MedicREC – Specialist REC Outdoor First Aid Courses



“Amazing Weekend. I feel like I have learnt so much, and for the first time ever, would be confident if there was a ‘terrible accident’! Superb training”

Emergency 1st Aid Training for the Outdoors Environment.

I’m a qualified Rescue and Emergency Care (REC) Trainer, I deliver Rescue and Emergency Care 1st Aid training courses specifically tailored to the outdoor environment.  Certified to teach in the lifelong skills sector, I’m dedicated to delivering high quality and effective training, based not only on my theoretical  learning, but also drawing upon my extensive experience as a practising Mountain Rescue team medic, Wilderness (WEMSI) Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and a British Association of Ski Patrollers (BASP) Rescue EMT.

If you live, work or play in the Great Outdoors my courses prepare you to take the lead and act effectively in an emergency. In fact if you’re anybody who wants to know what to do in an emergency!  Walk on by, isn’t an option.

I follow three training principles:  Realism, Challenge and Fun.

More about my courses after the dates below……….PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL 2019 BOOKINGS ARE NOW ONLINE VIA MedicREC.COM



Essentially I run one open course per month throughout 2018.  In addition I also run advanced courses quarterly.  To see 2019 course dates and to book online at 2019 BOOKINGS.  For bespoke courses or any other queries contact me via Get in Touch


REC LogoMy courses are delivered under the REC programme which emphasise practical hands-on scenario based learning.  Combine this with my experience of both incident management and pre-hospital care and my training courses represent significant value for money.  Not only do I aim to promote fun in learning but you also get a 3 year 1st Aid Certificate (a requirement for outdoor activity leaders and recognised by National Governing Bodies for Adventure Sports). Following successful completion of the course you receive a certificate from Rescue Emergency Care Services for your logbook.

Examples of how I might be able to help you:

NEW.  Advanced REC Outdoor First Aid and Incident Management for Leaders and Professionals.  A unique and exciting Level 4 course that builds upon the two day (16 hour) syllabus. This course is for leaders, instructors, coaches or anyone who wants to develop their skills beyond standard outdoor first aid in the context of incident management in remote places.  The course will use scenarios to focus on: Doing the basics to a higher standard, prolonged casualty care, incident management, rescue and leadership. Pre-course standards require delegates to hold a current 16 hour outdoor first certificate and pass a written assessment of prior learning.  This course covers the requirement for people renewing their first aid certificate (16 hour). Cost is £150 which includes Katherine Wills’ excellent book ‘Outdoors First Aid’

2 Day Rescue and Emergency Care 1st Aid for the Outdoors.  16 Hours of practical hands on, scenario based learning.  This course is designed to allow for learning by doing, where students get plenty of practical experience including an insight into emergency incident management. This course gives you the outdoor leadership 1st aid qualification you need to support your adventure sport leadership qualifications. Learning is on-going throughout the course with no formal test. Cost (2019) £100. Discounts are available for group/club bookings and for returning clients.

8 Hour Emergency First Aid.  A basic first aid course resulting in the Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) qualification. Cost (2019) £70 per head.

Specialist Bespoke Courses.  Training focused on your particular activity needs.  Learning is on-going throughout the course with no formal test. Cost on demand, based on requirement, numbers and venue). Guideline: Minimum cost for a bespoke course is £600 for a minimum of 6 people, plus venue costs, accommodation and travel (unless you can provide).

Leaders Incident Management.  4 hours of training providing the skills required to scene manage a medical emergency involving groups in remote locations within the UK. Cost on request.

Modular courses are available for the 8 hour programme.  These are 2 hour modules, one evening a week, for 4 consecutive weeks (on request).

I have a access to a training venue in Catterick Garrison, but can easily come to your site to give context to your training if desired.

Student Feedback:

“Absolutely fantastic course, thanks very much!”

“I’ve attended 4 REC Outdoor first Aid courses and this was by far the best”.

“A very well put together course – tailored to us as outdoor professionals, thanks!”

“The course was really well run and very well explained in detail. I have gained a lot of knowledge, which I will take away and use when needed. The best course I have attended. I will be promoting Tim’s course, telling people how good it was and how useful it is to have”.

“The best first aid course I have ever attended. First class delivery and really effective scenarios. I thoroughly enjoyed the course”

“Great course, cannot be faulted.  Best REC course I’ve attended!”

“Our trainers, used their knowledge, experience and real examples to illustrate the course content, making it meaningful and memorable. The facilities excellent. Feedback from the 16 Swaledale Outdoor Club members who took part has been extremely positive, with many describing it as the best first aid course they’ve done. The outdoor practical sessions and the multiple casualty scenarios seemed to be most popular, particularly with the amateur dramatics section!”

“A really fun and instructional weekend, with a serious point, done in a way that sinks in!”

“Excellent, First time I have really enjoyed a first aid course, have really learnt from it too!”

“Best first aid course I have been on, feel confident now in first aid situations and capable.”

“That’s how courses should be :-)”

“A fantastic 2Day REC first aid course. It has been the most worthwhile first aid course I’ve attended in 15yrs”


(If you contact me with your preferred dates now, I might be able to put a course in the programme to suit you)

1 Day dates as required. CONTACT us now.

Want a bespoke ‘in house’ course just for your centre/team/club? Just ask, (minimum of 7 people) Costs on request.

Would you know what to do in an emergency?


Act Now! Book yourself, and your team, onto a Rescue and Emergency Care 1st Aid course and learn some life saving skills. Contact us and tell us what you need.