Joining instructions

Thank you for choosing Really Good First Aid to provide your training. Below, we have included some important information which you should read prior to attending your training. We look forward to welcoming you onto one of our courses.

Start & finish times

Please check the course date/venue which you have selected, and note the start/finish times below, which vary depending on the venue.

Alphington Sports Club, Exeter9.30am-6pm
Mendip Snowsport Centre, Winscombe – 9am-6pm
The Quay Climbing Centre, Exeter9.30am-6pm
Woodstock, Devon – 9am-6pm
BF Adventure Cornwall – 9am – 6pm
Yarner Wood NNR, Bovey Tracey – 9am-5pm (16hr) or 9am-4pm (6hr)
Plymstock Albion Oaks RFC, Plymouth – 9am-5pm

Please note the later start time for Exeter courses.


In order to meet the assessment standards of the course, it is essential that candidates attend every session and are punctual; mobile phones should be switched off and break times adhered to.


Please make sure that you wear clothes that you are happy to lie and kneel down in. We will provide kneeling mats for your use.

If you have long hair, please bring a hair tie/band.

For outdoor courses, please bring warm/waterproof clothing and footwear (including hat and gloves), similar to above. Due to the British climate, this guidance also applies during the summer months. You will also need clean footwear to change into for indoor use.

What to bring

  • One form of identification e.g. photocard driving license – this is essential!
  • Packed lunch (and drink just in case none available).
  • Pen and paper for note taking (although we do provide a course manual – see below).
  • Payment/balance for the course if necessary – we can take card payments.

Qualifications & certificates

Qualifications for the course are awarded by ITC First Hartlepool. It can take up to 20 days for us to receive your certificate from them, after which it will be sent to you. Please note that unless you have requested a printed certificate and paid the appropriate fee, your certificate will be sent to you electronically.

Course structure

Please remember that the weather will play a role in how the course is delivered. We aim to get outside to teach and assess aspects of the course. We have a duty of care to all participants on the course, and providing a safe teaching and learning environment is very important.

For single day courses, please be prepared to go outside during the day – see clothing requirements above.

If you are attending a 2nd or 3rd day of training, these days will carry on from the previous days, again with the need to go outside for parts of the course.

For all courses, we will provide all the training equipment needed.

Courses are primarily taught from ITC manuals; The Outdoor Manual is the one used for both Outdoor First Aid and Forest School First Aid courses.

Health and safety

First Aid training is practical and active. We would normally expect participants to be capable of kneeling, bending, lying down, performing simulated CPR and able to take a full and active part by acting as casualties for both the trainer and each other.

If you have any medical conditions or injuries which could affect your performance, please bring them to the attention of your trainer at the start of the course.

If during any part of the practical sessions you feel uncomfortable, please stop and ask your trainer for guidance.

Course participants are expected to behave in a safe and reasonable manner towards other participants, trainers and equipment, at all times.

Other information

Course notes in the form of a manual are provided – they are designed to save you from taking copious notes, whilst also acting as a reference once the course is complete.

We cover injuries and illness in detail, which may remind some participants of past events, thereby causing distress. If you find this happening, please bring it to the attention of your trainer, sooner rather than later.

Thanks for reading. We look forward to seeing you on your course!