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Andy Crowhurst

As a First Aid Trainer and also Director of a couple of First Aid Training Companies I often get asked for advice about setting up as a First Aid Trainer. I have now condensed this into a series of articles on this website that you can read and follow advice / ignore as you please.

Why have I done this? Firstly it should reduce the number of calls or emails I get asking the same things. I don’t mind answering, but when you have a Business to run it would be easier if I can point someone to this guide rather than saying the same things over.

Secondly it introduces people to my Business and my websites. Who knows, perhaps you will end up Freelancing for me or making use of my other resources or buying something from my shop.

Speaking of which, there are links in these pages that lead to products or services. Some of those links might be referral links, in which case, if you buy something I will get a small commission. Nothing outrageous and it won’t affect the price you pay. I’m providing this information to you for free, so surely you won’t begrudge me a few pennies?

If you want to become a First Aid Trainer you will find plenty of advice here. This is not the place to give you advice about setting up a First Aid Event cover Business or, indeed teaching subjects such as Fire Safety or even Mental Health First Aid. Whilst a lot of the advice here is generic, I am not qualified to advise on those particular topics and First Aid Event Cover requires a completely different skillset and equipment.

Onwards. Work through the pages in turn or jump to whatever interests you. If it is not clickable I’ve not yet written it! If you see any errors or omissions please do let me know. Summary of progress:

Setting outGetting set upThe Business sideUseful ResourcesAdvanced resources
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Why become a First Aid TrainerQualifications overviewLegal format of your BusinessBuy equipment & consumablesPremium package
Can I become a First Aid Trainer – have I got what it takes?Getting QualifiedVATList of Training Organisations
How do I become a First Aid TrainerGoverning BodiesBookkeepingList of governing and Awarding Organisations
Equipment neededBusiness toolsUseful websites
Buy equipment and consumablesManging my clients (the Pareto Principle)First Aid abbreviations
Budgeting and pricingBooks and e-books
Marketing and Advertising
Podcasts
Manging my courses
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