Everyone of us has a part to play in the safety of those around us. If one of your friends or colleagues had a medical incident wouldn't it be good if you could act, increasing their chance of recovery?


Our courses are run by front line medical professionals who are passionate about equipping you to be well equipped in an emergency. Our teaching methods are lively, fun and memorable.


We run training courses at locations that suit you, not us. We can come to your place of work, public places or even your home. Flexibility is key to the running of our business.

At Action for Life we are really trying to make a difference.

We believe the time has come to rethink how First Aid training is delivered, and that is what we have done. By only using first aid professionals like Paramedics we are bringing a far wider bank of knowledge to our learners so that questions can be answered in an understandable and memorable way. We don’t avoid questions, we encourage them…

We understand that First Aid is not just about head knowledge, it’s also about delivering the techniques with the hands so we have lots of opportunity to practice these new skills. We arrange scenarios to put our learners into as real a situation as we can so they will feel more confident when they are called upon to provide emergency treatment.

Everything we do is designed and calculated to provide the best possible training so that our delegates can provide the best possible care.

We don’t teach people to pass tests, though we currently have a 100% success – We train them to be great first Aiders.


First Aid Training

There are a variety of courses for all needs


  • Senior Service

    January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2028

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    Action for Life offer a mini first aid course to give carers the confidence to help with senior citizens, as well as advice on other areas of caring.

  • Calpol or Casualty?

    January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2028

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    A mini-course designed to equip you to deal with situations that may not be life threatening; giving confidence to carers and parents with young children.

  • Paediatric First Aid

    March 1, 2016 - April 3, 2030

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    Do you work with children? This 2 day course, which is open to anyone, is Ofsted compliant and will give you the necessary skills to provide medical care if they suffer…

  • Emergency Paediatric First Aid

    April 1, 2016 - December 1, 2032

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    Do you ever spend time with children? This 1 day course will enable you to provide immediate care for children in life threatening situations.

  • First Aid at Work

    May 1, 2016 - September 19, 2030

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    Do you want to know what do if someone is taken ill or has an accident? The 3 day First Aid at Work course will give you a broad base of skills…

  • Emergency First Aid at Work

    June 1, 2016 - January 4, 2030

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    What would you do if someone collapsed in front of you? Designed for the workplace, but useful for all, this one day course teaches the basics of First Aid in an emergency.

Training from front line experience

How We Work


Flexibility is one of our core values. We want to be able to offer you the most suitable venue for your training. If you have a 10 or more delegates, or are happy to welcome additional outside delegates, we can deliver training on site for you. Alternatively, we can arrange convenient off site options.

Training Methods

We want people to have fun while taking on board memorable learning. Our trainers can see the funny side of life and share lots of their real life experience. Video, scenarios, practicals, and group work all contribute to an amazing training day for our delegates.


We only use people who have extensive experience in actually delivering treatments (mainly Paramedics). They train from experience not just from a book. The hints and tips, that you won’t find in the training manual, prepare our delegates for the real world of helping people in crisis.


The sole purpose of first aid training is to prepare for emergency treatment. Our training has to be memorable if it is to be useful and we have developed many methods of ensuring that the delegates have the structures in place that enable them to deliver great first aid right when its needed. Its not about ticking boxes its about saving lives!

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See what our clients say


Today has been brilliant - learnt a lot and was very easy to understand - AND FUN! Great trainer who told us lots about his experiences & stressed the importance of everything we have learnt.


Without doubt an exceptional first aid training course! Our trainer provided valuable tips and first hand experience - and was by far an ABSOLUTE LEGEND!


Good mix of practical and theoretical. Not bombarded with powerpoint! Lots of practical tips on how the body actually works.


Our trainer was very knowledgeable and made the course fun and interesting. Can’t recommend this course highly enough!


Our trainer was GREAT and really ENTHUSIASTIC - clearly very knowledgeable. I loved the “Top Tips” which will be very useful in real life situations.

Noel - 4th year medical student
Noel - 4th year medical student

I enjoyed the hands on side of the course. It was nice to get involved.