Who are we?
Life Saving Training is a small business owned and run by us - Helena and Ian. We set the organisation up 8 years ago to transform the way people learn First Aid and save lives. With the highest number of 5 star Google reviews in the region - we’re doing pretty well.
As an adventure loving couple who volunteer with Mountain Rescue as team medics, we were disappointed in the lack of quality First Aid training available. Over the last 8 years, we’ve put our all into growing the business from an idea, to the life saving machine it is today.
Built on a vision to help save more lives through effective First Aid training that is cleverly designed to work in the real world, we’re passionate about empowering others to have the skills and confidence to help make a real difference to people who become ill or injured. We love our First Aid community which include a wide range of individuals, families and businesses large and small!
What’s the struggle?
Most people who attend a First Aid course, do so because their boss has sent them along or because they need it for their self employment or voluntary work. Currently, research tells us that a shocking 6 out of 10 people who die through injury in the UK, could have been saved by basic First Aid.
That's why we're on a mission to empower more people with the skills and confidence to help save lives, out and about in our communities. There are First Aid classes out there aimed at new parents, but there's a lack of good quality short courses aimed at the general public, whether they have kids or not.
Our style is unique too - and people achieve real life saving skills and the confidence to use them. This is in stark contrast to the standard, dull, tick box style courses out there consisting of a few standalone skills and a trainer telling lots of stories.
Through our campaign and a 'pay it forward' system, you'll also be giving our business a very welcome boost during the COVID-19 pandemic, when we've not been able to run our highly acclaimed First Aid courses yet have still been working hard to support our clients to navigate these uncertain times.
What’s the solution?
By pre-booking First Aid training for yourself, your colleagues, your friends or family, you’ll be directly helping the people you book for (including you!) and your community. Our vision is that everyone should know basic First Aid, to be able to confidently help save someone’s life in an emergency. You’ll also secure yourself a discount by being super organised!
See the rewards to find out how you can help give the gift of life! We’ve got fully regulated qualifications to pre-book as well as half day ‘Everyday First Aid’ sessions aimed at everyone and covering both adult and child protocols. More dates in Newcastle upon Tyne will be added based on demand and will only run in accordance with the latest Government guidance to ensure everyone's safety.
Any donations received (i.e. not rewards) will be put towards a life saving charitable cause that’s currently in the pipeline. Watch this space!
Remember, quite simply, not enough people know basic life saving skills in the UK. Ambulance services and A&E departments are often over-stretched by people using them who don’t actually need them. We can all relieve the pressure on the NHS by learning simple First Aid skills and having the confidence to help.
To find out more about us and how our First Aid courses are different (and why we’ve got the highest number of 5 star Google reviews in our region!) then check out our website and the explainer video:
Please help us on our mission to save more lives.
Your support now can help us train more people to save more lives.
- Please share this campaign with anyone you know.
- If you can, think about pre-booking First Aid training to help save more lives.
- If you need any information or advice in the North East area related to First Aid and keeping people healthy and safe, let us know as we love to help too.
Thank you - it means a lot.
Helena and Ian