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Other REC Courses

Other REC Courses

Would you know what to do in an emergency?

As an instructor a vital part of your skills are first aid knowledge. We have a number of options available. 

REC One Day Course: An ideal starting point for first aid knowledge.

REC Advanced: A two day course which covers all aspects of wilderness first aid. Not for the faint hearted.

REC Trainer/Instructor: This is a four day course which enables you to start on the road to becoming a trainer yourself. There are a number of prerequisites for this course. Contact us for details.

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This HSE approved basic first aid course is an ideal starting point for getting into first aid. A non-examined course taught in a practical way with an emphasis on the outdoor management of casualties (can be adapted to be site specific for in house staff training).

The course can be dual certificated if required, meaning that you can come away with a 1 day REC certificate as well as an Emergency First Aid at Work HSE certificate.

Outline of the course:

  • Reporting and recording accidents at work
  • First Aid principles
  • Accident procedure
  • CPR
  • Choking
  • Management of the unconscious casualty
  • Seizures
  • Shock, treatment of minor injuries

Price: £75 per person

REC Advanced course (2 Days)

The advanced 2 day REC course aims to make candidates competent and confident in the basic principles of first aid whilst also introducing more advanced casualty management with a focus on remote first aid.

The course is taught using demonstration, multimedia, practicals and discussion. It is intensive but using REC’s philosophy of teaching it also is a lot of fun. The first day will also include an evening, very real life scenario, set up for the candidates using advanced equipment.

This course is ideal for candidates who are looking for something that provides more than just your basics. Great for people who repetitively complete first aid courses for work and play or for those who like that added extra information on all subjects.

Pre-requisites : 2 day REC Emergency first aid course

Outline of syllabus:

Day 1

  • Revision of ABCDE
  • Learning and assessment by triad guided scenarios.
  • CPR using bag-valve-mask and AED
  • Vital Signs including blood pressure monitoring, pulse oximetry, auscultation etc.
  • Airway management, airway adjuncts.
  • Practice
  • Awareness of oxygen and entonox usage
  • Evening Group Scenario

Day 2

  • Recap Day 1
  • Shock
  • Chest Injuries
  • In-depth head to toe examination
  • Scenarios and debrief on the pros and cons of equipment
  • Immobilisation fractures using equipment and improvisation.
  • Spinal Injuries and intro to hard collars, spinal boards and stretchers

This intensive 2 day course will equip you to deal confidently with an ill or injured person for a prolonged amount of time. The emphasis of this course is based around vital signs and their accurate documentation, which is the human meter for how well a person is. With this information the first aider is therefore able to assess their casualty competently and be able to react according to the casualties needs.

You will not be a medic after the 2 days, however you should be able to handle a casualty responding to their needs and improvising if necessary, rather than just acting out learnt techniques.

Price: £250 per person.


A four day course. The trainer programme is designed to introduce a systematic method of training candidates to provide emergency care. Topic learning and presentations intermixed with scenarios of real situations. The programme is a five step process:

  • Core knowledge: valid standard course - advanced course - first aid experience
  • Training skills: 4 day trainer - assignments - video assessment - external assessment
  • Observation: observe foundation level course - logbook for recording attendance
  • Supervision: Supervised training with registered trainer
  • Registration: Recommendation by two registered trainers - independent trainer

The Content

The course is progressive, each session utilizes previous modules. Assignments are integrated throughout the course. The course includes:

  • Code of Practice: ACOP - 1974 H&S at Work Act - equality - safety - assignments
  • Presentation: presentation skills - communication - dealing with candidates - audiovisuals
  • Teaching: teaching skills - lesson plans - learning outcomes - planning • assignments
  • Coaching: small groups - skill development - demonstrating - feedback
  • Assessing: observing - questions - productive assessment - constructive assessment
  • Video analysis: presentations - teaching - coaching - assessing - feedback - assignments
  • Development: new developments - research - assignments - cpr

The Assessment

  • The Instructor award is assessed by: observing training - observing assessing - oral - written assignments
The Candidates

  • All candidates wishing to deliver the REC scheme must have completed a REC 2 day emergency course to understand the philosophy of REC, completed the advanced course and have an in-date HSE certificate for First Aid at Work.

The Qualification

To become a recognised REC trainer you must complete the following steps:

  • Attend 4 day Instructor/Trainer course and complete all assignments given
  • Observe a number of REC trainers
  • Teach on first aid courses under the supervision of qualified REC trainers
  • Submit written recommendations from REC trainers
  • Submit teaching file
  • Keep an up-to-date portfolio for continued professional development
Price: £1500 per person 

Dates available: 12th - 16th November 2018