firstaid.training@swast.nhs.uk Tel: 0300 369 0350

South Western Ambulance Service First Aid Training

About Us

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWAST) is both the largest geographically and one of the top performing ambulance services in the UK. The trust provides urgent and emergency and care across the counties of Devon, Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

SWAST First Aid Training

Our First Aid Training department based at South Western Ambulance Service Headquarters in Exeter, Devon offers professional first aid training as well as other clinical training courses to members of the public, businesses, health & care providers, medical professionals, those working with children and other NHS providers to name a few. Our courses can be delivered at one of our venues across South West UK or we can hold them at a location of your choice.   

Our courses are developed to ensure that businesses have people that they can rely on to deal with emergencies and special situations and who can manage a range of health and safety issues.

With over 25 years' experience, we have developed training programmes which are proven to be effective, valuable and enjoyable.

As an emergency service we have a very unique offering. All of our courses are led by ambulance clinicians and first aid instructors who can apply their real-life skills and experiences when teaching you. They can offer you a unique opportunity to understand what is required of you in an emergency situation, as well as an insight into what happens once the ambulance arrives.

All of our instructors are trained to teach in the work environment and understand the need to meet the practical requirements of the workplace. Our courses are on the OFQUAL framework and we are proud that the money generated from our courses gets invested back into South Western Ambulance Service.

Medical emergencies can happen to anyone at any time. Learning essential first aid gives you the skills to make a real difference to a patient in those critical first few minutes of an emergency, while the ambulance service is on their way.

Many of our courses are available to book online, with our easy to use booking system and all of our prices can be viewed on the individual course pages prior to booking. 

If you require a bespoke course that is not listed, please get in touch with us on 0300 369 0350 or email firstaid.training@swast.nhs.uk and we will be happy to discuss your needs. 

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