workshop. See you in 2021 for the next one. Many thanks, Iain Gallagher. Lakes Outdoor Experience,

Testimonial from Iain Gallagher, Owner/Operator, Lakes Outdoor Experience
http://www.lakesoutdoorexperience.co.uk
11/05/2018I have been an Outdoor Instructor for over 30 years and therefore I have attended a great number of First Aid courses. I found this course to be the most informative, well structured, flexible, relevent, sensible, understandable, practical course I have ever attended. So much more has sunk in and has stayed with me, so far! We covered all of the important issues and topics with sufficient detail to ensure understanding at the appropriate level. The course was fun, light hearted,up to date and held our attention unlike so many of those I have attended before. I am already looking forward to my refresher with you and not fearing the dreaded First Aid Refresher as I have done soooo many times before.
A great many thanks I learned and have retained so much more.

Testimonial from Simon Burgess
03/05/2018Active Aid's no nonsense approach is excellent. By stripping away most of the frills which accompany many first aid courses Pete Cunningham keeps the focus on the essentials of casualty care. The approach is practical and realistic for those working in the outdoors and Pete is a very skilled trainer.

Testimonial from Peter Cheung
02/05/2018Although there was a lot of items covered during the 2 days, the 'keep it simple approach' and the practical activities helped to ensure that the key information was maintained. The trainer was exceptional creating a great learning environment and encouraging everybody to participate. I now have the confidence to try to help someone in trouble..

Testimonial from Jane Pink
29/04/2018This is the third time I have completed a course with Pete Cunningham at First Aid Cumbria travelling from the North East of England. This is testimonial in itself for the high regard I have for Pete, and the quality of course that he delivers.

Testimonial from Peter Sheen
26/04/2018Pete is ahead of the curve when it comes to the future concerns of first aiders.

Testimonial from Eric Murphy
26/04/2018Excellent course ran by Pete - couldn't recommend highly enough.

Testimonial from Naomi Taylor
25/04/2018I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone working with groups in the outdoor environment. It is presented in simple straightforward language by a very knowledgeable trainer who is obviously passionate about the subject areas. Pete's delivery is supportive of individuals prior knowledge, and encouraging of those who may be taking their first course. His sense of humour and stories also lighten what may seem to be otherwise quite dry subjects. It was a pleasure to attend the course and will be booking again next time. Thanks Pete.

Testimonial from Garry Cook, Coach and Leadership Development Trainer, Experience Coaching
17/04/2018A great course with a focus on the practical application of the learning

Testimonial from Alexander Ladds, Chaplain, Giggleswick School
28/03/2018As ever Pete ran an excellent course. Having done a number of courses with Pete before and having attended other 1st aid courses and medical courses in the past, I can say with certainty Pete is by far the best course instructor I have had the privileged of being tutored by.

His approach is calm, concise, informative, and appropriately humorous.

This particular course was a mix of people from different backgrounds (mainly students and staff at UOC) As such there were students for whom this was their 1st First Aid course, as well as tutors from different fields of expertise who have attended many 1st Aid courses over the years. Pete was able to effortlessly make the course suit all members and make everyone interested and informed.

His approach to 1st Aid is one of straightforwardness and no nonsense. Many other providers delve into somewhat ancient and outdated techniques - Pete deals with 1st Aid as it should be; providing people with the ability to save lives.

From conversations with others within the industry and other members of the course, Pete is held in extremely high regard.

Most Outdoor Professionals see their re-validation of 1st Aid as a bit of a tick boxing exercise, I for one do not, and have found Pete's courses to be something to look forward to.

Roll on 3 years time!




Testimonial from Mark Walker, Outdoor Instructor/ Expedition Leader, New Routes Adventure
http://www.newroutesadventure.com
16/03/2018This was an excellent course, tailored to our needs and presented in an interesting and knowledgeable way, so much better than other first aid courses I have attended


Testimonial from John Murphy
08/03/2018I would would thoroughly recommend this course. Peter uses a variety of teaching styles including talking, films, pictures, real and demo kit, and practical work inside and out. There were lots of discussions and Peter kept the mood light yet handled difficult issues sensitively. We covered a lot of material but it never felt like an overload because it was delivered in a clear and simple to follow manner.

The venue was ideal for the course but not 'fancy'. Catering was excellent with abundant tea, fresh coffee, great cakes and lunch across the road in the lovely pub was great too.

Testimonial from Mick Loftus
08/03/2018Training days, CPD days are essential and are where we get the chance to play and learn plus develop skill and gain new experiences, which makes us and turns us into the people we are today. First Aid Cumbria's two day outdoor first aid course does all the above and helps build the confidence to deal with all sorts of problems that might occur, in and out of our regular working days.

Testimonial from Simon Blundell, multiple outdoor activites instructor, Blackpool Sports Centre
http://www.blackpoolhighropes.co.uk
07/03/2018Peter led a great 2 day course. Really engaging presentation style with good use of humour to keep everyone switched on.
Wide range of content with a pragmatic and realistic approach to first aid. Very useful and valuable two days.

Testimonial from Chris Hillidge
05/03/2018The course is delivered by an active practitioner who is clearly an expert in his field. It is well structured and uses an excellent range of teaching techniques. The breaks are also well timed and the lunch is excellent.

Testimonial from Tony McKenzie, Owner/Manager, iGuide Adventure
http://iguideadventure.com
02/03/2018a fantastic course, very engaging and superbly delivered

Testimonial from Michaela Irving, Director, See Events Ltd
http://www.see-events.co.uk
21/02/2018This course has made me feel much more confident in my ability to deal with first aid emergencies when out and about with students.

Testimonial from Rachel Carr, Teacher
21/02/2018This was my first outdoor first aid course that I have attended . Great course very informative and practical. Would highly recommend.

Testimonial from Josi Szlapko
10/02/2018This was by far the best First Aid course I have ever attended.

Testimonial from Dave Cartwright, Night Porter, Merewood Country House Hotel
10/02/2018It was a tailored course for our Paragliding Club, as Pete does many outdoor sports including Paragliding he was able to tailor the course to the types of incidents and injuries we may encounter when out flying or in the hills and mountains in general. He is very knowledgeable about latest first aid practices. This is the second first aid course I have completed with Pete and each time I have learnt something new and refreshed on the old.

Testimonial from Andy Archer
09/02/2018Well presented

Testimonial from Roger Benson, Hotel Manager, Briery Wood Hotel
08/02/2018The booklet is very readable and I will use it to consolidate my learning.

Testimonial from Christine Gibson
08/02/2018Thankyou

Testimonial from Gina Parker, Little Chatters
http://www.littlechatters.co.uk
08/02/2018I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Pete presents the sessions in a very interactive way that involves the whole group and uses different methods for presenting the subjects to keep the group engaged. He obviously ensures he keeps up to date with current issues and techniques in First Aid. Excellent course and presenter.

Testimonial from Mike Haines
08/02/2018Great to update my first aid knowledge - it's surprising how much has changed in 3 years. The informal atmosphere made learning fun and I enjoyed Peter's sense of humour!

Testimonial from Clara Fleming, Mountain leader and walking guide, self employed
07/02/2018Every time I attend one of Pete's sessions I know I will learn something new as well as refresh existing knowledge. He will put me in challenging situations that allow me to try out and improve my understanding of first aid principles. But most importantly it's all done with humour and respect. Thank Pete

Testimonial from Stuart Britt
07/02/2018A great course, excellent content and an entertaining, engaging teaching style. The pub lunches and homemade cake were also very good! Thank you.

Testimonial from Deborah Fletcher
06/02/2018Thank you so much for another excellent First Aid course. Your delivery and course content is excellent.

Testimonial from Linnhe Harrison, SI (Blackwell Sailing)
02/02/2018Excellent course

Testimonial from Philip Austin, Director, Hartley Hire
http://www.hartleyhire.co.uk/
01/02/2018Another excellent programme from Pete. He makes everyone feel relaxed and presents the information perfectly for good understanding and future application

Testimonial from Paul Bate, Learning & Development Consultant, Brathay Hall Trust
31/01/2018An informative, informal common sense approach to first aid brought to life with real world examples from experienced practitioners. Well organised with excellent lunch arrangements at a nearby pub and homemade cakes with real coffee!

Testimonial from Andrew Binns, Company Director, Millennium Travel Ltd
http://lakedisticttours.co.uk
31/01/2018Very enjoyable course which covered the important things in an easily understood way and nothing unnecessary.

Testimonial from Tom Dawson
31/01/2018This course is the best one I have attended to date and really gets the informatipn and topics across in a back to basics way.

Testimonial from Yves Marc Edward
14/01/2018The Head Injury card was excellent. Having suffered a head injury last year I wish I could have had one of these then

Testimonial from Margaret Ann Drummond, Office Administrator, Equal Adventure
http://www.equaladventure.org
04/01/2018Thank you very much - I feel a lot more confident about handling a first aid situation now.

Testimonial from Sarah Graves, Music Teacher, Windermere School
15/12/2017Cheers

Testimonial from Mel Sugden, outdoor teacher, oneeducation ghyll head
13/12/2017A relaxed course, geared to the individual group. Excellent facilities and food. Pete is really passionate about both first aid and the outdoors and is very knowledgeable. Definitely a worthwhile course to get booked on!

Testimonial from Claire Holmes, Teacher, Windermere School
13/12/2017Enjoyable course. Worth doing every three years to remind myself how much I have forgotten! ????

Testimonial from Richard Gerrish
07/12/2017The 2-day outdoor first aid course was excellent. Pete's totally practical, no-nonsense approach made it ideal for those working in the outdoors. The cake was great too!

Testimonial from Alan Lloyd, Vice Principal, The Blackpool Sixth Form College
07/12/2017A relaxed hands on course with student scenarios to re enforce the thoery

Testimonial from Terry Moore, Artist and mountaineer
07/12/2017Thanks for another good course, see you again in 3 years.

Testimonial from Nigel Hooker
07/12/2017Great Course & Tutor

Testimonial from Nigel Hooker
05/12/2017Really enjoyed this course. It was delivered in a simple to understand and practical manner. Good course notes were provided to compliment the practical 2 day learning.

Testimonial from Liane Shaw
30/11/2017To anyone with any feelings on not being confident enough to complete this course should have no fears. The skills learnt could be life changing.

Testimonial from Ron Eadington
26/11/2017Excellent course delivered by an excellent instructor who was sympathetic to the requirements and needs of the students. The course was interactive, relevant, engaging and most enjoyable. I feel far more confident in dealing with an emergency as a First Aider as a result. Thank you.

Testimonial from Cecilia Flint
13/11/2017Great course, thank you for all the valuable information.

Testimonial from Leah Blewitt, Teacher, Yorkshire Causeway Schools Trust
13/11/2017Fantastic course - really informative and enjoyable with a knowledgeable leader who clearly had a wealth of experience.

Testimonial from Jessica Miller, Teacher of Geography, Yorkshire Causeway Schools Trust
12/11/2017Top man, good course. You will answer any questions you have.

Testimonial from John Samuels
09/11/2017Pete was brilliant.

Testimonial from Connor Gildert
08/11/2017I never cease to be impressed with the way Pete can create a progressive flow, it is a gift. He constantly updates the material, although the fundamental messages are there all the time. Thanks Pete

Testimonial from Philip Ralph, Owner, Extol People Development
08/11/2017Pete is the master of keeping things simple and pragmatic. The focus is on what can and cannot be achieved in an outdoor setting, his experience and knowledge second to none. Brilliant, again.

Testimonial from Philip Ralph, Owner, Extol People Development
08/11/2017Enjoyable and very interesting course. Great instruction.

Testimonial from Alison Noble, Chief Instructor, Happy Hooves Riding Centre
http://www.happyhoovesridingcentre.co.uk
08/11/2017This was an excellent course. I learned a huge amount and felt the multiple learning approaches--spoken, active, video, problem-solving--brought home the information in multiple ways. Also the excellent tea and coffee, home-made cake and cookies, and delicious pub food all gave us the feeling we were valued and being looked after very well.

Testimonial from Jennifer Lauruol, Garden designer and trainer, Carpe Diem Gardens
http://www.carpediemgardens.co.uk
02/11/2017No matter what your background (and mine is from many years in mountain rescue) you'll benefit from Pete's common sense approach to what the lone first aider could and should be doing in the outdoor environment to stabilise a casualty and provide a prompt and appropriate hand over to medical care.

Testimonial from Andrew Dell
http://www.thebigjourneycompany.com
02/11/2017Best first aid course I have ever attended. I am now confident that I will be able to make a positive difference if my first aid skills need to be put into action. I am also passing on some of what I have learned to other family members.

Testimonial from Helen Ockelford, Barnardos
23/10/2017An excellent course with fresh ideas which challenged traditional first aid methods.

Testimonial from Steve Anthony
06/10/2017A good pragmatic way of delivering first aid, really great course and learnt alot!

Testimonial from Nicholas Kimber, Medical student
02/10/2017A great first aid course

Testimonial from Dave Horn, LDCC
http://N/A
01/10/2017Many thanks for Peter's coaching and guidance, he made the course fun and a valuable tool for the future.

Testimonial from Anna Louise Worthington-Bramhall
01/10/2017Pete delivered a fantastic course in a way that is practical and direct. I appreciate his clarity and ability to keep focused on what matters most.

Testimonial from Chris Bowler
29/09/2017thanks Pete great course, great company, fun and informative , what more can you ask?

Testimonial from Lynn Johnston
29/09/2017Pete Cunningham always delivers a comprehensive and interesting course. Always come away refreshed and with new information.

Testimonial from Rachel Eastwood
28/09/2017Brilliant course, very practical and hands on with lots of exercises and varied learning methodologies. Extremely knowledgable tutor with great energy. I learned a lot of life skills that I'll never forget.

Testimonial from Holly Higham, Marketing Campaigns Manager, Impact
http://www.impactinternational.com
07/09/2017Awesome course for any outdoor professional. Covers all the important elements with realistic, practical First Aid. Thanks very much!

Testimonial from David Sharpe
31/07/2017After attending the 2 day Outdoor First Aid Course with Pete, I feel I've learned a lot. Rather than leaving the course feeling as though there is lots to remember, and then forgetting most of it, the practical approach of the course means there is plenty of time to practice various First Aid responses in a range of scenarios relevant to working with children outdoors in Forest School.

Pete's common sense, practical approach means there are many opportunities to practice the core skills and to really get them cemented in your head. This gives a sense of understanding and confidence that you could use such skills if necessary.

The way the course is delivered means that there are plenty of opportunities to ask questions relevant to your setting, and as a student, you learn as much by listening to the questions and experiences of others as from asking about scenarios from your own setting.

I would recommend this course to anyone looking for a hands on, practical approach to first aid.



Testimonial from Clare Cooper, Forest School Practitioner & Yoga Teacher, Beautiful Beginnings
http://www.beautifulbeginnings.org.uk
19/07/2017A brilliant first aid course, led in a clear and concise way. Pete was a great instructor and made it simple and easy to remember.

Testimonial from Samuel Morrison, Nicepond Creative
http://nicepond.com
12/07/2017It was good to update, definitely worth while, not just a tick box and has made me reconsider what I carry for activities.

Testimonial from David O'Dowd
07/07/2017Useful course delivered in an interesting and dynamic fashion.

Testimonial from David Slinger, Slinger Forestry
06/07/2017I thought the course was brilliant and I learned a lot over the 2 day course. Pete was brilliant, really engaged the class and made the whole experience enjoyable.

Testimonial from Joe Dickson, Business Development Executive
http://www.impactinternational.com
06/07/2017Through a combination of indoor and outdoor group work and discussion, practical demonstrations and a spoken presentation featuring videos and photos, the course provided a thorough and engaging education on First Aid. This was my first First Aid course and has taken me from knowing very little to feeling much more confident to administer First Aid. The take-home resources provided include a detailed book on all aspects covered on the course which will serve as a great revision resource. Overall, I would highly recommend this Outdoor First Aid course.

Testimonial from Isabel Walker
05/07/2017Clear, commonsense, informative and enjoyable.

Testimonial from Sue Brighouse
05/07/2017A great first aid course and I will certainly be back in 3 years time!

Testimonial from Matt Rushton, Assistant Headteacher, Dowdales School
05/07/2017This was by far the best First Aid course I've been on - Pete presented the information in an enjoyable, interesting and hopefully easy to remember way! I found the practical scenarios really helpful. The cakes and pub lunch were great - very inclusive and the vegan food was amazing. Thanks Pete, hopefully see you again in three years!

Testimonial from Sarah Lenehan, Forest School leader
30/06/2017Style was very inclusive and worked with the knowledge in the room for those with different levels of experience.

Testimonial from Mark Magas, Senior Lecturer: Pharmacology, University of Cumbria
23/06/2017An enjoyable course with a practical, realistic and common sense approach to what a first aider can do. Friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and engaging teacher. Thank you.

Testimonial from Stuart Jones, Cycle Adventure
http://www.cycle-adventure.co.uk/
22/06/2017This is very useful, practical training, I would advise all to go on this before heading to the hills.

Testimonial from David Rowe, Assistant Headmaster, lrgs
http://lrgs.org.uk
20/06/2017I very well spent 2 days in Staveley with First Aid Cumbria.
Peters delivery of the course was first class in his knowledge of all things First Aid.
If any body is looking to refresh their First Aid qualification or gain a new one then this is were to book.

Testimonial from Stephen Figg, Outdoor Activities Officer, Blackpool Council
16/06/2017Pete did an amazing job at covering a wide range of topics in great detail. The course is run in an engaging manner not death by power-point like some courses with other providers. Cant recommend enough.

Testimonial from Edward Swindley, Freelance Outdoor Instructor
15/06/2017What I would like to say is I have attended first aid courses in the double figures and I have always clock watched and needed match sticks to keep my eyes open. A second day was more of a punishment.
Yesterday I felt, not only could I have completed a third day, but I am now considering whether I should seek out more information on becoming a first responder.
Why the change? Put simply, the teacher makes all the difference. Pete clearly has experience and talks to colleagues with lots more experience about what really happens in the field. In doing so he doesn't "deliver" content, he walks you through it with useful pragmatic pointers, often from relevant real life scenarios. With humility, gentle humour and a genuine personal passion for getting healthcare right, you feel like you're in good hands.
This is more than a first aid course, this is also a course in critical thinking and adapting to situations using what you have. Is that not what first aid SHOULD be about? After all we can't take that textbook with us and casualties don't always fall on their back in a nice position.
A colleague said to me if you do a first aid course you have to go to this one - I will reiterate that, you should do this course.

Testimonial from Nathan Moorby, Head of Geography, Central Lancaster High School
15/06/2017I have just spent the last two days doing a first aid course with Active Aid, run by Pete Cunningham. On a practical level, it was a very friendly, well run and full 2 days. You get hands on with scenarios to work through as a team or on your own. Very informative short videos that put things into perspective with lots of opputunity to ask questions if unsure about anything. A valuable and vital thing to do if dealing with the public on any level. Great lunch and scrummy cakes at coffee time.
Debbie Henderson

Testimonial from Debbie Henderson, Owner.
http://Www.handsonheavyhorses.co.uk
14/06/2017Overall a great course with a brilliant teacher. Lunch and cake is a nice touch.

Testimonial from Ben Hester
12/06/2017If you have the opportunity I would recommend attending the two day course, covering outdoor first aid to extend over and above the first aid at work qualification. This will allow you the opportunity of discussing and working through a variety of contextualised situations in groups, that a first aider may be confronted with. The course keeps it real and explores the depths as well as the limitations of first aid.

Testimonial from Richard Tanner-Smith, Head of Science, St John Fisher Catholic High School
09/06/2017I have been doing First Aid for 30 years and on Pete's course I always have to think and always learn something new. His personal experience and anecdotes really give worthwhile context to a fascinating 2 days.

Testimonial from Roger Haworth, Vice Principal, The North Halifax Grammar School
31/05/2017Thought the guys were incredibly patient and at the same time very knowledgeable... excellent both

Testimonial from Paul Menzies, Teacher, Yarm School
30/05/2017Presentation was excellent. After attending first aid courses for years it is refreshing to have it cut to the basic fundamental.

Testimonial from Andrew Guest, Head of Rowing , Yarm School
30/05/2017Thank you very much for your time - a useful two days.

Testimonial from Darren Morton, Director of Studies , Yarm School
10/05/2017Pete is very knowledgable, friendly and made first aid fun and interesting!! He made sure he answered all our questions. A great venue, and loved the cakes and the lunch!

Testimonial from Mia Ambrose
09/05/2017It's not until you experience the knowledge gained from this course that you realise just how valuable it is and when you might need to use it to save a life. Pete's delivery style was fantastic, really engaging. I feel that I learnt a lot of key facts & information which if I needed to apply I could do so confidently. This is a course which everyone should do. You never know when you might need it!

Testimonial from Julie Robinson, HR Manager, Impact International
http://www.impactinternational.com
07/05/2017This is thorough course which no only provides up to date technical information but invaluable experience from the course instructor. As a teacher I now feel more confident taking students on extra curricular activities

Testimonial from Simon Mumford, teacher
04/05/2017I love Pete's courses. He is able to deliver a clarity of information which makes remembering and applying what one has learnt so easy.

Testimonial from Andrew Casey, Director, WalkWise UK Ltd
http://www.walkwise.co.uk
03/05/2017This was an expertly delivered course. Pete has a fantastic way of making the essential information easy to understand and remember. Pete responded expertly to questions and specific requests. The course was friendly and extremely professional. I would recommend this training to anyone and this provider is without doubt a first choice for any outdoor professional.

Testimonial from Victoria Wilkinson, ML, Runtirol
http://www.alpinerunning.co.uk
27/04/2017Excellent course. A real privilege to learn from an experienced practitioner with such a passion for the subject.

Testimonial from Andrew Carson, Teacher, Clitheroe Royal Grammar School
19/04/2017Great course with friendly open minded trainer, which provided dactyl what I needed.

Testimonial from Dave Preston
31/03/2017This is by far the best first aid course I have attended in years. Very relaxed and informative and up to date formation. Pete sets out a simplistic schedular with very easy to learn/revised modules and also delivers lunches, cakes, coffee and tea which really makes this a fantastic experience. Thanks you Pete and see you in 3 years.

Testimonial from Si Conroy, Outdoor coach and guide
http://www.adventurelifelinks.com
31/03/2017Great first aid course, very engaging.

Testimonial from Harriet MacMillan
31/03/2017Very useful, simple and effective training and first aid, which can be transferred to any environment

Testimonial from Jen Dickinson, Head of Outdoor Education, Robert Gordon's College
http://www.adventurelifelinks.com
30/03/2017By a country mile, the best First Aid course I've been on. The style of presentation, the balance of hands-on experience with group discussion and listening to Pete's wealth of knowledge, the focus on real situations and not just text book signs and symptoms. Two days well spent, I will be recommending this course to others. Thank you Pete.

Testimonial from Karen Bateson
29/03/2017I would recommend Pete and the course to others and will definitely attend another course in the future.

Testimonial from Claire Davies, Teacher of PE & Geography, Activities Coordinator
29/03/2017I thought the course was fantastic! I really enjoyed it, and I want to learn more. Pete is an excellent trainer.

Testimonial from Andrew Hope
23/03/2017Pete did a really good job at teaching us First Aid and made it really interesting. In all of the first aid courses I've never been offered cake and a pub lunch, which I really enjoyed. Thank you

Testimonial from Sophie Lomax
23/03/2017Well structured practical approach to First Aid. Excellent delivery of information.

Testimonial from Robert Baker, Proprietor , R.B.F Contracting
23/03/2017A great first aid course to attend, delivered in an interesting and professional manner.
It covered everything that was relative to my needs and it challenged my way of thinking on many occasions.
A great combination of practical and theoretical methods. Tutor was humorous, honest, to the point and knowledgeable.

Testimonial from Emma Craghill
22/03/2017N/N

Testimonial from Cormac Nellis, outdoors instructor
19/03/2017I would recommend it to others and think it's something ever adult should do.

Testimonial from Catriona Sutherland
19/03/2017I learnt so much from Petes course, the format in which it is delivered works brilliantly. He is incredibly knowledgeable and can answer any questions. He brings the content to life and instills confidence into those on his course. Thank you!

Testimonial from Bethanne Childs
19/03/2017Would definitely recommend this course to others.

Testimonial from Paul Troughton
15/03/2017Pete was an excellent trainer and gave many real world examples to illustrate various aspects of the course. The use of video clips was also very engaging and helped demonstrate how Pete's training fits in with other initiatives.

Testimonial from Gill Notman
15/03/2017I have never taken any sort of first aid training, so after deciding to take this course for outdoor hobbies(dog training and horse trekking), I am 100% glad I did so.

I told my friends when I finished the course - How did I go 25 years not knowing some of these life saving skills!

I would highly recommend this course to professionals and people who love the outdoors.

A special thanks goes to Peter for sharing some of his stories.

Testimonial from Ruth Liddell
10/03/2017Pete was a brilliant first aid trainer with lots of knowledge of a variety of different first aid situations.

Testimonial from Amy Jones, University of Cumbria
10/03/2017Think first aid is complicated? This course makes it clear, simple, and gives you the confidence to act when it matters most

Testimonial from Chloe Bren
09/03/2017Without doubt, the best 16 hour outdoor first aid course I have been on. The content is relevant, interesting and straight forward. Pete draws on a wealth of experience to explain real world examples to really illuminate what a first aider could encounter, and most importantly how to effectively deal with it. The setting and recourses are ideal, and the lunches, as always are top notch.


Testimonial from Sam Sykes, Director, Sam Sykes Ltd
http://www.samsykesltd.com
09/03/2017This course is great for giving you the confidence to get involved in providing effective First Aid. No prior knowledge is assumed and the skills are taught without over-complicated explanations. As someone living and working in a remote place, I appreciated the amount of hands-on practice in an outdoor setting and the discussion of real first aid scenarios in the outdoors. Excellent facilities and a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Everyone should do it!

Testimonial from Suzanna Brett, Hostel manager, Skiddaw House
http://www.skiddawhouse.co.uk
08/03/2017Enjoyed the course & Dave was a really put you at ease during your learning.

Testimonial from Stephanie Atkinson, School Medical Assistant/ First Aid Instructor., N/A
http://N/A
07/03/2017This is the second time I have attend this course and on each occasion it was excellent. The content was comprehensive and delivered in a clear and concise way. As such, I would recommend this course provider.

Testimonial from Rosalind Buckland, Librarian, Ripley St. Thomas School
06/03/2017thank you

Testimonial from Krista Johnston, Outdoor Pursuits Coordinator, teacher and Instruct, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School
06/03/2017Course and trainer were excellent. The course was by far the best first aid course I had been in. The mix of videos, talk and practical elements helped break up the day. It was good to have a presenter who had practical experience of first aid in outdoor environment.

Testimonial from Alasdair Simpson, Sailing Secretary
http://arnsidesailingclub.co.uk
05/03/2017The course was well constructed and presented. It was good that each student had a manaquin to practice on.
I have recommended your course to other members of Arnside Sailing Club.

Testimonial from Lin Hartley, Retired, N/A
20/02/2017Thanks for a great course

Testimonial from Dan Robinson, Director, Real Adventure
20/02/2017none

Testimonial from Dan Robinson, Director, Real Adventure
09/02/2017A well run course by a knowledgeable assessor in this field. Well structured and delivered covering key aspects of first aid with great resources.

Testimonial from Glyn Price, Lecturer
08/02/2017Well presented, organised and interesting. Would recommend this practical 16 hour course without reservation.

Testimonial from Fred Doodey
02/02/2017Having two trainers presenting is really good and aids concentration, making the course more interesting and enjoyable. The up-to-date equipment gives the course a very professional feel.

Testimonial from Ian Oldham
02/02/2017Every time I do these courses, there are new things to learn about first aid and the course content changes slightly to keep up to date. Having the chance to try working with the AED's was very useful.

Testimonial from Ian Oldham
31/01/2017Pub lunch is a big plus

Testimonial from Oliver (Tom) Swannick, Director , Production access
30/01/2017Great course, Great food and a great trainer! Thanks Pete!

Testimonial from Kaleigh Chalklin-Smith, Senior Activity Instructor, The Guide Association
26/01/2017Pete is a great trainer and certainly encourages you to be proactive through increasing your confidence and knowledge in a practical way. I love the fact that he approaches it from a perspective of reality and common sense as to what is possible and what is realistic for most people. Probably the best First Aid course I have ever attended - thoroughly enjoyable and always up to date with actual experience.

Testimonial from Malcolm Wade, Owner, Lakeland Mountain Experience Ltd
http://www.lakelandmountainexperience.com
26/01/2017As an experienced and active Cave and Mountain Rescuer, who still has to keep doing the HSE approved FAW qualification for work, it had become something of a chore after my 8th time through! Peter brought the course to life (excuse the pun!) through a really practical common sense approach. Despite nearly twenty years of dealing with some pretty full on incidents, I learned lots!

Testimonial from Matthew Burke, Head of School, Kendal College
20/01/2017The course was easy to understand, simple to learn and covered everything I hoped for and more.

Testimonial from Kirsty McCandlish
19/01/2017Useful course delivered well. Good mix of practical and theory based on up to date information and real life events from Pete and others on course. Essential to have thought things through and practiced in the event of needing to use skills.

Testimonial from John Douglas, Senior Instructor, University of Birmingham
19/01/2017A great course, which is informative and enjoyable. Very hands on which gives the you confidence to be able to put into practice and hopefully make a difference one day. Will definitely be recommending this course to others.

Testimonial from Lisa Rhodes, Nordic Walk Leader
http://nicsnordicwalks.co.uk/
19/01/2017Really good course - stuck to the essentials, delivered in a simple manner. Great venue and food too !

Testimonial from Lorna Buckley
19/01/2017I have lost count of the number of courses I've done with Pete. Each one has always been amended to provide us with the latest views and up to date practices, rather than regurgitating the same old information. Pete clearly has a passion for his subject and can't recommend him highly enough to anyone considering undertaking a first aid course.

Testimonial from Sarah Colyer, Teacher and Outdoor Instructor
19/01/2017My third course with Pete didn't disappoint. Informative and memorable content delivered by an experienced and knowledgeable trainer.
Very happy

Testimonial from Scott Nixon, Freelance instructor
19/01/2017A great couple of days to refresh my 1st aid knowledge

Testimonial from Martin Kenyon, Director of Training, Classic Adventures
http://www.classicadventures.co.uk
19/01/2017Pete was a really friendly trainer that shared real life experiences and put things in to perspective. I really enjoyed the course thank you.

Testimonial from Karl David Mallinson
17/01/2017Enjoyed the blended learning

Testimonial from Dawn Scott
17/01/2017Very good

Testimonial from Dawn Scott
17/12/2016Thank you for another great course Pete.

Testimonial from Tony Liddy, Head of Outdoor Education , How Stean Gorge LLP
09/12/2016A thoroughly professional and expertly taught provision of practical, life saving first aid skills.

Testimonial from Norman Beech, Centre Manager, The Raymond Priestley Centre
05/12/2016Challenges some of the "norms" and replaces them with more useful and pragmatic solutions for dealing with real life situations outdoors.

Testimonial from Pat Murray
Link to student's website
05/12/2016A really practical, stripped back course. Lots of practical scenarios and chance to discuss experiences in a non confrontational, easy going way. Pete portrayed first aid as very much an "on the spot" problem solving task, using what skills you have to hand. Thoroughly recommend it!

Testimonial from Matt Beresford, Deputy Head
24/11/2016nope, all good thanks

Testimonial from Katy Charlesworth
22/11/2016A well organised course adapting well to each participant's
needs.

Testimonial from Keith Taylor
16/11/2016This year's group seemed be similar in experience , ability and outlook which quickly gelled the group

Testimonial from Nigel Sargent
16/11/2016Very professional, well structured and looked after really well! Lots of coffee and food! Great to use AED's too.

Testimonial from Hamish Lucas
09/11/2016Very informative course - well delivered by Pete who is very knowledgeable & inspiring Relaxed atmosphere - good venue - good food!

Testimonial from Clare Houlihan
06/11/2016Thank you Pete for a very informative & interesting course, I have five many courses previously but yours has given me a new confidence for first aid!

Testimonial from Charlotte Young, Principal, Razzamataz West Cumbria
http://www.westcumbria.razzamataz.co.uk
30/10/2016For the first time, I left a first aid course motivated to learn more about first aid. Pete was great!!

Testimonial from Robert Bond
30/10/2016Active aid made the log in and registration process very easy for the paediatric online course. Pete took time to talk through additional information and provided relevant reading materials. Superb!

Testimonial from Robert Bond
29/10/2016I'm an office manager and a mountain/alpine leader- the course is very practical/hands on and thoroughly suited my needs - very enjoyable and inter active- when the time comes to renew I will definitely book again.

Testimonial from Chris Rhodes, Office Manager, Handelsbanken
25/10/2016This is the second first aid course run by Pete that I have attended. His professionalism and knowledge stands out clearly and helps in the running of a great course in a relaxed environment.

Testimonial from Nick Cannon Jones, Mountaineering Instructor, More Than Mountains
http://www.morethanmountains.co.uk
06/10/2016Excellent course! Really made you concentrate on the basics and gave you the confidence to do so.

Testimonial from Nick Crosby, Cedar House School
14/09/2016Peter is passionate about first aid. He also takes great care to stress the importance of the emotional support which first aiders can give. Great cakes too

Testimonial from Andy Weller, Outdoor Counsellor, Andy Weller Outdoor Counselling
http://www.andyweller.co.uk
09/09/2016A excellent course and will attend more in the future. I will also pass on my remarks to other interested parties.

Testimonial from Andrew Corney
07/09/2016The candidates were from varied backgrounds and the trainer encouraged sharing of prior knowledge and experiences. This lead to an excellent inclusive learning environment.

Testimonial from Paula Robinson
02/09/2016Peter is an excellent teacher - very knowledgeable, but keeps the mood light and keeps everybody engaged.

Testimonial from Bob Cowley
26/07/2016This is a programme that is very much based on practical application of first-aid skills in situations one is likely to encounter, rather than theoretical knowledge delivered without any context. As such it offers participants a level of competence and confidence that is both realistic and readily available.

Testimonial from Geoffrey Cox
04/07/2016The Course and Instructor were welcoming, Pete Cunningham was extremely knowledgeable and all was completed in a Friendly but professional way.

Testimonial from Allan Prickett, Director, Ambleside Tree Services Ltd
http://www.amblesidetreeservices.co.uk
27/06/2016The course was varied and very well delivered. The instructor made it lively and practical, which will help to remember the skills we've learned/refreshed.

Testimonial from Anne-Kathrin Harms, HLTA/Deputy SENCo, St. John Fisher Catholic High School
17/06/2016Thank you, Pete, for another enjoyable Outdoor First Aid course. I like your lively style of delivery, which is informative and up-to-date with facts, figures and anecdotes which help the learning sink in. The free lunch, biscuits, fresh coffee, tea and 'freebies' are nice touches and I really enjoyed networking with the other participants.
Kathy

Testimonial from Kathryn Stott
26/05/2016Enjoyed the course, flowed very quickly.

Pete, very knowledgeable, approachable and presented the material in a very positive and interesting way.

Testimonial from John Wright
19/05/2016Thanks Pete for a well organised and informative course.

Testimonial from Richard Ensoll
14/05/2016I believe the First Aid course was highly useful, and would recommend to others if they wanted to gain their qualification. We covered everything that I had hoped we would in renewing my first aid as well as extra information that I had not previously learnt and updated knowledge of particular areas. Will definitely be using this company in three years time when I look to again renew my course. Many Thanks for passing on your knowledge,I now feel more comfortable to deal with a casualty.

Testimonial from Chantelle Hunt
13/05/2016The course was really good fun but more importantly very informative. It has now given me the confidence to react if I need to

Testimonial from Luke Harrison
11/05/2016Peter was an excellent first aid trainer. He was approachable, humorous and gave relevant sensible advice. I would highly recommend First Aid Cumbria to anyone who needs first aid certification.

Testimonial from Christopher Williams, Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, LJMU
http://N/A
11/05/2016Excellent course I will definitely recommend First Aid Cumbria .Thank you Peter

Testimonial from Simon Flanagan
20/04/2016Fantastic course from someone who has mastered his skills and knowledge. Highly recommended!

Testimonial from Chris Frampton, Outdoor and Adventure Therapist, Kendal Therapy
http://www.kendaltherapy.com
07/04/2016Excellent course delivered by Pete who is an excellent trainer.

Testimonial from Tim Stott, University Professor Geography & Outdoor Ed, Liverpool John Moores University
24/03/2016These courses are practical and enjoyable. I came away with a handful of messages and methods drummed into me - so I should be able to act quickly and confidently if I ever need to. Thank you it was a really good experience, as always.

Testimonial from Liz Wilson
24/03/2016An enjoyable course led by a knowledgeable trainer. Informal where it was suitable to be and my fellow students contributed to my learning!

Testimonial from Alastair Yates
23/03/2016I think this is the 4th or 5th course that I have been on with Pete, travelling all the way from Chorley to Stavely because he makes them so enjoyable. Thanks!

Testimonial from Fiona Eastham, Curriculum Leader of Geography
22/03/2016This was a great course very practical and hands on really enjoyed it and would recommend this course to anyone, I must say it was probably one of the best first aid courses I have attended as training was made to be relaxed and fun delivering all the essential aspects of first aid in an interesting way.

Testimonial from Martin Cudworth
21/03/2016Having to do 5 days training over 5 years to retain my CPC, I can say that this is, without doubt, the most useful training that one can do. The other modules (traffic law for instance) can be 'self taught' by reading up on it. First Aid is an invaluable skill, interesting to learn and can't be self taught.
Just book it!

Testimonial from Alastair Westle
10/03/2016Great weekend and a very easy add on too for the Paediatric bolt on...

Testimonial from Toby Hubbard
24/02/2016A really good, simple first aid course, it was clear and to the point demonstrating that as first aiders we are not paramedics and we are there to stop the situation getting worse.

Testimonial from Steven Bradley, Head of Outdoor Learning, Bolton school
24/02/2016As an active individual with a love of climbing/ fell walking / biking, I am often out alone in remote areas and felt that I would benefit from First Aid Training. I wanted to feel that I may be of some use, if I am the first on the scene to a casualty in a remote area. I would also like to undertake my ML Training, and felt the Outdoor First Aid course would be relevant to this training.

This course was the first 16 hour Outdoor First Aid course that I have undertaken..... and I loved every minute of the training. I feel like I learnt more than I expected too, and left the course feeling more confident in the delivery of basic first aid. I even felt inspired to apply to become a community first responder!

Pete is a fantastic trainer. He is a personable but professional man, with plenty of relevant, real-life experience to pass on to attendees. As an trained outdoorsman, I felt he was perfectly placed to advise on the pragmatic delivery of first aid in the outdoor setting and I was interested to hear about his personal experiences as a a first aider and first responder. The course also included numerous practical scenarios and drills, which were a useful way of re-enforcing our learning, enabling is to practice in a more realistic setting than the classroom.
The facilities at Tower Wood were top notch; we were spoilt with great food for lunch and nice cake :)

I would thoroughly recommend - many thanks :)

Testimonial from Helen Fairlamb, Clinical Research Practitioner, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust
19/02/2016EXCELLENT course delivered with expertise and made relevant to emergency first aid, rather than medical expertise.

Testimonial from Paul Williams, Cartmel Priory CE School
11/02/2016If you want to have the skills and confidence to deal with a first aid incident in the outdoors, this First Aid course and trainer is for you.

Testimonial from Joe Eddleston, Owner, Country Adventures
http://www.countryadventures.co.uk
04/02/2016Very good course, Active Aid were recommended when I was looking to requalify and was not happy with the last course provider, I would recommend this course to anybody that works or plays in the outdoors. The skills, knowledge and techniques learnt are useful to everybody.

Testimonial from Chris Hudson
02/02/2016A great course with good combinations of practical and theory. Felt the information and training was all relevant to my needs and had an enjoyable two days. Thanks Pete.

Testimonial from Rebecca Holland, Enhanced Support Assistant, University of Cumbria
29/01/2016A great course that gives you an up-to-date perspective on First Aid in the Outdoors.

Testimonial from Helen Hooper, Freelance instructor, Hardraw Old School Bunkhouse
http://www.hardrawoldschoolbunkhouse.co.uk
28/01/2016Pete Cunningham is 100% professional and thorough in his delivery of his courses, he creates a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere where students are able to engage with and contribute to in a most positive way. This was my 3rd course with him and I have no hesitation of booking again when the time comes and recommending him to others.

Testimonial from Mike Scott, Head of Outdoor Learning, The Grammar School at Leeds
23/01/2016Really great course. I came away feeling confident about my ability to offer immediate care in emergency situations.

Testimonial from Kathryn Evans, Outdoor development trainer, JK Training Ltd
22/01/2016Thank you for yet another great first aid course. I was insistent that I renewed my first aid certificate with you this year, as I enjoyed the course so much last time. I had done several first aid courses over the years, but this is the best one I have done.

Testimonial from Fiona Ledson, PE and Outdoor Education Teacher, HILBRE HIGH SCHOOL
17/01/2016very informative tutor and lots of good aids to help with the practical side.

Testimonial from Amanda Teasdale, play worker, vicarage park after school club
15/01/2016VERY good Course - gave me confidence. Re-assuring to practise on good Demomstration equipment (CPR, Choking, De-fibrillator) to test my skills. Very positive feedback from Instructor Pete on my capabilities. A lot of real-life situations covered in a positive, memorable no fuss fashion. Made me feel I could Have A Go, if needed.

Testimonial from Angela Whitworth
11/01/2016A brilliant course.It was down to earth,informative,fun, challenging and made me really positive about First Aid. Thank you Pete. This was simply the best Outdoor First Aid Course I have been on. (in the last 15 years i have been on 5 Outdoor First Aid Courses)

Testimonial from John Roelich, Retired Teacher
08/01/2016In particular I really appreciate Pete's ability to keep a reality check. Learning the skills is one thing, but understanding that in a real situation it will be very different is reassuring and came away feeling better about my ability to offer help than I have done after any previous courses.

Testimonial from Helen Carter, Programme Director, Aspiring Leaders Programme, Brathay Trust
07/01/2016A thoroughly practical and pragmatic approach to first aid. As ever thought provoking and it challenged commonly held 'myths'. Very good and I would highly recommend both Pete and the Active Aid approach.

Testimonial from Ray Goodwin, Ray Goodwin Coaching
http://RayGoodwin.com
04/01/2016Great course...felt confident in the trainer and have improved my own skills/confidence too

Testimonial from Sarah Massey
04/01/2016Knowledgeable and obviously experienced instructor; course pitched at correct level;

Testimonial from Andrew McConkey, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School
10/12/2015This programme concentrates on the essential basics. it Re-kindles awareness on what really matters, regains confidence to help, and stimulates awareness. Pete's practical approach, depth of knowledge and experience drive a memorable and really useful event. Thanks!

Testimonial from Simon Wagstaff
02/12/2015Very good course, always learn something new on your courses, great Trainer, good venue, great course, i will be recommending again.
Many thanks.

Testimonial from David Atherton, Freelance Outdoor Instructor, David Atherton
27/11/2015The course work as a refresher for me and was delivered in a professional manner.
Many thanks

Testimonial from Ron Gullon, Branch Manager., PFK Estate Agents Cockermouth.
24/11/2015An excellent course which kept to basics and reinforced the essential skills of a first aider

Testimonial from Adele Pennington, Mountaineer, Adele Pennington Mountaineering
http://www.adelepennington.co.uk
24/11/2015I thought the course was really informative and I learnt lots, especially through the practical elements.

Testimonial from Chris Kempster, Trainee Surveyor, Atlantic Geomatics
22/11/2015This 2 day outdoor course was great. the amount of information covering different situations, injuries, and ailments was very extensive. AED practical and anaphylaxis were also covered and certificated. Scenarios were used to create situations for good practice and develop skills.
I would recommend this course to anyone who is serious about obtaining good and sound first aid techniques.
Pete was first class in making this an interesting and relaxed 2 days.

Testimonial from Leonard Farnsworth, Owner, Bowland Adventure
19/11/2015Great course, really enjoy the outdoor elements and the relaxed but informative sessions.

Testimonial from Kerry Shaw
19/11/2015Excellent course!

Testimonial from Karen Longhorn
19/11/2015Good course delivered in practical concise way.

Testimonial from Paul Hunterdale
16/11/2015A fantastic course; highly recommended.

Testimonial from Marina Grout
http://lifelongvagabond.weebly.com
12/11/2015Pete is just great, very personable easy to interact with, with a heap of knowledge and experience.

Testimonial from Samantha Parkin, Credit Controller for Impact Accounts Department, Impact International
12/11/2015As someone who is lucky enough to spend time in a mountain environment, I believe having a knowledge of basic first aid is as important as knowing how to use an avalanche transceiver, crevasse rescue techniques, rope belays etc. This course is an excellent way to gain and reinforce that knowledge.

Testimonial from Gus MORTON
12/11/2015Pete has a wonderful way of embedding what is important in first aid in, and debating and discussing those points that where first aid becomes confusing. I feel I learn so much more form this method than the old fashioned here is the text book, please memorize it.

Testimonial from James Ruddock
20/10/2015Great trainer. Engaging and responded well to all participants.

Testimonial from Jane Senior
15/10/2015This really was the best first aid course I have attended. Pete has an excellent delivery style and kept everyone's attention by switching from theory (powerpoint, film and discussion) to practical sessions throughout the course. Pete (and Active Aid) has a very simple approach to first aid which was very refreshing. I would fully recommend this course and Pete Cunningham to anyone requiring a first aid course.

Testimonial from Nick Liley, Senior Tutor, Bendrigg Trust
http://bendrigg.org.uk
14/10/2015Great course, very useful, simple and practical training advice delivered by experienced tutor. Thanks Pete.

Testimonial from Bob Eastwood, Ski coach instructor
06/10/2015I had a stimulating, enjoyable few days and came away with a sense of learning some potentially incredibly useful skills. Thank you.

Testimonial from SULWEN ROBERTS
05/10/2015Great no nonsense course full of practical scenarios and role play

Testimonial from Alan Platts
02/10/2015Practical, encouraging and easy-going. A perfect learning environment.

Testimonial from Carolyn Bailey
01/10/2015Pete knows his stuff and is great at delivering - he makes things more straight forward rather than more complex - see you in 3 years

Testimonial from Kate Simpson
20/08/2015A good course made more enjoyable because of the simple structure - it could have been much harder to cope with, considering the subject matter.

Testimonial from Ruth Hughes
http://thelearningcurvecumbria.com
18/07/2015Pete was very clear, concise and thorough, I don't think you could fault his teaching or the course. Highly recommended.

Testimonial from William Arney
16/07/2015Pete draws on years of experience as an outdoor professional and has a less is more practical approach.

Matt Ellis
Cumbria Outdoor Education Advisor

Testimonial from Matthew Ellis, Director, Derwent Hill
09/07/2015Pete has the ability and experience to distill the important skills and knowledge that are of practical use in real scenarios. Previous first aid courses have left me with a full head and fearful of remembering the right thing at the right time. This one has left me with a clear idea of what I need to know and do and the confidence to use it if needed.

Testimonial from Sue Cox
01/07/2015This was the best first aid course I have ever done. Everything was excellent. Loved the pragmatic approach. Having done lots of first aid courses i still learnt loads as this time it was the most thought out and relevant content, and also very well researched and up to date. The delivery was of a very high standard and always engaging.
Including lunch in the course was a really nice touch, as was having fruit tea and coffee available, not just the standard tea/coffee options.

Testimonial from Louise Haffenden, Occupational Therapist and Outdoor Instructor
01/07/2015This 1st aid course really helps you become a more effective 1st aider in real situations. It is clear and focused on the aspects of 1st aid that really matters and therefore it does not seem to be over cluttered with information, even though we covered a vast amount of content. An excellent course.

Testimonial from Gavin Hamilton, Teacher
01/07/2015What a fantastic course , it is very informative and I really like Petes style of teaching.

Keep up the good work Pete !!

Testimonial from Matthew Flynn, Radiata Specialist Tree Services
http://www.radiatatrees.co.uk
21/06/2015Excellent two days, Peter bases his course on real experience of first aid which brings an authenticity to the course.

Testimonial from Peter Waite-Shores
18/06/2015Peter was an excellent tutor and this was certainly the most effective and relevant first aid course I have ever attended. I enjoyed it a lot and would recommend it highly to anyone wanting a no nonsense approach to the subject

Testimonial from Pat McGucken, Mountain Bike Guide, Grizedale Mountainbikes
17/06/2015A great course. Well delivered. Will definitely recommend to colleagues and company bosses.

Testimonial from Neill Kendall, N Kendall forestry services.
08/06/2015As always Pete; a fun and interactive course. See you in three years!

Testimonial from Simon McCabe
08/05/2015Wouldn't go anywhere else for a refresher in 3 years! Thank you.

Testimonial from Nicola Merrett, Company Secretary
06/05/2015A great course. Thanks Pete.

Testimonial from Iain Gallagher, Owner/Operator, Lakes Outdoor Experience
http://www.kendalmountaineeringservices.co.uk
23/04/2015This is the second course I have attended run by Peter. The course was well organised, well run with lots of content relevant to my needs. I would happily recommend anyone else to attend.
Jim Akrill ML(S)

Testimonial from Jim Akrill
23/04/2015This course provided by Pete Cunningham offers a refreshing approach to First Aid and how it can be applied on the hills. It is reassuring to understand the limitations of intervention as well as the great benefit of timely action following "ABC". Simplicity and common sense are themes that are interwoven within course delivery. I would commend this course led by Pete Cunningham to anyone.

Testimonial from Peter Sheen
http://www.takeadayout.co.uk
11/04/2015I have attended many first aid courses over the years and it was refreshing to attend a practical, realistic course that focused on the essentials of immediate aid rather than tying bandages

Testimonial from Andrew Binns, Company Director, Millennium Travel Ltd
26/03/2015An excellent course in all respects. Very much enjoyed meeting the other candidates who showed a genuine interest in the course. Lunch and coffee breaks were also excellent. A great venue and I will certainly recommend this course to others.

Testimonial from Fergus Ogilvie, Teacher, Giggleswick School
25/03/2015The course was well run and informative and covered much of what I would imagine would be likely scenarios met in my job role.I certainly feel a lot more confident now as my knowledge base was very out of date prior to attending the course.

Testimonial from Jenny Cowking
25/03/2015The course was well run and informative and covered much of what I would imagine would be likely scenarios met in my job role.I certainly feel a lot more confident now as my knowledge base was very out of date prior to attending the course.

Testimonial from Jenny Cowking
16/03/2015I've been a 'first aider' for more than 30 years. The last three courses have been with Pete and I would thoroughly recommend his style of teaching. It's interesting, well informed, easy to understand, and a nice mix of theory and practice. But most of all it's pragmatic, he only tells you what you really need to know.

Testimonial from Mike Palk, Director, TeamEvents Partnership Ltd
http://www.teamevents.net
13/03/2015A most enjoyable and instructive course. Delivered well.

Testimonial from Alyson Purssell
13/03/2015Pete was an excellent trainer - bringing lots of personal knowledge and experience to the course.

Testimonial from Peter Moss, Membership recruiter
12/03/2015Relaxed, fun and informative course. Pete engages the students with anecdotes and relevant videos. Knowledgeable and approachable I would have no hesitation in recommending him to other first aiders.

Testimonial from Trevor Lund, Owner/Operator, Times Two Tandems
12/03/2015I was very happy with the course in every respect.
By far the most comprehensive teaching I have received around serious conditions such as stroke, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy

Testimonial from Nick Russell
11/03/2015The course was excellent. Much of the presentations were varied and thoughtful: visual information, film clips, anecdotes, discussions. Pete delivered the information very well and the pace was good. By the end we had all relaxed and enjoyed learning, and each other's company; the role plays certainly helped in this regard. The course is straight to the point and practical, not lots of medical things you would struggle to remember. It was just what you need and can practically use and, in that way, entirely fit for purpose. I certainly felt more confident and pleased I had completed the course.

Testimonial from Stu Pickford, Teacher, St. Aidans C of E High School
11/03/2015Each time I attend a course with Pete I feel like I have gained so much up to date 'new thinking' of what can be realistically achieved by a First Aider. Thanks again Pete

Testimonial from Stuart Britt
02/03/2015Simple is good.

Testimonial from Gareth Walker, Freelance outdoor instructor
28/02/2015 a great course . keeping things simple relevant and applicable to my needs and what I do .
Inclusive and catered well for my learning style as a dyslexic person.
makes you think about what you realy need to know should you use the skills for real

Testimonial from Thomas Marvan, founder / director, Dyslexia Adventures uk
http://www.dyslexiaadventures.co.uk
26/02/2015The course was very well ran, and wasn't filled with anything that wasn't useful in any circumstance! Overall I'd highly recommend for anyone.

Testimonial from Christopher Jackson, Freelance Outdoor Instructor.
25/02/2015Pete is a great teacher and has a great wealth of experience to draw on and give examples. It's a friendly hands on course and I came away feeling confident and clear

Testimonial from Janet Crame, Staffing coordinator, Impact International
12/02/2015A very well ran course with a relaxed approach, a refreshing and logical way to look at first aid. I would recommend this to anyone requiring first aid training.

Testimonial from Anthony Kavanagh, Trainer, Lyon Equipment Ltd
07/02/2015The very clear and simplistic approach to learning first aid skills enables me to feel confident that I could respond appropriately in a challenging situation.

Testimonial from Honor Redfern, Senior Teacher, The Loyne Specialist School
29/01/2015Peter was an excellent trainer. I enjoyed and learnt far more I wexpected. Top marks all round!

Testimonial from Peter Ullrich, Ornithologist
28/01/2015I thought it was a very thorough course with lots of opportunities for practising techniques in an open and inclusive way. Highly recommended.

Testimonial from Ben Dyson, Owner/director, Lakes Renewables Ltd
http://www.lakes-renewables.co.uk
21/01/2015Excellent course, covered all of the areas which are necessary for First Aid, with lots of real life stories which help you retain the information easily. I would recommend this course to others.

Testimonial from Sarah Hodgson
14/01/2015Extremely valuable experience learnt a ton of new really useful information. I would now feel confident I could deal with a first aid situation effectively. All presented in a clear, easy to understand fun way!

Testimonial from Joe Flanagan
09/01/2015Best first aid course i've been on to date. Very impressed.

Testimonial from James Harland
09/01/2015Very good course, as ever. Thank you.

Testimonial from Ryan McGlen
15/12/2014Yet another fabulous course. I don't feel the need to try any other company.

Testimonial from Rob Humphries, Outdoor Activities Teacher, Ghyll Head Outdoor Education Centre
14/12/2014Great course, thanks.

Testimonial from Abigail Jacobs, Teaching Assistant
11/12/2014Excellent course and great that it dealt with all the most important stuff rather than focusing too much on minor issues and bandaging etc (such as Red Cross, St Johns)
Paul Walker, Director, Tangent Expeditions Ltd
www.tangent-expeditions.co.uk

Testimonial from Paul Walker, Director, Tangent Expeditions Ltd
http://www.tangent-expeditions.co.uk
09/12/2014Course gave loads of every day examples of the type of situations where you really can make a difference by being first on the scene. Nice relaxed teaching/learning atmosphere which was great. Tutor was excellent.

Testimonial from Allison Hanshaw, Volunteer, Shackles Off
http://www.shacklesoff.org.uk/
02/12/2014I had a great day, where I learned a lot about the fundamentals of saving lives with a few simple to learn techniques that evreybody should know.
Thanks a lot.



Testimonial from Stuart Sutherland
http://www.gardenlifeuk.co.uk
27/11/2014Three volunteers from The Fairfield Association attended this course and we all agreed that it was excellent. We were particularly impressed by the skills of the trainer who got across the basic points clearly and effectively. We felt that our confidence in applying basic first aid has been renewed.

Testimonial from Ian Procter, Volunteer Organiser, The Fairfield Association, Lancaster
http://www.fairfieldassociation.org/
27/11/2014This is the third first aid course I've been on with Pete who in my eyes is a great trainer. He keeps the content simple and practical therefore I leave the course feeling confident to deal with an emergency situation rather than overwhelmed. Lunch in the pub is obviously a bonus too! Many thanks.

Testimonial from Lucy Bound
15/11/2014Another great course expertly delivered by Pete Cunningham. Everything is kept simple and straight forward and is easy to understand.

Testimonial from Richard Wolfenden, Moorland Gamekeeper / Ski Instructor, Davis & Bowring Ltd / Kendal Snowsports Club
13/11/2014Course well paced, up to date, plenty of info offered. Friendly, felt at ease and relaxed, able to ask questions,
Tutor well spoken, interesting and comical at times. Had a great day. Many Thanks.

Testimonial from Isobel Ashburner, Admin Assistant (Human Resources), Impact Housing Association
06/11/2014Having had first aid training every year during my fifteen year career as airline cabin crew, Pete Cunningham's delivery was the most interesting and engaging of all. The content and method were both perfect. Many thanks.

Testimonial from Clive Paul Chatfield Wheeler, Chatfield Therapy
http://www.chatfieldtherapy.uk
06/11/2014Really enjoyed and impressed by this course. Pete gave a good mix of theory and illustrated this from his practical experience.

Testimonial from Sarah L Moore
30/10/2014Excellent course - relevant, professional and fun.

Testimonial from Graham Jones
23/10/2014The course was fun as well as informative, thank you. I feel much more confident to put my First Aid skills into practice if the need arose.

Testimonial from Sue Taylor, Business Support Manager, Young Cumbria
18/10/2014A great course, that is uncomplicated and concentrates on what you need to know if you are in an emergency situation. Peter doesn't just read from a text book, he knows his subject and teaches using real life examples from himself and others. I would be surprised if even the most experienced 1st aiders did not learn some invaluable tips from him.

Testimonial from Emma Gill, Emma Gill Sports Therapy
http://Www.emmagillsportstherapy.co.uk
16/10/2014AN EXCELLENT ACTION PACKED COURSE, WITH TOP TIPS THROUGHOUT FROM HIS OWN EXPERIENCES

Testimonial from Terry Moore, Artist and mountaineer
14/10/2014I did a two day outdoor first aid course with Pete Cunningham in October 2014. Simply put - this was the best, most practical, most interesting, and most relevant course that I have ever attended. Also enjoyable!
I speak from a lifetime of leading white water kayaking expeditions all over the world - so have a fair experience of real life first aid incidents.

Peter Knowles, - Guide Book Author, Publisher, Explorer, International WW Hall of Fame, Life Fellow RGS.
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Testimonial from Peter Knowles, M.D., Rivers Publishing
http://www.riverspublishing.demon.co.uk/index.html
10/10/20143rd time with Pete on this course, would like to continue doing his courses as they are excellent.

Testimonial from Rachel Eastwood
09/10/2014A friendly, hands-on, and really practical 2-day first aid course which has really helped improve my confidence. Thanks Pete!

Testimonial from Philip Lyth, Partner/ Adviser, Yorkshire Farming and Wildlife Partnership
04/10/2014A very good and informative course. Pete was fantastic.

Testimonial from Mike Corrie, EVC, St. Martin & St. Mary Primary
02/10/2014Great course. I must have attended at least 15 first aid courses over 40 years and this was a good blend of discussion, practical, and video input. The advice was well thought through, backed up by experience and pragmatic throughout. I liked the input on the AED, FAST and concussion which was all new to me.

Testimonial from Steve Farthing, Learning & Adventure Manager, The Outward Bound Trust
01/10/2014Thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding two days, Pete is the jedi master.

Testimonial from Philip Ralph, Owner, Extol People Development
http://www.impactinternational.com
04/08/2014Many thanks - I've attended First Aid programmes every three years of my career, and the last three with Pete. I still learn something new every time with all the complications stripped away to ensure we concentrate on the realistic immediacies that we really need to know - all delivered in good humour in an adult-to-adult way.

Testimonial from Nick Gannicliffe, Senior Consultant, Impact International
02/08/2014A highly effective course delivered in a more than proffessional maner by a trainer who has a mountain of experience. The course was relevant and suited my expectations to the letter.

Testimonial from David Kirk
02/08/2014Although beforehand I was concerned about spending two days away from mainstream business activities to attend the course I found it a very good worthwhile couple of days. Peter was a very competent and reassuring teacher. The sessions were well planned, good refreshments, varied practical activities and informative classroom teaching and discussions.

Testimonial from Mark Sandamas, Director, Pennine Events
http://www.pennineevents.co.uk
02/08/2014I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the course and would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone else. And will be back in 3 years time.

Testimonial from Andrew Jones, Hardraw Old School Bunkhouse
http://www.hardrawoldschoolbunkhouse.co.uk
01/08/2014Very enjoyable course, Pete created a friendly atmosphere and employed various teaching styles to make it interesting, relevant and memorable. I would highly recommend it.

Testimonial from Catherine Sinclair
30/07/2014Excellent practical advice, concentrating on what's really important and dispelling 'myths' and removing unnecessary aid that in reality would be done in hospital.

Testimonial from Andrew Brockbank, Senior Trainer, Outward Bound Trust
10/07/2014A really relevant and well delivered practical introduction to first aid

Testimonial from Colin Gardner
10/07/2014Thanks for a great 2 day course. As it was all very clear, uncluttered and relevant I still remeber everything from it 1 year on!

Testimonial from Adrian Nelhams
10/07/2014Great course, informative and thought provoking

Testimonial from Karl Hutchinson, Teacher
10/07/2014Peter was fantastic on the course, I have been on many courses and none have been so relevant and accommodating. Peter related many of the situations and potential occurrences to stories that either he had encountered or one of his colleagues. Due to him I am now going to hopefully become a volunteer first responder in my area.

Testimonial from Nick Walters, Marine Biologist, Cumbria Wildlife Trust
09/07/2014Brilliant course taught by a brilliant trainer.

Testimonial from Dominic Jackson, Red Dragon
05/07/2014I was given the chance to choose my own provider to renew my outdoor 1st aid course and jumped at the chance to go back to Pete in the Lake District from 3 years ago. An extremely useful and enjoyable 2 days which puts 1st aid back into the realms of simple and effective treatment and adapts situations to be useful to outdoor scenarios, not just death by powerpoint.

Testimonial from David Grainger, Head of Physics, Queen Margarets School
04/07/2014Thanks Pete.

Really great course. I found it really simple and really understood AVPU this time round.
If your in the PU your in the Poo.

Cheers Stu

Testimonial from Stuart Carter, Director Mountain instructor, Climb365
http://www.climb365.co.uk
03/07/2014A very well instructed course. Clear and concise.

Testimonial from Dave Samson, Teacher, The Lakes School
03/07/2014Enjoyed it and really appreciated the comments from a paramedic :)

Testimonial from Matt Rushton, Assistant Headteacher, Dowdales School
02/07/2014Brilliant course, Very knowledgeable tutors. Made first aid relevant and useful. Feel i have retained more information than I would normally after a a First Aid Course. Cheers for a great two days.

Testimonial from Chris Brown, Instructor
23/06/2014The course & delivery was excellent.
very easy to digest the information & very straightforward approach to first aid, which will help to overcome the stress of dealing with real incidents

Testimonial from Graham Wood, lecturer
23/06/2014This was an excellent course. Everything that you need to know delivered in a simple way. Great for anyone who works in the outdoors.

Testimonial from David Elphick, Education Team Leader, Field Studies Council
21/06/2014This is now the 4th First aid course I have been on with Pete, each time I learn something new and strengthen my understanding of other things. He is a fantastic instructor and helps you to question your beliefs in what we do in fist aid. I would recommend this course to anybody (other wise I would not have done it 4 times!!). Thank you for an amazing cousre.

Testimonial from Katie Conboy
19/06/2014The whole course keeps to the key points at a practical level. Real situations will be complicated by weather, location & awkward position of both casualty & first aiders. You are unlikely to have a casualty sitting on a chair in a nice warm room unless you are in the office, but life's not always like that!.
The combination of outdoor scenarios & having to think differently is good grounding for any situation - they will all be different!


Testimonial from John D Clare
19/06/2014Very good course- thanks very much Pete.

Testimonial from David Sharpe
19/06/2014First Aid, as the meerkat says is ''Simples' - not sure is Pete is a meekat - but it all works.

Testimonial from Adam Strickland, climbing wall instructor
10/06/2014Update and renewal of current first aid practice delivered by an enthusiastic and informative leader.

Testimonial from Richard Tanner-Smith, Head of Science, St John Fisher Catholic High School
10/06/2014An excellent and fun course helping to make First Aid more sensible and simple to apply in real scenarios.

Testimonial from James Burley, St. Aidans C of E High School
09/06/2014Great Course - Cheers

Testimonial from Jim Harrison, Senior Teacher, St. John Fisher Catholic High School
06/06/2014I enjoyed the course and found it to be interesting, relevant and helpful

Testimonial from Stephen Bell
05/06/2014Pete was as ever very engaging. People were put at ease and his anecdotes added a great deal to the course. Really impressed once again.

Testimonial from Roger Haworth, Vice Principal, The North Halifax Grammar School
31/05/2014A really useful 2 days. The course was very well taught with good amounts of time to practice and consider what we would do in different situations. I now feel far more confident in my use of first aid.

Testimonial from David Yates, Lancaster Royal Grammar School
28/05/2014As ever, Peter, Thanks to both you and to Steve for providing an excellent and effective programme. Good pace, delivery and a range of helpful scenarios made the whole experience very enjoyable and worthwhile.

Testimonial from David Woodward, Deputy Headmaster, Yarm School
26/05/2014Excellent two days - trainer was very good, knowledgeable and patient.

Testimonial from Paul Menzies, Teacher, Yarm School
22/05/2014Really appreciated the update of so many things, especially those to do with concussion (as a games teacher and outdoor activities leader as well as a parent of a young rugby player). The videos shown were brief and well chosen. Really enjoyed the light, humorous but always professional delivery by Pete.

Testimonial from Tom Matthew, Teacher of Chemistry (i/c Senior Hockey), Lancaster Royal Grammar School
http://www.lrgs.org.uk
22/05/2014I enjoyed the course. I particularly liked the emphasis on real signs and symptoms that you might encounter and practical advice on the best way to deal with situations in reality. I also liked the simplified scheme for CPR which is much easier to remember.

Testimonial from Peter Jago
22/05/2014Thanks Pete - you always make it sound so easy.

Testimonial from Jonathan Millatt, Housemaster, LRGS
http://www.lrgs.org.uk
21/05/2014I thoroughly enjoyed the course and feel far more confident about delivering First Aid for real than I have after previous First Aid courses. Thank you!

Testimonial from Claire Rushton, Teacher, LRGS
21/05/2014I have been on many first aid courses and this is the only one which sets out to make things so simple enough that even I can remember what is important and so save lives.

Testimonial from David Rowe, Assistant Headmaster, lrgs
02/05/2014i really enjoyed the course and would like to thank pete for the way in which it was delivered

Testimonial from Cameron Bradshaw
01/05/2014An excellent course that was appropriate to 'real world' first aid, it served as an excellent refresher of the key points. Pete was a great trainer with plenty of relevant experience to draw on and a clear teaching style.

Testimonial from Richard Bailey, Mountain Equipment
10/04/2014Really good course, on courses ran by other organizations I have often left the course feeling overwhelmed with the knowledge I seemingly have to remember, whereas this is really simple, straightforward and I feel much more trained to deal with a real situation.

Testimonial from Johanna Hendrickse
04/04/2014Great delivery by Pete in terms of pitch and pace. He really made this an interesting course with his range of experience and anecdotal input.

Testimonial from Richard Starbuck, Teacher / DofE coordinator, Temple Moor High School
03/04/2014Another excellent course from a knowledgeable and thorough trainer. Good food too. Many thanks Pete.

Testimonial from Scott Nixon, Freelance instructor
02/04/2014Excellent First Aid course, very informative and enjoyable.

Testimonial from Dawn Branson, Sales Negotiator, Edwin Thompson
01/04/2014I have always found first aid courses to be rather dry, but this particular one was lively and entertaining.

Testimonial from Christopher Houghton, Residential Property Manager, Edwin Thompson LLP
29/03/2014A course well worth taking.

Testimonial from Elsa Hadley
21/03/2014I have taken several other first aid courses (about five) and this course was by far the most engaging, interesting and useful. The way it was delivered made first aid practices real, with helpful advice on real situations (drawing on a lot of experiences and examples), which has increased my understanding and confidence. Thank you!

Testimonial from Hannah Wright, PhD Student, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University
17/03/2014A fantastic course ran at a good pace to absorb all the info but didn't dwell on things for too long. Lots of practical work to realy build confidence and lot's of real experiences shared to help understand situations. Thanks Pete!!

Testimonial from Jenni Campbell
12/03/2014I thought this was an excellent course. Pete is an excellent teacher and delivered the material using both personal experience, real life examples and, importantly for me, was realistic and tried to manage expectations. The teaching methods were varied and well balanced. I will definitely be recommending this course to others.

Testimonial from Jude Lane, University of Leeds
12/03/2014Excellent relaxed enjoyable course. ...and lunch!!

Testimonial from Jenny Ward, Teacher
12/03/2014A good craic with like minded people and a vast range of experiences which was seamlessly woven into the programme content by Pete.

Testimonial from Dave Pearce, Estate Manager, Impact International
28/02/2014Excellent course focusing on the basics - enjoyable activities, excellent real life examples. I will book again

Testimonial from Debra Jane Godfrey, Norton College
28/02/2014Brilliant course; delivered by somebody who is very passionate about sharing his knowledge on first aid. Learnt lots and feel more a lot more confident about providing first aid.

Testimonial from Aidan Williams, Outdoor Instructor
27/02/2014I enjoyed the course and got lots of practical and sensible advice.

Testimonial from Julie Parkinson, D of E Unit Leader, Garstang Community Academy
27/02/2014This was my third course with Pete Cunningham at Active-aid. If you're a member of the outdoor activity community and looking for an understandable, practical and straightforward first-aid course then this is the one for you.

Testimonial from Roger Peak
26/02/2014Brilliant! Fantastic practical advice and many anecdotes and stories to back up scenarios. I really felt that Pete had the experience and truly wanted to share the knowledge he had. Thank you!

Testimonial from Heather Jean Thexton
26/02/2014Pete (and Steve) were very approachable and fostered a relaxed and enjoyable learning environment. The real coffee and sit down pub lunch made both days an enjoyable social occasion too, which I really valued. Especially as the courses attract a mix of locals and visitors to the area, it was nice to be able to catch up with known faces and meet new ones. Thanks

Testimonial from Joanna Roberts
26/02/2014Thanks for a really enjoyable 2 days, the course was well delivered, interesting and relevant.The course was delivered by someone with common sense, humour who had a real insight and experience of relevant situations. I was comfortable asking questions and challenging information given. Great to meet like minded people on the course and to share stories, experiences and differences in approaches to various problems and situations. Having been on numerous courses over the years this definitely stands out as one of the most relevant, interesting and informative courses making you feel comfortable with your decisions, treatments and confidence. Many thanks and I would really recommend this course to others as a breath of fresh air in first aid learning.

Testimonial from Krista Johnston, Outdoor Pursuits Coordinator, teacher and Instruct, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School
19/02/2014Pete's pragmatic approach to teaching first aid makes it easy to remember and gives me more confidence of being able to apply it.

Testimonial from Alison Pitts
13/02/2014Another excellent first aid course from Pete, thank you.

Testimonial from Susan Simpson
13/02/2014Really enjoted it-feel enthused!Treated us as if we had a knowledge of the basics already which we did! Felt that just the right level was reached

Testimonial from Catherine Musetti, PE Teacher
13/02/2014Probably the best first aid course I have been on. I feel confident to deal with most situations.

Testimonial from Tom McCafferty, Blue Badge Tourist Guide, Blue Badger Tours
http://www.bluebadgertours.com
10/02/2014Pete Cunnigham was excellent and passionate in delivery of the course. He was able to incorporate mountaineering/outdoor scenarios, teach us vital first aid skills and the key items we should have in our rucksack. I finished the course feeling competent in first aid and that we can all be instrumental in saving a life with first aid.

Testimonial from Laura Lai
09/02/2014Good balance of talking, anecdotes, humour, questions and practice along with varied presentation material.

Testimonial from Alison Athroll
07/02/2014Excellent course, with up-to-date information on practical and pragmatic skills, information, techniques and equipment. Would be happy to recommend.

Testimonial from Benjamin McNutt, Head Instructor, Woodsmoke
http://www.woodsmoke.uk.com
29/01/2014Good course, thanks Pete, always something new either media wise or practically, I liked the thump me squeeze me outfits!

Testimonial from Clare Tayler
http://www.taylermadeadventures.co.uk
23/01/2014Fantastic course - right amount of practical and theory delivered in a variety of ways - video, discussion, etc. Works well to question some practices, but delivers at FIRST AID rather than consultant A+E level!

Testimonial from John Douglas, Senior Instructor, University of Birmingham
20/01/2014REALLY ENJOYED THE DOWN TO EARTH, PRACTICAL APPROACH TAKEN BY PETE. THE ANECDOTES ABOUT HOW THE AMBULANCE SERVICE WORKS GAVE ME A BETTER PICTURE OF WHAT HAPPENS AT THE OTHER END OF THE MOBILE. WILL USE HIM AGAIN AND RECCOMEND HIM TO OTHER GUIDES.

Testimonial from Stephen Sutcliffe
08/01/2014Really good course, thanks. Clear, relevant, practical and focussed. I have done many first aid courses over the years but always learn something from Active Aid and leaving feeling more confident that I can use these skills effectively if needsbe.

Testimonial from Kate Rawles, Lecturer and freelance
http://www.outdoorphilosophy.com
08/01/2014Pete runs an excellent, well structured and informative first aid course which meets the needs of those working in the outdoor industry. He has an easy laid back delivery which reflects his high degree of competence and wide experience.

Testimonial from Andy Brown, MIC
http://www.adventures.org.uk
05/01/2014The most enjoyable first aid course I'v attended so-far. A lot of trainers/courses can be quite dull and boring. Pete was very approachable with enough banter to keep everyone engaged whilst passing on the relevant and technical information.



Testimonial from Matthew Selkirk, Outdoor Instructor, Low Mill Outdoor Centre
http://www.lowmill.com
18/12/2013Pete is an outstanding trainer. He provides a straight forward, easy to remember approach to providing first aid. The course inspires confidence that you would know what to do in an emergency.

Testimonial from Norman Beech, Centre Manager, The Raymond Priestley Centre
18/12/2013A great couple of days. Thanks Pete and Dave.

Testimonial from David Barker, Owner, Climbing Calls
18/12/2013One of the best first aid courses I've attended (nearly as good as my own!)

Testimonial from Simon Clooney, Simon Clooney First Aid Training
http://www.simonclooney.co.uk
12/12/2013Pete gave a completely different First Aid course to what I was used to. Everything made much more sense and I went away feeling far more confident and at ease than any of my other courses. Thanks.

Testimonial from Nicola Clare Beer, Kitchen manager, How Stean Gorge LLP
11/12/2013I enjoyed it!Pete was friendly, informative and clearly passionate about what he was teaching. I felt comfortable asking questions, and the practical aspect meant I could practise what we were taught - making me feel more confident should I need the first aid skills. We were very well looked after, from extensive tea and biscuits, to a super lunch, the venue was great.

Testimonial from Jennifer Valverde, Teacher , Caldew School
09/12/2013Another great course with more new gadgets to simulate scenarios. Not all first aid courses are the same - pick one that's run by people who have dealt with real incidents, and who have background knowledge from genuine medical experts. I'd thoroughly recommend this one.

Testimonial from Laurence Colyer, Deputy Head of Centre, Tower Wood Outdoor Education Centre
Link to student's website
08/12/2013Another three year refresher, delivered as always with great skill and experience by Pete Cunningham. Pete takes the best ideas that work and strips away all the stuff you would forget oo that don't really work. What you are left with are the basics to safe life. Came away feeling confident to apply workable first aid skills. Pete works closely with paramedics and other experts to really distil and share the 'stuff that works' in a memorable, fun, and experienced way.

Testimonial from Matt Beresford, Deputy Head
08/12/2013The course gets better each time I attend! Significant improvement now that you only need to concentrate on what really matters - saves so much confusion and increases your confidence.

Testimonial from Sarah Colyer, Teacher and Outdoor Instructor
08/12/2013I enjoyed the course very much and found it concise and informative. Pete's knowledge was incredible and really backed up the main message of the session. I particularly enjoyed the practical sessions and how this prepares me for a real life situation!

Testimonial from Alex Aspinwall
06/12/2013the course was exceptional, really clear, easy to remember, theres no un-necessary things covered very relevant, i feel confident as a civy and an instructor and would definitely step in to help in a situation. the instructor was very friendly, clear, helpful, embraced and answered all and any questions, and he showed clearly his huge experience and knowledge. 5 stars.

Testimonial from Chris Bartlett
Link to student's website
03/12/2013I have been on many first aid courses over the years and this one has been the best. It tells you what you as a first aider can do and doesn't give you unnecessary information that you won't even be able to use without specialist equipment found in hospitals.

Testimonial from James Brake, manager, Physical peak
http://www.physicalpeak.co
02/12/2013Thanks to Pete Cunningham from First Aid Cumbria for delivering an enjoyable 2 day Outdoor First Aid course and to Girl Guiding Leeds for providing Robin Hole as the venue.

Testimonial from Tommy Hogg
23/11/2013A very worthwhile course that outlined and explained the main procedures of first aid needed for the majority of situations that may happen. I feel much more confident in delivering first aid (in particular the use of a defib) if necessary.

Testimonial from Janet Davis, Shop Manager, Bay Search & Rescue
http://www.baysearchandrescue.org.uk
21/11/2013Really enjoyed my emergency first aid for the workplace course with Pete. Everything was explained clearly, with plenty of hands on time so we could practise. Pete was extremely knowledgeable, and delivered the course in a really engaging way. I honestly think I will remember the things he taught me and would be able to put it into practice. Great lunch provided at the Eagle and Child too, all in all a really good course.

Testimonial from Helen Ullock, Night Support Worker, Impact Housing
21/11/2013Very relevant to the outdoors, clear simple message with excellent background detail.

Testimonial from Christopher Wright, Giggleswick School
07/11/2013Very comfortable pace and delivery. Core aim was to get you to realise that everyone really does have the ability to help, rather than to scare you with assessments or overload you with detail.

Testimonial from Ian Rodham
06/11/2013As a former director of consultancy and training in IBM , and Principal of my own international training firm, I have designed, run and evaluated many hundreds of courses over a twenty year period,
This is one of the best courses I have attended both in terms of design, structure, content and delivery. Pete is a master of his trade. Thank you!

Testimonial from Derek Weston
06/11/2013It was much better than i expected having not attended anything like it before.

Testimonial from Barbara Weston
04/11/2013Very informative session. Excellent delivery and lots of practical activities which were relevant and kept students on task. Thank you!

Testimonial from Sofia McNamee
03/11/2013Superb training. Pete really emphasised the importance of DR ABC and cut out unnecessary waffle.It was great to be able to practice newly learnt techniques in different scenarios and find out how to apply these in a mountain environment.

Testimonial from Alasdair Monteith, Geography teacher
03/11/2013Great course very well presented.

Testimonial from Stephen Kirby
31/10/2013Pete runs a great first aid course, and I say that as a jaded old outdoor educator who looks on the need to renew my qualification with grumpy resignation.
His enthusiasm, warmth, depth of knowledge and commitment to keeping content relevant and applied mark him out as exceptional.

Testimonial from Jon Owen, Logistics Manager, Brathay Trust
http://www.brathay.org.uk
24/10/2013Great, practical, to-the-point course that cut out all the uneccesary 'fluff'. Came away feeling confident I would remember the important points without being overloaded with information.

Testimonial from Heather Cole, High Borrans OEC
http://www.highborrans.org.uk
01/10/2013TRAINER STYLE WAS REALLY GOOD MADE THE COURSE EASY TO LEARN AS THERE WAS GOOD AMOUNT OF GROUP INVOLVEMENT AND INFORMATION I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TRAINER TO FURTHER ORGANISATIONS

Testimonial from Joanne Pears
30/09/2013I've been on many first aid courses over the years, but this one was the best to date. Pete Cunningham cuts out the waffle and just tells you what you need to know. Less is most definitely more. The good weather certainly helped this weekend and getting out onto the hills to practice scenarios was a great addition. Thanks again.

Testimonial from Neil Stevens, Merseyside Mountaineering Club
http://www.merseysidemc.org/
30/09/2013Great course, I really enjoyed both the content and the delivery. It was practical and challenging, inspiring active participation that relied on team work and problem solving. Pete's experience created authenticity and demonstrated the importance of learning first aid as a valuable skill, rather than just a course to that must be completed to fullfill a requirement. I would definitely do this course again, as well reccommend it.

Testimonial from Susan Whittle
30/09/2013The course was great and by far the best and most informative first aid course I've been on, brilliant!!!

Testimonial from Mark Baron
20/09/2013Excellent course, expertly delivered. I would recommend it to anyone seeking to improve their first aid skills and knowledge.

Testimonial from Lorna Gold, General Practitioner
17/09/2013The best first aid course I have been on. Thanks and well done. There are now more of us out there with the knowledge to help others.

Testimonial from Jennifer Holden, Lecturer in Environmental Science, Furness College
http://www.wildeecology.co.uk
12/09/2013Spot on, really useful. Loved it and look forward to returning in 3 years.

Testimonial from Christopher Barrett, Ski Guide/ Instructor
05/07/2013Excellent Course, nice and friendly and informal training course. All skills taught in a way in which questions and practical situations were available to aid the learning experience. A very valuable and well put on course.

Testimonial from Edward Marshall, Residential Care Worker, New Reflexions
http://www.berghaus.com
04/07/2013A great well delivered course with Petes usual wit and unstoppable knowledge of everything first aid . It was also a great touch having the knowledge of Andy there too being a working paramedic . Great course see you in three years.

Testimonial from Stephen Figg, Outdoor Activities Officer, Blackpool Council
http://www.koolclimbing.co.uk
04/07/2013Fab course, great active delivery of course. Very relevant to all using outdoor activities. Thanks to Pete and Andy.

Testimonial from Richard Tyson, Head Teacher
02/07/2013It was an excellent course, very well run. I particularly thought the common sense and grounded pragmatic approach to First Aid was really effective. It focused on the key areas and supoted a clear understanding of priorities in an incident.
I would thoroughly recommend the course to other persons.

Testimonial from David Tromans, Deputy Headteacher, Ullswater Community College
02/07/2013A combination of bang up to date training and approach to outdoor first aid from a highly skilled and experienced trainer, with a delivery of real quality made this course the best first aid course I have attended so far. Add to that a great venue and competitive rates makes it outstanding in my book. Thanks Pete

Testimonial from Graham Dawson
28/06/2013Pete is a very impressive educator in that he achieves the difficult balance of facilitating the group to ensure that their experience and knowledge is respected and used, whilst at the same time training the group to ensure that they receive 'best practice' information in an informed and consistent format.
Dr. Geoff Cox

Testimonial from Geoff Cox
27/06/2013A fantastic course which has given me much more confidence to apply my exisiting knowledge in the outdoors. Thank you.

Testimonial from James Cooper-Colliander, Cave Leader, Sedbergh School
13/06/2013Well done Pete, I think your delivery approach was excellent. The resources, video links, booklet, discussions made the 2 days go very quickly. Furthermore, the scenarios, in my opinion was the best, especially the way we did them outside.

Thanks again!

Testimonial from Kevin Teasdale, PE Teacher, Hilbre High School Humanities College
08/06/2013Thanks again Pete, hammered home the important stuff and I left feeling more confident about dealing with first aid emergencies.

Testimonial from Francis Blunt, Outdoor Instructor, AMI member
08/06/2013Pete gave a really thorough course, in a laid-back and easy going style. I found it easy to take in and understand everything he taught me and also found it really enjoyable too. The combination of practical and theory based learning was spot on. Also the book that I received, by First Aid Cumbria, explains everything really well and is a fantastic resource. I would highly recommend Pete and First Aid Cumbria to anyone seeking a quality first aid course.

Testimonial from Ethan Thomas
07/06/2013 I have done a lot of 1st aid courses before. I found Peter had the ability to help me focus on the really important 1st aid points that will help me in any 1st aid situation. this has helped me to increase my confidence in this area.

Testimonial from John Wright
http://www.symbiosisconsulting.co.uk
07/06/2013very useful course!

Testimonial from John Wright
http://www.symbiosisconsulting.co.uk
07/06/2013Relaxed friendly course - made to feel welcome and valued

Testimonial from Alastair Yates
05/06/2013I enjoyed the course and found it very interesting! Thanks again.

Testimonial from Frederick James Brock
04/06/2013Fantastic, simple approach. Makes me feel confident about coming to help instead of nervous about doing something wrong as I have felt with other courses. Thank you Pete!



Testimonial from Susie Winter, Great Tower SAC
16/05/2013An enjoyable course that took away the scary bits of First Aid and added in the practical and useful. Great tutor who got the points across very well in a very pleasant environment, with yummy lunches and sunshine. I couldn't ask for more! Thank you K

Testimonial from Kiersten Cutts
09/05/2013An excellent course. Each part of the syllabus was clearly explained. The course was made very interesting through real life examples and discussion as towards appropriate techniques. The practical sessions were purposeful and added to the experience. 5 star.


Testimonial from Chris Naylor
03/05/2013i'd like to take my first aid further with active aid

Testimonial from Jonny Toogood, English teacher, Windermere School
02/05/2013This was a great first aid course and Pete is a wonderful tutor. Highly recommended.

Testimonial from Sam Dawson, Crosthwaite House
http://www.crosthwaitehouse.co.uk
27/04/2013Pete made what is often an over complicated and off putting subject simple, clear and interesting. The information given was fresh and up to date and I would recommend this course to anybody interested in learning first aid for the first time or refreshing their qualifications.

Testimonial from Amy Finnie
26/04/2013Yet again an excellent update well taught in a very relaxed atmosphere

Testimonial from James J Nolan, Freelance outdoor education teacher
23/03/2013I can't recommend this course highly enough. I particularly like Pete's no none sense practical approach and the wide variety of training aids available to put the theory into practice.

Testimonial from Adrian Walter
22/03/20132nd course with pete, great course even better than last one with up to date training

Testimonial from Kyle McGregor
21/03/2013Top course delivered from a practical, realistic angle. Relevant discussion around the subject matter, and all well facilitated by Pete with an obvious depth of knowledge.

Testimonial from Christopher Nicholls, Thurston OEC
20/03/2013I really enjoyed the day, not having done any first aid courses before.

Testimonial from Susan Ellwood
15/03/2013A clear, practical and enjoyable approach to First Aid training using examples relevant to the situations likely to be encountered whilst outdoors. Will certainly recommend to colleagues.

Testimonial from Mark Pollitt, DGERC Manager, Southern Uplands Partnership
11/03/2013First aid delivered in a very professional manner, clear and concise, practical and fun. Excellent rapport with all 'students', incorporating valuable advice from Hospitals, Surgeons and Paramedics.
Pete has the ability to draw on his own vast personal experiences resulting in a very stress free, relaxed and confidence building few days. I have been on several first aid courses in the past and without doubt Pete made this one the most real, relevant and meaningful for all concerned.
Highly recommended.


Testimonial from Greg Lambert
11/03/2013A brilliant course. I really enjoy the fact that Pete has worked closely with paramedics and doctors to get to the point of what a non medic trained person can actually do.
The use of training equipment and material proved to be very effective.
Fist aid is now as simple as ever, which is great as I can retain the information for longer and feel confident to put the information in to practice should the event arise. Thank you

Testimonial from Jenny Brindle
08/03/2013This course offered a wealth of practical and 'real life' learning. Petes presentation was well paced and informative with time to ask questions and discuss the learning while relating it to experiences of the participants. An really well planned, informative and interesting course.


Testimonial from Andy Carter, Director/Facilitator, ThemPra Social Pedagogy CIC
http://www.thempra.org.uk/
07/03/2013An excellent course that focused on the most important concepts of FIRST aid, incorporated the experiences and knowledge of the participants, and provided the whole cohort with training that was well structured, practical and relevant in the real world of Casualty management.

Testimonial from Leon Bond
07/03/2013This was a really good and enjoyable course. The emphasis on doing a limited number of important things well and spending a fair amount of time in rehearsing the practical skills needed to preserve life meant that we were not overburdened with superfluous information. The people on the course also helped to make the experience more valuable - many of them had extensive outdoor experience that we could all benefit from. Pete was a really engaging course tutor. He actively invited participation from course members to allow their experiences to illustrate the course. His course materials and teaching aids were very useful and he gave good practical advice on what we might want to carry in a sensible First Aid kit in the outdoors. There were 2 GPs on the course (I was one of them). We both felt that the emphasis on delivering safe First Aid was right on target. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in working with groups in the outdoors or even to someone who wanted to have useful skills that might be needed at any time.

Testimonial from Tom White
05/03/2013Maxine was great, and the training she provided was suited to our purpose and age, the atmosphere was lighthearted, and we had a great couple of days.

Testimonial from Elouise Johnson
22/02/2013My third course with Pete. I have tried others but come back to his up to date, practical courses informed by his commitment to keep things current through his contacts with paramedics, doctors and other medical practitioners. Scenario based outdoor work adds to the usefulness for all who venture outdoors too. Go and see for yourself!
Anne Salisbury Adventure Activities Licensing Service

Testimonial from Anne Salisbury
21/02/2013I went because I had to. I will go back because I want too.
A perfectly matched course to needs of group and completely up to date. I would recommend this course to anyone who ventures outdoors.

Testimonial from Chris Frampton, Outdoor and Adventure Therapist, Kendal Therapy
http://www.kendaltherapy.com
13/02/2013Very good course, perfect for what i required.

Testimonial from Matthew Benson
08/02/2013great course, great trainer. Thanks!

Testimonial from Craig Jones
http://canoeexped.co.uk
07/02/2013This was my 3rd First Aid course and the most enjoyable. A non complicated, common sense approach made it easy to understand. Pete was knowledgeable and friendly, I would definately recommend Active Aid to any customers and friends that require First Aid training.

Testimonial from Gaynor Anderson, Membership Assistant, Cumbria Tourism
06/02/2013The First Aid course I have just done seemed much more simplified (compared with the First Aid course I did 7 years ago),and I think I got a better understanding this time around. I also enjoyed watching the short video clips.

Testimonial from Angela Byrne
06/02/2013Good relaxed atmosphere,
Picked up the basics of what to do if i come across an injured/ill person and also a few tell tale signs to look out for to identify other illnesses.

Testimonial from James Hope, Surveyor , North Lakes Glass and Glazing
03/02/2013i really enjoyed the course and thought the first aid was put across well through the use of practical activities.

Testimonial from Toni Emery
01/02/2013after 20 years of doing First aid courses at last someone how has made it truley relivant to the out door environment, with out turning it into experdition medican!

Testimonial from Dave Carpenter
30/01/2013Really great course, learnt loads, thanks!

Testimonial from Eloise Chambers
29/01/2013This first aid course left me far more confident in my abilities than the other first aid courses that I've done in the past with different companies.

Testimonial from Richard Sharpe
28/01/2013My first aid course at the Brenin was cancelled so had a quick look around and choose to head up to the Lakes and do Pete Cunningham's course. Really enjoyed it and it had my thinking challenged (always a very good thing). I would thoroughly recommend Active Aid and the venue was great with a pub lunch provided each day. Very well run.
Ray Goodwin Coaching

Testimonial from Ray Goodwin, Ray Goodwin Coaching
http://www.raygoodwin.com
28/01/2013I have completed first aid courses before but never really felt competent as a first aider afterwards. This course is simple enough to make sense and save lives, feel very confident now. Although i never used to like taking part in first aid practicals, the practical element on this course is brilliant, it really helps the learning and skills to develop. Highly recommended.

Testimonial from Cassandra Fitzharris
27/01/2013Really engaging worth while course that keeps the processes to go through simple. Allowing myself to hopefully have more confidence, should I be thrust into a real first aid situation.

Testimonial from Gavin Hart, Student, Amateur Photographer, Whitewater Aptitude
http://www.facebook.com/whitewateraptitude
25/01/2013Last week I attended a two-day course conducted by Pete. Yesterday I was one of the first people to arrive at the scene of an RTA. I was very glad of my training and DRSABC and AVPU both really came into play! Maintaining airway was a big factor. But I also appreciated the work that we had done on managing the casualty - it proved so useful and I felt calm and focussed on looking after her, communicating with her and reassuring her. Thanks, Pete, for genuinely useful and important training - and I know who I'll be coming back to for my next refresher in 3 years' time!

Testimonial from Paul Sweeting, Chaplain, Sedbergh School
25/01/2013Practical, clear and no fuss first aid courses for people in a range of settings. Just what the dr ordered!

Testimonial from Kaz Stuart, Head of Research, Brathay Trust
http://www.brathay.org.uk
25/01/2013It's refreshing to find first aid providers, who closely listen to the medics and then adjust the content of their course to only include the primary aspects of first-aid; thus simplifying the do's and don'ts which from experience I find helps enormously when faced with the stress of a real scenario.
The frequent references to actual experiences also helps cement those all important facts.
It was a very well presented course,{even with the few technical hitches} with the content and speed of delivery aimed well at the ability of the people attending.
Thanks... Rex Pickles Outdoor pursuits tutor at the Bendrigg Trust

Testimonial from Andrew Pickles, Tutor, Bendrigg Trust
24/01/2013This course was exceptionally well delivered. It was a fantastic course, that focused on being REALISTIC to what actually happens out and about in the outdoors.... not what happens in the comfort of a training room.
This was by far the best first aid course I have been on.
Thank you so much for a very valuable course.
I'll be back in 3 years!!!

Testimonial from Fiona Ledson, PE and Outdoor Education Teacher, HILBRE HIGH SCHOOL
24/01/2013Many thanks for a very enjoyable and useful course.

Testimonial from Robin Beadle, IFMGA Mountain Guide, Robin Beadle Mountain Guide
http://www.robinbeadle.com
21/01/2013A great course as usual with a refreshing practical no nonsense approach to dealing with real life incidents. You don't just learn how to 'get a certificate'.

Testimonial from Adam Thickett, Outdoor Instructor, The Raymond Priestley Centre
http://www.priestley.bham.ac.uk
21/01/2013Many thanks Pete for a very enjoyable 2 days. Excellent course, the best I have ever been to.

Testimonial from Jonathan Barton, Centre Administartor, Birmingham University
20/01/2013The course delivered fully in relation to our practical needs. That understates the full benefit we gained from the experience. The bonus for me was the experience inputs from the other course members from their specialist perspectives.

Testimonial from Caroline Sanderson
20/01/2013The course fully provided me with the practical direction I needed to further and refresh my previous first aid at work training. A bonus benefit was to be able to draw from the experiences of the other course members from their varied specialist outdoor backgrounds.

Testimonial from Michael Slowey
19/01/2013Great course, thanks. It's really helped by your extensive experience of doing all this for real, which keeps it practical, applicable and engaging. It tells you what you really need and strips out what you don't.

Testimonial from Susan Cox
18/01/2013Thank you for a superb course. Having attended many courses over the years, this stands out among the best due to the obvious experience of our trainer and the exceptional clarity of information delivered. Oh, and as a venue, the Eagle and Child pub was perfect!

Testimonial from Paolo Fubini, Managing Director, Arrampica Limited
http://www.arrampica.com
15/01/2013Excellent course. The up to date references with regards to modern first aid thinking was particularly useful.

Testimonial from Philip Britton
14/01/2013Pete provided an informative and professional course. There was a good balance of practical and theory sessions. Thanks for a grat two days.

Testimonial from Janice Weatherill Timmins
http://www.derwenthill.co.uk
14/01/2013I found this latest course very "down to earth", teaching it as it would be out in them there mountains!!

Testimonial from Graham Lennox
04/12/2012This is my third First Aid course with Peter Cunningham. He is an excellent tutor and has a very relaxed style. I could strongly recommend the course to anyone working in the outdoors.

Testimonial from Mark Gascoigne
02/12/2012very relevant to what I do and I learnt a lot of new skills.

Testimonial from Jamie Pimblett
01/12/2012I have been on many first aid courses over the years and for the first time I have come away with a sense that I will know exactly what to do in an emergency. I have attended and helped with several incidents as a passer by and whilst with hindsight I know I was useful, I was always hampered by uncertainty, mostly because previous courses had covered so many minor aspects of first aid that I never had any real understanding of priorities. This has now completely changed. The Active Aid approach to strip it down to the bare essentials and make sure candidates have a thorough understanding of those is the best possible training for people like myself who do not have enough opportunities to reinforce massive amounts of medical information through regular practise. As a D of E Leader, I now feel infinitely more confident in my own abilities and the training was delivered so simply that I can easily pass this on the the participants. I was frankly dreading going on 'yet another first aid course' with expectations of coming away with a head load of half learned facts, two thirds of which I would have forgotten before I was home, and an overwhelming sense of having wasted a weekend. Several weeks on, I haven't had a chance to practise, I haven't really discussed the contents of the course but I have still retained everything I learned and feel ready to use it whenever needed. I don't think anyone could ask for more from a first aid course.

Testimonial from Shirley Heath
01/12/2012This was the best first aid course I've done, and I think it's about the 12th or 13th - past ones included Dr Ieuan Jones (Bangor) Mountain First Aid courses (3 or 4) and several REC level 2 - this was by far better, partly because of the excellent mix of delivery styles (talk, video, indoor & outdoor practicals, and (most importantly in my view) the excellent current, up-to-date knowledge of the instructor (Pete) which was put across in a using an excellent mix of urban and outdoor examples which we are likely to come across. For me the course filtered out the most important parts of first aid so that I am more likely to remember them when they are needed. Really enjoyed it. Well done Pete.

Testimonial from Tim Stott, University Professor Geography & Outdoor Ed, Liverpool John Moores University
01/12/2012Very good. I would now feel much more comfortable in an emergency situation.

Testimonial from Sebastian Field
26/11/2012As an outdoor instructor for well over Ten years It has been compulsary for me to attend regular first aid course to stay valid. These courses have been from a variety of providers but Pete (First Aid Cumbria) are by far the best!

The course was for the first time interesting, useful, to the point and almost enjoyable (instead of a bind!)Pete is knowledgable, interesting and has a sensible approach to first aid. I wish them all the best for the future of the company and hope they continue to deliver good value, quaility, no nonesense first aid courses.

P.s. Great quality refreshments too(which is always nice!)



Self Employed Outdoor Instructor

Testimonial from Barry John Roberts, Outdoor Instructor
24/11/2012The course was really good, stripping it back to the basics is a much more effective way of teaching the key elements.

Testimonial from Eleanor Phillpotts
23/11/2012I really enjoyed the course and now feel confident that I would be a help not a hindrance in an emergency.

Testimonial from Jess Owen
22/11/2012This was by far the best first aid course I have attended - and there have been many! It is the only one where I emerged actually feeling I was equipped to deal with a practical incident, on or off the hill, without being totally confused by irrelevant information. I would really recommend it - practical, fun and potentially life saving. Thanks very much indeed!!

Testimonial from Liz Burnley
21/11/2012I've done four of these courses now and Pete's course content and his delivery style was the best so far. Finally a 1st Aid training provider delivering a 'common sense' approach to 1st Aid.

Testimonial from Jonathan Walkingshaw
21/11/2012Fab, concentrated on what you can actually do to make a difference (not eg following a 15step tick list that you would probably do some part of it wrong and by the time you did it all, it would probably be too late)

Testimonial from Sarah Johnson
21/11/2012An excellent course which would really give me the confidence to deal with an emergency situation. Let's hope I never need to use it!

Testimonial from Monica Cornall
20/11/2012An absolutely delghtful course. Pete was superb in delivering the First Aid and it was all relevant to what we needed. Best First Aid course I've been on. Thanks so much!

Testimonial from Ben Fenner
20/11/2012Superb course! Best First Aid course I've been on. Looking forward to requalifying with you in 3 years. Thank!

Testimonial from Ben Fenner
19/11/2012was the first time I took part of a First Aid course, I really did not know what to expect or what kind of system was going to be taking place.
The pre course information was clear and cover all the aspects that were going to be happening in the two days.
The course was fantastic and the way that Pete explained and related topics were very clear, practical and realistic.
It certainly did not give me the idea that First Aid is difficult, all the contrary, I am now confident and ready if any of my help is needed under work circumstances or just through life, and this is because Peter made sure that the tasks he gave us were day to day living.
I really enjoyed the mixture within the group, there was people with previous experience, people like me and even a gp, so it made interaction really easy and it helped the process of learning relax and fun.
I will definitely recommend Peter and Active Aid to anybody who is after a First aid course and I will certainly come back when my certificate runs out.
Thank you very much Peter for making it so clear and for giving me the confidence to get out there, be able to help when I am needed, and hopefully give someone another chance.


Testimonial from Vicky Blanco, High Rope Course Instructor, Tree Top Trek
http://www.treetoptrek.co.uk
18/11/2012Fantastic course run by an eager instructor. Would definitely recommend.

Testimonial from Lee Illingworth
16/11/2012This was my 3rd course with Pete. As ever i have thoroughly enjoyed it. The current course is much more practical and relevant - i love the simplicity of the approach (focusing on what a first aider CAN do), and not being bombarded with irrelevant or impractical info or advise. Pete has a very genuine and down to earth style, and his stories and experience speak for themselves, and add to the application of the content, and bringing it to life.

Testimonial from Greg Bartlett, Business Deevelopment Consultant, Impact International
15/11/2012Just to say a big thank you for an inspirational and practical course. Its has undone some of my wagon rut thinking over the last 30 or so years of doing first aid.


Testimonial from Steven Taylor
http://taylormadesolutions.org
11/11/2012Great course, First Aid really is simple if you follow the simple rules. excellent two days, full of vital information.

Testimonial from Peter Ravenscroft
09/11/2012Its really useful to refresh previous skills learned especially if you've not had cause to use since, 3 years doesn't seem that long but in reality it is. Great to find that the emphasis moving away from endless bandages and slings which have previously haunted me and moving onto clear precise instructions based around Danger, response and ABC's.

Testimonial from Samantha Parkin, Credit Controller for Impact Accounts Department, Impact International
08/11/2012Active-Aid's approach to first aid is realistic and straighforward. The emphasis is on a real understanding of the basic principles, and the style of training is inclusive and flexible.

Testimonial from Steve Lenartowicz, Centre Director, Sunderland City Council
http://www.derwenthill.co.uk
08/11/2012Simple, varied, logical. Pete reinforced simple approaches to numerous first aid scenarios in the outdoors through various methods and opportunities. Throughout he emphasised the logic behind his thoughts and those of Active-Aid. After twenty years of first aid courses and attending numerous incidents, this course was exactly what I was hoping for.

Testimonial from Edward Kinnear, Earthly Edge
http://www.earthlyedge.com
05/11/2012Great course delivered extremely well by Pete Cunningham. Highly practical and useful and relevant for Mountain Leader activities. I would recommend using Pete Cunningham and will use his services again.

Testimonial from Peter Sheen
01/11/2012Thank you Pete. It was a good day and a fun way to learn about something quite serious. I can speak for us all when I say that we are all increasingly confident that should anything ever happen that we would know what to do, or at least where to start. Thank you!

Testimonial from Portia Dobinson, Atlantic Geomatics (UK) Ltd
http://www.atlanticgeomatics.co.uk
26/10/2012Really good course - kept me interested and learning right up to the end.

Testimonial from Myles Ripley
25/10/2012An amazing and very well detailed course. Especially liked the different scenarios we went though, it really put things in to perspective if you did come across an incident not just in the outdoors, pretty much anywhere. Thanks once again!!!!

Testimonial from Luke Biggins
24/10/2012At last a realistic approach to first aid and not a text book lesson that wishes to only tick the boxes. By using Pete's approach to First aid, lives could be saved be taking a realistic and instant response to life threatening conditions. Well done Pete keep up the good work

Testimonial from Simon Moxon
19/10/2012Pete has a very engaging style, and having attended many First Aid training sessions over the years, I found his approach very stimulating. No time to nod off with Pete - he continually challenges commonly accepted notions and makes students really think about what is appropriate. Great course Pete. Keep up the good work.

Testimonial from Stewart MacKenzie
http://www.mountainsplus.co.uk
18/10/2012A course like this will only show it's worth if a First Aid situation arrises. It can never be truly evaluated until then. However, this particular course has given me more confidence then any other one before, that I actually will be able to administer First Aid if it comes to it.

Testimonial from Kerstin Muller
11/10/2012Pete was an exceptional trainer, understanding the mental barriers to comprehension in the context of practical exercises in groups.
I had done a work first aid course several years ago and remember vowing never to tell anyone I had been on the course because I felt I had gained nothing from it. I feel after going on this course I will be willing to approach the scene of an accident and evaluate if there is anything I can do - as long as I build into my regular training a refresher session of the main lessons learnt - this being something which could have been emphasised in the course.

Testimonial from Anthony Evans
09/10/2012This course has a refreshingly pragmatic approach to first-aid and I would reccommend it to anyone looking to qualify in first aid who works or plays in the outdoors. I whole-heartedly beleive that I could aid a fellow climber should the worst happen and feel happier that I would be able to recall the essentials rather that waste precious time sifting through the previous training I have received. Good work guys. Please do keep it up!

Testimonial from Ben Sparkes
09/10/2012The negative response for pre course info is due to bmc not Peter. The instructors personal experience was invaluable. It would have been nice to touch on emergency rope stretchers.

Testimonial from Kirsty Davies Walters
08/10/2012Thank you. I really enjoyed the course and learned lots of new things.

Testimonial from Michelle Storton
07/10/2012Brilliant course. Down to earth, simple, and practical. I left the course feeling empowered to use the common sense that I have, more knowledgeable about what I can do (and can't!), and with some new skills that because I fully understand what they are trying to achieve, should not be quickly lost.

Testimonial from Kim Mulji
04/10/2012Great course, thanks Pete. Input from Andy was also useful. Nice to be a small group. Would like more outside practicals but appreciate the limitations of a two day course.

Testimonial from Bob Eastwood, Ski coach instructor
29/09/2012Excellent course, real world focus and simple approach.

Testimonial from Gareth Browning, Area Forester West Cumbria, Forestry Commission
29/09/2012Really enjoyed learning useful new skills, great friendly teacher who made things easy to understand, thanks pete!

Testimonial from Michaela Bent
28/09/2012Best first aid course i have ever done (think ive done about 8 now). I will remember more of this course over the next 3 years than any other i have done. It cut through the nonsense of got on with the really important stuff.

Testimonial from David Atherton, Freelance Outdoor Instructor, David Atherton
28/09/2012This course was superb Thank you

Testimonial from Adele Pennington, Mountaineer, Adele Pennington Mountaineering
http://www.adelepennington.co.uk
28/09/2012A very professional course that was clearly based on the instructor's relevant and extensive personal experience.

Testimonial from Tony McKenzie, Owner/Manager, iGuide Adventure
27/09/2012Another fantastic first aid course packed with valuable information, excellent examples and first rate facilitation. The considerable experience of the first aid trainer was obvious from the outset. Its not the first course I have done with these guys and it certainly wont be the last.

Testimonial from Sam Sykes, Director, Sam Sykes Ltd
http://www.samsykesltd.co.uk
21/09/2012I found the 2 day outdoor first aid course to be enjoyable and easy to understand. all the information given was simple and any un-needed or un-used information was left out. I would highly recomend this course for any one who works in the outdoors or is of an active learning persuasion.

Testimonial from Allen Turner
14/09/2012Pete really gets you to think about why you do what you're doing and simplifies first aid down to what is crucially important - keeping someone alive. Dispensing with the unnecessary, which is what Active Aid do, is vital if the lessons are going to stick in a real emergency situation.

Testimonial from Carolyn Bailey
20/07/2012Thanks for a very good, fluid, waffle-free, course.
Sort of course that any outdoors person should take as part of their outdoor armoury.
Thanks, also, to a good group of folk who all pitched into the course.

Cheers - Clive Shelley


Testimonial from Clive Shelley
19/07/2012Straight forward information put over simply with plenty of practical sessions that should give us the confidence to use in real life. Thankyou!

Testimonial from Charlotte Webb, Director, Wilfs Catering Limited
http://www.wilfs-cafe.co.uk
19/07/2012For a First Aid course; this was a really enjoyable and even fun experience. Pete is a great presenter and his relevant experience and relaxed style made it a really worthwhile course for me.

Testimonial from Peter Kelly, Director, Head to the Hills
http://www.headtothehills.co.uk
19/07/2012really great course - many thanks Pete.
Cathryn

Testimonial from Cathryn Beckett
19/07/2012Really great Thanks

Testimonial from Iain Williamson, Director
19/07/2012Excellent first aid training at an excellent venue.

Testimonial from Liam Scott
05/07/2012This is the 2nd Active Aid course I've been on. If anything, even better than the first (which to date had been the best in 25yrs of instructing): There has been considerable investment in equipment and thought with regards to how people learn best. Initially sceptical at using the high tech part of the course - I'm now a total convert - well done Pete

Testimonial from David Larkin
03/07/2012It was a great course , good clear simple learning that cuts out a lot of the froth that is no where near relevant to immediate care. It is very obvious that Pete is passionate about what he does, and it shines through.No question was unanswered. We were all very well looked after too , food and tea/coffee aplenty. Highly recommended:-) Rich Pyne

Testimonial from Richard Pyne
http://www.adventurepeaks.com
02/07/2012An interesting and practical course which was well delivered and provided some thought provoking ideas.

The venue was excellent and certainly the best I've experienced through many first aid courses.

Testimonial from Chris Woodcock
02/07/2012A first rate, practical and engaging course with a no nonsense approach backed up with critical questioning and years of firsthand experience. The scenarios sensibly reaffirmed the theoretical teaching. An excellently constructed and delivered course.

Testimonial from Olly Rees
23/06/2012Having attended many 1st Aid Courses in my time I am in no doubt that this was the most practical, enjoyable and informative course that I have experienced. Pete's engaging style of delivery, the accounts of first-hand 1st Aid experiences, his visual teaching aids, AV resources and oral explanations meant that the key points were put across very effectively. I can wholeheartedly recommend his course to any individual or organisation who wants a practical, no nonsense, common sense approach to 1st Aid. Thank you for a most enjoyable two days.

Testimonial from Jim Crookes, Welbeck DSFC
16/06/2012Fantastic course, with a lot of areas covered!! Great trainer who made first aid seem a lot more managable. Finally, a really welcoming venue, especially the lunch.

Testimonial from Matthew Allison
15/06/2012Really good course, Pete made you think about why you were doing things rather than just going through the motions. Most interesting first aid course I have done!

Testimonial from Joseph Hitchen
19/05/2012AN IN DEPTH COURSE OFFERING, WITH GREAT DELIVERY. CPR/ELS VERY USEFUL, WITH HUGE AMOUNTS OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE.

Testimonial from Luca Miceli
http://WWW.SKYHIGHFITNESS.CO.UK
18/05/2012An excellent course. If possible, even better than last time. I appreciated the little extras that where added, so as not to make it completely repetitive & helps my concentration.

Testimonial from David Hendrickse
http://www.davidhendrickse.co.uk
15/05/2012An excellent, relevant course that delivered the priorities of first aid in a clear and practical way.

Testimonial from Jason Kirby, Geography Programme Manager, Liverpool JMU
15/05/2012Once again our course expectations were fulfilled and all eleven staff found the two days very interesting and useful. With staff planning a variety of trips and expeditions the learning outcomes will prove very useful both in planning and if required in any unexpected problem.

Testimonial from Donald Thompson
http://www.ljmu.ac.uk
11/05/2012Very relevant and digestible information. Exactly what we needed to know.

Testimonial from Bruce Johnson
08/05/2012Excellent course, Peter was really good and knowledgeable would recommend the course to others

Testimonial from Mark Greasley
06/05/2012A high quality course delivered in a most interesting, informative and practical style. The course will be of great help to me in my role as a Health and Safety Trainer.

Testimonial from David Moore
04/05/2012Another great course from Pete, giving you the confidence to carry out First Aid if required.

Testimonial from Caroline Beswick
30/04/2012Another excellent course from Pete, which ticked all the boxes and brought me up-to-date with best practice.

Testimonial from Mark Walker, Outdoor Instructor/ Expedition Leader, New Routes Adventure
http://www.newroutesadventure.com
29/04/2012Relevant and up to date training. Valid for my outdoor qualifications so it's all good!

Testimonial from Andrew Leavers
27/04/2012A very useful and effective course for staff involved in a wide range of outdoor activities with pupils from sports fixtures to expeditions.
Informative, fun and dynamic. Thank you Active Aid !

Testimonial from David Woodward, Deputy Headmaster, Yarm School
http://www.yarmschool.org
27/04/2012Presented in tandem with the Outdoor First Aid Course, this programme supported the course with more general First Aid training. Again, a well structured and informative programme with plenty of opportunities for practical hands-on training.

Testimonial from David Woodward, Deputy Headmaster, Yarm School
http://www.yarmschool.org
27/04/2012Excellent couple of days. I found that this course didn't just teach you the skills, but really made you think a bit more about what the right thing to do was too.

Testimonial from Daniel Tregidgo
27/04/2012Pete is great, amazing experience, enthusiasm, and excellent teaching spirit

Testimonial from Yamaan Safady
http://www.adventurejordan.com
26/04/2012great course and good venue

Testimonial from Michael Evans
26/04/2012Practical, personable and very responsive to the needs of the group. Pete's style is informal, interesting and insightful - very informative and delivered in a way that is really enjoyable, accessible to everyone and really embeds what it is you need to learn.

I left the course feeling confident and capable - as well as having enjoyed the two days. Thanks Pete!

Testimonial from John Matthews
26/04/2012This was a fantastic course for all the DUCK Leaders and was made relevant to our specific situations by the trainers who were very friendly and capable.

Thanks!

Testimonial from Sally Holt
26/04/2012It was a brilliant course, really cut through the non-essential information. It left me feeling more confident that I could and would take the right approach in an emergency situation.

Testimonial from Sally Lisle
25/04/2012Excellent course giving practical, simplified training cutting through the complications in such a way as to give you confidence in your ability to apply the concepts. Really useful for ML, or any other outdoor qualification for that matter. Delivered in a very user friendly style by Pete. Highly recommended.

Testimonial from Jim Akrill
05/04/2012Another good course from Pete, perfect for anybody working or playing in the outdoors.

Testimonial from Chris Leakey
http://www.leakeysworld.com
01/04/2012An excellant and practical course which has given me a lot more confidence about setting priorities and being able to make the right decision in difficult siruations. The practical sessions were well constructed to reinforce key learning points.

Testimonial from Donald F Allan
http://www.crclink.co.uk
01/04/2012Good, practical course with emphesis on prorities. I feel more confident if in a real situation now.


Testimonial from Dianne Allan
http://www.physiofettle.co.uk
27/03/2012Brilliant learnt a lot more than on any other first aid course, a lot more relevant to my career

Testimonial from Ellie Percival
http://www.ElliePercival.co.uk
22/03/2012pete was a star not only did he make the course relevent and practical but was very supportive in getting the wheels in motion to get a defrib at the centre, something we were aware of the need for but also gave us the confidence to help whre it was needed. great advice on staying safe ourselves all up to date 'stuff'. thanks for helping me keep others safe.

Testimonial from Martin Whitmill
14/03/2012Having done many first aid courses over the last 25 years I found this course refreshing in its 'keep it simple' approach with clear rationale and focusing on key life saving practices.

Testimonial from Graham Watson, John Muir Award Manager Cumbria, John Muir Trust
13/03/2012Pete Cunningham is clearly expert in first aid, both in his knowledge and his first hand experience of emergancy situations. Furthermore, he has the ability to convey his expertise in a practical way so that a novice like me can learn a great deal. There was ample equipment to assist our learning and the practical sessions were excellent, especially those outdoors where a grass slope and a rain shower added a touch of realism to our work. The Eagle and Child was a congenial setting and provided a very good lunch, with plenty of choice for all tastes.

Testimonial from Ian Procter, Volunteer Organiser, The Fairfield Association, Lancaster
http://www.fairfieldassociation.org/
12/03/2012This was undoubtedly the best first aid course I have attended in the past 30 years. A common sense approach without all the unnecessary bits that take up a lot of time on other courses.

Testimonial from Honor Redfern, Senior Teacher, The Loyne Specialist School
10/03/2012This great course gets better and better! Pete deploys a highly engaging mix of learning methodologies, video clips, experiential scenarios, medical props, high tech training aids, all interweaved with a constant supply of thought provoking questions. Participants are equipped with real life saving skills and, through the practical sessions, the confidence to apply them when it comes to the crunch.


Testimonial from Simon Wheatley, Senior Consultant, Impact International
http://www.impactinternational.com
10/03/2012Having completed many first aid courses over the last twenty years the last two course with Pete have provided me with a raft of new skills and, more importantly, how to practically apply them in realistic situations.

Thanks Pete.

Testimonial from Stuart Britt
09/03/2012A very well structured course, delivered in an easy to understand, nuts and bolts style. Thanks for a great course.

Testimonial from Alex Wride
06/03/2012The reenactments of scenarios that we might encounter were particularly useful in thinking about how one would actually approach giving first aid when the situation required it.

Testimonial from Caitlin Burtonshaw
05/03/2012Massive thanks to Simon and Pete, you were genuinely great instructors. I thought you handled the balance between being informative and personable absolutely excellently, managing to put us all at ease whilst giving us the obviously incredibly important skills. I honestly cannot fault you at all so please just keep doing what you are doing. Cheers

Testimonial from Robert Parr
28/02/2012The best first aid course i have attended, Pete Cunningham is an excellent trainer and the only first aid trainer that i have booked multiple courses with. an excellent delivery style coupled with a wealth of first hand experience.

Testimonial from Rob White
27/02/2012over the years, like lots of folk, I've done loads of different first aid courses, a while back I 'found' this one delivered by Pete, and each time I renew, he's managed somehow to make them better, its a excellent course and I'll be back for the renewal in the future. Its sooooo good to find a trainer who delivers this in this manner, and that its realistic and useable, its the sort of first aid course you've been looking for- highly recommended
Chris.

Testimonial from Chris Floyd
27/02/2012Great course, Pete has a great delivery style, keeps things clear and focused and clearly is very knowledgeable and experienced. Practical scenarios are particularly useful - only request would be for more of them

Testimonial from Kate Simpson
27/02/2012Great course - Pete is an engaging and knowledgeable trainer keeps things simple and practical and clearly brings a lot of experince to the subject

Testimonial from Kate Simpson
26/02/2012A brilliant course cutting away any previous OTT confusing information. First aid as it should be, life saving and not a practise scene from 'Casualty' ! That said, enough in depth to act as an ideal building block for further training and courses. Taught in a good relaxed manner in a friendly setting.

Testimonial from Nigel Hopkins
17/02/2012Great course, thanks Pete. Taught us what we needed to know - very pragmatic. Useful having the paramedics in on day one.

Testimonial from Mike Palk, Director, TeamEvents Partnership Ltd
14/02/2012First Aid Cumbria was absolutely brilliant. The course met all my learning styles and I can honestly say that I am looking forward to my next revalidation.(Many other first aid providers and courses left me uninspired and over complicated basic first aid). I can highly recommend First Aid Cumbria.
Dominic Hoare MIA and CIC award holder.

Testimonial from Dominic Hoare
03/02/2012This course far exceeded my expectations. I have attended several over my 20 years in Outdoor Education and without exception this was the BEST. Definately more relevant and the information was clear and practical to my needs. Their are not enough positive phrases to emphasis the quality of this course.

Testimonial from Liz Turner
29/01/2012Pete's approach to first aid is very realistic/honest, particularly in not concealing the likely chances of success with CPR etc. Pete also has sensible expectations of how much course participants are likely to retain and is good at getting the essential points over. Overall a refreshingly simple approach to First Aid. Pete's experience in a wide range of outdoor situations came across during the course.

Testimonial from Mark Aplin, Owner, Overwater Boats
http://www.overwaterboats.co.uk
29/01/2012Thanks for a great course

Testimonial from Stef Kerek
23/01/2012A very pragmatic course which focused on the practicalities and priorities in emergency first aid situations. There was some great training equipment and everything was made much more easy to remember than previous courses - I would highly recommend this course for anybody needing practical First Aid skills - whether indoors or out.

Testimonial from Jane Dalton
20/01/2012Very experienced and knowledgeable guys

Testimonial from Steven Charles Carey
16/01/2012Still an excellent course for outdoor activity professionals. Updating methods and skills required particularly important for instructors. Paramedic input very interesting and a good addition. Thanks Pete

Testimonial from Nick Gaskell, Tracks -'XC Ski Coaching Holidays)
http://www.nordicchallenge.com
16/01/2012i think these are great courses. AND you make them fun. it could be a LONG 2 days, but i learn alot and its a good old laugh, i would not swap providers ever now. A nice addition was the other trainers, the variety of styles was really good, and you all are effective and work well as a team.
cheers aileen

Testimonial from Aileen Wright, Senior consultant
15/01/2012A course that concentrated on the really important stuff. Highly practical, honest and no-nonsense. Good trainers and plenty of decent equipment to practice with. The course was non-threatening and instilled confidence in my ability to do the right things and at the right time. And very little bandaging too!

Testimonial from Andy Gillham
13/01/2012A great course that really got to the heart of first aid without the complications and fuss that other providers seem to get bogged down with, well done Pete

Testimonial from Janet Crame, Staffing coordinator, Impact International
13/01/2012A relaxed atmosphere, with good ongoing feedback during each session. Makes casualty handling a pleasure not a worry. Great pub food too.

Testimonial from Terry Moore, Artist and mountaineer
12/01/2012Good course, well delivered and very knowledgeable trainer. Thanks

Testimonial from Paul Marshalsea, Client Relationship Manager, Outward Bound Trust
http://www.outwardbound.org.uk
04/01/2012Good course, great teacher, realistic about what help can be given by the non-expert.

Testimonial from Andrew Weatherall, University of Cumbria
27/12/2011Ithoroughly enjoyed the course and all the aspects of the training were explained and discussed if needed,all that was on the syllabus was what i expected and more .All the instructors on the course helped very much and made it a enjoyable two days.

Testimonial from Timothy Lord
05/12/2011Over the years of working in the outdoors i've been on manyfirst aid courses, and every course there is always some new or something has changed. Pete made the 2 days very understandable, fun, Pete also answered the many questions asked by people, and why things are done the way we have been trained. The best first aid course i've been on, & would be more than happy to recommend this course.

Testimonial from Andy Bailey
05/12/2011Enjoyable, practical, common sense first aid!

Testimonial from Alan Lloyd, Vice Principal, The Blackpool Sixth Form College
http://www.blackpoolsixth.ac.uk
04/12/2011Another great course with a relaxed but focused atmosphere. The assessment was really thorough and after the feedback from the experienced assessors helped me learn a great deal. I feel well prepared for the future. Thanks again

Testimonial from Daniel Reed
04/12/2011I found the course very good and met all my needsas we worked outdoors on some of the training sessions MEL T

Testimonial from Melvin Turnbull
01/12/2011Fantastic course. The trainer pitched it at just the right level and progressed it nicely through the 2 days - the perfect mix between theory and practice. I would definatly recommend this coures to anyone wanting to learn first aid!

Testimonial from Steve Mills
30/11/2011A very friendly, clearly presented, memorable, and above all helpful first aid course

Testimonial from Tim Wiles
29/11/2011Pete is an excellent trainer. All of the first aid course was relevent, practical and brilliantly delivered. The continous revisiting of learning,building on skills and sinarios was a very good approach to teaching. Thank you for another superb 2 days.

Testimonial from Rachel Hayes
28/11/2011A throughly enjoyable and valuable course. I particularly liked the scenarios both indoors and outdoors, which brought home the practical skills necessary. Thanks Pete!

Testimonial from Phil HIggins, MD
http://www.pptd.co.uk
27/11/2011I've trained in first aid for over 27 years, using many different providers, Pete Cunningham's course was the best yet.

Testimonial from David Coulson-Lowes
25/11/2011Very good course and makes it very speciific to the outdoor industry. Easy to follow and made simple which increases confidence in your own ability if needed to use the skills learnt.

Testimonial from Tom Booth
25/11/2011Fantastic course. Never a dull moment over the two days, really engaging and interesting. Great use of media such as videos and presentations made the topics really fun. The mix of demo's, teaching and practical scenario based learning was perfect. Overall a great course and Pete was a fantastic teacher, had loads for great examples and experiences to share to contextualise the content, making it easy to learn and apply in the future.

Testimonial from Daniel Reed
21/11/2011The best first aid course I have EVER attended. It was practical, informative, extremely interactive and fun. I won't be going to anyone else in the future. Thanks Pete - a really enjoyable experience.

Testimonial from Malcolm Wade, Owner, Lakeland Mountain Experience Ltd
http://www.egbs.co.uk
21/11/2011Very Good Course really enjoyed it Thanks

Testimonial from Michael Evans
20/11/2011Great course, Pete Cunningham was very professional and made the course content simple to understand.

Testimonial from Michael Northfield
16/11/2011Really great, learned lots.

Testimonial from Toby Johnson
11/11/2011Really great first aid course - plenty of useful information, keeping it simple and practical sessions.

Brilliant that lunch is included too - great venue (despite the chairs!)
Lucy

Testimonial from Lucy Bound
31/10/2011I found the course very interesting and thought the practicals helped me understand first aid alot more than my previous course. Thankyou Pete :)

Testimonial from Nicole MacGregor, instructor, eden rock
31/10/2011Having done quite a few first aid courses in the last 22 years I can honestly say this one was the best by far I learnt loads and actually enjoyed it. Thank you.
Nick Whiteley

Testimonial from Nick Whiteley
24/10/2011The best first aid course yet. Thanks.

I couldn't get the work book in to my first aid kit. If it was A5 it would fit perfectly!

Testimonial from Jez Farncombe
http://www.edencommunityoutdoors.org.uk
22/10/2011Fantastic two days, well worth the money. See you in three years!

Testimonial from Guy Whitton
21/10/2011This was my third programme presented by Pete and it was professional, interesting and delivered in a very participative, adult to adult way. He took account of the range of experience in the group and got the pitch spot on. Also the Eagle and Child is an excellent venue - almost worth attending just for the food
Many thanks

Testimonial from Richard Neilson, Director, DevelopChange Ltd
21/10/2011The course was fantastic. This was my third course with Pete but the content of this course was fresh and interesting. There was a perfect mix of theory and practical exercises and the lunches and cookies were excellent. Thank you.

Testimonial from Jill Cannon Jones
20/10/2011Top job, Pete.

Testimonial from Joe Finn
18/10/2011As always, Pete ran a cracking course - thankyou!

Testimonial from Vicki Boggon, Teacher, Learning outside the classroom consultant
18/10/2011The course was thorough as well as interesting. Besides reinforcing the theory, the practical sessions were designed to teach us to apply the theory under stress in real situations.

Testimonial from Janis Young
18/10/2011Excellent course and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

08/10/2011Fantastic thankyou. I've done many different first aid courses in the past. I'll do mine with you from now on. Really useful.

Testimonial from Steve Styan
07/10/2011fantastic !

Testimonial from Donald Tennant, PE Teaching Assistant, Witherslack Group
09/09/2011Pete strives to keep his content practical, relevant and up to date. The course is packed full of real-life stories from mountain rescue and paramedics, with lots of clever ways of helping us remember the fundamentals. He's an engaging and passionate trainer and I thoroughly recommend this course.

Testimonial from Karen Jaques
01/09/2011HANDS ON REFRESHER - WOULD USE THIS COMPANY AGAIN

Testimonial from Jayne Wood, SCHOOL NURSE, GIGGLESWICK SCHOOL
21/08/2011Excellent course. it taught me exactly what I needed to know.

Testimonial from Martyn Arthur
18/08/2011Simple, no nonsense first aid course, plenty of good detail but finished feeling confident about drilled procedure and decision making in first aid situations.

Testimonial from ANDREW FELLOWS, Geography Subject Leader, Ripley St Thomas CE Academy
17/08/2011An excellent course, expertly presented.
Course content: Relevant, current and comprehensive.
The 'outdoor' aspect of this training in particular was invaluable.
Delivery: Venue, facilities, equipment etc all very good.
A big plus: The Trainer, Pete Cunningham, whose vast experience and knowledge were delivered with excellent interpersonal skills, essential for effective participation of group members in a hands-on training environment.


Testimonial from Rosalind Buckland, Librarian, Ripley St. Thomas School
20/07/2011The last course was great but this one was even better. Very clear delivery on how to handle different situations. Thankyou

Testimonial from Claire Hendrickse
http://www.davidhendrickse.co.uk
08/07/2011I've done other courses over the years... this one will work for me.. relevant, sensible, up to date, well presented at the right level.

Testimonial from Peter Hudson
05/07/2011The course was very refreshing and quite informal, not stuffy and ridgid like other courses I have been on, Peter was relaxed and very comfortable in his role as tutor and made everyone feel the same, there were loads of direct and first hand knowledge which came through throughout the course. The location is good, food is great, really easy to find, and the structe, content and teaching is superb, thanks Pete.

Testimonial from Chris Hale, D of E Manager, Ripley St. Thomas School
30/06/2011Active Aid makes first aid what it should be: simple and easy to remember. After completing the 2 day course, I have renewed confidence in both my first aid skills and knowledge. I definitely recommend this course to anyone!

Testimonial from Harriett Rea
30/06/2011Pete's delivery of the content was professional and effective at all times, and also humourous and personal. He was able to tailor the content to the specific needs of the group. The course content was succinct and clear. I would definitely recommend this course to others.

Testimonial from Mike Whitfield
29/06/2011Everything was kept totaly relevant to to the realities of the outdoor environment. The straight forward and unclttered approach was a refreshing change from the high-brow theory encounterd on previous courses elsewhere.

Testimonial from John D Clare
29/06/2011Focused on the real needs of first aid and not the frills. Basic common sense approach

Testimonial from John D Clare
29/06/2011An excellent course, well run, informative and useful for 'unlearning' some old first aid and keeping it simple for the future!

Testimonial from Alasdair Alexander
29/06/2011An excellent standard of course.Pete's experience as a trainer kept te couse well paced whilst remaining quite informal. Great to have First aid simplified and lunch included!

Testimonial from Michael Hinson
22/06/2011A really valuable course. Well taught and enjoyable. Will definitely use Active Aid again. Thank you!

Testimonial from Tracy Jane Jackson
http://www.apothegreen.com
21/06/2011Absolutely brilliant. Perfectly suited course to anyone involved in outdoor education or running outdoor trips, D of E etc...
David Grainger.
Ashville College, Harrogate.

Testimonial from David Grainger
15/06/2011I like the keep it simple approach. I struggle to remember lots and lots of information.

Testimonial from Anthony (Vic) Seed
15/06/2011Excellent course. Well presented and i much prefer the common sense "keep it simple" approach. Thanks.

Testimonial from Martin Stitch
13/06/2011I attended a day course on 17 May 2011. The delivery was superb, by a tutor who knew his stuff. His years of experience and passion for teaching were evident. Knowing you're being taught by someone who's dealt first-hand with emergency situations on countless occasions is highly reassuring. His own experiences and his links with the world of paramedics provided several fascinating anecdotes of real life situations, which hugely enhanced the learning experience. (And he was extremely patient with all my questions!)
The atmosphere was friendly, informal and highly informative. By the end of the course, I'd learned loads, had fun along the way, and most importantly, gained the confidence to react correctly in an emergency situation.
I highly recommend this course.


Testimonial from Faith Cobaine
http://www.therapieswithfaith.co.uk
09/06/2011The best trainer I have had. Really down to earth and approachable - promoted discussion and had lots of anecdotes and videos to bring it to life.

Testimonial from Roger Haworth, Vice Principal, The North Halifax Grammar School
09/06/2011I really enjoyed the course and found the information pitched at just the right level. Pete was brilliant and really approachable, had lots of different stories that allowed us to put what we had learnt into everyday situations.

Testimonial from Vanessa Longbottom
07/06/2011I have done many different first aid courses, generally with a sense of forboding. At least this time I expect to be able to remember what I was taught as all the irrelevant stuff was taken out in order to concentrate on what's important.

Testimonial from David Rowe, Assistant Headmaster, lrgs
06/06/2011The delivery of the course was perfect for the needs of the variety and experience of myself and my colleagues.
Excellent to have relevant no nonsense information - apt and entertaining!!

Jane Guest

Testimonial from Jane Guest, DofE Manager, Head of Year, Maths teacher, Yarm School
02/06/2011All positive

Testimonial from Andy Guest
27/05/2011Thoroughly enjoyed the course and learned a lot from it.

Testimonial from Stephen Bell
20/05/2011Brilliant weekend course in the lakes, Pete the trainer was 1st class guy.

Dave Barmby

Testimonial from David Barmby
http://www.lincolnmountaineeringclub.org.uk/
19/05/2011The trainer was excellent, he was very clear and created a relaxed environment, he was obviously higly skilled and he gave good practical and realistic advice.

Testimonial from Ann Wilson
http://www.whitewoodandfleming.org
11/05/2011Excellent - well delivered, lots of practical exercises and examples given, clear explanation of aims and objectives. Loads of important ground is covered, but the fundamentals are spelt out repeatedly and stick clearly in your head. everyone should do a course like this.

Testimonial from Steve Hall
10/05/2011The course taught me all I wanted to know and more. Would definately encotouge anyone to do the course.

Testimonial from Ian Parker
09/05/2011this was a good course, gaving lots of detail and practical advice. pete answered our questions fully and used examples which we could all relate to. i feel more confident in my knowledge of what to do and what not to do in an emergency. i will recommend the coure to others.

Testimonial from Bernadette Jordan
09/05/2011most excelent course run in an open and friendly way. recomended for both knowledge and skills gained and the enjoyable way of gaining those skills.

Testimonial from Janet Packwood
18/04/2011Different appraoch, very pragmatic and applicable, presenting situation in a realistic way, i.e. what can a first aider actually do beyond trying to keep people breathing until help arrives. Found it a refreshing experience of First Aid traiing, thanks Pete.

Testimonial from Sean Snow
05/04/2011Pete's enthusiasm and knowledge was second to none. To have the experience of a practising paramedic there as well helped to put a sense of reality on as well.

Testimonial from Andrew Pickles, Tutor, Bendrigg Trust
02/04/2011Excellent training, advice and food! Would recommend to anyone.
Many thanks,
Scott Nixon

Testimonial from Scott Nixon, Freelance instructor
31/03/2011Many thanks to Pete, the course was fantastic - he taught simple and effective first aid techniques that can be easily apply to any situation.

Testimonial from Chloe Summerfield
23/03/2011this course was better than any 1st aid course i have ever attended. I think that because the tutor is actively practisng his information was relevant and up to date. The things I was taught felt like they were much more common sense based. Previous courses I have attended have left me thinking that there was no way I would attempt to give 1st aid through worrying that i may get the breaths wrong or tie a bandage wrongly or forget to check pockets!! This course left me feeling that I would happily 'give it a go'. The tutor was focused, accommodating and welcoming. The venue was easy to get to and the refreshments were delicious. The video clips helped to make real life situations more relevant. The 1st aid book we were given is very useful too. Thank you very much. Lydia

Testimonial from Lydia Jenson
23/03/2011I thought it was a very good course. I felt the information given was well broken down making it easier for me to remember information. It was a good mix of teaching visual, talking and action.

Testimonial from Sue Reeve, Family Play Worker, Kendal West Childrens Centre
21/03/2011Very Interesting course, very different from previous 1st aid courses. The focus on airway makes the course more realistic and makes you think that by checking this on a casualty you can really help save a life.

Testimonial from Sharon Norton
21/03/2011Pete was excellent.
The manual given out is brilliant.
Accommodation and food first rate.
Learning top rate so all in all, outstanding, thank you.


Testimonial from Terry Hubble
17/03/2011Great course, reinforced previous training

Testimonial from Cathy Barratt
17/03/2011Practical advice based on real experience, dealt with real situations and dilemmas. Far superior to other first aid courses aimed at people that don't venture off the beaten track.

Testimonial from Dave Pearce, Estate Manager, Impact International
16/03/2011This was the second one of Pete's programmes I have attended and it was refreshing that he was not just doing a repeat of what I had experienced 3 years previously. Pete has now included some really relevant videos and these combined with powerpoint, demonstrations and discussions enabled us to start to put our learning to good practice in some realistic scenarios. Thanks Pete.

Testimonial from Charlotte Somers Cocks, Senior Consultant, Impact Development Training Group
16/03/2011It was really good to combine the outdoor first aid course with the re-assessment for first aid at work, thank you.

Testimonial from Susan Simpson
09/03/2011A superb couple of days that was both informative and thought provoking. Courses that I have done with other providers adequately provided me with the skills to deal with emergencies, this course went a lot further than this however in that it encouraged you to think around an issue and apply what you had learnt more specifically. As a result I think what I have learnt will stay with me a lot longer than has previously been the case.

Testimonial from Huw Davies, Ghyllside School
09/03/2011Pete Cunningham delivers the best First Aid course for anyone involved in outdoor activities.

Testimonial from Roger Peak
09/03/2011Excellent well researched and up to date tuition, delivered in a friendly and informative manner. Great value for money, especially with the complimentary pub lunch! Will definitely be back when it's time to re-fresh. - Ben McNutt. Wilderness Bushcraft Instructor & Expedition Leader.

Testimonial from Benjamin McNutt, Head Instructor, Woodsmoke
http://www.woodsmoke.uk.com
08/03/2011I have had a fantastic two days, learnt alot, laughed alot and eaten alot!! Pete was a great teacher, very patient, very practical and I really feel like I understand so much more about first aid. Would recommend this course.
Thanks

Testimonial from Jo Pooley
02/03/2011Peter is clearly very experienced, extremely knowledgeable and a fine instructor. I, for one, gained a great deal from the course and feel as confident and as well-prepared as I could be.

Testimonial from Paul Gilmore
28/02/2011An excellent course - very practical and informative. Pete did a fine job!

Testimonial from Paul Gilmore
16/02/2011I really enjoyed the course & the way it was delivered. I felt all the time that pete was a man who knew what he was talking about through hands on experience. The venue was suitable for the training base & having cooked food on site was exellant. Having a meal halfway through each day was a really good extra particularly being free to students!

I can't praise the course & provider much more. I was very impressed, as I was last time I went on this course 3 years ago. It opened my eyes to new thinking & developements particularly in the advances of techknowledgy which can help us as first aiders.

Testimonial from John Ackroyd
15/02/2011An enjoyable and informative course. Pete's teaching methods were easy to follow and did not bore!

Testimonial from Jane Lawther
10/02/2011excellent cheers Pete!!

Testimonial from Richard Coleman
http://www.eaglechildinn.co.uk
04/02/2011It was bloody cold so the outdoor practical had to be limited. Good course these things get simpler over the years, which is great. Real life videos were excellent.

Testimonial from Nick Meakins
http://www.glanfor.com
19/01/2011Great course, thank you - especially for making it interesting and current, particularly as this is a course that you need to repeat every three years. I really like the keeping it simple approach!

Testimonial from Letty Ashworth
18/01/2011A thoroughly enjoyable and innovative course. Pete continues to trim the 'fat' from first aid courses, ensuring the content is completely relevant and not distracting away from really and practically saving lives.

Testimonial from Ashley St.John-Claire
http://www.outdoor-resources.co.uk
18/01/2011So I've just been on a first aid course with First Aid Cumbria for the last two days and I would highly recommend them. The trainer was Pete Cunningham who is very good, certainly knows what he's talking about and has an awful lot of background knowledge. Now we've all done first aid courses and we all know the drill. Two days of sitting in a room with equally bored people staring at a powerpoint presentation and about an hour outside if you're lucky. This was different. Very interactive, lots of practical sessions, lots of discussions and chatting and a good deal of banter. Yes a lot of it was presented in Powerpoint but the slides were informative without overloading. Quite a few videos and movies added in to lighten the load. And to top it all off The Eagle and Child Inn is a great venue with a great pub lunch both days included in the cost of the course and more fresh coffee and biscuits than you could shake a stick at!
These last two days have changed the way that I think about First Aid. It doesn't need to be complicated and formulaic. It's all about a bit of common sense and instincts. There is so much that I have learnt on first aid courses in the past that now seems so pointless. First Aid Cumbria really are a breath of fresh air and the next time your certificate is due for renewal, I suggest you give them a ring. Thanks Pete!

Testimonial from Damian King, Great Tower Scout Camp
http://www.kingadventures.co.uk
10/01/2011Excellent course. Everything was very relevant and practicle

Testimonial from Mac Knowles
10/01/2011The knowlege level of both trainers was spot on.

Testimonial from Mac Knowles
09/01/2011Excellent course, delivered at a good rate to check student understanding at each stage.

Testimonial from Angie Clare
09/01/2011Thank you to Pete, Dave and Angie for their input into the course. Solid and relevant training with up to date protocols which left me feeling more confident to deal with emergency first aid. Having first responders at the course was invaluable and complimented the course.

regards
Pete Fry

Testimonial from Pete Fry
09/01/2011Enjoyed the course, first time I fully understood reasons for the ABC procedure. Information put across very well. Good balance of theory and practical. Thanks Pete and Dave

Testimonial from Anne Platt
07/01/2011Excellent course

Testimonial from David Smith
07/01/2011I thought the venue for this couse is excellent,a good range of outdoor scenarios thought up, and there was not the over emphasis on play acting whichhave made previous courses with other providers something of a nightmare.

Testimonial from Ian Oldham
07/01/2011I wasn't expecting a different course from three years ago,but I was pleasantly surprised at how the trainers built on the existing experience of the group members. The extra emphasis on asthma cases was very instructive and thought-provoking,and the input of a full-time paramedic has been excellent.

Testimonial from Ian Oldham
20/12/2010I attended the course having been doing first aid for over ten years, expecting the same old same old and was pleasently surprised the was delivered in an engaging and interactive manner. I'll be booking again for renewal in 3 years.

Testimonial from Clare Tayler
08/12/2010The course was inciteful,thought provoking,built confidence and will change my practise for the better.Delivered in an excellent interactive and engaging manner, with just a little good homour!.

Testimonial from Mike Burtoft
06/12/2010Excellent Course delivered by Pete.

Testimonial from Peter James
http://www.ace-outdoors.co.uk
06/12/2010A really practical, realistic course tailored to the needs of people working in the outdoors. A common sense, simple course where there was time to over learn and master First Aid skills. I left feeling more confident and skilled than from the many other First Aid courses i have done over the years. Highly recommended.

Testimonial from Matt Beresford, Deputy Head
02/12/2010Very practical - lots of good information

Testimonial from Lisa Hobden
27/11/2010Thank you for an entertaining weekend. First Aid can be very dull and dry, but your anecdotes and humour will help to make the details stick!

Testimonial from Kathy Stott
27/11/2010Please see this section of my evaluation for outdoor first aid, same date, same venue.

Testimonial from Kathy Stott
25/11/2010The course gave a very practical sensible approach to first aid without over complicating and confusing

Testimonial from Carolyn Rigby
22/11/2010BEST course EVER!! have renewed my first aid a number of times but this time came away feeling confident and able to remember the stuff I was meant to! Job accomplished with a smile and alot of laughs! Thanks Guys!

Testimonial from Claire Mooney
15/11/2010The course was delivered in a freindly, stress-free manner and at the end of the course I felt that instead of feeling confused about trying to diagnose specific problems, I was able to treat the patient to the best of my ability until specialist help could take over. I also thought it was both interesting and useful to see and 'play about with' a defibrilator and an epipen.

Testimonial from Karin Jackson
15/11/2010Thank you very much - practical applications of first aid appreciated!

Testimonial from Jane Murray, Leader within Girlguiding North East England
14/11/2010Really got some very clear, easy to understand and realistic information about what to expect. First rate!

Testimonial from Charlotte Rolleston
14/11/2010Brilliant course thank you!

Testimonial from Fiona Lilley
14/11/2010An excellent course. I'd never done an outdoor specific first aid course before. It was relaxed and informative. The sessions outside were particularly useful.

Testimonial from Fiona Roberts
14/11/2010A well constructed course which was very informative. The practicals were enjoyable as the scenarios helped me to understand the theory. It was a good crowd and everyone joined in and had fun whilst becoming more knowledgeable about first aid. Thank you to Pete, Dave & Katy

Testimonial from Pat Smith
11/11/2010An excellent course that keeps everything simple and uses up to date visual and practical aids at every opportunity. Pete's enthusiasm for the outdoors was clear throughout and linked in nicely with the course content, as well as the excellent brew facilities and pub lunch too!

Testimonial from Matt Crozier
11/11/2010The course was excellent and full of down to earth common sense and not the usual scare stories about claims consultants and lawyers.

Testimonial from Stephen Jenkins
http://www.climbers-club.co.uk
10/11/2010A great practical course which kept things simple, to the point and packed full of relevant information.

Testimonial from Stuart Miller
10/11/2010Thanks for running the Outdoor First Aid course for us at the Grange hut this weekend - I certainly took much more in than other past first aid courses and would feel a lot more confident in applying the knowledge should I need to for real. I'd have no hesitation reccomending you to others.

Testimonial from Samuel Burns
http://www.climbers-club.co.uk
09/11/2010The course was well-delivered by Pete Cunningham who had a relaxed manner but clearly communicated the priorities in providing effective first aid in a range of scenarios. Also good use of visual aids (film clips,pictures,dummies etc) which aid memory. The course book is clearly set out, and the weekend course has given me the enthusiasm to read it! A worthwhile use of time for someone who spends a lot of weekends and holidays wild places.

Testimonial from Bryn Roberts
08/11/2010The most effective first aid training I have received, absolutely first class.

Testimonial from Nicholas Hinchliffe
08/11/2010Great Course
Really good to have instruction from real life experience from 2 angles, Pete with is vast experience in the outdoor industry + first aid training and David with a real knowledge from many years as a Paramedic and also Paramedic Trainer.
The perfect combination.
Tie that in with a really practical look at first aid and you have a great course that kept me interested.
Thanks Lads

Testimonial from Dan Robinson, Director, Real Adventure
http://www.real-adventure.co.uk
07/11/2010It was very good having a paramedic run the course who gave very practical answers to questions.

Testimonial from Timothy Brock
07/11/2010I found the the 'videos' of what to expect at the scene of an accident the most important part of this course! No confusion.


http://www.climbers-club.co.uk/
07/11/2010The videos were an excellent training resource.

Testimonial from Steve Delaney
http://www.climbers-club.co.uk/
03/11/2010Reached and exceeded expectations. Very good explanations combined with good demonstrations and practical sessions. Good communication a very well balanced course. Very useful for Outdoor activities in particular fell walking and caving - 2 huge activities in Sedbergh's curriculum. Peter was extremely pleasent and made the course very enjoyable. Many Thanks.

Testimonial from Ben Wood
23/10/2010Great Course, put in a way that doesn't over complicate things. Thanks Pete

Testimonial from William White
22/10/2010Thanks Pete, I found your course well structured with lots of easily digestible, practical advice. I liked the way you avoided lots of the usual, unnecessary, technical information and focused on the critical issues in a practical way. I'll certainly recommend your course to others.

Testimonial from Stephen Banks
http://www.stevebanksoutdoors.co.uk
16/10/2010A worthwhile and meaningful course, which regularly proves relevant.

Testimonial from Bill Bain
http://billbain.co.uk
27/09/2010I enjoyed the two days, the practical work is good and all the stories, the food from the pub is also very good and it wasnt expected. thank you

Testimonial from Sarah Atkins
23/09/2010Found the course to be relevant, practical, fun and useful. Pete's delivery was professional, he included good examples and made it a great 2 days. Thanks.

Testimonial from Simon Turner
http://www.insideoutcamping.co.uk
18/07/2010The course was great at focussing on what is essential in first aid. I feel much better equipped to respond to emergencies than after my last first aid course.
Thank you
John

Testimonial from John Holden
http://www.lakesguidedwalks.co.uk
15/07/2010The course covered good breadth and depth - a hard balance but done well. Pete was very good he 'de-cluttered' the 'cupboard' of previous FA courses. In fact maybe finding out what people know before they come may increase that effect? anyway great course many thanks, the venue in particluar was very good.

Testimonial from Jonathan Lynch
25/06/2010Very relaxed, common-sense approach. Excellent tuition. Appropriate to the environment I work in.
Learned a few new things even after holding first aid qualifications for over 20 years.
Thank you.

Testimonial from Terry Gregg
http://www.staykielder.com/nordic/
24/06/2010Thanks Pete. Great course. Good information, lots of scenarios, learnt loads. Enjoyed the practical sessions, particularly, as the message gets home better for me via that method! Venue was good too, and the lunches brilliant. Tell your wife she has good taste regarding buying the best biccies!


Testimonial from Jackie Jackson
24/06/2010Another thoroughly enjoyable course, very relevant to my area of work - the outdoors. The information was transfered in bite sized pieces which made it very easy to remember. The hands on nature of the course meant that my attention was held at all times, Pete's humour obviously helped as well! thanks will be back.

Testimonial from Sandie Marie goodyer
24/06/2010Pete is an enthusiastic tutor who provided a varied and interactive learning experience. I have done about 12 first aid courses in the last 30 years. This was definitely in the top 2 of those. I found it easy to learn from Pete and valued his experience and the way in which he was always able to answer my questions. I felt challenged, though in a supportive and fun atmosphere.

Testimonial from John Wright
http://www.lakedistrictadventures.co.uk
15/06/2010Was a very useful day, my present qualification runs out in Novemeber. This course provided me with an update of the exact information I needed to recap on which is brilliant. The trainers were very happy to help and very informative. Thank you!

Testimonial from Jo Park
02/06/2010thanks it ws really interesting!

Testimonial from George Preston
01/06/2010Great course full of useful information and advice.

Testimonial from Andrew Rattigan, Volunteer, Feature Youth Club
27/05/2010I had not done first aid before this course and after compleating it I feel confident I could deal with a real life first aid situation. The course trainers were very knowledgeable. The venue was good with plenty of outdoor space to practice first aid scenerios.

Testimonial from Kathleen Bellas
27/05/2010Excellent 2 days! Best First Aid Training I've had so far. Pete and Graham had great answers and solutions to all questions asked. Cheers guys!

Testimonial from Nicola Winter
http://www.windermerecanoekayak.com
20/05/2010Very enjoyable and informative

Testimonial from Katie Gentle
18/05/2010Thanks for a great course
I liked that it was very practical, with lots of great tips and advice that came from experience.

Testimonial from Kate Rogan
05/05/2010Yet again an excellent course run by an excellent instructor

Testimonial from James J Nolan, Freelance outdoor education teacher
30/04/2010Well organised and well run course that took you beyond the normal senarios you get on a standard first aid course, this course was much more realastic of the situations you might come across in the real world, Well done Peter.

Testimonial from James Gilpin Bland
http://www.lakeland-training.co.uk
29/04/2010Loved the commonsnse approach. Very "hands" on coaching.

Testimonial from Terry Hailwood, Head of Centre, Low Mill Outdoor Centre
http://www.lowmill.com
20/04/2010Everything an Outdoor First Aid course should be. Useful and relevant information with plenty of practical scenarios to apply the techinques and procedures of 1st aid. Perfectly delivered by Pete (the trainer) ensuring we got the most out of our training, with a few laughs thrown in for good measure.

Testimonial from Joe Eddleston, Owner, Country Adventures
http://www.countryadventures.co.uk
19/04/2010You were able tto give good, realistic advice and you went into a lot of detail, looking at many different hypothetical situations. You also made it relevant to what we do as a hillwalking society. It was enjoyable and worthwhile.
Thanks

Testimonial from Mike Tyler
12/04/2010A thoroughly enjoyable course that I learnt a lot more than I expected from. I would definitely recommend you to anyone.

Testimonial from Chris Cook
29/03/2010Really enjoyed the course and it had the added benefit of getting to know everyone better

Testimonial from Andew Martin
http://www.agmphotography.co.uk
29/03/2010A number of us took part in an excellent Outdoor First Aid course at our climbing hut over the weekend. We learned about the theory and principles of First Aid which can be applied in everyday situations such as in the workplace, pub and at the local Co-op as well as in emergencies on the hill and at the crag, and we had the opportunity to participate in hands-on responses to various scenarios. If you haven't done a similar course and have the opportunity to do so, I recommend it highly.

Testimonial from Paul Russell
http://www.oxfordmc.org.uk/
29/03/2010Before taking the course I was apprehensive about whether I would feel able to put what I was about to learn into practice into a real-life situation. I was impressed by the way Pete took the fear out first aid - fear of getting it wrong, fear of going 'blank' and fear of having the confidence to act in an emergency situation. The hands-on responses to various scenarios that we practised were extremely useful.

Testimonial from Ingrid Ferguson
18/03/2010A brilliant 2 days. I learned loads and there was a good balance of info, practical demonstrations, dvd presentations and hands on scenarios to keep me interested and concentrated the whole time. I would definitely recommend Pete to anyone i know needing this certificate - he's brill!

Testimonial from Jacqui Wallace
18/03/2010A well constructed course that built up from 1 session to the next. Flow of information was kept tight whilst allowing particpants views. Enjoyable and instructive.

Testimonial from Philip Kendrick
17/03/2010Course was led superbly, with all questions very well answered. A bit more practice always helps info sink in better. I would highly recommend it!

Thank you so much, Peter

Rebecca Mitchell

Testimonial from Rebecca L Mitchell
12/03/2010I really enjoyed the Outdoor First Aid course,at Staveley, it was really practical and hands on giving me the confidence to deal with any incidents that could occur, when working with groups of young people, in the outdoors.
The scenarios were particularly useful as these were similar to the incidnts you could have to deal with for real.
I feel confident I could now deal with most emergencies, using the skills and techniques so excellently delivered by Pete Cunningham. His delivery and teaching style was superb and just right for people who work in the outdoors.
Thank you very much for making the course so interesting.

Testimonial from Neil Morris
03/03/2010The way in which the course was taught was far better than some others due to the greater level of practical activities which help you to feel more confident in what you are doing

Testimonial from Hannah Hunt
28/02/2010Really great weekend! A lot of fun and very comprehensive. Learnt loads and thoroughly enjoyed it, despite the weather! Thanks!

Testimonial from Richard Jones
28/02/2010A very thorough and enjoyable course - thanks!!!

Testimonial from Stu Wallace
28/02/2010Very useful and interesting course.

Testimonial from Rowena Paren
28/02/2010course delivered to a very high standard. facilities and food were excellent, will definately book again in 3 years!

Testimonial from Mike Scott
28/02/2010 I felt that there could have been more practicals in between the talks on the first day. However, overall this is still the best first aid course I have been on as the outdoor setting provides a certain reality to the situation that first aid courses focused entirely inside lack.

Testimonial from Emma Rowley
25/02/2010Much nicer experience than I was expecting. I enjoyed it. The learning atmosphere was excellent and while I was much less experienced than many of the participants I was never made to feel inadequate or less useful. Thanks, Pete.



Testimonial from Frances Bell
24/02/2010I found it difficult to find a good outdoor first aid course but Active Aid have succeeded. Pete is an excellent training instructor made a serious subject both interesting and entertaining - a good way for trainees to absorb and retain information. The balance between audio/visual and practical sessions was spot on. "Tell me and I will forget, show me and I will remember, let me do it and I will understand"; In that respect, given the absence of real casualties (thankfully), the course was a complete success. Thank-you.

Testimonial from Robert Collyer
19/02/2010A well-hosted and delivered course, at a great venue. Facilities indoors and out perfect, food spot-on. The material was relevant and a good sense of what is realistically practical in a first aid situation was given.

Testimonial from Stuart Halford
14/02/2010Loads of practical sessions were good for the learning process and added interest to the course.
Very informative, this has been the best 1st Aid course i have attended.
Thanks Pete

Testimonial from Mark Eddy, Mountain Journeys
http://www.mountain-journeys.co.uk
11/02/2010an excellent and enjoyable 2 days. lots of information delivered in a firm but friendly way. Would definitely recommend it- good pub lunch was a definite pluspoint.

Testimonial from Mary Winterflood
11/02/2010Great course, well presented, relevant and memorable. Absolutely 1st rate and worth the slightly confusing booking process, which with all due credit Peter helped make sure I got a place when I messed up.

Testimonial from Jonathan Ritson
11/02/2010Well run course delivered very clearly with some great humour which made you feel more relaxed and even some snip-its of trivia thrown in as well!Great job Peter and Ian 5 stars no complaints will highly recommend,Oh and the best biscuits in the lakes!

Testimonial from Stephen Figg, Outdoor Activities Officer, Blackpool Council
29/01/2010It was great to have a paramedics experience to give insight into what really happens and typical symptoms etc

Testimonial from Anja Phoenix
http://www.the-adventure-process.co.uk
23/01/2010An excellent day with some very useful information and 'hands-on' practice. I certainly feel better prepared to attempt first aid should I need it than I have ever felt before! Thank you to Pete, Dave and Ian for their informative, practical and clear presentation.

Testimonial from Joanna Bevan-Smith
20/01/2010The course was very useful, full of common sense and practical sessions and ideas. There was plenty of time for additional concerns to be shared, aired and resovled.I felt that we learnt & consolidated more due to continual assessment rather than trying to memorize satisitcs & facts for a test at the end. Thank you

Testimonial from Pam Brook
07/12/2009Excellent course.
Trainer was very informative and delivered in a professional and easy manner!
Questions were answered continuously, thoroughly and further advice given where needed.
Constant review of personal performance was excellent and made the learning process alot easier.
It was also excellent to have a trainer who was experienced in the outdoor environment and could deliver the course to that specific environment.

Testimonial from Edward Pugh
07/12/2009I thought the course was excellent. Pete was a fantastic teacher; everything was thoroughly explained including demonstrations. The course structure was well organised with every lesson being reinforced and built upon as we moved through the course content. Pete was well experienced, able to answer all my annoying questions whilst ensuring we didn't go too far off track and was able to give his own experiences to support the treatment. The venue was excellent, good classroom and great food. A very well organised and enjoyable course.

Testimonial from Nicky Whitley
23/11/2009Fantastic corse and valuable learning curve for myself, will go on to do more. The teaching method was well designed allowing students to participate in a way that was fun, certainly not boring! Thank you Pete & Pete I now feel more confident to assist if ever the need arises.

Testimonial from Dawn Cooney
13/11/2009thanks for all the coffee and the nice lunches.
Good course. Maybe a little more on cold injury and group managment/multiple casualties etc

Testimonial from Bob Eastwood, Ski coach instructor
10/11/2009Pete delivered another great experience. This is my third with Adventure Learning and it never feels like its just going over old ground. I recommend Pete to anyone wanting quality first aid training at affordable prices.

Testimonial from Greg Bartlett, Business Deevelopment Consultant, Impact International
22/10/2009This was a very well presented course and the course materials were exceptional. Many thanks, Julian Duttson

Testimonial from Julian Duttson
13/10/2009An enjoyable and informative course run by a very good, approchable and knowledgable trainer. Having attended numerous similar courses in the last 20 years this was by far the best I experiance I have had. I really enjoyed the two days and have learnt a great deal of theory and skills that I feel confident I could put into practice if the need ever arose. I will recommend to others without hesitation and would definatly attend more of your courses.


Testimonial from Michael Coates
http://www.qualityeventproducts.co.uk
09/10/2009very enjoyable course. the 2 days passed quickly and I learned a lot.

Testimonial from Peter Ross
09/10/2009A very well run course with a good presentations which were well practiced and delivered in a extremely pleasant manner.There was an abundance of equipment for the practicals especially the practice dummies which meant for lots of hands on. With mid morning and mid afternoon coffee breaks and an inclusive bar meal this course was a real pleasure. Thankyou Peter.

Testimonial from Stephen Smith
08/10/2009this is the 3rd course i have done with pete and its still enjoyable. great way to learn first aid and retain the information.

Testimonial from Georgina Greenall
24/09/2009Great course, easy parking, brilliant food, good fellow students, will come again.

Testimonial from Bob Henson
10/09/2009The course was brilliant! It was really well organised and had lots of practical exercises involved in it, which I particularly enjoyed. I would definitely recommend it and would like to do another one with Active Aid in the future.

Testimonial from Helen Jeffs
03/09/2009I had high expectations of the course and of the instructor, and I was not disappointed. Pete delivered a superb course, and kept me engaged even when I felt I was tiring. We had good fun outdoors and that's always the best way to learn. It feels good to have updated my skills. I will definitely go with Adventure Learning again, and recommend it highly.

Testimonial from Joanne Wulf
28/08/2009This is a well-planned, practical course, led by an instructor with huge experience. Nearly every aspect is 'hands on', often outdoors and in the rain. Every committed walker and mountaineer should do it.

Testimonial from Mark Lambert, retired general sugeon and climbing instructor.
26/08/2009I found the course extremely useful for me and have learnt so many new things that I can apply to my career. Learning the emergency procedure theory and having it all coming together during the practical outdoor sessions was brilliant - the instructor was very informative and fluid with everything throughout. 10/10!

Testimonial from Stephen Sidlo
http://www.stephensidlo.com
26/08/2009I was prompted to seek first aid training after having had to call Mountain Rescue while out with friends. Fell-walking is not a risk-free pastime and some basic first aid knowledge is well worth having. This course was perfect for my needs: there was continuous reinforcement of the basics, building up to team problem-solving in an outdoor setting. I feel better prepared to deal with a future emergency.

Testimonial from Andrew Horner
25/08/2009An excellently organised course with an enthusiastic and helpful trainer. I particularly enjoyed the amount of practical work and reinforcement aspect to the sessions. Left feeling confident that I could help deal with any incident. Will certainly be back to renew.

Testimonial from Wayne Enstone
11/08/2009Excellent course, well tailored to the needs of the participants.

Testimonial from Tony McKenzie, Owner/Manager, iGuide Adventure
http://www.key-change.net
10/08/2009Active Aid provided one of the best first aid courses I've had the pleasure of attending over a coaching career of 25 years. I found the balance of presentation and practical to be just right, and the delivery excellent. Active Aid also successfully avoided the usual "siester effect" in the afternoons - high praise indeed.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Active Aid to friends and colleagues, and will Actively do this in the future!

Testimonial from David Larkin
07/08/2009Would have liked a little more info before the course: in particular wanted to double-check with someone that it was a suitable course for me working towards ML (which it was)but was unable to speak to anyone who knew.
That said, had a great time and couldn't fault trainer, content, venue or value for money so many thanks!

Testimonial from Alison McKay
06/08/2009A very enjoyable and practical course which I will be recommending to my colleagues.

Testimonial from David William Kerrison
05/08/2009Pete - great training course 100% interactive and I learnt masses and felt very supported by you and the other participants.Would recommend Adventure Learning to others.
Only negative was that the anecdotes got a bit much after a while, so may be worth asking students who have obviously done 1st aid before to share some of their experiences in the group.
That apart it was great. See you in 3 years!
Sal Cawley

Testimonial from Sally Cawley
http://www.walksforwomenlakedistrict.co.uk
27/07/2009Best first aid course that I have been on, none of the course was boring. First aid courses are usually boring! Great how it was related to the outdoors. Great venue too, pub lunch and beer!

Testimonial from Tom Shaw
15/07/2009Well-organised with lots of practical activities to practise first aid.

Testimonial from David Arkell
09/07/2009I really enjoyed the course. Well structured and clear delivery. Hands-on approach helped develop skills and raise confidence quickly.

Testimonial from Rhys Griffiths
08/07/2009Great course, very practical and relevant, great instruction and the food wasn't bad either!

Testimonial from Anne-Marie Nuttall
06/07/2009This course was very interesting and fun, I would definitely come back to Pete for more first aid courses.

Testimonial from Ella Lindsay
29/06/2009Very good course
Knowledgable and friendly instuctor
Great loction... Ideal for lunch, coffee etc.

Testimonial from Scott Thwaites
16/06/2009This was the second time I have done a course with Pete and I will be back in 3 years time! The mixture of theory and realistic practical, un-pressured environment and working with like minded people made it great learning environment.

Testimonial from Ian Wilson
http://www.lakesdj.co.uk
12/06/2009The best first-aid course that I have been on and exceptional biscuits too.

Testimonial from Simon Yates
http://www.mountaindream.co.uk
12/06/2009An enjoyable and worthwhile 2 day programme that I found very useful to update & improve my previous knowledge & 1st Aid qualifications. I thought Pete created a very good 'learning' environment throughout the programme.
Many thanks
Paul

Testimonial from Paul Bate, Learning & Development Consultant, Brathay Hall Trust
15/05/2009A very practical course with plenty of opportunities to share ideas and to practice.

Testimonial from Peter Maxwell
http://www.pine-croft.co.uk
01/05/2009If I am ever unlucky enough to find myself a casualty "on the hill" I hope I am discovered by a graduate of this course.


Testimonial from Ian Currer, Northern Paragliding Ltd
http://www.northern-paragliding.com
30/04/2009I thought the course was very well run and enjoyable to attend. The course was well adapted to cover the outdoor scenarios many of us (all students worked in the outdoors) would face. The outside practical element was especially useful, and if anything, more of this would be beneficial as these are the conditions we would be working in, rather than a nice flat floor in a pub.

Testimonial from Simon Oakley
25/04/2009Best first aid course I've attended. Thank you

Testimonial from Alison Bembridge
25/04/2009Excellent course. Great balance between practical and theory. Really good venue with good lunch on both days. probably the best first aid course I've ever done. Thanks Pete for a really good couple of days.

Testimonial from David Hendrickse
http://www.davidhendrickse.co.uk
06/04/2009Thoroughly enjoyed the hands on approach. One of the best 1st Aid courses I have attended in a long time. Pete's delivery of starting at the beginning each time meant that the information was being continuously reinforced.

Testimonial from Jane Newton
09/03/2009Among the many F.A. courses I have attended this was one of the best. Informative, well presented, enjoyable.

Testimonial from Rod Fitzpatrick
03/03/2009An absolutley cracking course! Really good fun, massivley helpful and still realistic.

Testimonial from Callum Stone
http://www.caregphotography.wordpress.com
03/03/2009A well delivered course full of relevant facts and lots of opportunities to practise what you had learnt and to get it right!!

Testimonial from Sarah Lawrence
28/02/2009great, and good to come back for a 2nd time, which shows that I think what you are doing is good, I've done BASP, and REC, among others, but this suits, and is good.
and the venue works very well, giving good accom as well, which works very well

thanks,
see you again when the renewal comes up

Testimonial from Chris Floyd
http://www.dofelegend.co.uk
25/02/2009The coarse was well tailored to towards outdoor and sports professionals (which the trainees all were). The trainer's background knowledge and experience made him able to answer all our questions thoroughly. The delivery was exemplary. I feel I have substantially increased confidence for delivering first aid.

Testimonial from Adam Milward
http://www.adammilward.co.uk
25/02/2009Thanks for another great course

Testimonial from Stuart Wagstaff
http://www.nationalkayakschool.com
29/01/2009The course was run in a very practical, hands on way. I certainly think this will enable me to retain and build on the excellent content and delivery ...... and it was good fun !

Testimonial from Glenn Bridge
26/01/2009A great couple of days really nailing some basic skills. Very useful and practical scenarios were carried out over the 2 days which really helped in learning the sequence of dealing with a variety of situations. The trainer had an effective style which created a good environment to learn

Testimonial from Janet Wilkinson
20/01/2009 A good experience all round. I have been doing this Level of First aid course every 3 Years since 1998. This was one of the best, I came away fealing that i had learned a lot more than I expected to. Thanks Very Much.

Testimonial from David Keene
16/01/2009Very good course, thanks Pete. Just the right mix of theory and practical work.

Testimonial from Michael Palk
15/01/2009Great course, great tutor, great venue.

Testimonial from Martin Lucas
14/01/2009This was a really enjoyable and useful course. Many thanks.

Testimonial from Janine Cowan
13/01/2009Thanks for a very helpful two day course, I will certainly feel more confident and I hope will be more competent, dealing with first aid incidents outside.

Testimonial from Fleur Spore
13/01/2009 I do feel more ready to approach different situations able to look at the circumstances and have a clearer sense of the aspects I need to consider and how to make the situation most secure etc, given the circumstances. I would have liked to have had even more time spent on different scenarios, possibly starting by the end of the first day, and perhaps extending the use of items we would be carrying in a rucksack. The scoring system was excellent as it kept driving home the fact that the essential needs have to be remembered every single time.

I found Pete Cunningham an excellent trainer, able to make us feel we were working together and concerned about the same matters and yet also clearly a thoughtful authority on first aid needs and situations. The way that he encouraged some discussion without letting this take over or deflect us from the central needs was excellent.

The setting added to the good experience - far better than a bare hall. The sense that the people at Little Gidding were interested in us having a successful time added to the positive sense.

Testimonial from Helen Garrett
12/01/2009I found the course very informative and active. The instructor's presentation was very lively and he showed good knowledge and experience of first aid.

Testimonial from Joseph White
http://www.lancastercys.com/
12/01/2009The course was excellent, 10/10. The trainer was really good, I liked the way that he could use his own experience as a mountain rescuer. I liked that there was lots of 'hands on' for us, as it meant that the information went in better, and it made it more interesting. I enjoyed getting outside to put what we had learnt into a practical situation, and the scenarios made you think!

Testimonial from Hayley Weightman
11/01/2009very enjoyable course. even if the weather wasnt!

Testimonial from Bruce Johnson
09/01/2009a brilliant course, opened my eyes up to what you can do with your knowledge and has encouraged me to take further courses to learn more in depth knowledge and think of incorperating a career in helping otheres

Testimonial from James Iain MacKEDDIE
21/12/2008The course was really good and I learnt lots of useful things to take into the workplace as well as my social activities.

Testimonial from Tom Foster
17/12/2008I Recommend the course to everyone it is all usefull to know.

Testimonial from Matthew L Dobson
16/12/2008Excellent course Pete. Enjoy isn't the word I'd use as I find it quite stressful - with so much information in such a short time. Personally I'd prefer a drip-drip approach.

Also booklet is excellent and I will refer it again and again to try to get keep these procedures in my mind.

Testimonial from Richard Joynson
08/12/2008The course was excellent and strangely enjoyable! Just on the look out for casualties now! Thank you very much Peter.

Testimonial from Alan Lloyd, Vice Principal, The Blackpool Sixth Form College
http://www.blackpoolsixth.ac.uk
08/12/2008An excellent practical course with continuous 'hands on' training. Good for learning new information and skills and as an update on current issues. High quality instruction, many thanks Pete.

Nick Gaskell, Nordic Challenge UK Ltd

Testimonial from Nick Gaskell, Tracks -'XC Ski Coaching Holidays)
http://www.nordicchallenge.com
07/12/2008Once again Pete provided an excellent course which covered realistic first aid using a experiential scenario based approach. I feel Pete has helped me build on and consolidated my personal first aid knowledge. See you again in three years.

Testimonial from Stuart Britt
07/12/2008An interesting and informative course, with practical and relevant advice on caring for people in the outdoor environment. Thanks again!

Testimonial from David Chapman
05/12/2008I thought Pete was excellent. Clear, concise and pragmatic. I learnt lots of useful information as it was kept in an easy to understand format. I liked the way he kept using lots of different mediums for training (video, booklet, powerpoint, diaglogue, demonstrations) as it kept it interesting. Brilliant.

Testimonial from Lucy Bound
04/12/2008I found the course enjoyable, and particularly liked the emphasis on the key "Must-do's" ABC. I think i will definitely be able to retain the appropriate information under pressure if ever faced with a serious incident. This gives me confidence - prevous courses i have found a bit overloaded and left overwhelmed. This course was perfect - thank you very much Pete. Kathy

Testimonial from Kathy Iffla
04/12/2008I thought the course was made very relevent to everyone who attended, which was quite a wide range of people, which was excellent.

The course was not just dictated each step of the way, the trainer really made you think and consider different approaches to situations which really help me to learn. Thanks!

Testimonial from Aidan Robson
04/12/2008A very enjoyable and well ran course. Will use Pete and his company again in the future. Cheers Tony & Isobel

Testimonial from Antony Karl Pull
03/12/2008Great course! Really informative and enjoyable. Pete was a fantastic teacher.

Testimonial from Rebecca Harris
05/11/2008Superb course, highly recommended

Testimonial from Tom Booth
16/10/2008Pete is a great trainer. He made the 2 days fun,and his emphasis on practical experience also means you really learn a lot. i was on a course with him 3 years ago, and i hope i will renew my ticket with him. Thanks Pete.

Testimonial from Aileen Wright, Senior consultant
12/10/2008Thank you very much Pete. I really enjoyed the course. I think particular strengths are having so much opportunity to practice and repeat procedures and so feel confident with what we need to do. Assessing each other is great because it required us to constantly reflect on what we were doing and so reinforced the learning. Your style of delivery, and confidence in our ability to succeed is very affirming. Thanks.

Testimonial from Kath Lupton
06/10/2008excellent weekend despite the rain! A really nice group of people, very relevant information, and extremely well informed instructor who could answer any questions!

Testimonial from Emma Moonlight
12/09/2008Excellent course - content and delivery.
Time well spent and a very enjoyable experience.

Testimonial from Lance Greenhalgh
29/08/2008An excellent course, very practical and sensitively delivered.

Testimonial from Claire Hendrickse
http://www.davidhendrickse.co.uk
28/07/2008The course was carried out very well, with a relaxed approach, however it was still packed full of information and I think everyone felt like they learnt something new.

Testimonial from Catherine Turner
25/07/2008The course repeats lots the "arrive at the scene what to do" bit witch is very useful when faced with a real situation. I have realised that i would do things differently if I ever was faced with the real situation i had to deal with again.

Testimonial from Stuart Carter, Director Mountain instructor, Climb365
http://www.climb365.net
25/07/2008Another great course the second day is great. Better space and fewer numbers is good. We enjoyed there being a good mix of girls and boys.


Testimonial from Stuart Carter, Director Mountain instructor, Climb365
21/07/2008Pete used his extensive practical experience to make the sessions interesting and informative. He coped admirably with the wide range of experience in the group and still moved us all on.
Thanks for the training.


Testimonial from Cheryl Wiseman
18/07/2008Quality, informative, educational and enjoyable two days. My wife has also been a very good practice casualty though complains that i don't need to shout "open your eyes please" as loud as i've been doing.

Testimonial from Keith Dalton
15/07/2008Excellent course, I learnt a great deal

Testimonial from Antony 'Vic' Seed
13/07/2008Excellent well presented and thought provoking.

Testimonial from Martin Stitch
01/07/2008Excellent course presented in a lively, engaging friendly manner. Will recommend you - in fact you are coming for a session in the school

Testimonial from Simon Mumford, teacher
26/06/2008thanks....really enjoyed. Feel much more confident.

Testimonial from Katherine Paton
24/06/2008Very helpful and practical, the course was run with a great deal of enthusiasm, care and practical knowledge. Thank you.

Testimonial from Bryan Rothwell
http://www.cdyc.org.uk
24/06/2008An excellant course which was extremely well presented. Will be recommending the course to friends and work colleagues. Many thanks.

Testimonial from Guy Whitton
24/06/2008Fantastic two days...really enjoyed every minute. Although I have been doing First Aid for years, there is always something new to learn...or a new way to learn it. Thanks again.

Testimonial from Paul Wheelhouse
01/05/2008I had a wonderful time and I'm really glad that I learnt the skills. I would recomemd anyone who is planning to do sport in the outdoors take the course

Testimonial from Suzy Howat
28/04/2008Really enjoyed the course, I was expecting to learn lots of stuff about how to deal with broken ankles/legs head injuries that I might get climbing. But putting all the heart attack/stroke/diabetes stuff in context makes me see that this is probably more useful.

Learning how to prioritise breathing/neck injuries was particularly interesting.

Cheers for a good weekend.

Andy

Testimonial from Andrew Blackett
27/04/2008An Excelent all round practical first aid course that gives a realistic method and look on first aid in the outdoor enviroment!

Testimonial from Douglas McTurk
23/03/2008I really enjoyed the course, it was the second I had been on at this venue. I find the pace and structure of the course excellent. I feel the course really concentrates on the basics but more advanced information is available if you need it.

Testimonial from Joseph Maguire
20/03/2008A great hands on course. I think the session where you got us to train each other whilst managing a casualty really helped. It forced us to think about what we were doing and by vocalising it to someone else also meant that we had to put the sequence of treatment in a logical sequence. A very useful training aid. Hope to see you in the future - Kind regards Chris
comment left by Chris Petrie.

Testimonial from Chris Petrie
20/03/2008The course was well delivered and showed a good common sense approach.

Testimonial from John Nicholls
17/03/2008It was very enjoyable, usually I feel very nervous about these courses but the instructors put us at our ease and were willing to go over anything you didn't understand. I especially liked the mini talks we did on the various illnesses and conditions.

Testimonial from Catherine Brooks, Dean Gibson Catholic Primary School
12/03/2008A great course, very enjoyable. I will certainly be recommending it to others. Sarah

Testimonial from Sarah Leggett
12/03/2008The best First Aid course I've done for years

Testimonial from Les Anderson
03/03/2008First aid courses can often be very dry affairs. Pete made the two days very enjoyable and informative. His enthusiasm and encouragement made for a very enjoyable weekend and I will highly recommend this course to my Duke of Edinburgh colleagues. Thank you

Testimonial from Doug White
25/01/2008A very enjoyable course with a tutor who was fun, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and approachable.
Lunch and refreshments good too.

Testimonial from Alison Chapman
22/01/2008My 3 yearly update, and as usual it was a great course and delivered in a memorable way. Pete's vast experience and his teaching style made everyone feel relaxed, and eager to learn.

Testimonial from Matt Beresford, Deputy Head
21/01/2008Absolutely fantastic course - really enjoyed it. It was pitched at the appropriate level with enough practical sessions and a healthy dose of laughter!


13/12/2007WELL PRESENTED COURSE AND MADE VERY EASY TO UNDERSTAND. TRAINERS WERE APPROACHABLE AND MOST HELPFUL. WOULD RECOMEND THIS COURSE.

Testimonial from Geoff Houghton
07/12/2007I really enjoyed the one day course and would enjoy the second day to it

Testimonial from Suzanne Chapman
07/12/2007It was a very good course, would happily advise anyone to take the course. Very helpful and useful people to have training you.

Testimonial from Gemma Louise Grewar
07/12/2007Probably one of the most interesting, informative and enjoyable first aid courses that I have attended. Thanks.

Testimonial from Arran Holsworth
07/12/2007Enjoyed the training a well balanced delivery with plenty of hands on practice, all questions answered,a brill venue with good grub.

Testimonial from Leonard Farnsworth, Owner, Bowland Adventure
05/12/2007I have no hesitation in recommending your course. many Thanks
Terry Hubble

Testimonial from Terry Hubble
29/07/2008Well-run couple of days, which did what it said on the tin. Pete demonstrated great diplomatic skills in managing a diverse group. I'll do the same course next time my qualification comes up for revalidation. Thanks - Andy

Testimonial from Andy Gill
22/01/2008A first-rate course. Friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and engaging instruction. The trainer left us with a methodical and professional approach to treating an incident. A proper pub lunch made it a sociable way to learn. Thoroughly recommended.

Testimonial from Simon Stevens
http://www.alpineexploratory.com
07/01/2008Informative and focused on the essentials.

Testimonial from Peter Fry
http://www.outdoored.co.uk/HumphreyHead/
07/12/2007An excellent course covering the essential topics that through practical activities reinforces the key actions to cope with an emergency.

Roger Payne- President of the British mountain guides

Testimonial from Roger Payne
http://www.rogerpayne.info
07/12/2007We all enjoyed the course. Itwas well run and presented in a way that suited a whole range of learning styles. We were all kept active and the practical sessions were relevant. I would reccomend this course to anyone. Petes delivery was interesting and his experience in the outdoors gave real credibility to the theory presented.
Nual Dunn Joint Head of Centre OAKLANDS OUTDOOR Education Centre

Testimonial from Nuala Dunn
http://www.oaklands-centre.co.uk
07/12/2007A useful hands on ( all over!)course, a positive but calm atmosphere was created.Well organised, good equipment, Pete did a great job. Essential course to keep up to date, would be good to offer one day refreshers too.

Testimonial from Philippa McMurdo
06/12/2007Particularly impressed with Pete's personal experience of real first aid that backed up an incredibly thorough medical knowledge, and excellent delivery. He managed a group superbly that had a mixture of 'never done a 1st aid course' to some of the most experienced British Mountain Guides in the country. Pete is far more than someone who has been on a first aid trainers course! Highly recommended. Loz Colyer Deputy Head of Centre, Tower Wood LEA.

Testimonial from Laurence Colyer, Deputy Head of Centre, Tower Wood Outdoor Education Centre
Link to student's website
12/03/2008An excellent course - well delivered

Testimonial from Les Anderson
07/03/2008I often come away from courses no better than I had when I went in. I came away from this first aid course with the confidence and understanding to respond for real should the situation occur. Many thanks to Pete and Steve for an excellent educational, inspirational and fun course.
Pete Munford.

Testimonial from Peter Munford
01/01/2008Great Venue, Great Trainer, Great Soup, Great Atmosphere.
Appropriate Teaching Techniques, useful similes.
Thanks Pete!

Testimonial from Dan Robinson, Director, Real Adventure
http://www.real-adventure.co.uk
07/12/2007Well considered, practical and enjoyable First Aid course aimed specifically at those taking part in outdoor activities. Not just a certificate, something that might genuinely help you if faced with an emergency situation on the hills.

Testimonial from David Stewart, KSMRT
http://www.walkingworld.com
06/02/2008Over the last 20 years I have attended many 1st Aid Courses and I have to say this was the best of the lot. Thanks!!

Testimonial from Matthew France
13/12/2007Always a pleasurable experience learning first aid with Pete. relevant, Practical and dare I say 'Enjoyable'. sessions pitched at appropriate level to the studentsbackground and experiances. I found that Pete's method suits my way of practical learning. Venue: always good food.

Testimonial from Joe Beaumont
http://www.windermerecanoekayak.com
05/12/2007Pete

Just a quick word to say how much I enjoyed the first aid course. I guess I am like many clients who take part for NGB validation - I booked because it is a requirement of my BASI licence to say up to date. Having said that I would recommend your course to all, particularly outdoor enthusiasts and will be passing on your details to those at the NPA who deal with health and safety. You created a very positive and supportive atmosphere and the coaching progression and variety of styles and activity were great. I was intrigued by your idea of first aid training as a group development activity and I could well be in touch to talk about that in the future.

All the very best.

Dave McGowan
Lake District NationalPark Authority


Testimonial from David McGowan