First Aid Courses

Why train with Snowdonia Peaks & Valleys?

Our emphasis is about being able to give you the confidence to do the things that matter 'well' with plenty of practical elements to the course this makes them fun and relevant to your environment. Our courses are delivered by louise Robertson, with over 20 years of first aid experience she is currently one of Llanberis Mountain Rescue Teams Advanced lead first aiders, heads up the Medical sub Group for the team and is on the faculty for Mountain Rescue England & Wales Casualry Care Courses that are hosted by LLMRT. Louise hopes to share some of her vast knowledge with you on any of the REC first aid courses you may choose to do along with enthusiasm and encouragement along the way to make you great first aiders. We are very happy to PROVIDE A PRIVATE COURSE too at a venue of your choice - contact Louise for further information

Recognised First Aid qualification for - MLT  BCU BASI & other sports Governing bodies

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REC has been providing  first aid courses for the outdoor sector for over 30 years and is a well-known and respected first aid training organisation. In October 2013, HSE ceased to monitor or approve First Aid at Work training providers in England, Wales and Scotland. Instead, companies are advised to carry out due diligence on any training provider that they might use, and HSE have published a list of questions that you should be asking of the provider. We have the questions here, along with answers.

First aid courses which are recognised by Mountain Training UK (MTUK), British Orienteering Federation (BOF), Royal Yachting Association (RYA), British Canoe Union (BCU) and many other National Sporting Governing Bodies.

The Rescue Emergency Care scheme was originally devised by Dr Bob Phillips and Prof G Page for the Scottish Ski Patrols. It was felt that other more traditional National First Aid Associations did not make provision for those individuals operating in more remote areas.

Rescue Emergency Care (REC) courses were therefore designed to cover not only the first aid needs required to meet the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines, but also first aid for those people working or playing in more remote areas. First aid for times when medical help is often hours instead of minutes away, and environmental issues such as the weather and working in difficult and remote terrains must be considered.

Our Courses

REC Emergency Outdoor First
aid Course (16 hr)

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REC Emergency First aid
at Work (6 hr)

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REC Basic First aid
Course (6hr)

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Contact Us

Contact Louise on phone
number 07810828993

Snowdonia Peaks and Valleys

Snowdonia Peaks and Valleys

Snowdonia Peaks and Valleys

Snowdonia Peaks and Valleys


  • "Really enjoyed the REC course, Loui was brilliant & has a wealth of knowledge she made the course fun and informative" Emma.
  • 'Well organised fun course, we had lots of opportunities to practice all the new skills' 
  • 'An outstanding course, COVID considerations were at the forefront of presentation' 27th Sept 2020
  • 'Excellent course from Louise, Loui's knowledge was superb' September 2020
  • 'Excellent delivery of a memorable and enjoyable course, Louise was articulate  and clear' September 2020
  • 'Best first aid course I have been on, adapted well to suit COVID measures and still met the course  requirements, active, realistic and met the groups needs' September 2020
  • 'Thank you Louise. I really enjoyed the course, and having attended a plethora of various courses over my working life, I can categorically state that your Course Delivery was nothing short of exceptional.

          Your clear explanations and promotion of various scenarios made the two days a memorable and enjoyable experience.

          Once more, diolch yn fawr.....and see you on the mountains of our wonderful homeland ( hopefully on a social basis rather than during an MRT call-out              !!).' Sept 2020
  • Fantastic course. really liked the instructional style, felt very COVID safe, professional & friendly. Very useful up date-feel very confident to deliver first aiid.
  • Excellent course, Louise really looked after us and the standard of instruction was first rate. Jonathan- teacher October 2020
  • Well done for such a thorough and detailed course in light of the COVID challenges. Excellent standard of delivery, learnt so much.October 2020

Thank you so much for a great couple of days. I wanted to tell you that you’re teaching style is so engaging and encouraging, and clearly showed your commitment to delivering the course in this way, was so evident that you cared about what you were doing and that you wanted us to be competent REC first aiders.
Despite the restrictions that we still have, it was a great course. I chose you specifically because of your CV and experience and the way you related the syllabus to your experiences really helped bring an extra element to the course.
I will have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who asks and indeed I already have on social media and will continue to do so.
Thank you so much Lou, it was a pleasure meeting you and may I wish you every success and safe times for the future.'
Kindest regards
East Ridings College' July 2021