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First Aid Training Courses

in Wales

First Aid Training Courses in Wales

We ensure that all our courses are fully compliant with the recommendations and requirements set by the HSE, so you can rest assured knowing your trained staff will exceed the Health and Safety specifications. Furthermore, our courses are approved by the MPQC awarding organisation, which in turn is approved by Ofqual. 

First Aid at Work (Initial Course)

On our ‘First Aid at Work’ training course, you will learn a comprehensive set of practical and cognitive skills. Becoming a first aider requires an accomplished understanding of techniques and life-saving knowledge, all of which we guarantee our courses will guide you to become.

Teaching from a textbook is not how we work. You will experience hands-on, practical activities with real-life re-enactments and anecdotes, enabling a full comprehension of how and why. You will be taught and guided through the course by our experienced and knowledgeable trainers. 

Course Details:

  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Assessment: Written & Practical
  • Instructor / Candidate Ratio: 1:12
  • Accreditation: MPQC Certificate
  • Certification Lifespan: 3 Years

Course Content:

  • Legislation
  • Aims of first aid
  • Primary survey
  • Secondary survey
  • Unconsciousness
  • Top to toe survey
  • Recovery position
  • Respiration
  • Circulation system
  • Circulation disorders
  • CPR
  • First Aid equipment
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Burns and scalds
  • Poisons
  • Major illnesses
  • Fractures
  • Soft tissue injuries and dislocations
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First Aid at Work (Refresher Course) 

Our First Aid at Work (Refresher) training courses update the first aid skill set for those needing to renew their first aid at work certificate, or following the HSE’s recommended refresher training to be undertaken by first aiders during the three year certification period. The course aims to refresh the knowledge learned previously, actively demonstrating up-to-date life-saving techniques and skills. 

All awarding organisations strongly recommend that you re-qualify your certificate within a month of the date it expires.  

All our instructors are experienced and highly trained rescuers, who will bring the course to life using real life experience stories. You will be proactively learning with hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Course Details:

  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Assessment: Written & Practical
  • Instructor / Candidate Ratio: 1:12
  • Accreditation: MPQC Certificate
  • Certification Lifespan: 3 Years

Course Content:

  • Refresher knowledge and skills, for those with a ‘First Aid at Work’ certificate.

Emergency First Aid at Work 

Our ‘Emergency First Aid at Work’ training course will provide you with Ofqual accredited training, comprising of both theoretical and practical work. Learners will have the skills and ability to treat casualties in a safe, prompt and effective manner, actively reducing the risk of increased tragedy and saving lives. Areas that will be covered include the common accidental occurrences in the workplace, such treating wounds and bleeding, burns and scolds, and soft tissue injuries. 

Our expert trainers are real-life rescuers and will use real anecdotes to bring the training session to life. Our mastered courses ensure you will leave all our courses feeling assured and confident that you have learned the practical skills required to handle an emergency situation at your place of work. 

Course Details:

  • Duration: 1 Days
  • Assessment: Written & Practical
  • Instructor / Candidate Ratio: 1:12
  • Accreditation: MPQC Certificate
  • Certification Lifespan: 3 Years 

Course Content:

  • Legislation
  • Aims of First Aid
  • Primary Survey
  • Secondary Survey
  • Unconsciousness
  • Top to Toe Survey
  • Recovery Position
  • Respiration
  • Circulation Disorders
  • CPR
  • First Aid Equipment
  • Wounds and Bleeding
  • Burns and Scalds

First Aid Training Courses

Sorry, no upcoming dates are currently listed for this course. Please contact your local training centre for further assistance.

Our Training Centre in Wales 

Our training centre is located in Tonypandy, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales. We take pride in the community and proud to be located in the South of Wales, overlooking the Rhondda River.

Being only a 30 minute drive from Cardiff and 60 minutes from Swansea, our training centre is easily accessible to surrounding areas. Not only does it have a large, free car park, Dinas train station is less than a 12 minute walk down the road, or a two minute bus ride from the station. Porth train station is also located closely to the centre.

Our training centre is close to:

  • Cardiff
  • Swansea
  • Pontypridd
  • Caerphilly
  • Newport
  • Bristol
  • Gloucester
  • Hereford

If you’re based in Wales and you’re looking to train a group of staff from your workplace, talk to us about our on-site training option, and we can give you more information.

  Do I Need First Aid Training or a First Aider?


Companies with 25 – 50 employees are required by the Health and Safety Executive to have at least one person with the ‘Emergency First Aid at Work’ qualification. In workplaces with a higher number of employees it is recommended that you have numerous fully trained first aiders, reducing the risk of serious implications of lack of first aid trained staff.

It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure adequate equipment, personnel and facilities are provided in preparation for injured staff members, and must be able to provide immediate attention and care. Regular risk assessments must be carried out in the workplace to determine what problems there are and what to provide in aid of them.

As accidents and illness can happen at any time, it’s important that first aid is readily available at all times for workers. Employers have a legal responsibility towards their employees and they must appoint a person to take charge in any incident if this is not themselves.



Our Location

Appletree Rd,
Rhondda Cynon Taff,
CF40 1JJ

Contact: 01443 682522

Email: southwales@mrsl.co.uk

Fax: 01443 682058


From the M4 Junction 34: Take the exit onto A4119 towards Rhondda Valleys. Follow the A4119 through seven roundabouts. At next roundabout take the third exit onto B4278 Brook Street. 

At roundabout take second exit signed Pontypridd. Follow to T-junction and turn right onto Dinas Road. Follow for 600m, after passing football field look for MRS Training & Rescue sign and turn left into Appletree Road leading directly into the South Wales Training Centre.

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