Why Use The National School of First Aid Training?

Why use the NSFAT?

The National School of First Aid Training is a specialist provider of first aid training. We provide training to individual customers and large multinational companies, including big industries, charities and small businesses of every kind imaginable. Nothing is ever too much trouble and we always strive to give you the best service that we possibly can.

A brief introduction into what we offer:

Excellent value for money within your budget
Price Promise Guarantee, we promise to try and beat any cheaper quote for comparative training
Experienced members of staff to deal with your enquiry when you contact us
Consistent excellent reviews from our clients telling us they appreciate the level of support we provide, the quick and simple booking processes, expert training, flexibility, reliability and rapid response to enquiries
Customised training courses to reflect and suit your working environment and associated risks
On-site training anywhere in the UK, minimising staff and business disruption as well as saving you money
Innovative and practical approach to training
Trainers who have medical backgrounds and experience
Training that reflects personal learning styles so all candidates benefit from the training and engage fully
Friendly and informal training that encourages participants to feel confident to take part
All participants will practice the skills and techniques frequently and not be sat around watching others
Plenty of one-on-one time with the trainer throughout the training
Our instructors

We employ only experienced instructors with proven backgrounds in trauma and pre-hospital casualty management.
Instructors who have real life experience within the context of the course(s) they teach, such as paramedics, mountain rescue, paediatric nurses, fire-fighters and military medics
Our instructors all use their professional and personal experiences to demonstrate that sometimes the book doesn’t always have the answer
Our instructors will give you the confidence to manage any emergency situation with techniques and skills proven to save lives in the real world
We have instructors throughout the UK who live and work local to you
Our instructors follow the latest best practice and guidance issued by the UK Resuscitation Council, HSE (Health and Safety Executive) , National Governing Bodies and the UK academic authorities Ofqual (Office for Qualification units and assessment law) and the SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority), ensuring you receive the most up to date, relevant and legally compliant training
To read about some of our instructors please follow the link
Our training

Our training methods are modern and very interactive
We do not use the usual ‘death by PowerPoint’ that a lot of other training companies rely upon
All our courses are very practical and hands-on
We have a typical ratio of 70% practical supported by just 30% theory
We strongly believe in ‘learn by doing’ within a relevant environmental context
All of our techniques are tried and tested and proven to work in the real life incidents and not just the controlled environment of the classroom
The maximum ratio on our accredited courses is 1 instructor to 12 participants
Training resources such as CPR manikins at a ratio of 1 per 2 candidates
Our training can be adapted and tailored to your specific needs and working environment
Our training will reflect the type of environment that you are most likely to work in or the type of scenarios you are most likely to face
We use progressive scenario based training methods that develop into complete incident management training.
Our training builds and develops both personal confidence as well as lifesaving first aid skills
We are confident that no other first aid courses are as fun, dynamic and as relevant as ours, largely due to the standard and professional experience of our trainers.

Our qualifications and certification

The National School of First Aid Training is an authorised and accredited ‘Centre of Learning’ for all major environmentally specific first aid training courses and qualifications.
We offer first aid training and qualifications that meet the needs of the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) under the Health and Safety (first aid) legislation 1981.
We also offer first aid training recognised or supported by, Gloucestershire Constabulary (Martin Hillier), Department for Transport THINK campaign, IAM Group (Institute of advanced motorists), Duke of Edinburgh Award (DoE), Mountain Training (MT.UK MT.E MT.S MT.W MT.NI), British canoe Union (BCU), Rugby Football Union (RFU), Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and many others
We offer qualifications accredited by the SQA and Ofqual as nationally recognised and formal qualifications in:

Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF Level 2 and SCQF Level 5)
First Aid at Work (QCF Level 3 and SCQF Level 6)
First Aid at Work Requalification (QCF Level 3 and SCQF Level 6)
Outdoor First Aid (SCQF Level 5)
Activity First Aid (QCF Level 2)
Paediatric First Aid (QCF Level 2)

We offer qualifications; training and certification through our Ofqual and SQA authorised and regulated awarding bodies.
Our qualifications and certification comes from the most trusted and reliable first aid awarding bodies, giving our training and your qualification or certification more validity than most other first aid training organisations can offer.

Our awarding bodies

We offer qualifications; training and certification through our Ofqual and SQA authorised and regulated awarding bodies.
Our awarding bodies include ITC First Aid (Immediate Temporary Care), HABC (Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance) and QA (Qualsafe Awards)
If you have a preference of awarding body please let us know before you book, and if possible will issue your qualification through your proffered organisation.
Our prices

Our prices are some of the most competitive around.
This is something we are proud of and continually work hard to maintain.
We acknowledge there might be a few providers out there who are cheaper.
We offer discounts depending on your individual requirements and needs.
We do not give out gimmicks such as credit card size certificates and pens in order to keep our prices as low as possible

We believe in letting the quality of our training and instructors speak for its self
Please follow this link to see our guide prices
“If on you find a more competitive quote, we will do our best to match or beat the price for you”

Same instructors and trainer reviews

If you had an NSFAT instructor in the past that you have liked, heard or received good reviews about a particular NSFAT instructor, please tell us who it was (or the details of the course that they taught) and we will do our best to make sure you get that instructor as your instructor.
The benefit of is the instructor can learn your needs much more thoroughly and in more detail, contextualising the training more precisely, giving your training experience more consistency for your staff and more reflective of your working conditions.
Free no obligation help and advice

If you are unsure about anything, such as what the best course is for you or what options there are for your organisation, please contact us for free and no obligation advice.
For more information please see our Free Hazard Assessment page
Post course support

We offer on-going help and support to all of our clients and customers.
If you need any help or advice, or want to talk through an incident that you dealt and or witnessed please call us and one of our instructor will talk with you.
Please call use on 0845 544 2349 or email us at mail@nsfat.co.uk
Insurance and governance
NSFAT Limited holds full professional, public and legal liability insurance up to £5 million.
We also have employers insurance
We have a full range of polices and procedures that can be requested and viewed at any time.
We are authorised and regulated by our awarding bodies and in turn have to comply with Ofqual in England and Wales and the SQA in Scotland guidance.


Please contact us using our contacts form, phone us on 0845 544 2349 or email us at mail@nsfat.co.uk for more information and advice or to discuss a booking.
If you are not sure about the level of first aid training you require or need advice please contact us for a free no obligation assessment of your first aid needs. We are always happy to help and offer impartial advice.

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