I’ve done a HEFAT course before and the problem they had was that they did this all as one scenario gone wrong. What made 1st Options approach work is that we had 2 series of scenarios which allowed our instructors to critique our performance on each. The scenarios were fairly realistic and the instructors were excellent actors. The post event feedback is the most important thing and they were great on that.
Course Overall: Learned so much, will use information, lots lodged in subconscious forever. First aid great to learn for all situations. The personal anecdotes really made a difference.
Whole course was fantastic. An excellent preparation for working in the field.
An incredibly useful training, Particularly useful was the focus on self-reliance, responsibility to myself and stressing the need to front load, avoiding, minimizing and evaluating risk, Great work all - an enjoyable if not super intense week!
Genuinely the course was very useful. Well organised and the instructors were well qualified and presented the material well and to the point.
Extensive practical exercises made all the difference. That is the way to go. It is in the practical exercises that one learns the most and does not forget. Many thanks for everything, much appreciated.
I really liked the practical side of the course, especially when we practiced how to render first aid and to find assistance. Both chris and Matt were amazing. Great team, very friendly and helpful.
Extremely informative, very thorough. Really valuable practical exercises. At its best when discussions and exercises were alternated throughout the day. Thanks guys!
I liked how the instructors used humour throughout the course to help diffuse what would have normally be horrible or even gruesome subjects. This kept us more attentive and less prone to tune out during tough subjects.
Great course, really good instructors and I found very informative. I thought the simulations were realistic and were structured, the acting was top draw and the practice rammed home the theory.
I have benefitted immensely. It was very knowledgeable, informative, engaging, practical. Using videos to demonstrate was good. Feedback after every session was great. Trainers were absolutely great. It was very useful to hear personal accounts from people who had experiences in the field such as Camilla and Patrick
Guys, you’re just incredible! And these are not only words. It was very important for me to see the level of professionalism I’m aiming at now. Medical sessions are my first serious lessons of first aid – simple things that can save someone’s life. I am sure that the mistakes we made happened because this course is very intense and we had very little prior experience. Now we will improve. I’ve learned a lot. Thank you very much.
Very good instructors, pleasant and informative experience
The information and experience on the course is fantastic but the instructors make it. They are exceptional.
I’ve marked the course consistently high- I thought it was very thorough and I certainly feel really well prepared. The quality of the teachers - their obvious deep knowledge was impressive. They taught with great humour, warmth and freshness to the whole delivery – will certainly recommend.
Great experience overall. Great team, well informed. Will recommend highly! Feel far more confident going out into the field. Thank you!
A brilliant course that was both informative and fun. Really feel that I'm learning with new skills, and prepared for work in high risk areas. All instructors were enthusiastic and their own experiences brings it alive.