REC First Aid Trainer
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On completion of this course you can start to gain practical experience working alongside REC trainers and provide courses of your own under the supervision of a senior trainer. Independent trainer status within REC is appproved on an individual basis.The course looks at how to set up and run first aid courses and goes on to focus on specific teaching skills culminating in video analysis of your own lecture presentation.
hold a valid First Aid at Work Certificate and have completed any REC First Aid Course (to ensure that you are familiar with the REC approach to training).
With MEALS & Accommodation:
NO MEALS OR Accommodation: £515
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13 - 16 Nov 2017
Detailed Course Notes
You should be 18 years old to attend this course.
All first aid training at Plas y Brenin is provided through Rescue and Emergency Care (REC).
REC is an HSE approved national organisation qualifying outdoor professionals and interested parties to provide emergency training to HSE standards. The emphasis is always on practical skills and enjoyment.
Plas y Brenin has first class facilities for First Aid Training.
- Excellent lecture room facilities
- A variety of environments for practical sessions
- Full mountain and water rescue equipment
- Experienced and qualified staff
- Resusci-Annie CPR mannequins – giving high ratio practice of CPR protocols.
- A variety of Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED) training devices
Plas y Brenin can also provide special emergency care courses for groups, specifically tailored to your needs, from a few hours to one week. We can cater for most specialist needs.
REC Trainer - four days
Previous experience required
REC First Aid at Work in the Outdoor Environment or REC Standard Certificate or Non-REC HSE four day First Aid at Work certificate plus two day REC Emergency course.
You should also ideally have an advanced certificate as the assessment standard of practical skills is particularly high. This is however not compulsory.
If you are already a First Aid Trainer with another agency you may join the course if you have had some exposure to REC – a minimum of one day is required. Please contact Plas y Brenin if this is the case.
This four-day course looks at how to set up and deliver effective first aid training. The focus is on developing your training techniques in theory sessions, practical demonstrations and scenarios. It includes video analysis of lectures and practical sessions. Open, constructive feedback is used to critique styles and presentation techniques.
As part of the course you will be required to prepare presentations in the evenings of the course. You will also be required, at the start of the course, to deliver a 5-10 minute theory-based presentation on a topic of your choice, not necessarily first aid.
On completion of the course projects, you become an assistant trainer and serve an apprenticeship, observing and assisting other REC trainers and potentially become a registered REC trainer yourself.
What's Included In The Price?
Whether you choose to stay with us or you have alternative accommodation nearby, the following items are included in the total cost.
If you choose to stay with us, these items are also included in the total cost:
Accommodation For This Course
Plas y Brenin Main House
Your course is based at Plas y Brenin, The National Mountain Sports Centre in Capel Curig, North Wales, LL24 0ET.
If you are staying with us,
If you have chosen to add accommodation onto this course or holiday it is usually in the main house in a comfy en-suite room (normally shared with another guest). Each room has tea and coffee making facilities and all bed linen and towels are provided.
This includes accommodation the night before your first day. Your room will be available from 6pm. On your last day you will need to vacate your room by 10am. It is sometimes possible to arrange to stay an extra night please phone 01690 720214 for availability and cost.
Secure storage facilities, showers and toilets are available for you to use on your departure day once you have checked out of your room should you need them, please ask at reception.
Also included if you chosen to add accommodation are all your meals - breakfast, packed lunch, afternoon tea and freshly baked cakes and a three course evening meal. Please bear in mind an evening meal is not provided on the night before your course or on the last day of your course but our bar will be serving meals from 7.00pm until 8.45pm.
If you are are not staying with us but coming in each day,
If you choose to come in daily for your course or holiday you will need to arrive ready for a 9am welcome talk on the first day. For the rest of your course or holiday you will need to be here for 9.15am. We return from a full day of activity, usually in time for tea and cakes at 5pm (included).
There are more activities from 5.30 - 6.30 on some days of your course or holiday, please check on the first day.
For most of our awards and qualification courses there will be further evening sessions on some days which you need to attend, please check on the first day.
There is an 8pm adventure talk by one of our coaches on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday evenings which you are welcome to come to.
On the final day you will be finished by 5pm.
For courses based on-site our bar will be serving lunches from 12pm until 2pm or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.
If your course is based away from the centre then you will need to bring a packed lunch with you. Each evening our bar serves evening meals from 7pm until 8.45pm if you wish to eat here.
You can arrange to have any of the following meals - breakfast, packed lunch and a three course centre dinner, by contacting our customer services team on 01690 720214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Equipment Do You Need To Bring?
Please bring with you:
- Pen and paper (you will be provided with a course book)
- Warm outdoor clothing, robust footwear (e.g. walking boots, wellies etc.) and waterproofs as the course will be a mixture of indoor and outdoor scenario's and sessions.
Not found what you were looking for?
You can hire one of our coaches instructors or guides from only £250 per day. They'll tailor the day to suit your aims and aspirations perfectly.
You can enjoy one to one coaching for that cost or if you get together as a group, depending on the activity, you can split that cost between up to 6 of you. If you are a group we can run any of our courses on a date that suits you and your friends. Or you could just write your own agenda for a week or weekend and we'll price it up for you - with or without accommodation. What's more, just like out normal course fees, our private instructor hire charge covers all your equipment too. Click on the link below to fill in a request form and one of our coaches will call you back (or e-mail if you'd prefer) to discuss things in detail with you.